BOXSCORE: STAMFORD, CT – January 13, 2023 – The Royal Rumble Premium Dwell essential occasion, together with the primary official Royal Rumble match entrants, have been revealed, based on sources.
Quickly after Marieville, Quebec, Canada native Kevin Owens challenged WWE Undisputed World Champion Roman Reigns, the “Tribal Chief” of the Bloodline, on the primary Friday Night time SmackDown of 2023, WWE.com Employees confirmed that their match would headline the Saturday, January 28/23 Royal Rumble premium dwell occasion that emanates dwell from the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas:
“Brace your self for main disruption on The Island of Relevancy when Kevin Owens challenges Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship at Royal Rumble.
The longstanding rivalry between Reigns and Owens spawned an unimaginable collection of brutal Common Title showdowns over the previous few years, together with a Metal Cage Match, a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match, and a Final Man Standing Match.
Now, KO has once more discovered himself at odds with The Head of the Desk and The Bloodline. He not too long ago teamed with “The Best of All Time” John Cena at hand Reigns and Sami Zayn a tag crew loss on the ultimate SmackDown of 2022.
Nonetheless seething over the defeat, the Undisputed WWE Common Champion accepted Owens’ problem for a title matchup at Royal Rumble.
Don’t miss an all-new chapter within the epic rivalry between Reigns and Owens when Royal Rumble emanates dwell from the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming dwell completely on Peacock in the US and the WWE Community in every single place else!”
As well as, 9 official members out of 60 (6 males, 3 ladies) concerned within the 2023 Males’s and Girls’s Royal Rumble matches have been revealed (with extra to be revealed on upcoming Friday Night time SmackDowns and Monday Night time RAWs):
Males: Kofi Kingston, Santos Escobar, Seth “Freakin'” Rollins, WWE United States Champion Austin Concept, Bobby Lashley and Ricochet.
Girls: Liv Morgan, Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae
The winner of every 30-person Royal Rumble will get to problem a World Champion of their selecting at Wrestlemania 39 (April 1 and April 2, 2023).
Lastly, Bray Wyatt will battle LA Knight in a Mountain Dew Pitch Dark Match!
Keep tuned to WWE programming and wwe.com for extra Royal Rumble information.