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WWE Superstars Removed From The Royal Rumble Matches, Updated Card

WWE has officially removed Finn Balor & Sasha Banks from The 30-Man & 30-Woman Royal Rumble Matches to take place later this month. Balor will challenge WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar while Banks will challenge RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at The PPV.

WWE has not confirmed Naomi for The Women’s Royal Rumble Match, despite her Twitter announcement from almost two weeks ago. For The Men’s Royal Rumble Match, WWE has removed Kalisto from the listing as he will be in The WWE Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way Match with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy, Akira Tozawa & Hideo Itami. There are now 18 open spots left for The Women’s Royal Rumble Match and 12 open spots for The Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

The 2019 WWE Royal Rumble PPV Event takes place on January 27th from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Below is the updated card:

WWE Universal Title Match
– Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor

WWE Title Match
– Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles

RAW Women’s Title Match
– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks

SmackDown Women’s Title Match
– Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch

SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
– The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) (c) vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz

WWE United States Title Match
– Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match (Fatal 4-Way Match)
– Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
– Carmella (at #30), Zelina Vega, Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Mickie James & Others TBA

30-Man Royal Rumble Match
– R-Truth (at #30), Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, John Cena, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Jeff Hardy & Others TBA