25 men and 16 women have been announced so far for tonight’s Royal Rumble over-the-top rope matches, leaving plenty of wiggle room for some legend returns and maybe a surprise or two.
In the men’s Rumble match, the participants include AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Big E, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Dominik Mysterio, Edge, Elias, Jeff Hardy, Jey Uso, John Morrison, Mustafa Ali, Otis, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Riddle, Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Miz, and Xavier Woods. As announced on Backstage, Randy Orton will enter #1 and Edge will enter #2. With 25 announced, there are five individuals left to enter.
The women entering the Rumble include Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Bianca Belair, Billie Kay, Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Natalya, Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, Ruby Riott, Shayna Baszler, Tamina, and Nia Jax. Natalya will enter at #30 after winning her match on Backstage. 14 more are left to be announced for this match which will include a mixture of NXT and WWE Legends.
Last year, WWE announced 26 men as part of the Rumble match before the show and only seven for the women’s match.