It is all set to go down Sunday 7 p.m. ET live worldwide on the WWE Network. A special two-hour Kickoff Show will begin at 5 p.m. ET featuring guest Shawn Michaels. Michaels has a lot of history in this arena as it is the 20th anniversary where the San Antonio native himself won the WWF Championship from Sycho Sid during the event in 1997. When there is a Royal Rumble match it streaks up potential surprise entrants to the match. A lot of people were claiming that Michaels would be returning tonight and be entering the match, however that seems highly unlikely.
When you have John Cena taking on AJ Styles for the WWE title, it will be epic. Cena is going into this match potentially tying the great, Ric Flair, at the number 16 for the most WWE title reigns. AJ Styles made his WWE last year in the Royal Rumble match itself, now a year later he is the WWE champion. This match should have some strong moments and really show the emotion that these two men put into the build over the past few weeks on Smackdown LIVE.
In the women’s division, we will see Charlotte taking on the up and coming superstar, Bailey for the Women’s Championship. This match is a possible match of the year contender since these two superstars have so much chemistry from their NXT years and past Monday Night raw matches. This match will definitely br a must see for all wrestling fans.
Next, the fan favourite Roman Reigns taking on Kevin Owens for the Universal championship, while Chris Jericho will be above the ring in a shark cage. Putting Y2J in the shark cage prevents the problem of having Jericho at ringside helping his best friend, Kevin Owens. Leading up to this match we saw Jericho and Ownes team up to defeat Reigns for his US title, which is now worn by Chris Jericho.
Lastly, the Royal Rumble match. This match is one of the most anticipated Rumble matches in recent history. The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and Goldberg have all been announced for this match, including the superstars from both Raw and Smackdown Live. You also cannot have a Royal Rumble match without the surprising returns that will keep the WWE Univers on the edge of their seats. This match will be an exciting and jaw-dropping match, as we will never know whose music will hits when the clock runs out.
|Royal Rumble Match||Royal Rumble||The Undertaker|
|Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns||Universal Championship||Kevin Owens|
|AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena||World Championship||John Cena|
|Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Bayley||Women’s Championship (Raw)||Charlotte Falir|
|Rich Swann (c) vs. Neville||Cruiserweight Championship||Neville|
|Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Natalya||Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, and Naomi|
|Cesaro & Sheamus (c) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson||Tag Team Championship (Raw)||Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson|
|Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax||Nia Jax|