This week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown represented the go home show to the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event tomorrow night (Sat., Jan. 28, 2023) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. That meant it was the last episode of WWE television to announce official entrants for the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
We got a few.
First, Xavier Woods joined his New Day tag teammate in the match before The Miz said he would finally do what he never has and win the Royal Rumble. Not long after, another big star showed up to declare:
THE BEAST IS HERE and he just declared for the #RoyalRumble Match! @fightbobby @BrockLesnar #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/zpe2V2YPLW
— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2023
You didn’t think Brock Lesnar wouldn’t be working a show as big as Royal Rumble, did you? Well, he’s in, and it sure felt like they’re setting up a longer program with Bobby Lashley. We’ll have to see how that plays out in the match itself.
Later, Xia Li cut a brief promo stating her intentions to win the women’s Royal Rumble match while Damage CTRL also had a video announcing all three of them are in as well. Lacey Evans also said he would win it after winning her squash match on the show.
Here, then, are the updated lists of confirmed entrants in both matches:
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