Brock Lesnar, more added to Royal Rumble matches

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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

— 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:


Kofi Kingston
Santos Escobar
Austin Theory
Seth Rollins
Bobby Lashley
Baron Corbin
Rey Mysterio
Cody Rhodes
Drew McIntyre
Braun Strowman
Karrion Kross
Dominik Mysterio
Xavier Woods
The Miz
Brock Lesnar


Liv Morgan
Candice LeRae
Rhea Ripley
Raquel Rodriguez
Shayna Baszler
Zelina Vega
Dakota Kai
Lacey Evans
Xia Li

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