Confirmed Superstars For Royal Rumble, NXT Call-Ups Work Dark Match, Mickie James Remarks About Carrying Her Matches, Carmella

Confirmed Superstars For Men’s And Women’s Royal Rumble Match

WWE’s upcoming and first pay-per-view event of 2019, Royal Rumble takes place on January 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

As of this writing, the following Superstars have been confirmed for the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches:

30-Man Elimination Match

  • R-Truth
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Big E
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Xavier Woods
  • Finn Balor
  • Seth Rollins
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Samoa Joe
  • John Cena
  • Elias
  • Baron Corbin
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas

30-Woman Elimination Match

  • Carmella
  • Ember Moon
  • Natalya
  • Bayley
  • Sasha Banks
  • Ruby Riott
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sarah Logan
  • Mandy Rose
  • Sonya Deville
  • Alicia Fox
  • Zelina Vega

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NXT Call-Ups Work Dark Match Before Monday Night RAW

Latest NXT call-ups, EC3 and Lacey Evans made their main roster debuts before RAW in Orlando during the Main Event tapings. Both NXT stars worked dark matches; EC3 emerged victorious over Curt Hawkins while Evans tapped out to Natalya.

According to John Pollock of POST Wrestling, the dark matches won’t be considered as their official TV debuts.

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Mickie James Remarks About Carrying Her Matches

5-time Women’s Champion and former Divas Champion Mickie James has seen a lot in her career that spans over two decades. Like Natalya,
James is a selfless veteran having put over several young talent in the last couple of years.

However, the 9-time WWE & TNA Champion recently noted how her back hurts not because of the bumps taken in the ring but because of carrying “greenhorns” during her matches especially Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon.

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Carmella Cuts Babyface Promo

Carmella will be officially entering the Women’s Royal Rumble match as the 30th entrant – a reward for winning Season 2 of WWE Mixed Match Challenge with R-Truth. The Princess of Staten Island recently cut a babyface promo on Twitter highlighting how she has been overlooked since her first day in WWE.