WWE Royal Rumble Match Update: 17 Announced Entrants, Plus 1 Member of NXT Will Get a Slot

The 30-Man Royal Rumble match now has 17 officially announced participants for this Sunday’s PPV:

John Cena
Sheamus
Randy Orton
Ryback
The Miz
Daniel Bryan
Kane
Great Khali
Kofi Kingston
Titus O’Neil
Darren Young
Dolph Ziggler (#1 or #2)
U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro
IC champion Wade Barrett
3MB members Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre
NXT tournament winner*

*During Royal Rumble fanfest, there will be an NXT tournament where the winner gets a Rumble slot.

NXT wrestlers in the tournament are:

Corey Graves
Oliver Grey
Luke Harper (formerly Brodie Lee)
Xavier Woods (formerly Consequences Creed)
Conor O’Brian
Adrian Neville (formerly PAC),
Bo Dallas
Leo Kruger

One last note: Rikishi shot down the rumor that he would be a surprise guest for Sunday’s event.

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Source: PW Torch