As seen during the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble match, Edge entered at number one and wound up winning the whole thing.
According to a report from Fightful, “numerous” wrestlers were originally planned to be in the match but wound up being pulled at the last minute. Jey Uso was advertised for the match but it didn’t happen. For what it’s worth, Uso wasn’t backstage at SmackDown either.
Keith Lee and Robert Roode were also planned to be involved in the match, but both were unable to compete.
Montez Ford was in attendance at the show but he was not expected to be used as an alternate.