WWE sent out the following press release this evening, revealing the talent for Sunday night’s Royal Rumble “Kickoff” and the main show. The “Kickoff Show” will begin at 5PM EST and will feature Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Jerry Lawler. Also, Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Shawn Michaels and David Otunga will be featured during the second hour.
As far as the main pay-per-view event is concerned, Jerry Lawler, JBL, Michael Cole and Corey Graves will call the Men’s Royal Rumble Match while Beth Phoenix, Renee Young, Corey Graves and Tom Phillips will call the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
Also, Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young will be on commentary for the Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar match as well as the Sasha Banks vs. Ronda Rousey match.
Phillips, Graves and Saxton will call AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev, Becky Lynch vs. Asuka and The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Bar.
You can check the complete press release below:
Announcer lineup for Royal Rumble and Royal Rumble Kickoff During this weekend’s Royal Rumble and Royal Rumble Kickoff, several announcers will lend their voices to the action.
The Royal Rumble Kickoff show, beginning at 5 ET/2 PT, will feature analysis from the expert panel of Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the first hour, with Shawn Michaels and David Otunga tagging in for Booker and Lawler in the second hour. In addition, a second panel will include JBL and Charly Caruso. All the while, Kayla Braxton, Dasha Fuentes and Sarah Schreiber will be on-hand to conduct exclusive interviews.
Then, once the Royal Rumble pay-per-view begins at 7 ET/4 PT, the announce teams will run as follows:
The Men’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
The Women’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Renee Young, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips and Corey Graves.
The Universal Championship Match and the Raw Women’s Championship Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young.
The WWE Championship Match, SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match and United States Championship Match will all be called by Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
The exciting Fatal 4-Way Cruiserweight Championship Match will be called by Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.
Rings announcers for Royal Rumble will be Greg Hamilton and Mike Rome.