WWE has announced that Daniel Bryan would defend the WWE Title against AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble PPV. Styles earned this opportunity by beating Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Mustafa Ali, Samoa Joe in a Fatal 5-Way Match on this week’s SmackDown Live.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Here is the updated card:
WWE Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Title Match: Daniel Bryan © vs. AJ Styles
30-Man Royal Rumble Match: R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, The New Day
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match: Carmella, Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan
WWE Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way Match: Buddy Murphy vs. TBA