WWE Stars Pulled From Royal Rumble Matches


Finn Balor and Kalisto have been removed from the men’s Royal Rumble match. The reason for that is due to Kalisto competing in the WWE Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way Match with Buddy Murphy, Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami while Balor will challenge WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble event. 

Also, Sasha Banks has been removed from the Women’s Royal Rumble match due to her challenging Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at this show.

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.

WWE Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar © vs. Finn Balor

WWE Title Match: Daniel Bryan © vs. AJ Styles

30-Man Royal Rumble Match: R-Truth (at #30), Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, John Cena, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Jeff Hardy

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match: Carmella (at #30), Zelina Vega, Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Mickie James

WWE Raw Women’s Title Match: Ronda Rousey © vs. Sasha Banks

WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Asuka © vs. Becky Lynch

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: The Bar © vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz

WWE Cruiserweight Title Fatal 4-Way Match: Buddy Murphy © vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami

WWE United States Title Match: Rusev © vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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