Adam Pearce has revealed the surprisingly simple reason WWE Superstars can declare themselves to be in the Royal Rumble matches.
Given the prestige of the Royal Rumble match and the greater prize on offer – a title shot at Wrestlemania.Some fans have been wondering why not all the WWE Superstars are declaring themselves for the Rumble matches.
WWE official, Adam Pearce cleared up the confusion.Taking to Twitter, the former five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion said:
“It’s actually pretty simple. Those that have been granted the ability to simply declare entry into the Royal Rumble *by management* are free to do so. Those that haven’t must qualify. I don’t write the rules, I enforce them.”
It’s actually pretty simple: Those that have been granted the ability to simply declare entry into the Royal Rumble *by management* are free to do so. Those that haven’t must qualify. I don’t write the rules, I enforce them. 🤷♂️
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) January 20, 2021
So there’s the fairly simple answer.The WWE Superstars declaring themselves to be in the Rumble matches have the blessing of ‘management.’The rest will have to hope they can find their way into qualifying for the 30-person, over the top rope extravaganzas.
Adam Pearce himself has avoided a busy night at the Royal Rumble.On SmackDown he signed a contract to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, much to the ‘Tribal Chief’s’ delight.Pearce had a plan to avoid the match all along, however, as he suffered a ‘knee injury’ on his way to the back.Declaring himself unfit to compete, he brought out Kevin Owens as Reigns’ challenger.The two will do battle for the Universal Championship in a Last Man Standing match.
Nine WWE Superstars have so far been announced for both the men’s and women’s Rumble matches.There will be plenty of opportunity for others to be added – and possibly for some much-loved surprises on Rumble night itself.