Two Royal Rumble surprises have been reportedly revealed.
As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix have been pencilled in to make a return at the Premium Live Event.
Multiple WWE Royal Rumble Surprises Have Been Reportedly Leaked
It is expected that The Rated R Superstar will be involved with Finn Balor in some capacity, continuing their feud from 2022. Both Edge and Beth Phoenix were last seen at the 2022 Extreme Rules PLE, where Balor defeated the former WWE Champion in an I Quit match.
The match at Extreme Rules would end when Rhea Ripley threatened to strike Phoenix with a con-chair-to. Edge would utter the words “I Quit” but Ripley would still strike Phoenix anyway. Mike Johnson is reporting that the Glamazon is scheduled to be a part of the 2022 Women’s match, which Ripley is a confirmed entrant of.
Edge has had multiple successes at the Rumble event, winning the match in 2010 by last eliminating John Cena and the 2021 match by last eliminating Randy Orton. The 2021 win is arguably more impressive, as the former World Heavyweight Champion started the match from the number one spot.
Beth Phoenix has also made history at the event, being one of only 4 women to compete in the men’s match, the other 3 Superstars were Nia Jax, Kharma and Chyna. The former WWE Women’s Champion was also an entrant in the 2010 men’s match, entering at number 6 and eliminating The Great Khali in one of the most memorable eliminations from the Battle Royale.
Phoenix would make multiple returns in the Women’s Rumble matches, competing in the inaugural 2018 match and once more in 2020.
The 2023 Royal Rumble will be taking place on Saturday, January 28th. This will be the 36th time that the iconic event has been hosted, and will be airing live from San Antonio, Texas.