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Who is in the Royal Rumble? Here Are The Confirmed Participants

Jey Uso and Cesaro

Thus far, the only matches confirmed for the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view are a Last Man Standing Universal Championship Match between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens, a WWE Championship Match between Drew McIntyre and Goldberg, and the 30-man and 30-woman Royal Rumble matches where the winner must outlast all other participants, with the only way to eliminate a competitor being to throw them out of the ring by sending them the top rope.

With 60 competitors across two matches, though, it can be easy to lose track of just who has been confirmed to appear.

Well, here at Inside The Ropes, we have you covered as we keep track of every entrant so you don’t have to.

Men’s Royal Rumble Match Participants

  • Daniel Bryan
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Randy Orton
  • AJ Styles
  • Otis
  • The Miz
  • Jey Uso
  • Cesaro
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Sami Zayn
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Big E

Women’s Royal Rumble Match Participants

  • Charlotte Flair
  • Nia Jax
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Bianca Belair
  • Bayley
  • Mandy Rose
  • Dana Brooke
  • Peyton Royce
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Liv Morgan
  • Ruby Riott
  • Tamina

Of course, we can expect that all 60 entrants probably won’t be revealed ahead of the pay-per-view – as some surprises are, ironically, expected. Last year, we saw the return of WWE Hall of Famer Edge after almost a decade of retirement, while recent years have brought AJ Styles to WWE, as well as other shocks such as Beth Phoenix and Nia Jax entering the Men’s match, and Hall of Famers such as Trish Stratus and Lita returning for the Women’s match.

The WWE Royal Rumble streams live on the WWE Network on January 31st. Full details on how, when and where to watch the Royal Rumble are available here.