WWE.com has removed Finn Balor from the official list of names set to compete in this year’s 30-Man Royal Rumble match, following the announcement that he would be replacing Braun Strowman as Brock Lesnar’s opponent for the Universal Championship.
Likewise, with Sasha Banks set to challenge “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship at next weekend’s pay-per-view, she has also been removed from the 30-Woman Rumble match. Of course, there’s nothing stopping any of these Superstars from potentially participating in their respective Rumble matches.
Also confirmed this week is Rusev defending the United States Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura, and all three competitors who will challenge Buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Championship; Kalisto, Hideo Itami and Akira Tozawa.
Here’s a look at the updated match card:
Universal Championship Match
— Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor
WWE Championship Match
— Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles
RAW Women’s Championship Match
— Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
— Asuka (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Cruiserweight Championship Match
— Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Hideo Itami vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto
Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
— The Bar (c) vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon
United States Championship Match
— Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
— John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, R-Truth (#30), and more TBA.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
— Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mickie James, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Carmella (#30) and more TBA.
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