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Vince McMahon is reportedly booking 3 surprise names for the Royal Rumble match.

Three surprise names who are apparently set to enter the 2019 Royal Rumble

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We are now just two days away from one of the most exciting matches of the WWE calendar - the Royal Rumble.

Last year's match was won by SmackDown star Shinsuke Nakamura, but he's become only the second man to win the match and then not be in the Rumble or a world title match the following edition - he's locked-in for a pre-show one-on-one with Rusev for his US Championship.

The current bookmakers favourite to secure a title shot at WrestleMania is Raw's Seth Rollins, but the bookies are sometimes known to get things wrong.

Twenty men have been confirmed for the battle royal, with John Cena 'questionable' after WWE announced he suffered an ankle injury - although there are rumours that he definitely won't compete and that he was never supposed to in the first place.

So the WWE Universe obviously have been wondering what superstars are going to fill the remaining ten places in the Men's match.

Three of those spots may have just been confirmed on social media.

The usually reliable Twitter account known as WrestleVotes posted earlier today that they 'keep hearing' the same three names about surprise appearances in the match - Kurt Angle, Bray Wyatt and Velveteen Dream.

Angle's last in-ring appearance came on a November episode of Raw, where he was humiliated by Drew McIntyre and he has not been seen since - but it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him appear on Sunday.

Kurt Angle is one of the rumoured three names to be entering the Royal Rumble as a surprise

Wyatt meanwhile has been away from the ring for a while longer, you have to go back to mid-August for his last television appearance in WWE.

His brief run as a tag team with Matt Hardy ended when Hardy had to have treatment for a spinal injury, and creative has seemingly had no plans for the Eater Of Worlds since then, despite making a comeback at the Starrcade live event two months ago.

Bray Wyatt - absent from WWE television since August - is another name pencilled in for the Rumble match

The Velveteen Dream would be a well-deserved big match appearance for the former Tough Enough contestant, who has won over the NXT fans with his charismatic character work

With no TakeOver match being booked for Dream this weekend, it would be the perfect time to introduce him to the main roster.

Velveteen Dream is the final surprise name mentioned by WrestleVotes as a surprise Rumble entrant

Nothing is confirmed of course and if all three do appear, don't expect WWE to confirm them in the match before the event - they do need to leave some surprises for the fans as it wouldn't be the Royal Rumble without them.

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