Ever since the announcement of Mickie James as an entrant for the women’s Royal Rumble sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, rumours have spread of a similar entrant in the men’s match that could come from outside of WWE.
However, a new report from Wrestling Observer seems to rule out any huge names coming from a certain rival company.
“There will be no AEW involvement at the Royal Rumble. Jon Moxley will not be at that show.”
Moxley, who has been off AEW TV since November after addressing his issues with alcohol abuse, had been heavily linked as one of the names who could likely appear at The Royal Rumble, along with fellow AEW stars Chris Jericho, MJF and even Cody Rhodes. Yet, it now looks like that an outsider will more likely come from IMPACT, NWA or further afield. Moxley meanwhile is set to return to the ring on January 23 to defend his GCW World Title against Homicide.
There are currently fourteen confirmed named for the men’s Royal Rumble, with more expected to be added across Raw and SmackDown this week. On the female side, nineteen names have been announced, leaving sufficient room for yet more surprises come January 29.
You all the action from the Royal Rumble on January 29 live in the US on Peacock and in all other international markers on the WWE Network.