With only three days remaining until the 2019 WWE Royal Rumble PPV, fans continue to speculate on who could be surprise entrants in this year’s Rumble matches.
With regards to the men’s Rumble match, the names listed below have been confirmed for the bout so far, leaving 12 spots remaining and unannounced. As we reported earlier in the week, John Cena is not expected to be competing in the match at this time, leaving 13 spots remaining should he indeed not appear at the PPV:
John Cena (questionable due to a storyline injury)
Andrade “Cien” Almas
R-Truth, who will enter the match at #30.
According to PWInsider Elite Audio, via Cagesideseats, Tye Dillinger, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Matt Hardy and Erick Rowan have been cleared by WWE doctors to return to the ring, meaning all five men could be potential Royal Rumble match entrants.
It should be stressed that none of the five stars have been confirmed as surprise entrants in the match, but they are clear to return should WWE want them to participate in the bout.
Most recently, Matt Hardy put an end to speculation that he is retired from in-ring competition, when he Tweeted, “no, I am not retired & not going to be retiring anytime soon. I’ve worked my ass off to rehabilitate & have physically been greenlit. My body is in the best shape it’s been in in years & I’m the lightest I’ve been in 20 years.”
Matt Hardy’s ex-tag team partner Bray Wyatt has been cleared to return to the ring for quite sometime now, and has been waiting for WWE to come up with creative to bring him back to television.
The Royal Rumble match always provides several surprises in the form of returning WWE stars and legends, so it will be very interesting to see who rounds out the 30 men competing this Sunday for a chance to headline WrestleMania.