Brock Lesnar Among 8 New Names Entering WWE Royal Rumble Matches
The Rumble takes place on Saturday night
2022 men's Royal Rumble winner Brock Lesnar was one of eight individuals that gained entry into either of Saturday's Rumble matches during Friday's SmackDown broadcast.
During an in-ring confrontation involving multiple stars, Lesnar arrived and gave Bobby Lashley an F5. Lesnar then declared his entry into Saturday's men's Rumble match.
Also declaring entry during the segment were The Miz and Xavier Woods.
Meanwhile, five individuals declared for the women's Rumble. Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky of Damage CTRL declared entry during a pre-recorded segment, as did Xia Li in another segment. Lacey Evans declared entry following her victory over Jazmin Allure.
The current card for the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble, taking place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, includes the following:
* Men's Royal Rumble: Kofi Kingston, Santos Escobar, Ricochet, Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin, Rey Mysterio, Gunther, Cody Rhodes, Omos, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Karrion Kross, Dominik Mysterio, Xavier Woods, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and 11 more TBA
* Women's Royal Rumble: Liv Morgan, Candice LeRae, Rhea Ripley, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zelina Vega, Emma, Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Lacey Evans, Xia Li, and 18 more TBA
* WWE Universal: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
* Raw Women's: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
* Pitch Black match: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight