Every Rumoured WWE Royal Rumble 2024 Surprise

Plenty of names have been rumoured to wrestle at WWE Royal Rumble

The road to WrestleMania 40 has almost begun as WWE will present the 2024 edition of the Royal Rumble from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, January 27. 

The Rumble is many fans' favourite event of the year, partly due to the unpredictable nature of the event that could see anyone make their way to the ring during a Rumble match. 

Only a small number of talents have been confirmed for the 2024 Royal Rumble matches so far. They are:

Men's Royal Rumble:

  • Cody Rhodes
  • CM Punk
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Gunther
  • Damian Priest
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Santos Escobar
  • R-Truth
  • Carlito
  • Austin Theory
  • Grayson Waller

Women's Royal Rumble:

  • Bayley 
  • Nia Jax
  • Becky Lynch
  • Bianca Belair

The dearth of announced talents leaves the door wide open to produce a number of surprises at the WWE Royal Rumble, but who exactly is rumoured to have a chance at appearing? 

This is Every Rumoured WWE Royal Rumble 2024 Surprise! 

1. X-Pac

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One of the more surprising names to be rumoured to wrestle at the Royal Rumble is X-Pac (AKA Sean Waltman).

The WWE Hall of Famer has not wrestled for the company since his departure in July 2002 and he hasn't wrestled at all since his March 2022 match in GCW with Joey Janela where he sustained a torn biceps. 

According to reports, though, there has been talk about X-Pac being in Florida to work for WWE over the Royal Rumble weekend so it isn't out of the question the company could draft him in for at last one more match on WWE TV. 

Waltman himself has looked to shut down any talk of him appearing at the Rumble, tweeting: “I can still go at the drop of hat, at least for a few minutes. I can do all my kicks, except the one in the corner & I can do that again with a few weeks training. I'm at least month away from taking my shirt off in public, so zero chance I'll be in the Rumble.” 

Stranger things have happened at the Royal Rumble, though. 

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