New Match Added To WWE Royal Rumble 2019

Rusev's United States Championship on the line...

The 2019 Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on Sunday, January 27 from Chase Field in Pheonix, Arizona.

The card for the event is shaping up quite nicely, and just last night, another match was added from the SmackDown Live side of the roster - although it wasn't mentioned on this week's show whatsoever.

United States Champion, Rusev, will be defending his newly (ish) won title against foe and former champion, Shinsuke Nakamura.

Neither man appeared on this week's SmackDown Live, which was rather surprising given what happened last week. Nakamura, hiding behind a crate backstage, attacked Rusev and left him laying on the floor.

This all followed on from a segment two weeks ago that saw the King of Strong Style attack the Bulgarian Brute in the ring. Lana jumped on the back of Nakamura in an attempt to stop the attack but ended up getting injured after a Rusev Machka Kick saw Nakamura land 'on top' of her.

As things stand, here is the updated card for Royal Rumble 2019:

WWE Universal Championship Match
Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar (c)

WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan (c)

RAW Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks vs. Ronda Rousey (c)

SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Becky Lynch vs. Asuka (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Championships Match
The Miz and Shane McMahon vs. Cesaro and Sheamus (c)

United States Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (c)

Fatal 4-Way Cruiserweight Championship Match
Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami vs. Buddy Murphy (c)

30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (at #30), Naomi, Zelina Vega, Natalya, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Mickie James - rest of the field TBA

30-Man Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (at #30), Kalisto, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, John Cena, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Apollo Crews, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Jeff Hardy - rest of the field TBA

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