WWE Champion Brock Lesnar Enters 2020 Men's Royal Rumble From Number One Spot

Bit of a surprise...

There are only twenty days before the 33rd annual WWE Royal Rumble, and going into Monday night, the titular men's match only had one announced participant: Roman Reigns.

That changed during the opening of Monday Night Raw in Oklahoma City, during an appearance from WWE champion Brock Lesnar. His advocate Paul Heyman formally announced that Lesnar would be entering into the Royal Rumble match, and that he would do so from the number one position.

There was no mention of Lesnar defending the WWE championship in said Rumble match, so that doesn't seem like it's happening.

This would mark Lesnar's fourth time participating in an actual Royal Rumble match. He won the 30-man gauntlet on his first try in 2003, after entering 29th.

During his second run with the company, Lesnar has been less successful, failing to win either the 2016 or 2017 match.

The card for the 2020 Royal Rumble, from Minute Maid Park in Houston, looks as follows:

*WWE Universal: The Fiend (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

*Raw Women's: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka

*30 Man Royal Rumble match: Brock Lesnar (entering number one), Roman Reigns, and 28 TBA

*30 Woman Royal Rumble match: Charlotte Flair and 29 TBA

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.