Sunday, January 19, 2020

Big News on Possbile Major NXT Additions to The Royal Rumble

Major NXT Additions to The Royal Rumble This Week
A while back, we reported how NXT Superstars should have played an important role in the Royal Rumble matches this year, but the company has yet to announce a single name from the Black and Gold brand.

Dave Meltzer opened up on NXT's rumored involvement at Royal Rumble on the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio.

Meltzer stated that the last time he checked, the plan was to still have NXT Superstars at Royal Rumble 2020. The women's match will have to include some of the top talents from NXT as the company won't be able to fill all the 30 spots without the help of Triple H's brand.

Meltzer even added that Shayna Baszler is the favourite to win the Women's Royal Rumble match. He also stated that WWE could announce the additions from NXT on the upcoming episodes of RAW, NXT and SmackDown respectively.
“The story broke that there will be a lot of NXT people in the Rumble and I’m sure that’s the plan, and I’m sure that there will be on the women’s side because, you know because how are they going to get 30 women without using NXT talent? I think that Shayna Baszler is probably going to be — I mean it wouldn’t surprise me if she wins the Rumble, but she’s gonna be a favorite to win.”

“I guess we still got Monday, we still got Wednesday, we still got Friday to make these announcements. You know you would want I would think if NXT talent was in the Rumble on this week’s episode they should have been cutting promos and talking about being in the rumble and being attacked by guys because we know, like they know the formula to get the ratings up. They know how to do it. It’s not like a shot in the dark. Now that they’re not doing it the numbers are down. I know they’re blaming it on the two weeks off, and I’m sure there’s something to it.”
As of this writing, four participants for the Women's match have been confirmed, while on the men's side of things, 21 spots have already been filled. Who will win the Royal Rumble? Who will set new Royal Rumble records?