Current NXT Champion Bron Breakker and Gunther, formerly known as WALTER, are scheduled to be present in St. Louis during next Saturday’s event. There’s no confirmation quite yet if they will be in the Rumble match or used in some other capacity.
Breakker has been receiving universal praise for his quick growth through WWE by both industry professionals and fans online. During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Breakker commented on the potential of him appearing in this year’s Royal Rumble match.
“If the opportunity presents itself, I’m going,” he said. “That’d be awesome. I’d love to have that opportunity, it’d be freakin’ nuts. I hope it happens.”
Gunther, recently receiving a name change from WALTER, was a mainstay in NXT UK for years. He quickly reached the top of the mountain in the brand by defeating Pete Dunne to become the NXT World Champion, a title he held for a historic 870 days before losing it to current champion, Ilja Dragunov.
Here is the updated Royal Rumble card:
WWE Universal Champion
Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (Champion) vs. Doudrop
Men’s Royal Rumble match
Announced so far: Angelo Dawkins, Montez Ford, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, Johnny Knoxville, Sheamus, Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens
Women’s Royal Rumble match
Announced so far: Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., Dana Brooke, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Tamina, Shotzi, Natalya, Aliyah, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, Charlotte Flair, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae, Mickie James, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan
Mixed Tag Team match
Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse