First 5 Names Confirmed For WWE Royal Rumble 2018

Women's Rumble also taking shape...

Sasha Banks Bayley Paige Mandy Rose Sonya Deville Women's Royal Rumble

WWE's first pay-per-view of 2018, the Royal Rumble, takes place on January 28th, and last night's Raw brought several new additions to the titular men's and women's matches.

As announced by General Manager Kurt Angle, the first ever women's Rumble will see 30 competitors fight for the right to challenge for their brand's title at WrestleMania 34, with Paige, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville all added to the bout last night. They join the already-announced Asuka, Naomi, Ruby Riott, and Natalya, leaving WWE with 21 spots to fill.

The men's bout looks a little sparser, though Finn Balor's name was confirmed during the show. On top of this, John Cena also declared his participation on Twitter yesterday, with Elias, Randy Orton, and Shinsuke Nakamura already announced.

Here's how the lineup looks following these additions:-

30-Man Royal Rumble: John Cena, Elias, Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, + more TBA.

30-Woman Royal Rumble: Naomi, Asuka, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Paige, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, + more TBA.

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