At the time of writing, WWE is yet to announce a single participant for the 2020 Royal Rumble, which goes down in Houston, Texas on 26 January.
That's less than four weeks away. Granted, a match like this doesn't require a whole lot of build as WWE's signature over-the-top battle royal is usually about the stories that emerge during the bout itself more than anything else, but it's still surprising.
The field is wide open, and that's exciting. It leaves all kinds of mouthwatering propositions on the table, from returning stars to NXT call-ups, and while the idea that "even 'bad' Rumbles are good" remains popular, a loaded lineup always helps elevate the bout. WWE's colossal roster all but guarantees a stacked list of names. The promotion is overloaded with talent, so some hard, hard cuts will need to be made - as this very list demonstrates.
Bryan Alvarez reported in December 2019 that the 2020 Rumble would be comprised of 10 SmackDown wrestlers, 10 from Raw, and 10 NXT stars. Let's disregard this for the second. Surprises form much of the Rumble's appeal, so where's the fun in that?
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