With the results of "Monday Night Raw" and the taping of "Friday Night SmackDown," the card for this weekend's WWE "Royal Rumble" has been finalized and made official as of Jan. 21, 2014. There have been a few changes and additional names put into the big match so not everything was set in stone just yet, but there's still more to come.
Batista officially returned on "Raw" and it was then a definite that he would be in the Royal Rumble match. Monday night also confirmed that Daniel Bryan had gotten over his concussion and therefore his match against Bray Wyatt was added to the card on Monday.
That same night, the kickoff show was announced as the tag team titles will be on the line as The Brotherhood defends them against the New Age Outlaws.
On Tuesday, the WWE also removed Bad News Barrett from the Royal Rumble match for some reason. No official reason as to why, but he is no longer listed to be in it.
A full 30 names have not been listed for the Royal Rumble match, but it is known that the WWE does always like to add in some surprise entrants.
Final card for the WWE "Royal Rumble" 2014 (Card subject to change):
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena
- Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar
- Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt
- Kickoff - WWE Tag Team Championship: The Brotherhood (c) vs. New Age Outlaws
- WWE Royal Rumble
Here is an updated list of those that have been officially announced to be in the 30-superstar Royal Rumble match:
- CM Punk - First overall entrant
- Alberto Del Rio
- Big E Langston
- The Miz
- Xavier Woods
- Cody Rhodes
- Kofi Kingston
- Rey Mysterio
- Roman Reigns
- Seth Rollins
- Dean Ambrose
- Luke Harper
- Erick Rowan
- Damien Sandow
- Curtis Axel
- Zack Ryder
- Jey Uso
- Jimmy Uso