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Every male participant announced for the Royal Rumble as of today

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6.82K   //    11 Jan 2019, 06:00 IST

The Rumble is getting crowded
The Rumble is getting crowded

The Royal Rumble is a little over two weeks away from setting the tone for the 'Road to Wrestlemania'. As of the time of writing, only 19 men have been announced as participants in the match.

Several more names will obviously be announced as the event draws closer, but just how many more of the spots will be for current members of the main roster?

WWE always tries to throw a few surprises into the match, whether they are huge surprises (AJ Styles) or nostalgia acts (Booker T, Bubba Dudley).

There are also the potential call-ups from NXT that have debuted over the last few years, including Adam Cole and Andrade Almas last year.

Anyone ranging from Lars Sullivan, Aleister Black, Pete Dunne, Velveteen Dream to Keith Lee, Matt Riddle or Richochet could make their main roster debuts in the match.

It would be an easy way for any superstar to officially start their main-roster run, and those like Sullian and EC3 have already been announced as 'on their way'.

While there are technically still 11 spots left to fill for the match, let's look over the 19 superstars who have already been announced for the Royal Rumble.


The New Day

The New Day always have an advantage with its three members
The New Day always have an advantage with its three members

As they have done since joining together as a group, all three members of the New Day will enter the 2019 Royal Rumble.

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Kofi Kingston has provided a highlight-reel moment in practically every Rumble match in which he has participated, so expect that trend to continue. We've been conditioned to expect it, so it will probably involve his fellow teammates.

The New Day is always entertaining, but if they aren't holding or challenging for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles, they are a little directionless. They do need a break from the title scene as it has been dominated by the Usos, the Bar and the New Day.

If MizMahon wins the belts off the Bar at the event, however, don't be surprised if we see the New Day thrust right back into the title picture.

WWE relies on the New Day due to their in-ring ability and marketing prowess, so it's likely a matter of when and not if they jump back into the tag title race.

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