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After last night’s go-home episode of Raw, there are four matches scheduled for Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. They are as follows; The Rock vs. CM Punk for the WWE title, Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio in a last man standing match for the World Heavyweight title, Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan for the tag team titles and the 30-man Royal Rumble match.
While most of the participants in to the 30-man Battle royal have been released—last night showed just 23 superstars in the ring to close the show—there are still open slots that could be filled by surprise entrants.
The hope now is that since the WWE is reportedly trying to add depth and experience to its roster (PWInsider via Wrestling Inc.), the last seven spots will be filled by either current WWE stars returning from injury (Christian, Mark Henry, etc.) or former superstars that have been re-signed (MVP, Shelton Benjamin, etc.).
As always, the Royal Rumble match and its participants will be a hot topic of discussion leading up to the event.
List of Revealed Royal Rumble Participants (h/t Wrestling Inc.)
John Cena, Sheamus, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler (entering 1 or 2), The Miz, Antonio Cesaro, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Michael McGillicutty, Cody Rhodes, Ryback, Damien Sandow