Royal Rumble 2018: Every Confirmed Entrant
By Mat Elfring on
The 31st Royal Rumble is coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, January 28, and WWE is planning on making this one special. For the first time, there will be a 30-woman Royal Rumble as well as the men's Royal Rumble. This is truly a landmark occasion, and most--if not all--of WWE's talent will be involved in the PPV.
While not everyone has been announced for the main events of the Rumble, there have been a lot confirmed for both the men's and women's matches. As of this writing, 12 men and 18 women have been confirmed for their respective matches, and here they are, starting off with the men.
Note: We'll continue updating throughout the week as more wrestlers are announced.
If you want to know more about the 2018 Royal Rumble, check out the match card and our predictions here!
Aiden English (Smackdown)
This is Aiden English's first Rumble.
Apollo Crews (Raw)
This is Crews's second Rumble, and he first appeared in 2017's match, lasting close to six minutes.
Baron Corbin (Smackdown)
In 2017's Rumble, Corbin lasted over 30 minutes in the match. 2018 will be the Lone Wolf's second appearance in the Royal Rumble match.
Bray Wyatt (Raw)
Bray Wyatt competed in the three previous Royal Rumble matches, and in total, has spent 1 hour and 23 minutes in the ring. He has only come up with six eliminations, all of which came during the 2015 match.
Matt Hardy (Raw)
Believe it or not, Matt Hardy has only been in seven Royal Rumble matches, even though he's been with WWE for 17 years, in total. His first Rumble appearance came in 2003.
John Cena has won two Royal Rumble matches: 2008 and 2013.
Finn Balor (Raw)
Although he's been with WWE since 2014--and on the main roster since 2016--2018's Rumble will be Finn Balor's first.
Randy Orton (Smackdown)
Randy Orton has been involved in seven Royal Rumble matches and won twice: 2009 and 2017.
Rusev made his first Royal Rumble appearance in 2014 while he was a part of NXT.
Shinsuke Nakamura (Smackdown)
2018 will be Shinuke Nakamura's first Royal Rumble match.
Titus O'Neil (Raw)
2018 will be Titus O'Neil's fourth time in the Royal Rumble match.
This will be Elias's first time in a Royal Rumble match.
Alicia Fox (Raw)
2018 marks Alicia Fox's 10th year at WWE.
Since coming to NXT in the summer of 2015, Asuka has been undefeated in singles competition.
Bayley held the NXT Women's title for over 200 days and the Raw Women's Championship for over two months.
Becky Lynch (Smackdown)
Becky Lynch was the inaugural Smackdown Women's Champion.
Carmella won the first-ever Women's Money in the Bank match in 2017, and she still hasn't cashed in.
Lana made her in-ring debut at Wrestlemania 32.
Dana Brooke (Raw)
Dana Brooke hasn't seen much in-ring action since joining Titus Worldwide after her defeat at the hands of Asuka.
Liv Morgan (Smackdown)
Liv Morgan has been with WWE since 2014, and until 2017, she only appeared on NXT.
Mandy Rose (Raw)
Mandy Rose came in second place during the 2015 season of Tough Enough.
Mickie James (Raw)
Mickie James made her WWE debut in 2005 after working for two years in WWE's developmental program, OVW.
Naomi is a two-time Smackdown Women's Champion.
Natalya won her second title last year and had an 87 day reign as Smackdown Women's Champion.
Nia Jax (Raw)
Although she's had a couple of chances, Nia Jax has yet to win the Raw Women's Championship.
Ruby Riott (Smackdown)
Ruby Riott made her Smackdown debut in November 2017 after a year run in NXT.
Sarah Logan (Smackdown)
While she first appeared in November 2017 on Smackdown, Sarah Logan had small performances as a make-up artist for the Miz and as a Rosebud for Adam Rose from 2014-15.
Sasha Banks (Raw)
Sasha Banks is a major part of the Women's Revolution in WWE, but prior to her appearance on the main roster, she had some amazing matches on NXT against Bayley and Charlotte.
Sonya Deville (Raw)
Prior to coming to NXT, Sonya Deville was an MMA fighter.
Tamina has been in WWE for eight years now, and she is the daughter of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka.
The Miz (Raw)
After Raw 25 ended, The Miz revealed he'll be a part of the Rumble. To this date, he's been a part of 10 Royal Rumble matches.
Tye Dillinger (Smackdown)
"The Perfect 10" Tye Dillinger made his Rumble debut in 2017, when he entered the match as #10.
Big E (Smackdown)
Big E made his Royal Rumble debut in 2014.
Kofi Kingston (Smackdown)
Kofi Kingston is known for his acrobatics during the Rumble, in order to escape being eliminated, like the time he did a handstand outside of the ring, so his feet wouldn't touch the ground.
Xavier Woods (Smackdown)
Although he's been on the main roster since 2013, Xavier's first Rumble was 2017.