News on Other Potential Matches for WWE's Royal Rumble & Beyond


— Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Intercontinental title continues to be built up as a match but both wrestlers are now in the Royal Rumble match itself. Originally scheduled for TLC in December as per the Observer Newsletter, this match was postponed due to Strowman’s injury and not being cleared, however, he’s obviously a full-go at this point. WWE already has Roman Reigns, and King Corbin doubling up to wrestle twice so it’s still possible that Nakamura and Strowman could do the same.

— Another possible match is Andrade vs Humberto Carrillo for the WWE United States title. Andrade is taking on Rey Mysterio for the title on next week’s Raw after which Carrillo is expected to re-enter the program. Finally, The New Day vs. Miz & John Morrison is a match that WWE has begun working towards on the Smackdown tag team side. (It should be noted though that with the men's and women's Royal Rumble matches running approximately one hour each, there really won't be much time for too many other matches to be included on the card.)