Royal Rumble 2018 Preview: Two Rumble Matches, Two Title Matches in Philadelphia

Royal Rumble

WWE will present the Royal Rumble PPV tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scheduled for the show is the annual men’s Royal Rumble match and a first ever women’s Royal Rumble match. Both matches are only advertising 18 confirmed entrants, leaving 12 spots open for the over-the-top-rope elimination matches.

Also advertised for the show is Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Kane and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match and AJ Styles defends the WWE Championship against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a 2-on-1 handicap match.

Here is how the card looks for tonight in Philadelphia on the WWE Network.

Reminder: The show will be four hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT).

30 Man Royal Rumble Match
Names confirmed so far (12 spots remain open):

* John Cena
* Finn Bálor
* Randy Orton
* Shinsuke Nakamura
* The Miz
* Elias
* Baron Corbin
* “Woken” Matt Hardy
* Bray Wyatt
* Aiden English
* Rusev
* Titus O’Neil
* Apollo Crews
* Tye Dillinger
* Big E
* Kofi Kingston
* Xavier Woods
* Roman Reigns

First Ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Names confirmed so far (12 spots remain open):

* Asuka
* Ruby Riott
* Liv Morgan
* Sarah Logan
* Sasha Banks
* Nia Jax
* Bayley
* Naomi
* Natalya
* Sonya Deville
* Mandy Rose
* Mickie James​
* Tamina
* Lana
* Carmella
* Becky Lynch
* Dana Brooke
* Alicia Fox

WWE Championship
2-on-1 Handicap Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

WWE Universal Championship
Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman

WWE RAW Tag Team Championships
Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan (c’s) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Usos (c’s) vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin will have live coverage of the WWE Royal Rumble tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 CT) with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.

Wrestleview Live will also return following the Royal Rumble on YouTube tonight.