The Royal Rumble arrived and this Sunday, 60 competitors will battle for two opportunities to challenge for the men's and women's title belts at WrestleMania 34. In both the men's and women's rumble matches, WWE hasn't named nearly two-thirds of the talent who will be entered into the Rumble. This means, either wrestlers who have matches already on the card will also find themselves a spot, or some surprise entrants will be revealed on the evening of the show.
With that in mind, there is a great deal of speculation as to who might show. How many new faces will WWE introduce and how many old ones will return? One face we won't see is Enzo Amore's. What does that mean for the Cruiserweight title match?
There is more going on when it comes to WWE rumors and here are your five biggest this week.
The rumor that Daniel Bryan will enter and win the Royal Rumble is still out there despite the fact that the same people reporting it are also saying the WWE hasn't cleared him to wrestle. This is an opportunity to put Bryan in a match without him getting too physical but if he hasn't been medically cleared fans shouldn't hold their breath that this rumor is going to become a reality.
There is a chance WWE is withholding what they know about Bryan's injuries to keep things a surprise but he's still expected to be a part of the Owens, Zayn and Styles match and him being involved in that capacity makes more sense.
There is some buzz that Stephanie McMahon will be ringside during the Women's Royal Rumble match and enter herself as a competitor, screwing all of the other 29 women out of their rightful spot to call themselves the first-ever WWE Women's Royal Rumble winner.
What that might mean for WrestleMania is uncertain but it is a way for Stephanie to earn extreme heel heat with such a monumental moment in the balance.
With Impact changing their intellectual property policy and Matt Hardy’s trademark on “Broken” about to be released to Hardy, there’s speculation he could begin using that instead of “Woken” in WWE. It is merely speculation at this point as WWE prefers to own the trademarks that they'll be using and in this case, Hardy would own the rights.
The promo given by The Undertaker wasn't necessarily and retirement promo and there are still rumors he and John Cena will have a match at WrestleMania 34. The reason there was no challenge was so that WWE could set an angle up between Elias and Cena, but ultimately Undertaker vs Cena is still a go.
His promo on Raw 25 was a bit confusing and some are suggesting it was because he was in such a small arena, although that seems unlikely since Undertaker has done his thing in arenas of all sizes.
Word of a possible sale of WWE to Fox remains out there and Vince's recent announcement that he's bringing back the XFL in 2020 adds even more fuel to the fire. Variety is reporting the rumors, Sports Illustrated is suggesting WWE is being careful to not add any major expenses and Triple H stated Vince McMahon will listen to offers.
It's interesting to think that WWE would ever consider selling the company but with McMahon's shares being sold and new ventures on the horizon, he can't possibly manage both companies.
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