10 of the Greatest Royal Rumble Surprise Entrants of All Time

Prior to the Royal Rumble (this Sunday on WWE Network), the Superstars draw numbers. But with certain exceptions, both the order and the identities of the competitors are a mystery. Because of this, fans are left with a feeling of uncertainty as the clock ticks down, followed by elation when a surprise entrant appears. Here are 10 of our favorites from past Royal Rumbles!

WWE Raw Recap: January 14, 2019

WWE Raw

After Braun Strowman’s destructive temper cost him his Universal Championship opportunity at Royal Rumble — along with $100,000 in the form of a hefty fine — Mr. McMahon scheduled a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine The Beast Incarnate’s new challenger. Find out how Finn Bálor overcame Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin and John Cena in a hard-hitting Raw main event.

Braun Strowman is out of the Universal Championship Match at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

WWE SmackDown Recap: January 1, 2019

WWE SmackDown

On a monumental New Year’s Day SmackDown LIVE, AJ Styles unleashed the newfound aggression he showed Mr. McMahon last week on four other Superstars en route to earning a WWE Championship Match against “The New” Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble. Plus, John Cena came face to face with The Man in his return to Team Blue.

The New Day kicked off 2019 the right way on SmackDown LIVE – with pancakes!

WWE Raw Recap: April 23, 2018

WWE Raw

The last time the WWE Universe saw Brock Lesnar, he elbowed Roman Reigns into a gory defeat at WrestleMania to retain the Universal Championship. One day later, he signed a new contract with a surprising proviso: That The Beast would defend his title against Reigns once again in a Steel Cage at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. Now, five days before the showdown in Saudi Arabia, we found out how both Superstars feel about it.

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