Paul Heyman announced on Monday Night Raw that Lesnar will start as the number one entrant. WWE champion Brock Lesnar will also be a part of the traditional thirty-man Royal Rumble match at the upcoming pay-per-view.
WWE shared a clip on twitter captioning the video, “[email protected] just revealed on #RAW that the #WWEChampion @BrockLesnar is entering the Men’s #RoyalRumble Match as the NUMBER ONE ENTRANT!”
.@HeymanHustle just revealed on #RAW that the #WWEChampion @BrockLesnar is entering the Men’s #RoyalRumble Match as the NUMBER ONE ENTRANT! pic.twitter.com/bzB6iqj9RW
— WWE (@WWE) January 7, 2020
WWE Royal Rumble 2020 will be held on Sunday, January 26, with the winner going on to challenge for a World Championship match at WrestleMania 36.
According to the WWE Website, the Royal Rumble is a “tradition that goes back to 1988, the high-stakes free-for-all starts with two participants, and Superstars enter the ring at equal intervals. This continues until all 30 Superstars have entered the bout. Elimination is only counted when a Superstar is thrown over the top rope, and both of his feet hit the floor. The last Superstar in the ring will be declared the victor.”
The superstars who have declared themselves to be participants in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match till now include Roman Reigns, Eric Rowan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, and Ricochet, apart from Lesnar.
Roman Reigns was the first wrestler to be officially confirmed for the men’s Rumble but his position in the match has not yet been declared.