We are only a few weeks away from Royal Rumble A Premium Live event, taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, meaning wrestlers declare or qualify for a spot in the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches.
Don’t ask me why some can just say they exist while others have to win a match to earn entry.
Kofi Kingston was the first to make his intentions clear a few weeks ago, and he was officially joined by Ricochet, who defeated Top Dolla in a singles match to earn his spot on this week’s Friday Night SmackDown. Earlier in the evening, Santos Escobar was talking like he was going to eliminate Kingston from the Rumble before defeating him in a match, but WWE, at least as of this writing, hasn’t made his involvement official.
But we expect that to happen at some point.
Meanwhile on the women’s side, Liv Morgan became the first to announce that she would be entering the match with a little promo backstage that said she would be happy to win from any position but especially from number one. Others, like Zelina Vega, have mentioned their presence on social media but as of right now Morgan is the only one officially announced.
Here, then, is the updated list of confirmed arrivals:
- Kofi Kingston
- bouncing back
- Liv Morgan
We will definitely learn more in the coming weeks.