SPOILER ALERT: Final Competitor Revealed For Cruiserweight Title MatchJanuary 9, 2019
It was announced that Buddy Murphy will defend the Cruiserweight Championship against three other competitors. Last week we learned two of the opponents and this week we learned of one more.
Last night before Smackdown Live WWE taped 205 Live and Hideo Itami defeated Cedrick Alexander to move on to the Royal Rumble. Now Murphy will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, and Hideo Itami. This is a good thing because all four men are good wrestlers yet they are also opponents you may not have been expecting.
The Royal Rumble comes to us on January 27 from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona live on the WWE Network.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30), Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30), Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar(c) vs. Braun Strowman
Daniel Bryan(c) vs. AJ Styles
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Asuka(c) vs. Becky Lynch
RAW Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks
SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships
The Bar (c) vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match
Buddy Murphy(c) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami