Royal Rumble 2023: the updated list of participants



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Royal Rumble 2023: the updated list of participants

The Royal Rumble 2023, in a week, will already be in the archives. Yet, when the first Big Four of the year, which in 2023 will also be the first WWE Premium Live Event, is less than seven days away and only one episode of both Raw and SmackDown, the card is still largely incomplete.

So let's make a point about who already has the certainty of participating in the two matches that give the event its name: the fights between 30 men and 30 women who will be giving away a titled match in view of WrestleMania 39.

During last Friday night's episode of SmackDown we learned some additional names of the participants in the two Royal Rumbles. These are Braun Strowman and Karrion Kross for the men's one, while Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler and Zelina Vega have announced their presence in the women's one.

In a breaking news that also found space on WWE's social channels, the presence of two former winners of the men's fight was also confirmed: Sheamus and Drew McIntyre. Seven boxes are therefore added to the mosaic of the 60 performers who will take part in two of the most anticipated matches of the entire WWE wrestling season.

Yet the picture remains largely incomplete. We therefore summarize the list of participants already announced for the 2023 Royal Rumble, also specifying when we learned of their participation in the event.

Men's Royal Rumble match:

Kofi Kingston (announced on WWE SmackDown on December 2)
Santos Escobar (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 6)
Ricochet (defeated Top Dolla in a qualifying match on WWE SmackDown on January 6)
Baron Corbin (adding that he intends to challenge WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns on the January 9 episode of WWE RAW)
Austin Theory (announced at WWE RAW on January 9)
Seth Rollins (announced at WWE RAW on January 9)
Bobby Lashley (announced at WWE RAW on January 9)
Rey Mysterio (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 13)
Gunther (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 13)
Cody Rhodes (announced at WWE RAW on January 16)
Omos (MVP announced his name at WWE RAW on January 9)
Drew McIntyre (announced via Twitter prior to WWE SmackDown on January 20)
Sheamus (announced via Twitter prior to WWE SmackDown on January 20)
Braun Strowman (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 20)
Karrion Kross (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 20)

Women's Royal Rumble match:

Liv Morgan (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 6)
Rhea Ripley (announced at WWE RAW on January 9)
Candice LeRae (announced at WWE RAW on January 9)
Raquel Rodriguez (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 20)
Shayna Baszler (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 20)
Zelina Vega (announced on WWE SmackDown on January 20)