Smackdown GM reveals Roman Reigns will defend WWE title against Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles at Royal Rumble

WWE superstar Roman Reigns has established himself as one of the top performers in the industry, with an impressive streak of over 1220 days as the reigning WWE Undisputed Universal Champion. Reigns has always been a fan favorite, and the WWE audience continues to strongly embrace his character despite the fact that it is now a heel.

Roman’s dominant reign is the 4th longest reign in the company’s history, but that is soon going to change. A few weeks prior, during SmackDown Live, three superstars, Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles, showed their interest in facing Roman, and now they will have that shot at Royal Rumble.

Roman Reigns set to defend WWE title at Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble is one of the most anticipated events of WWE that fans wait to watch every year, as each time a new superstar rises, he later has his Road To WrestleMania moment after winning the event match. Former Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns had his big moment in 2015 when he won the Royal Rumble match at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So it is undeniable that the event holds a lot of meaning for the Big Dog.

In the latest episode of SmackDown Live, Nick Aldis, the General Manager of the Blue brand informed Paul Heyman that Roman will have a Fatal 4-way match against Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles in the January 27 event of Royal Rumble.

The New Year’s Revolution SmackDown event already had a match scheduled between Randy Orton and LA Knight along with AJ Styles, where all three superstars would face each other in the main event, and the winner at the end would have a title shot match against the ‘Head of the Table’ in the Royal Rumble.

The Triple Threat main event was intense, as all three superstars had a score to settle with Reigns, and as the match was underway, ‘The Bloodline’ interfered midway through and started attacking all three superstars. It was later decided that the January 27 event would be a fatal four-way match for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship.

Royal Rumble match card explored

The Royal Rumble is only three weeks away. WWE has officially confirmed some matches for the upcoming event, and some are still being officialized. The confirmed matches are:

Roman Reigns (c) vs. LA Knight vs Randy Orton vs AJ Styles – Undisputed Universal Title Match

The Fatal 4-way match will be for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship. Superstars like ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton vs. ‘Phenomenal One’, AJ Styles vs. ‘The Megastar’, and LA Knight vs. ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns, will face each other for the upcoming title match.

Men’s Royal Rumble match

The Royal Rumble match is modeled after the traditional Battle Royal match, in which thirty wrestlers compete against one another and attempt to remove opponents from the ring by tossing them outside, over the rope, and with both feet touching the ground.

The ultimate victor of the competition emerges as the sole remaining superstar, outlasting all other wrestlers who have been eliminated. Many high-profile celebrities are expected to participate in the event, with Cody Rhodes and CM Punk being the top contenders that fans are rooting for to emerge victorious in the 30-man competition.

Women’s Royal Rumble match

The Women’s Royal Rumble match follows the same rules as its male counterpart. In this thrilling event, 30 female wrestlers go head-to-head in a battle royale-style match. Their objective? To eliminate their opponents by tossing them out of the ring, ensuring that both feet touch the floor.

It’s a classic showdown that promises excitement and fierce competition. In the women’s match, the victor is granted the privilege of selecting which world championship to vie for, leading up to a highly anticipated showdown at WrestleMania against her adversary.

Logan Paul (c) vs. Kevin Owens – United States Title Match

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Logan Paul is a YouTuber turned boxer who later joined wrestling. The superstar won the United States title from Rey Mysterio, and in the upcoming Royal Rumble, he will face Kevin Owens for the championship match.

The Royal Rumble 2024 is going to be a history-making event. This time, a lot of superstars made a surprising comeback, like CM Punk and The Rock, so fans are excited to see how it all unfolds in the end.

Anil Chowdhury

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Anil is a wrestling sports enthusiast who has been watching the sport for 15 years, his love for the sport started through watching and admiring WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Undertaker. As a WWE news writer, he provides timely and insightful coverage of events, matches, and developments within the world of professional wrestling. With a passion for the sport, he aims to deliver engaging and informative content that resonates with fans and keeps them updated on the latest WWE happenings.


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