SmackDown Superstar Added To Men’s Royal Rumble Match, Nikki Cross Appears At WWE Live Event

Royal Rumble

— Thirty male Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE will fight for a title match opportunity when the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match takes place on Sunday, January 27. The winner of the massive melee will go on to challenge for either the Universal Championship or WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.

While backstage at tonight’s WWE live event in Greensboro, North Carolina, Jeff Hardy announced his entry into the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

The other confirmed entrants are Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, and R-Truth (who earned the coveted No. 30 spot by winning WWE Mixed Match Challenge with Carmella.)

— Nikki Cross showed up to play at tonight’s WWE SmackDown live event in Greensboro, North Carolina as she teamed up with Lana against Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville — we don’t know yet who won.

Cross, Lacey Evans, EC3, Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight), and Lars Sullivan are all set to debut soon on either Raw or SmackDown LIVE television. While Cross’ appearance tonight doesn’t necessarily confirm that she’s joining SmackDown LIVE, we reported yesterday that WWE plans on having her join the blue brand.