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WWE 2019 Royal Rumble: Two Matches Moved To KickOff Show, Announcer Lineup Revealed




WWE Royal Rumble is this Sunday from Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. The card features seven matches on the main show, and two matches on the kickoff show.

The WWE has moved the following matches to the kickoff show:

WWE United States Championship Match: Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Crusierweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami.

The WWE also revealed the announcer lineup for the event.

The Royal Rumble Kickoff show, beginning at 5 ET/2 PT, will feature analysis from the expert panel of Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the first hour, with Shawn Michaels and David Otunga tagging in for Booker and Lawler in the second hour. In addition, a second panel will include JBL and Charly Caruso. All the while, Kayla Braxton, Dasha Fuentes and Sarah Schreiber will be on-hand to conduct exclusive interviews.

Then, once the Royal Rumble pay-per-view begins at 7 ET/4 PT, the announce teams will run as follows:

The Men’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

The Women’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Renee Young, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips and Corey Graves.

The Universal Championship Match and the Raw Women’s Championship Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young.

The WWE Championship Match, SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match and United States Championship Match will all be called by Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.

The exciting Fatal 4-Way Cruiserweight Championship Match will be called by Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.

Rings announcers for Royal Rumble will be Greg Hamilton and Mike Rome.

WWE Royal Rumble is live on PPV and the WWE Network beginning at 5PM ET this Sunday January 27th.

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