Finn Balor Earns Opportunity To Face Brock Lesnar For Universal Title At WWE Royal Rumble, Updated Card

Finn Balor will finally get a chance to earn back the title he never lost.

Balor capped off a spectacular three days with a victory over John Cena, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre in a fatal four-way bout on Raw. The victory gave Balor a shot at Brock Lesnar and the WWE Universal Title at the Royal Rumble. Braun Strowman was pulled from the match against Lesnar earlier in the night after he destroyed Vince McMahon's limo while searching for Baron Corbin.

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Balor scored the win by pinning Cena following the Coup De Grâce. For Balor, it was his third victory in as many days. He made a surprise appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, defeating Jordan Devlin in a featured bout. Earlier on Raw, Balor had to defeat Jinder Mahal to keep his spot in the fatal four-way bout.

Following the bout, Cena gave Balor his endorsement.

With Balor's victory, here's a look at the updated Royal Rumble card:

Men's Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30 entrant), 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, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews

Women's Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30 entrant), Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Alicia Fox, Naomi, Sasha Banks [Banks still listed as a participant on WWE.com]

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Finn Balor

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match

Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami

WWE Championship
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 Royal Rumble is set for Jan. 27 from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

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