The January 30 episode of WWE Backstage will have major implications for the Royal Rumble.
It was announced on SmackDown that Natalya and Tamina will face off on the now-defunct show to determine who will enter the Women's Royal Rumble Match at #30. The two women have been teaming together for a number of weeks, initially joining forces after their respective one-week partnerships will Billie Kay proved to be unsuccessful.
The #1 and #2 entrants in the Men's Royal Rumble Match are also scheduled to be revealed on the program.
WWE Backstage premiered on November 5, 2019, but was officially cancelled on June 22, 2020, after airing throughout the pandemic via web calls.
Host Renee Paquette officially left WWE following SummerSlam but remains under contract with FOX. Booker T served as co-host with the panel including stars such as Paige, Christian, Mark Henry, and more. CM Punk appeared once a month as a special contributor.
To keep up to date with everything happening on SmackDown, you can visit our live coverage. Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp and Jeremy Lambert will be reviewing the show after its conclusion.
Fightful will have WWE Royal Rumble coverage beginning at 6 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, January 31.