Rusev To Defend US Title Against Shinsuke Nakamura At WWE Royal Rumble, Updated Card

A United States Title rematch is set for the WWE Royal Rumble as Rusev will defend against former champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

The bout was announced on Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live. Rusev defeated Nakamura on the Dec. 25 episode of SmackDown to win the United States Title. The following week on SmackDown, Nakamura ruined a Rusev Day celebration, injuring Rusev's wife Lana during the attack. You can view the segment in the video above.

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WWE Royal Rumble is set for Jan. 27 from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a look at the updated card.

Men's Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30 entrant), Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Kalisto, Finn Balor [Balor still listed as a participant on]

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, Mickie James [Banks still listed as a participant on]

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 United States Championship
Rusev (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura


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