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.
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 WWE.com]
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.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
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