Sheamus vs. Shorty G, Lacey Evans vs. Bayley, Strap Match Added To WWE Royal Rumble, Updated Card

Two matches have been made official for the WWE Royal Rumble.

First, Sheamus vs. Shorty G will compete in a singles bout at the event. Sheamus returned to WWE SmackDown on Jan. 3, laying out Shorty G with the Brogue Kick. On Tuesday's episode, Shorty G and Sheamus got into a backstage brawl. The Royal Rumble match became official later in the night.

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Also made official for WWE Royal Rumble is a SmackDown Women's Championship bout between Bayley against Lacey Evans. Evans picked up a non-title victory over Bayley on Tuesday's SmackDown.

Finally, a strap match stipulation has been added to the Universal Title bout between Daniel Bryan and 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt. Bryan issued the strap match challenge to Wyatt on SmackDown and the match was made official later in the night.

Here's a look at the updated card for WWE Royal Rumble.

Women's Royal Rumble Match
1. Charlotte Flair
2. Nikki Cross
3. Alexa Bliss
4. Sarah Logan

Men's Royal Rumble Match
1. Brock Lesnar (entering #1)
2. Roman Reigns
3. Rey Mysterio
4. Ricochet
5. Randy Orton
6. AJ Styles
7. Erick Rowan
8. Drew McIntyre
9. Elias
10. "King" Baron Corbin
11. Dolph Ziggler
12. Otis
13. Tucker
14. Rusev
15. Bobby Lashley
16. Aleister Black
17. Buddy Murphy
18. Kane
19. Braun Strowman
20. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Universal Championship - Strap Match
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

WWE Raw Women's Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka

WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans

Roman Reigns vs. "King" Baron Corbin

Shorty G vs. Sheamus

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