John Cena will not be a part of this year's show.
It has been confirmed by WWE that former 5-time WWE United States Champion John Cena will not be competing in this year's Royal Rumble match. WWE listed Cena as "questionable" for the Royal Rumble because of a storyline injury that he suffered in a Fatal 4-Way match on RAW involving Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Finn Balor to determine the challenger to Brock Lesnar's Universal Title.
The storyline was done so that John can commit to his duties on the acting side of his career as it was announced this past Friday that Cena will be starring in a Netflix action-comedy directed by Jason Bateman.
Now that John Cena is out of the match, this is how the field of announced competitors in the men's Royal Rumble match looks:
In an update from WWE, "The Monster Among Men" Braun Strowman is replacing John Cena in the men's Royal Rumble match.
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