The Royal Rumble is a plentiful source of grist for the WWE gossip mill. The number of participants for the main event—30 in all—lends itself to chaos. Even in the predetermined world of professional wrestling, the Rumble still creates the illusion of spontaneity—that literally anyone, with the right amount of luck, can win the event and go on to compete in the main event at WrestleMania.
The Royal Rumble, by its very design, lends itself to surprise entrants: current roster members who recovered from injuries ahead of schedule, aged veterans who get a nostalgia pop from the crowd, or total left-field surprises, who no one knew was even signed to WWE until they appeared on the ramp. And now that there are two Royal Rumbles—a men's rumble and a women's rumble (now in its third year)—WWE fans get a double dose of this yearly, high-stakes event.
Here are all the rumors that currently circulating online. The 2020 WWE Royal Rumble will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 6 p.m. EST on the WWE Network.