John Cena has just announced his participation in the Royal Rumble match. The WWE superstar has made the announcement on his personal Twitter account, declaring that he will participate in the classic fight of the event. WWE has made this fact official by publishing it on its website.
In this way, another of the participants of the Royal Rumble match is confirmed. In addition to him, Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton, and Elias also announced their entries in the fight. The winner will get an opportunity for the WrestleMania World Championship, but considering his status as a free agent, he could choose to fight for the WWE Championship that AJ Styles holds or the Universal Championship that Brock Lesnar has, as WWE.com points out.
John Cena has already won previous editions of the Royal Rumble match, having emerged victorious in the 2008 and 2013 editions. Should he win, he would match Steve Austin as the fighter with the most Royal Rumbles, with a total of 3. The event will take place on January 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will feature the first female Royal Rumble.
A sunny morning on the first day of 2018. Possibilities are endless, opportunities are plentiful. Time to #EarnTheDay because on January 28th, I’m entering the #RoyalRumble match and earning a chance at history @WrestleMania! #Raw
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 1, 2018
Other Matches of Royal Rumble:
Triple threat for the Brock Lesnar Universal Championship (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane
Royal Rumble (Men)
Elias, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena and 26 participants to announce.
Royal Rumble (Women)
Naomi, Asuka, Natalya, Ruby Riot and more participants to be determined.