In the recent edition of SmackDown Live, the combat between the United States Champion Rusev against Shinsuke Nakamura was confirmed for Royal Rumble PPV. The announcement occurred in the course of the program and would mean the rematch between both competitors.
The weekly episode of SmackDown was full of surprises, one of which was the announcement of the rematch between Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura. Both can settle accounts in a title fight that will take place in the next PPV of the company. Nakamura and Rusev have been in an intense rivalry for weeks, involving even the wife of the Bulgarian, Lana.
The WWE Royal Rumble will be held next Sunday, January 27 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to this match, Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, the traditional masculine and feminine matches of the event, among others.