WWE confirmed the news on their official website less than four hours before the event - which is live on Sky Sports Box Office - that Cena will not compete in the 30-man Royal Rumble match at Link Field, Phoenix.
Finn Balor will forever go down in the history books as the first Universal Championship, even if he had to relinquish the title nearly immediately due to injury. He was lucky that The Boss did not fire him.
We should mention that Finn Balor was the first-ever Universal Champion on WWE Raw in 2016. Since Sullivan flew home a few weeks ago due to an anxiety attack and he is apparently not ready to return, the decision was to announce that he suffered an ankle injury.
With the event taking place on Sunday, WWE made a decision to tease the Indian fans in a Twitter poll whether former India skipper MS Dhoni should enter the Royal Rumble match. It was nearly after three years that he was competing in a title match at a PPV event.
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Wyatt meanwhile has been away from the ring for a while longer, you have to go back to mid-August for his last television appearance in WWE.
He injured his ribs in this process allowing Finn Balor to attack further.
The unconventional duo of Rezar & Scott Dawson will face RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable on the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show and if they can pull off a victory, will get a future championship opportunity for their team. Finn continued attacking the midribs followed by a flying move over the top rope.
He will solidify that spot by winning the men's Royal Rumble match. "I think that Bálor and Lesnar will have a better match".