WWE announced that Enzo Amore will defend the Cruiserweight Title against Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble event.
— WWE (@WWE) January 12, 2018
Cedric reacted to the news on Twitter with the following remarks:
You can't out run the inevitable….
— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) January 12, 2018
Here is the updated card for the show:
WWE Universal Title Triple Threat Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Kane vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Title Match
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
WWE RAW Tag Team Title Match
Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins vs. The Bar
WWE US Title Tournament Finals
Jinder Mahal or Xavier Woods vs. Bobby Roode or Zack Ryder or Mojo Rawley
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: 2 Out 3 Falls
The Usos vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Enzo Amore vs. Cedric Alexander.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Participants: Elias, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena, Finn Balor, Baron Corbin, 24 other wrestlers TBA.
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Participants: Asuka, Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Paige, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Lana, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Dana Brooke, 15 other wrestlers TBA. (The only women who have not yet officially declared who are on Raw or Smackdown are: Nia Jax and Dana Brooke)
The Royal Rumble will take place on January 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As always, we will have live play-by-play coverage of the event.