The feeling of WrestleMania was in the air tonight with Mr. WrestleMania himself, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker backstage at Monday Night RAW in New Orleans.
Michaels was present to advertise his upcoming feature film release, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, which will be coming to a theater near you on January 20th. After being interrupted by Rusev, he’d end up finding himself right smack in the middle of the ‘Bulgarian Brute’ and Jinder Mahal versus Enzo and Big Cass program. HBK would even stick around to deliver a super kick to Rusev outside of the ring during a singles match between Mahal and Cass. The Undertaker, well, he had some more serious business take care of.
After making his way to the ring to save Mick Foley’s job (we won’t even get into that storyline) ‘The Dead Man’ declared entry into this years Royal Rumble match. Taker joins Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, all three members of The New Day, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Chris Jericho and Baron Corbin as the 10th man to declare entry into the 30 man elimination match. In a what will certainly go down as a foreshadowing segment of sorts, Strowman was shown watching Taker’s return to RAW backstage on a television set.
Here’s a look at the 2017 Royal Rumble card as it stands tonight:
Universal Championship Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns (Chris Jericho will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage)
WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena
RAW Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Bayley
2017 Royal Rumble Match
The Undertaker + 20 other superstars TBA