The Rock? The Undertaker? John Cena? Who might we see surprise us at the 2023 Royal Rumble?

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The Royal Rumble is almost here. Could we see a number of surprise entrants?

Here, DAZN looks at who might make an appearance.

John Cena 


Will the two-time winner make an appearance? John Cena has been linked to showing up at Wrestlemania later this year, but could he get the ball rolling at the Royal Rumble? A likely meeting with Austin Theory is the type of programme that Cena could sink his teeth into, and that storyline could be massively developed at the January showpiece. 

The Rock 

The most electrifying man in sports entertainment is always speculated to return to wrestling during Wrestlemania season. A contest between ‘The Great One’ and Roman Reigns is the biggest money-making match available in wrestling and if we’re to see it this year at Wrestlemania then The Rock will surely have make an appearance at the Royal Rumble.  

Steve Austin 


After making a triumphant return at last year’s Wrestlemania against Kevin Owens, has Steve Austin got the hunger to do it all again. A three-time winner of the Rumble, could Austin make it four victories with a return that would send the crowd crazy? 

Jay White 

A frequent star on AEW television over the last 12 months, could Jay White make his WWE bow before his NJPW exit is confirmed? White has a big decision to make over the coming months but if circumstances allow it, a debut at the Royal Rumble could be the perfect way to begin his WWE career. 

Nia Jax 

Numerous wrestling reports have stated that Nia Jax could be in line for a shocking return at the Royal Rumble. The former Women’s champion has largely been absent from the industry since leaving WWE in 2021. Could we see her make a big return in the Women’s Royal Rumble? 

The Undertaker 

Recently seen endorsing Bray Wyatt on the recent Raw anniversary, is The Undertaker’s return a temporary one or could he stick around longer? The Undertaker won the 2007 Royal Rumble and he’s contributed many memorable moments at the event. Does he have it in him to deliver one more? 

Trish Stratus 

One of the most legendary female performers of all time, Trish Stratus is regarded very highly by the WWE, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her make a Royal Rumble cameo. The Canadian star receives an enormous response whenever she appears and a surprise entry in this year’s event would be no different.  

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