Hurricane & Santino Pulled From Sunday's Rumble Match


Both The Hurricane and Santino Marella have been removed from Sunday’s Royal Rumble match, while as noted earlier, Matt Hardy and Chris Masters have been added. Thus far, 24 participants have been announced.

It should be noted that R-Truth has not yet been officially added to the Royal Rumble match.

Here is the updated card:

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Raw: Big Show, Carlito, Chris Masters, Cody Rhodes, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, MVP, Shawn Michaels, Ted DiBiase, The Miz and Triple H

SmackDown: Batista, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Kane, Matt Hardy and The Great Khali

ECW: Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder

It was also announced on Friday that Michelle McCool would defending her WWE Women’s Championship against Mickie James at the event.

Matches announced thus far include:

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Undertaker (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

WWE Championship Match
Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton

ECW Championship Match
Christian (c) vs. Ezekiel Jackson

WWE Women’s Championship Match
Michelle McCool (c) vs. Mickie James