– Below is the WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff pre-show video for tonight. WWE has not announced any Kickoff matches as of this writing, but you can click here to keep up with our live Rumble coverage throughout the night. The Kickoff panel features Kayla Braxton, Peter Rosenberg, Kevin Patrick and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
– It was announced during the Kickoff pre-show that tonight’s Royal Rumble event will open with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Bobby Lashley. You can click here for our live coverage and Viewing Party for The Rumble.
8:05pm UPDATE: WWE is actually opening the Royal Rumble with Seth Rollins vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in an apparent change of plans.