Full List of Surprise Entrants & NXT Stars in Royal Rumble Match

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The 50-man Royal Rumble match officially marked the largest Royal Rumble match that WWE has ever produced in the history of the company. With the unique setting in Saudi Arabia, and with several spots still open before the match began, it only made sense that WWE would want to surprise the fans by adding a few unexpected entrants into the match. Most of the participants in the Royal Rumble match were taken from the Raw and Smackdown rosters, however, there were also quite a number of returning stars and NXT Superstars who joined the match. Below is a complete list of all of the surprise entrants involved in the 50-man Royal Rumble match (not including the previously announced Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali, Chris Jericho, and Mark Henry entrants).
The Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia saw the following surprise entrants debut in Royal Rumble the match:
– Hiroki Sumi: Sumi is a 400-pound Japanese sumo wrestler who entered the match as a complete surprise. He competed in Japan as Hishofuji before retiring in January 2017. Sumi entered the match at #7 and was eliminated by Mark Henry.

#7?? = The MONSTROUS #HirokiSumi!#WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/Nuv2wobtOt
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

– Hornswoggle: This was Hornswoggle’s first time back in a WWE ring since 2016. Hornswoggle tried his best to win the match, and he did eliminate Dash Wilder, but he was ultimately unsuccessful. After entering the Royal Rumble match as the 12th entrant, he was eventually eliminated by 205 Live star Tony Nese.

Stop EVERYTHING and watch @WWEHornswoggle shock the @WWEUniverse in Saudi Arabia by entering the Greatest #RoyalRumble Match! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/3C5g7UVZVM
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

The following names are the NXT Superstars who were involved in the Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia:

– Tucker Knight: One-half of the Heavy Machinery tag team with Otis Dozovic, Knight entered the match at #24. He eliminated 205 Live’s Drew Gulak before being tossed out of the ring by Big E.

#2??4?? = @WWENXT‘s @TuckerKnightWWE!#WWEGRR #HeavyMachinery #AllNightTuckerKnight pic.twitter.com/hZk7QwdcDZ
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

– Roderick Strong: Currently an NXT Tag Team Champion. Roddy joined the match as entrant #34 but was dumped out by Baron Corbin.

#3??4?? = The #UndisputedERA‘s @roderickstrong!#WWEGRR #ShockTheSystem pic.twitter.com/bYKr9ER5Qh
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

– Babatunde: Polish professional wrestler and former football player currently training at the WWE Performance Center. The nearly 7-foot wrestler entered at #37 and was eliminated by Braun Strowman.

#3??7?? = @Babatundewwe!#WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/kVaoJLZQVu
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

– Dan Matha: Performance Center trainee who has been helping out with WWE’s recent tryouts in Saudi Arabia. He entered at #40 before he was eliminated by the match’s eventual winner, Braun Strowman.

#4??0?? = The powerful @TheDanMatha!#WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/hqfjJdTikw
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018

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