The status of the Cruiserweight Championship should become clearer next week when WWE announces a general manager for 205 Live.
WWE handled Enzo Amore’s release by having Daniel Bryan begin tonight’s episode by announcing that Amore had “abdicated” the Cruiserweight title and would no longer be part of 205 Live. Bryan praised the cruiserweight division and then made the announcement that the new GM will be named next week, and their first decision will be addressing the title situation.
With the Cruiserweight title no longer on the line at the pay-per-view, Sunday’s Royal Rumble card is officially down a match. Cedric Alexander had originally been scheduled to challenge for the title.
Here’s the updated card for the PPV:
Men’s Royal Rumble match
Women’s Royal Rumble match
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match
WWE Champion AJ Styles defending against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in a handicap match
Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan defending against Cesaro & Sheamus
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defending against Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin in a two-out-of-three falls match