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Ahead of tonight’s Raw, WWE announced a new entrant for the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble match.

WWE posted a video on Monday where Jeff Hardy declared that he’s entering this year’s men’s Royal Rumble match. Hardy said he’s done a lot of things in his career, but one thing he hasn’t done that he wants to do is win a Royal Rumble.

Hardy defeated his rival Elias on Raw last week. Elias initially claimed to have a debilitating thumb injury and said Hardy would have to face Jaxson Ryker instead. Ryker quickly defeated Hardy due to a distraction by Elias. Ryker rolled up Hardy while holding onto his pants for extra leverage. Hardy then challenged Elias to face him and said Elias was afraid that people would see that Ryker is better than him.

The Royal Rumble is taking place on Sunday, January 31. Here’s the updated list of announced entrants for the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches:

Men’s Royal Rumble entrants —
Daniel Bryan
United States Champion Bobby Lashley
AJ Styles
Randy Orton
The Miz
Jey Uso
Jeff Hardy
Women’s Royal Rumble entrants —
Nia Jax
Women’s Tag Team Champion Charlotte Flair
Bianca Belair
Mandy Rose
Dana Brooke