Joey Styles posted the following on his Twitter today: "This year, there will be 40 participants in the Royal Rumble Match instead of 30. It will be the biggest Royal Rumble Match in history!"

As noted earlier, the WWE has changed this year's Rumble match to include 40 participants. They noted on their website that, "an unprecedented 40 Superstars will have the ultimate opportunity to realize their dream of performing in the World Championship main event match on this now aggrandized stage for the most brilliant competitors."

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