Tonight's opening SmackDown on FOX segment saw Kane return and talk about the Royal Rumble until Wyatt interrupted him on the big screen from the Firefly Fun House. After words between the two, the lights went low in the arena and the red light came on. The Fiend ended up appearing from a hole in the ring, staring Kane down as Kane watched from the floor. This was all a ruse as Bryan hit the ring and dropped The Fiend with a running knee as he turned around. The Fiend retreated back through the hole in the ring as Bryan continued to beat on him, coming back up with a handful of The Fiend's hair. Bryan later challenged The Fiend to a Strap Match during a backstage segment. That match was later made official by the announcers.
WWE announced Bryan vs. The Fiend for the title a few weeks back, but the stipulation was just revealed on tonight's SmackDown from Greensboro, NC.
The 2020 WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view takes place on January 26 from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
Below is the updated announced Rumble card, along with a few shots from tonight's opening segment on SmackDown:
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in the #1 spot, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Rey Mysterio, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, King Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Elias, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, R-Truth, Braun Strowman, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, 9 Participants TBA
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, 26 Participants TBA
Strap Match for the WWE Universal Title
Daniel Bryan vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c)
SmackDown Women's Title Match
Lacey Evans vs. Bayley (c)
Roman Reigns vs. King Baron Corbin
Sheamus vs. Shorty G