Potential ways to book Finn Balor at the Rumble, despite his injury.
Talks about shoulder, promises to be back competing at WrestleMania, and says once he's back he's back for his title.
The above segment, except it is backstage, and then he is interrupted by John Cena who wishes him luck in his recovery. Balor wishes Cena luck in his match with Styles in return.
Cena beats Styles halfway through the PPV. Later in the PPV we see AJ and The Club standing over a beaten down Balor, in an apparent attack because Balor snubbed them at Summerslam and wished Cena luck earlier... setting up Balor vs AJ at Mania.
Balor wins the rumble. But wait! He's injured! He can't compete!
Easy. Let's see a finish nobody has ever seen before.
Number 27: Lesnar. Begins cleaning house.
Number 28: Random jobber. (Gives Lesnar more time to clean house.)
Lesnar clears the entire ring.
Number 29: Goldberg
Quick brawl with Lesnar and they eliminate each other. The ring is empty!!
Number 30: Balor. He wins the rumble without having to do anything.
I like Option 2 and 3, but my guess is we won't see Finn at the Rumble at all.