Some last minute replacements were added to Royal Rumble 2014. Initially, Xavier Woods and Wade Barrett were given spots in the big match, but WWE officials decided to remove them and replace them with JBL and El Torito instead. The feeling backstage was that the fans would react better to those the latter two performers.
Batista won Royal Rumble 2014 by eliminating Roman Reigns in the end. Other contestants during the match were Alberto Del Rio, Alexander Rusev, Antonio Cesaro, Big E Langston, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, El Torito, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Goldust, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, JBL, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, R Truth, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Sheamus and the Miz.
To play up their story line, El Torito posted a tweet, where he shows his affection towards WWE announcer Renee Young.
Former WWE star Orlando Jordan has been running a wrestling school in Australia, where he personally trains some of the performers.
Orlando Jordan, who is openly gay, married a woman in Australia a couple of weeks ago.
Orlando Jordan was not happy with the direction that his character was taking, so he contacted TNA officials to ask if more could be done. Since the company did not have a plan that he liked, Jordan requested his release, and it was granted shortly thereafter.