"For the record, Batista's a sweet guy with an incredible story of perseverance and hard work. He's one of the good guys."
- former WWE star Zach Gowen defending Batista
The record for most elimination in the Royal Rumble belongs to Kane, who once took out eleven performers. There are talks that Roman Reigns could be given the distinction of beating that tonight at Royal Rumble 2014. He is expected to be pushed heavily during the match.
Jim Neidhart set a shot put record for California high schools that stood firm for twelve years before someone else broke it.
Michael Cole will not be on commentary for Smackdown this week. Instead, JBL will be joined on television by Josh Mathews. No word yet on why Cole did not work the event, but there does not appear to be any backstage heat from WWE towards their long time commentator.