Initially, the belief was that we would not see Sting again until Wrestlemania rolls around, especially since he suffered some injuries while working a title match against Seth Rollins. Rumors are now floating around that the legendary WCW star might be brought in for the Royal Rumble. WWE is especially concerned with drastically declining numbers, so his presence at the pay per view might be of some assistance.
October 22, 2015
Things are still very much up in the air for Alex Riley right now. As many of you already know, he is quite upset with WWE for pulling the rug on his return to the ring at the Royal Rumble. However, a release from his contract has yet to be granted. Management also does not appear to have much interest in him returning full time as an in ring performer. His broadcasting duties have been relieved by the returning David Otunga already.
February 11, 2015
Out of all the ECW names that were rumored for the Royal Rumble this past weekend, a name that was heavily pushed backstage was the Blue Meanie. A lot of people in the company feel that he was popular enough to receive a very warm ovation from the heavily opinionated Philadelphia crowd. It would have also made sense because the former bWo member was going to be hosting a DVD release with Stevie Richards for WWE in the coming weeks.
January 29, 2015
Prior to the Royal Rumble, there was a lot of speculations that Alex Riley was going to be making his return on television as an in ring performer for the evening. Reports had it that WWE pulled him from his broadcasting duties, so that he would be free to work the battle royal as a mystery entrant. Riley was definitely backstage in Philadelphia, but management opted to remove him from the match because plans were being changed all night.
January 28, 2015
We are a couple of hours away from the Royal Rumble and a huge buzz has been created because of a simple tease on social media by The Rock, who happens to be in Philadelphia, the city hosting the pay per view. Reports are surfacing that he definitely has been in touch with WWE and an involvement tonight is on the plate. At the very least, he will be visiting backstage. However, management wants more than that from him.
January 25, 2015
Initially, WWE had plans for all three members of New Day to be involved in the Royal Rumble, with the trio possibly doing some sort of segment during the big battle royal to help Kofi Kingston avoid elimination again. However, those plans might have been shelved, as Xavier Woods is said to be suffering from some sort of injury. Management has been resting him a big. Kingston and Big E Langston could still do a segment together still.
January 22, 2015
In a sign that the long rumored and heavily anticipated match between the two is going to actually take place at Wrestlemania, Triple H has threatened Sting through a scripted online video interview. He feels that the legendary WCW star is going after the top people in WWE because he wants to remain relevant. Apparently, that will be the basis of their feud, which should be started either at the Royal Rumble or shortly afterwards.
January 21, 2015
Whenever the time comes close for the Royal Rumble, you can expect the rumor mills to be churning like crazy because of the mystery entrants tradition. This year is no exception. Two very interesting names have popped up. Reports have surfaced that Team 3D might be showing up for the pay per view. Bully Ray and Devon are both free agents, since neither one of them were able to come to terms on a contract with TNA.
January 20, 2015
Since many people are already aware that Sting has agreed to make a couple of appearances for WWE before working a high profile match at Wrestlemania, there are plenty of assumptions floating around right now that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble. As of right now, that is not the case. Management does not want him in the match because they do not want him to lose yet.
January 1, 2015