When the Royal Rumble rolls around, you can be certain that several names will be mentioned as possible surprise entrants. However, one former WWE star can be officially ruled out now. Reports have surfaced that Batista will start filming Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in January. Not only does he not have the time to make a return to professional wrestling, he also has no inclinations at this point.
November 9, 2015
We are getting close to the end of the year, which means that rumors about random Royal Rumble returns start coming out of the woodwork. Rob Van Dam maintains a good business relationship with WWE, so his name has surfaced once again. The former world heavyweight champion himself added fuel to the fire by publicly stated that he was going to be making another return to World Wrestling Entertainment some day.
September 11, 2015
While it appeared a bit differently on screen, Roman Reigns claims that he was ready for the reaction that he received from the audience at Royal Rumble. He confessed to reading a lot of what the internet wrestling community has to say about him. Reigns still feels that he can win over the portion of the WWE audience that currently does not believe that he should be in the main event scene. That is his biggest motivation.
March 24, 2015
There are talks that WWE officials are looking to add an international flavor to their hall of fame induction ceremony this year. Genichiro Tenryu, one of the biggest legends in the history of wrestling in Japan, has become a rumored candidate. His international credentials alone makes him a worthy candidate, and he has accomplished a lot more than some of the performers who are already in. Tenryu has worked Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble.
February 12, 2015
There were a lot of complaints from the internet wrestling community this year about the overall quality of the Royal Rumble match. It simply did not reach the standards that were set by previous years. Some even stated that this one ranked near the bottom of the list. It has now been revealed that Jamie Noble was the person that WWE chose as the main producer for the match. Considering the complaints, things could change next year.
February 5, 2015
To the internet wrestling community, Kofi Kingston has become one of the most valuable players in the Royal Rumble every year because of his ability to come up with creative spots to avoid elimination. That was why there was so much anticipation for his participation in the battle royal this year. Fans were disappointed with the spot. Rumors have it that management overruled his idea and went with the Adam Rose the Rosebuds spot instead.
February 5, 2015
If you are one of the people who have been waiting for a Tommy Dreamer return, you are in luck. The ECW legend is making a quick comeback to work a hardcore match against Eric Young on an upcoming episode of Impact Wrestling. The segment was said to be quite bloody and brutal, as management wanted to build up Young as a serious heel. It is being said that WWE opted not to use Dreamer at the Royal Rumble because he works for TNA.
January 31, 2015
Zack Ryder is still one of the more popular stars in WWE, so his return at the Royal Rumble was quite well received, both by the fans in the audience and by the internet wrestling community. Many are still hoping to see him pushed by management, even though we have been given very little signs of that over the years. Ryder revealed to fans afterwards that his shoulder has not completely healed, so he might not be back on the road full time yet.
January 27, 2015
One of the more entertaining things that took place at the Royal Rumble on Sunday night was the return of Bubba Ray to WWE. Fans in Philadelphia, the home of ECW, absolutely ate it up, and there were plenty of positive responses within the internet wrestling community. Questions immediately sprung up about his status with the company. As of right now, the man formerly known as Bully Ray in TNA, is just signed for the one time appearance.
January 26, 2015
Some minor rumors sprung up during the week that Sean Waltman was going to be one of the mystery entrants at the Royal Rumble tonight, and some of that might have been spurned by the fact that his former DX stablemates, Road Dogg and Billy Gunn, are working the show. However, Waltman is considered quite unlikely for the pay per view because he worked an independent wrestling show in North Carolina with Matt Hardy.
January 25, 2015