Konnan stated on a recent podcast that Rey Mysterio is free from his Lucha Underground contract, therefore he cannot be ruled out as a possible surprise entrant for the Royal Rumble match. Although, if he comes out at #30 instead of another wrestler that the crowd might rather see, who knows if he’ll be greeted with resounding boos like he was in 2014 when the crowd wanted Daniel Bryan.
The word going around the newly acquired Anthem sports company is that Impact Wrestling is going to start phasing out the TNA initials entirely in the upcoming months. Eventually, they will just be known as Impact Wrestling. On another note from Impact Wrestling, Dutch Mantel (formally known as Zeb Colter) is now on their creative team.
Finn Balor was in Alabama in recent days to see Dr. James Andrews. It was recently reported that Finn Balor was set to undergo medical tests this week, and he could be cleared for an in-ring return depending on the results. He is penciled in to be part of WrestleMania 33 in Orlando this April although what role he will play is not known. That being said, fans very well might see the seeds being planted tomorrow night at the Royal Rumble for whatever they have in store for The Demon.
It has been reported that Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman has been booked for house shows after the Royal Rumble. The live event for White Plains, New York on March 26th has this match-up in the promotional material, as well as Seth Rollins vs. Rusev and Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn. So much for keeping Sami and Owens apart from each other after their latest “final battle.”