Brian Fritz of Between The Ropes radio passed on a quote from a recent interview he conducted with Chris Jericho talking about rumors of a possible WWE return including the Royal Rumble tonight: “They’re mad when I said I was planning on being on ‘Raw’ the next week after my contract ended or any of the pay-per-views. People are convinced that I’m going to be at the Royal Rumble. And the thing is, even if I was I wouldn’t tell anybody. I might be at the Royal Rumble. If I was going to be there, I wouldn’t trumpet it and tell the world. That’s not how I operate.”
Booker T and Kevin Nash have arrived in Boston, the site of tonight’s Royal Rumble PPV. Nash was spotted with jet black hair and a black goatee. As of about mid-week, WWE had not booked the Royal Rumble match yet. The feeling was that Triple H only wanted to return at the Royal Rumble if he would win the whole match. We will have coverage of the pay-per-view in about an hour.
When the disappointing preliminary numbers came in for November’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, Vince McMahon once again wanted to put an end to the Survivor Series all together, according to Dave Meltzer. McMahon is apparently feeling the Survivor Series concept is outdated, and the name is not a selling point for fans. WWE had planned to drop the Survivor Series last year, but McMahon was convinced to retain it for the fall.