According to PWInsider.com, Booker T and Kevin Nash are both booked for tonight’s Royal Rumble as surprise entrants. Booker T had been rumored to appear since canceling his scheduled appearance at the New Orleans Comic Con this weekend. As far as Kevin Nash goes, he had been negotiating with TNA as late as yesterday about a return, but is scheduled to fly into Boston later today. Nash admitted last week that he was in talks with TNA again and TNA sources confirmed those statements.
TNA sources had also confirmed that they ended their discussions with Nash recently and Nash had finally been removed from the TNA website. The deal with WWE was finalized within the last 24-48 hours. It is interesting to note that TNA is currently in the middle of the “they” storyline that is set to culminate this Thursday on iMPACT! (and to be taped tomorrow [Monday], one day after the Royal Rumble). Both Booker T and Kevin Nash were planned to be part of the storyline, so it is unknown if they will appear at the iMPACT! tapings this week, or if they will appear at WWE’s pay-per-view tonight at all.