Exclusive: More on WWE’s Royal Rumble Match Plans

Nick Paglino

After speaking with several WWE sources over the weekend, WZ has learned that the company does not currently have plans to bring in any outside talent for this year's Royal Rumble match.

Unlike last year's Royal Rumble match, which featured 40 wrestlers and saw names like Booker T and Kevin Nash make their WWE returns, WZ has been told that this year's match is more likely to focus on names that are already with the company, and if there are any surprise entrants, they will likely be names such as The Undertaker, who is not considered an "outside talent."

WZ was also told that creative has been discussing the idea of potentially featuring a few FCW developmental talents in the match this year, although this has not been confirmed. It is more likely, however, if there are a few slots left in the match to fill, that WWE will go with in-house names rather than outside names making a "one-time appearance/return."

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