PWInsider.com is reporting that former Intercontinental Champions Carlito and Shelton Benjamin are both in Phoenix, Arizona and will be competing in the 30 man Royal Rumble match. It was reported by many websites that both men are in Scottsdale, Arizona for an independent wrestling event for this weekend, which is less than 30 minutes from US Airways Center in Phoenix.
It is not known at this time if both men are back full-time with the WWE, but both will be in the Royal Rumble match on Sunday. Shelton Benjamin was released from the WWE on April 22nd, 2010 and has been in working in Ring of Honor and other smaller companies since. Carlito was last seen on WWE TV in May of 2010 before he was released due to a wellness violation and his refusal to seek medical help.