WWE News: Surprise Entrants Expected for Sunday's Royal Rumble Match

Drake OzSenior Writer IIJanuary 26, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

One of the best things about the Royal Rumble match is that it’s usually full of surprises. 

Like we saw at the 2011 Royal Rumble pay-per-view when Kevin Nash and Booker T made their shocking returns, you never really know who’s going to make an appearance during the match. 

Although surprise appearances are generally one of the highlights of the Rumble, there have been reports circling the Internet that state we won’t see any one-off appearances in the Rumble this year. 

As it turns out, though, that is not the case. 

From PWInsider.com (via WrestleNewz.com)

Regarding the Royal Rumble, sources indicate that there will indeed be surprise entrants in this year’s 30-man main event, despite other reports going around. 

In fact, WWE officials have been asking people within the company which stars should be brought back for a surprise Royal Rumble appearance. 

From WrestlingInc.com

WWE was recently polling employees in Stamford, CT, asking who they want to see as surprise entrants in this year's Royal Rumble. 

Not real shocking news here. 

I don’t know about you, but one of the main reasons I watch the 30-man Royal Rumble match every year is to see which star from the past will randomly show up. I sure as hell don’t watch the Rumble to see how Yoshi Tatsu will perform. 

And I don’t doubt that others feel the same way. 

While superstars who return during the Rumble are generally only doing so for a one-off appearance, it’s still cool to see Booker T do the spinaroonie or Nash have a staredown with Big Show. It’s not really going to lead anywhere, but it’s basically harmless. 

I pop big-time when one of my favorite stars gives me a blast from the past, but I don’t want to see too many legends in the match. 

We certainly don’t want to see legend overload, especially if it means that a bunch of current main roster stars don’t get the opportunity to participate in the Royal Rumble. 

Sure, the lower-card workers don’t have any real shot at winning it, but they bust their butts for the company all year long and should be rewarded with a spot in the match, even if it only lasts 30 seconds.


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