The 2013 Royal Rumble is less than a week away, and the excitement over the possible surprise entrants into the 30-man battle royal has the WWE universe buzzing.
According to PWInsider (h/t Wrestling Inc.), the following names are being considered for the Royal Rumble match Sunday in Phoenix:
It was recently reported that Tommy Dreamer's name was brought up in a WWE creative meeting about surprise Royal Rumble entrants. MVP and Shelton Benjamin were also discussed for the Rumble. Their names have came up a lot within the company lately. They are part of the list of talents WWE would like to bring back to help with the roster depth and attendance. The problem with MVP returning is that he's under contract to New Japan.
One team we can expect to see in the 30-man Rumble match is The New Age Outlaws - "Road Dogg" BG James and Billy Gunn.
Every year around this time, the rumors about which superstars will make their re-debut with the company or who the WWE will pull out of the woodwork whips the fans into a frenzy.
The rumors that surround the mystery entrants to the Royal Rumble are the biggest reason this show is such an annual success.
While a one night return is exciting, the WWE is hoping to get more from these stars than a one-off appearance; the company is looking for these wrestlers to make a long-term impact.