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Backstage News on Two Planned WWE Royal Rumble Returns, WWE Facing Major Competition

– It’s no secret that WWE is facing major ratings competition as the NFL’s Monday Night Football returns this coming week. At this past Monday’s RAW, a lot of people were asking why WWE didn’t book a major angle to set up a mega-match on Monday’s RAW to go against the NFL. Nobody had an answer.

– As of this past week, the plan is for both John Cena and Sheamus to be surprise returns at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January. One WWE source said with both of them returning on the same night, it seems doubtful that another big surprise like Jake “The Snake” Roberts would be factored into the 30-man match.


  • xXx

    didn’t that happen a year ago? oh well,

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Oh go figure, Cena makes a “surprise return” and wins… Yeah f**k that!

    Give me a Jake Roberts return over a Cena return any night of the week

  • millerj265

    Warrior wouldn’t even be willing to do the job for ANYONE on the roster, let alone allow someone to eliminate him from the rumble.

  • Dan

    Save Cena’s return for a RAW. Undertaker makes his standard return in the lead up to Wrestlemania, then have Cena interrupt it similar to how HHH did. Its a close to a heel move as we’ll likely see, but will definitely get a big reaction.

  • Matt Farrell

    So is the competition from the NFL the excuse they’re going to use to explain their lousy ratings? Lame…

  • Guest

    That would be awesome to see Warrior and Cena go at it and have him eliminate Cena.

  • d_pooch

    NOOOO! They need 1 or 2 Legends to appear in the match too! We saw Cena make a Rumble return a few years ago so that’s nothing new.

    Get Warrior and Cena in there to face off with each other. Or at the very least, Warrior and Ryback with Cena entering at a different spot in the match so he doesn’t interfere.

    DO IT!!!!!

  • Jericho Raven

    Why wouldn’t Jake Roberts come back the same night. It wouldn’t be full time anyway. Just like other years alumni pop-up all the time in the Rumble…Know it all’s….

  • StocktonJoe

    “Must-Miss” TV at it’s finest.

  • Oh good. Cena will win it, and then challenge Randy Orton for the WWE title just like I said he would. Main Event. Yay.

  • Sam Peters

    i dont think they should rush Cena back for the Rumble…Sheamus should be ok by then tho….have Cena come back after RR and challenge Taker at WM30

  • Scott Davies

    Jake would be good for a legends stand point.

  • millerj265

    lame and an easy way out. God forbid they come up with a creative way for both men to return.

  • rj27

    And the snake slithers back into the bottle.

  • Trevor Donovan Allen

    Those are not big surprise returns.. more like lame returns….