– Bad News Barrett announced at last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings that he will be in the Royal Rumble match.
– WWE NXT Diva Emma worked last night’s SmackDown tapings, once again appearing in the crowd with her “#Emmataining” sign.
– WWE had Eva Marie, The Bella Twins and Aksana each announce a match at last night’s SmackDown tapings. Eva Marie went first and the audio cut out on her. A fan in attendance speculated this was for Total Divas until Aksana came out to announce a match. It’s possible that Aksana may be added to the cast of Total Divas as it was reported back at the end of last season that WWE was considering adding new Divas to the show.