Royal Rumble News: 2 Talents Removed, Kong's Debut?
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter-- WWE has three weeks to build to the Elimination Chamber PPV.
-- WWE Superstars Superstars Darren Young, David Hart Smith and Primo were advertised on WWE.com for last night's 40-Man Royal Rumble Match but ultimately excluded. All three were not backstage at the Rumble as they were informed last week that they had been taken off the show. Smith, however, is in Providence for tonight's RAW.
-- As noted earlier, Awesome Kong was backstage at last night's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in Boston. She teased appearing at the event yesterday on Twitter, but did not appear on camera.