Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

-- While it's assumed that a lot of Zack Ryder's current push comes from officials being impressed by what he's done on his own, it's said that CM Punk is mostly responsible. Punk has went to WWE management on numerous occasions and told them to get behind Ryder.

-- As things stand right now, Kevin Nash will not be a part of the 2012 Royal Rumble. As noted earlier, Nash is booked for two non-WWE events during the weekend of the Royal Rumble. Nash is being advertised as part of Fight the World's show on January 27th in Long Island, New York as well as January 28th in Elmhurst, New York for a meet & greet and autograph signing.

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