- Regarding The Godfather returning at the Royal Rumble, he quietly drove from Las Vegas to Phoenix to hide from fans staked out at the airports. Godfather arrived Sunday afternoon and checked into the WWE hotel before going to the arena.
- Ted DiBiase was backstage at the Rumble and should be returning from a hand injury soon.
- Chris Jericho was hidden in a bus outside until his Rumble entrance. Word backstage was that a deal was quietly made for him to work the show when WWE reached out to him for RAW. No word yet on his future with the company.
- Mark Henry was also backstage. WWE had plans in place for him to return but that didn't happen.
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