- 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 told F4WOnline 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.
- 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.