- EVOLVE announced today that former WWE NXT Superstar Sami Callihan (Solomon Crowe) will return their promotion in Orlando, Florida during WWE Royal Rumble weekend. More details will be revealed soon.
- WWE taped the following matches for tonight's SmackDown:
* Ryback vs. WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match
* Titus O'Neil vs. Tyler Breeze
* The Lucha Dragons vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) in a non-title match
* Becky Lynch vs. Brie Bella
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens