Original Plans For AJ Styles' WWE Royal Rumble Elimination, NXT To The UK?, Styles - Gallows Figures

- The original plan for the 30-man WWE Royal Rumble main event this year was to have Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose eliminate AJ Styles. The plan was changed to Kevin Owens, which worked out better as WWE officials didn't realize the kind of reaction Styles would get going into the show, and it was better for Owens to be responsible for his elimination.

- There have been teases in the UK of another WWE NXT tour this June.

- In a move that probably has Vince McMahon upset, AJ Styles and Doc Gallows both had signed deals with Figures Inc. toy company for action figures, which are scheduled to be released soon, before their official WWE figures. You may remember last year when Figures Inc. was set to beat WWE on releasing a Kevin Steen (Owens) action figure. That had Vince furious and the Styles figure is even worse as he's using his own name in WWE.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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