-- Wade Barrett wrote on his Twitter that The Godfather would be a surprise entrant in this year's Royal Rumble match. "Just heard from my good pal Papa Shango," he wrote. "He tells me he has one of the guest spots in this year's Royal Rumble match. Great news."

-- WWE.com has an article with advice from Shawn Michaels, who won the 1995 Royal Rumble despite being #1, to The Miz about being #1 in the Royal Rumble match. "It never really looked like being No. 1 was not something you wanted to be," Michaels said. "I recognize that you've got longer to go, and you've got to face everybody and endure to the end, but I saw that as a badge of honor." You can check it out by clicking here.

-- Just a reminder that we will be providing live coverage of Sunday's PPV here at WrestlingINC.com.

-- You can check out a preview for The Royal Rumble below:

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