- WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart made a cameo at Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view during a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. Hart told Del Rio that he's like a Mexican Bret Hart and gave Ricardo Ridriguez a pair of his signature shades.
- Mark Henry was backstage at the Royal Rumble but as not used, despite talk over the weekend that he could appear in the Rumble match.
Ted DiBiase was also backstage at the Rumble and will be returning from a hand injury soon.
- Shelton Benjamin and Carlito did not return in the Rumble match, despite rumors that they would. They both stayed at the WWE hotel in Phoenix, which fueled the speculation, but they would up just being in town to work an indy show on Saturday night.
(Partial Source: PWInsider.com)