With the Royal Rumble coming up this weekend, several fans have been wondering if WWE will be introducing any surprise entrants into either of the two titular matches this year. For the men’s Royal Rumble match, some betting sites had Daniel Bryan listed as a possible entrant. However, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is claiming that Bryan has not been cleared by WWE doctors for an in-ring return as of now. He will remain working as the Smackdown General Manager on television for now. It is believed that Bryan will not be getting cleared this weekend, but he will be continuing his feud with Shane McMahon on Smackdown.
Enzo Amore was released from WWE earlier this week after he had reportedly neglected to inform WWE that he was being investigated by police for allegedly sexually assaulting a female back in October. A new wrinkle in the story has been provided by Wrestling Observer Radio. When commenting on the matter during the latest edition of the show, Dave Meltzer claimed that Amore was actually trying to get out of his WWE deal in order to focus on a new career path for himself. The former Cruiserweight Champion has expressed a desire to become a rapper. Amore has since been fired from WWE, but the results of the investigation are still pending at the moment.
One of NXT’s breakout stars in 2018 could definitely be Kairi Sane. The “Pirate Princess” was a star in Japan for several years before joining WWE last year. She made an impact immediately by winning the Mae Young Classic tournament, and she now currently competes on NXT. She had taken some time off from wrestling due to a few nagging injuries. Those injuries appear to be taken care of now though, because Sane made her in-ring return during a recent NXT live event in Albany, New York. She defeated Lacey Evans with the Insane Elbow drop in her return match with NXT. She will now be able to continue working with NXT again going forward.
The #PiratePrincess makes a surprise appearance in #NXTAlbany, but not everyone was happy to see her… LaceyEvans got a visit from The Insane Elbow!
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watching @KairiSaneWWE in action LIVE tonight was INCREDIBLE!!!! SHE EVEN DID HER ELBOW DROP!!! ???? #WWE #NXTAlbany pic.twitter.com/m0CwjLxccq
— i love you dumpster fire (@jokes316) January 26, 2018
PIRATE PRINCESS @KairiSaneWWE ! #NXTAlbany pic.twitter.com/sX6mbOIcdG
— Steve Orlando (@thesteveorlando) January 26, 2018