Here are some more Royal Rumble news items:
- The announced attendance for tonight’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view was 16,685. The show was a legitimate sellout.
– Among the names backstage at the Royal Rumble in Detroit were “Cowboy” Bob Orton, Umaga and Evan Bourne.
- Jimmy Wang Yang beat Paul Burchill in a dark match prior to the show going live on PPV.
- Randy Orton, the winner of tonight’s 30-Man Royal Rumble match, entered as the eighth participant and was in the match for 48 minutes and 27 seconds.