Several readers sent in word that video footage of Randy Orton’s attack on Vince McMahon from last week’s RAW was already edited into his Titantron entrance video at last night’s Rumble. As Jim Ross wrote in his blog this weekend, the storyline WWE is going with is that Vince McMahon suffered a concussion from Orton’s head kick.
– While Randy Orton was the final man standing after last night’s Royal Rumble, Triple H spent the most time in the ring (49:55) and tied Big Show for the most eliminations (6). For more Rumble stats, visit WWE.com.
– The word backstage was that Rob Van Dam’s appearance at last night’s Royal Rumble was a one-time appearance. While the door is open for him to make a full-time return at any time, he is currently tending to his wife’s health issues. WWE approached Van Dam about about making the cameo two days before the PPV. From reading several live reports, his appearance got the biggest pop of the night.