The tweets between Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler this week are actually their set up for their WrestleMania match this year. That is the actual plan for both men.
As noted on Tuesday, the spot with Titus O’Neil in the Royal Rumble where he was eliminated in 4 seconds by Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns was actually supposed to be a one second spot but it was mistimed. Vince McMahon was said to be furious over it because it was supposed to be the only spot in the match that was supposed to be timed perfectly.
WWE contacted Chris Jericho on January 19th about appearing at the Royal Rumble. Jericho has noted before that he does not want to wrestle on TV and just wants to do house shows during this current run with the company. The reason being is that when he returns to TV then it’ll be a bigger deal. If he came back during the Rumble then it wouldn’t mean so much since he was just on TV a few weeks ago.
Alex Riley was told that he was going to be in the Rumble but was then replaced.