There were some late changes to the Men’s WWE Royal Rumble match last night.
Tucker and Otis were originally supposed to be in the match but they were pulled, for some reason. Otis made an appearance outside of the ring to do a spot with Mandy Rose.
Rusev and Bobby Lashley were pulled from the match and it was announced that they got into a fight backstage and would not be cleared to compete.
Kane was originally scheduled to be in the Rumble but those plans changed and there as no mention of why Kane was not in the match. You may recall that last week Kane talked about his history in the Rumble. WWE.com was teasing that Kane was going to step in the Rumble match this year but that ended up not happening.
Dave Meltzer reported that Cain Velasquez was told that he was going to be in the Men’s Rumble match but whatever plans they had for him were changed.