As we noted over the weekend, Victoria (Lisa Marie Varon) was one of the names rumored for the women’s WWE Royal Rumble match. Victoria’s name was flashed on the big screen during production tests on Saturday.
PWInsider confirmed that the company tried to bring in Victoria and Melina for the Rumble. There is no word on why that did not happen. Melina has been working for the NWA and she worked their tapings in Atlanta this weekend so that might be why she wasn’t able to appear.
In other Rumble news, WWE caught up with Santina Marella after her appearance at the Rumble. There was talk backstage that the Santina appearance was in place of Victoria.
In other Royal Rumble news, Matt Hardy noted on Twitter that he was home in Cameron, North Carolina during the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Hardy has a few weeks left on his WWE contract. He will be a free agent as of March 1st.