There was a pitch made to have The Blue Meanie be a surprise in the Royal Rumble match on Sunday. The idea behind the pitch was to have him come out because he’d get a good reaction from older fans and it would be a way to introduce him to newer fans since he and Stevie Richards will be hosting the upcoming ECW DVD.
There was also a pitch for Tommy Dreamer. As noted over the weekend, Kevin Dunn was never a fan of ECW so the decision was made to only use one ECW guy in the match. WWE officials feel that nobody cares about ECW anymore.