Historically, WWE will bring back former stars and legends for the Royal Rumble. Although the company did that for the women’s bout, they stayed away from relying on legends and NXT stars this year for the men's match.
As previously reported, WWE considered using Sean Waltman for the men’s bout, but decided against it.
Rob Van Dam told SportsKeeda that he was on standby and even had ring gear ready in case WWE called him to work the bout. He added that he has a few matches booked this year that won’t be televised.
“I let the WWE know that I was available if they wanted…needed me for the Royal Rumble, and I was on standby with a brand new outfit feeling great, in a great condition. In the end, they did not call me in, but it could happen anytime. I don’t have any plans for it, but I would consider any situation from any company. I would definitely consider it. If it’s right, it’s right.”
You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 23:57 mark):
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