There's a lot going on backstage and whatever is planned at the moment for tonight's WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view could change throughout the afternoon.
PWInsider is reporting that Vince McMahon is taking a "tight look" at tonight's show and he has meticulously changed a lot of different aspects of the Rumble matches. It was noted that McMahon has changed several things, including who will come out first and which talents will be involved at the end of the Rumble matches. WrestlingNews.co reported earlier this week, via a WWE source, that Austin Theory was in the plans to be involved with the final 4 or 5 competitors towards the final minutes of the Men's Rumble match.
PWI also noted that there's been talk of adding competitors into the Men's Rumble matches who are already booked for other matches on the show but it's not 100 percent confirmed that this is the plan because creative was said to be going back and forth on this last night and this morning.
It was also noted that an idea was pitched to have Brock Lesnar enter the Royal Rumble. On the surface, that would imply that Lesnar will lose the WWE Championship, and having him enter the match sets him up to win and then challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Title, thus putting things back on course before things got shuffled earlier this month at Day 1.
Also, it was noted that there's a big push for Randy Orton to go far in the Rumble since the show is happening in his hometown. There was another pitch to have both Riddle and Orton get far in the match together with the idea of teasing what could happen if they have to fight each other.
PWI also noted that WWE is still working on the plans for the Women's Rumble and there was another run-through today after the one from yesterday.
As always, plans can still change until showtime and everything depends on what Vince McMahon wants.