Rumor On A “Big Surprise” For Royal Rumble, 5-Year Anniversary Of CM Punk’s Last Wrestling Match

Royal Rumble

— Tomorrow night, The Road to WrestleMania travels through Phoenix as WWE presents Royal Rumble 2019, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on WWE Network, with a special two-hour Royal Rumble Kickoff beginning at 5 ET/2 PT on WWE Network as well as, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. WrestleVotes, who has broken WWE stories in the past, claimed ahead of the show that a “big surprise” could be in store.

In a tweet, WrestleVotes said, “A ‘big’ surprise may be in the plans Sunday at the Rumble, one that’s being kept from nearly everyone.

“However, I’m not going to leak it.

“Two reasons, 1. If it happens, everyone should have a genuine reaction to the moment & 2. WWE doesn’t even know if it’s going to work out yet.”

WrestleVotes appeared to suggest that WWE is trying to thrash out a deal for a big star to appear in the hotly-anticipated Men’s Royal Rumble Match. The Twitter account, however, has emphatically ruled out one major name.

The account wrote, “And this has nothing to do with Kenny Omega.”

Omega’s contract with New Japan Pro-Wrestling is set to expire, but reportedly not until January 31.

WrestleVotes also claimed on Friday that there has been talk of Bray Wyatt, Kurt Angle, and Velveteen Dream appeared as surprise entrants in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

— Today is the five-year anniversary of CM Punk’s last wrestling match, which was competing in the 30-Superstar Royal Rumble Match at Royal Rumble 2014.

Kane, who had authority over Punk as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s “Director of Operations,” made Punk the first entrant in the contest after multiple altercations. Near the end of the match, Kane, who was already eliminated earlier by Punk, eliminated Punk from the outside and nailed him with a chokeslam through the announce table.