- WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler will also be working the 2017 Royal Rumble Kickoff Pre-show, according to F4Wonline.com. As noted, Lawler will be calling the thirty-man Rumble main event with Corey Graves and Michael Cole.
- As noted, WWE talents Finn Balor and Tommy End appeared at last Sunday's PROGRESS Wrestling show in Birmingham, England. Balor led a game of musical chairs for fans while End, now using the name Aleister Black in WWE NXT, lost a match to Jimmy Havoc. Below is backstage video of Balor before going out to the ring:
Behind the curtains: Finn Balor backstage moments before his appearance on last Sunday's #ThisIsProgress show!#Chapter42 #SPLX pic.twitter.com/VdAqjDCKvd— SPLX Apparel (@SuplexWrestling) January 17, 2017