– Hideo Itami has been out of action since October due to a neck injury via a botched spinning powerslam from Riddick Moss. He recently tweeted out this tease:
See you soon. @WWENXT
— Hideo Itami / 伊丹英雄 (@HideoItami) February 4, 2017
– According to F4WOnline.com, one of the main reasons why Roman Reigns was in this year’s Royal Rumble match was to setup his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33.
As to why Reigns entered the match at #30, it’s being said WWE wanted Randy Orton’s Rumble win to get the biggest possible babyface reaction it could get, so they used Reigns in the #30 spot. WWE knew that having Reigns enter at #30, which is sometimes used for big Rumble surprise names or returns, would draw a lot of heat from the fans, which in turn would help Orton get a babyface reaction when he eventually won the match when he finally eliminated Reigns.