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By Mike Johnson on 2017-01-27 08:33:00

We are told that WWE is waiting until the last second to make decisions on whether there will be any big surprises booked in the Royal Rumble in regard to outside talent popping up. 

In regard to three rumors making the rounds for the Royal Rumble that we've been asked about in the last 24 hours, we are told Hulk Hogan is slated to be in Los Angeles this weekend.  Kurt Angle, who has been the name we get asked about the most in terms of Rumble surprises, has told TMZ there's no chance he will be in the Rumble.  Konnan has said publicly that Rey Mysterio's deal with Lucha Underground has expired, which, if the caee, would mean he's free and clear to appear in the Rumble if WWE wanted him.   The NXT roster, even trainees, are also in Texas this weekend.  We have a poll currently ongoing asking who you want to see pop up in the Rumble.  If you are a reader, click here to vote.  If you are an elite member, click here to vote.

At 9 AM Eastern, I'll be appearing on "First Thing Fairfield County" with Ken Tuccio on 95.9 FM The Fox in Connecticut for several segments to discuss this weekend's WWE Royal Rumble.   You can listen online at

There will be a lot of media appearances for WWE talent in San Antonio today.  If you catch any, feel free to send us a recap!

Channel 4 in the UK has debuted a documentary about the WWE women's division that was filmed over the summer.  We are seeking reports of that as well.  Charlotte and Sasha Banks were interviewed by The Telegraph in the UK to promote the doc at this link.

FOX Sports covered the AJ Styles-Today Show story at this link.  This has to be leading to Styles showing up on Today, right?

The following press release, touting the release of a new WWE mobile game, was issued this morning:

Scopely and WWE® Launch WWE Champions on Mobile Devices

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scopely, the leading touchscreen entertainment network, and global entertainment company WWE have launched WWE Champions, the fast paced puzzle RPG, which is now available as a free download on iOS and Android devices.

“Together with WWE, we have built a mobile experience that captures the intensity and personality of the world of WWE spanning generations of Superstars and Legends”

In the game, players build up their fantasy roster across generations of WWE Superstars and Legends to face off in the ring. WWE fans can customize their individual dream team of champions, ranging from 100 different Superstars and Legends spanning 40 years of WWE history, upgrade their skills and special abilities and ultimately customize their signature finishing moves.”

WWE Champions brings together WWE fans across mobile devices to battle for reputation, power and bragging rights in 1-on-1 and tag team matches. The action changes daily in WWE Champions, with weekly bouts that recreate Raw and SmackDown battles, monthly pay-per-view events, and the ability to recruit up-and-coming Superstars.

“WWE is constantly looking for new ways to engage our passionate fan base,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Scopely’s roster of successful and authentic branded game experiences made them the perfect partner to help bring in new WWE fans by creating a mobile experience that will appeal to consumers around the world.”

WWE Champions joins Scopely’s Hall of Fame of mobile games based on beloved entertainment brands. Scopely’s The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, YAHTZEE With Buddies and Wheel of Fortune Free Play continue to rank in the Top Games charts on both iOS and Android.

WWE Champions is available to download for free on iOS and Android here:

About Scopely

Scopely is the leading touchscreen entertainment network. With a network of more than 100 million users and seven consecutive #1 titles including Walking Dead: Road To Survival, YAHTZEE! With Buddies, and Wheel of Fortune Free Play, Scopely has built the central monetization and distribution platform to publish genre-defining hit games for casual and core gamers, working with the some of the best development partners in the world. Scopely’s success is fueled by market leading skills in game design, live services, marketing, analytics, business development, ads and more from top gaming and entertainment talent. In July 2016, Scopely closed a Series B funding round of $55 million to scale the business and execute on the company’s catalog of mobile game titles across original and globally celebrated entertainment properties. In December 2015, Deloitte named Scopely the #2 fastest-growing technology company in North America. To learn more, please visit

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

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