Royal rumble surprise 2016
WWE hopes fans will be surprised by the unexpected Royal Rumble entrants the company announced today.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced that this year’s Royal Rumble event will feature seven “mind-blowing” surprise entrants, each of whom the company then listed by name.

“You won’t believe who joins the action this year!” reads an article published today on the front page of, several weeks in advance of the event. “Just look!”

According to the article, fans will be “beside themselves with surprise” when the countdown clock buzzes to herald the entrance of the following wrestlers:

  • Scott Hall
  • The Blue Meanie
  • The Boogeyman
  • “Handicapped Hero” Gregory Iron
  • Festus
  • Mordecai
  • Colt Cabana

Speculation abounds about other wrestlers who might join the fray — Santino, Mantaur and Dirty Drake Dillon — but WWE dismissed those rumors outright, insisting “there will be no further surprises beyond what has been announced.”

Regarding the pre-announced surprise entrants, WWE urged fans: “Please act surprised.”



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