WWE only has four spots left in Sunday night's Men's Royal Rumble match, but it looks like they've got at least one surprise return lined up for the show. On Saturday night WrestlingNews.co uploaded a photo a Minute Maid Park (the site for tonight's show and the home of the Houston Astros) that showed the Titantron in full view from the stadium's window. The classic logo for Montel Vontavious Porter, MVP, could clear be seen as the production team ran through a test for the big screen. Porter originally wrestled in WWE from 2005-10 mostly as a midcard for both Raw and SmackDown, though he did get two reigns as United States Champion and held the WWE Tag Team Championships once.
Porter was released from his WWE contract in December 2010 and would go on to have stints in New Japan Pro Wrestling (and was the first man to hold the IWGP Intercontinental Championship), Impact Wrestling, MLW and Ring of Honor over the next 10 years. In 2019 he wrestled 22 times across 15 promotions, with his latest bout taking place on Dec. 14.
Like many wrestling stars, Porter was on the "Chris Jericho Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux" wrestling cruise last week.
Heading into Sunday night, here's the full Royal Rumble card.
- WWE Universal Championship: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (Strap Match)
- Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans
- United States Championship: Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Falls Count Anywhere)
- Shorty G vs. Sheamus
- Men's Royal Rumble — Winner gets a world championship match at WrestleMania 36 (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McInytre, Elias, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Kofi Kingston, Big E, R-Truth, John Morrison, The Miz, TBA)
- Women's Royal Rumble — Winner gets a women's championship match at WrestleMania 36 (Chralotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, Natalya, Carmella, Dana Brooke, TBA)