- Bad News Barrett says he's given up his spot in the 30-man Royal Rumble match. The following is from Twitter:
I've given up my spot in this year's #RoyalRumble to make way for a WWE legend. It's top secret, but just between us, here's a clue: Voodoo.
— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) January 24, 2014
- The wedding of Jimmy Uso and Naomi was mentioned on this week's Smackdown. The couple was married last Thursday in Hawaii and footage was filmed for Season 2 of Total Divas.
- Michael Cole wasn't at Tuesday's Smackdown taping from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was replaced by Josh Mathews on commentary. This is also why Renee Young conducted this week's kayfabe Triple H interview that ran on Wednesday. The interviews are filmed backstage at Smackdown on Tuesdays.
- Mark Madden interviewed Paul Heyman at this link.