If you haven’t read the Smackdown taping results yet for this week, the formerly “fired” workers competed in qualifying matches for Sunday’s 30-man Royal Rumble match.
Dolph Ziggler and Ryback qualified, while Erick Rowan lost his qualifier to his former tag team partner Luke Harper.
The matches will air on this week's episode of WWE Smackdown Thursday on SyFy.
Here are the announced entrants for Sunday’s Royal Rumble:
Bad News Barrett
By our count, that’s 11 spots that remain open.
Ziggler and Ryback were always expected to be included in the match, which is one of the reasons many felt it was silly to “fire” them on television.
We have the rest of the Royal Rumble card available at this link.