Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As we reported a few weeks ago, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, with help from his friend Diamond Dallas Page, have been campaigning for Roberts to return to WWE as an entrant in the next Royal Rumble match in 2014. Roberts noted that it would complete his "comeback."

According to reports, word in WWE is that the company is not even considering Roberts in the Royal Rumble right now, and that if they were to consider him, it wouldn't be until at least early January.

WWE officials claim if Roberts were to return to WWE for one final appearance in a Royal Rumble, it would likely be a last-minute deal, meaning he would most likely be one of the "surprise entrants" in the match.