— James King sent this in: I just got in the building and the stage looks pretty much the same as last year. The ladders are all ready set up and the World Heavyweight title briefcase is hanging above the ring. Also the upper deck is tapped off in the hard camera side and the opposite end from the stage.
— We can now confirm that North Carolina based wrestler, K.C. McKnight, has signed a developmental wrestler with WWE. McKnight, an eight-year veteran, has competed for for the Myrtle Beach-based independent league Midnight Mayhem and appeared in Japan for Pro Wrestling Zero 1. As noted earlier, Ryan Collins has also signed a developmental contract.
— As noted earlier, the site of Sunday night’s WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, will host the Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Ticketmaster.com started a pre-sale Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. PST. The presale password is “RUMBLE.” It can be used to buy tickets for the January event via Ticketmaster or at the arena box office. The pre-sale runs through Friday, after which the general sale begins.