WWE's Royal Rumble 2024, a spectacle filled with high-octane matches, recently concluded with both excitement and surprises. The event commenced with the exhilarating women's Royal Rumble, followed by a nail-biting Fatal Four-Way Match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
The United States Championship bout added to the fervor, and the evening culminated with the eagerly awaited 30-men Royal Rumble. Amidst the electrifying atmosphere, several marquee returns, including Naomi and Andrade, captivated fans.
However, a report from Fightful Select reveals an intriguing behind-the-scenes aspect: several current and former WWE Superstars were in attendance but surprisingly not featured in any of the matches. Among these was the legendary Undertaker, a renowned figure in the wrestling world and the 2007 Royal Rumble victor.
His presence, yet absence from the ring, has sparked considerable discussion among fans and analysts alike.
Stars Absent at Rumble
WWE Hall of Famer Titus O'Neil, another notable wrestler, was present but not featured in the event.
O'Neil, known for his participation in multiple Rumble matches, was a missed presence in this year's lineup. Similarly, 12-time champion Xavier Woods and his New Day teammate Big E, who has been away from WWE television since March 2022, were also in attendance but not part of the event.
Their absence was felt, particularly by fans anticipating Big E's return to the 30-men competition. Other wrestlers such as Blair Davenport, Johnny Gargano, Julius Creed, Brutus Creed, Akira Tozawa, Chad Gable, and Otis were also present in Tampa but were notably absent from the night's action.
Additionally, wrestling icons like Steve Keirn, Gerald Brisco, Brian Blair, Mike Rotunda, and Marti Funk graced the event, primarily engaging with the media. Charlotte Flair, in a knee brace, was also backstage supporting her husband Andrade.
Amidst these revelations, renowned wrestling journalist Bill Apter expressed his desire to see The Undertaker make a grand appearance at WWE WrestleMania 40. The Wrestling Time Machine, Apter suggested that The Undertaker could potentially deliver his iconic chokeslam to an opponent, possibly Grayson Waller.
The anticipation for The Undertaker's potential involvement at WrestleMania 40 is high among fans, with many eager to witness what the WWE has in store for the legend's possible return.