Three WWE Stars Excluded From Rumble, Update On Evan Bourne

— Evan Bourne said on Twitter yesterday that he is still rehabbing his injured shoulder. He is expected to return to the ring by WrestleMania.

— Former WWE star MVP is rumored to appear at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s show on Feb. 20.

— Three WWE Superstars that were advertised on for last night’s 40-Man Royal Rumble Match were ultimately excluded: Darren Young, David Hart Smith and Primo.

Nine additional slots were opened as a result (there were six open slots before the pay-per-view). The slots were filled by Kevin Nash (referred to as Diesel), Booker T, Alex Riley, Chavo Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, Hornswoggle, Randy Orton, The Great Khali and Tyler Reks.

Photo of Diesel staring down Big Show at the Royal Rumble ->