Lashley/Royal Rumble, More Backstage Rumble News

Ryan Clark

According to reports from inside Madison Square Garden, last night the company ran two music videos on the screens in the building. One was video highlights of last yearâ<80><99>s WrestleMania 23 (footage that included Bobby Lashley) and another was a tribute video to Ric Flair.

As we have been reporting, WWE had a heavy presents in New York City over the weekend. Beth Phoenix and Brian Kendrick did an autograph signing yesterday morning which drew close to 350 people according to Mike Johnson. The final AXXESS event was an appearance by Ric Flair which drew 600-800 people.

The five unannounced Royal Rumble match entrants were ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero, â<80><9c>Rowdyâ<80> Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, Elijah Burke, and John Cena.

WWE announced that there were 20,798 fans at last nightâ<80><99>s Royal Rumble pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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