Not a bad deal, right? Generico's WWF PPV debut - Brock's return - and the blow off match to a hot Pac/Kalisto feud ends in a mask match.
The mystery opponent options are the highlight in that block - probably lots of speculation about who that might be, particularly given what's coming at the end of the build (told you there was a twist).
The Dudley Boys returned to the WWF at Survivor Series to attack both the Usos and the Rhodes Brothers – the three teams will have a tables match at the Rumble – winners to go onto Mania to wrestle for the tag titles. The veteran Dudleys - multi-time ECW, IWGP, TNA, and WWF tag champs want one last ride - both the Usos and the Rhodes Brothers have some desperation, will they get another shot if this one goes by?
Over on Dark Ride, we've got a multi-tag team feud:
American Alpha - managed by Swagger
The Revival - managed by Arn
Ciampa/Gargano - managed by Noble
Nicholls/Haste - managed by Dean Malenko
And we've got video promos by a man who says he's arriving after the Rumble - Austin Aries.
Aries cuts promos on Joe - says there's another former ROH and TNA champ, Joe's not a snowflake, Joe's not a unicorn - there's another - it's him, Austin Aries, and he's coming to Dark Ride right after the Rumble.
Finally, the twist.
In the last show before the Rumble, the go-home Fight Night, right in the middle of the show, there's an unremarkable match, say Killings v. Epico.
Out of the crowd, wearing streetclothes, without any build or fanfare - he just climbs right out of the crowd and into the ring -
Is Shinsuke Nakamura.
He tells Killings and Epico to beat it. They do.
He takes a mic out of his back pocket and in broken English says...
"You...know who I am. But you don't...know why....I'm here."
Nakamura smiles - and exits out through the crowd.
That's the buzz the rest of the night and the rest of the week on the programming on WWF Network (WWF Network has daily programming, think ESPN - there's pretty much always a couple of guys arguing about something). Why did Shinsuke Nakamura - one of the great wrestlers in the world - show up in the WWF three days before the Royal Rumble?
With that extra kick - this sure feels like a show you do not want to miss.
Call your cable company. It's Royal Rumble 2016!