WWE source claims the company is “more than pleased” with 2023 Royal Rumble surprises

As announced during the January 16th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, Cody Rhodes confirmed that he will be returning to action in the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble match. In regards to why Cody’s return wasn’t kept as a surprise, Twitter account @WrestleVotes noted the following…

“Asked a source the reasoning behind Cody’s Rumble return being announced as opposed to a surprise… Source said it’s twofold, one being that nearly everyone expected it to happen already & two, source states they are ‘more than pleased’ w/ the other surprises that are lined up.”

As on January 19th, 11 out of the 30 men’s entrants have been announced and only 4 out of the 30 women’s entrants have been announced which leaves many potential surprise spots open.