Here are some backstage news and notes from the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble PPV: 

* Jey Uso did not appear in the men’s Royal Rumble match as advertised and Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com is reporting that Uso was not even backstage. Uso has been off television in recent weeks and there has been no reason given as to why.

* Mike Johnson noted that Victoria’s appearance in the women’s Royal Rumble match was said to be a one-off appearance for now. 

* WVLT.tv is reporting that Kane, who was said to be booked for the Royal Rumble match at the last minute, is donating his Royal Rumble appearance fee to the TCAT Knoxville Scholarship Fund. 

* Twitter account @WrestleVotes noted the following regarding the Royal Rumble’s backstage atmosphere:

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