Reports of names spotted in Philadelphia this weekend during Royal Rumble weekend

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As expected, speculation of who could be surprise entrants in either the men’s or the first ever women’s 2018 Royal Rumble matches has started up this weekend.

We reported last night that WWE officially announced Roman Reigns as part of the men’s Rumble, with 12 spots remaining open as of Saturday afternoon.

The women’s Rumble also has 12 spots open.

According to new reports by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, former Impact Wrestling star EC3 (Michael Hutter) was spotted in Philadelphia today. As reported on earlier, EC3 is now free and clear from his Impact deal after finishing up at TV tapings in January.

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and newly signed WWE talents Candice LaRae and Ricochet are also in town. The Undertaker and Michelle McCool reportedly flew into Philadelphia last night as well, with McCool being rumored for the women’s Rumble.