Former WWE executive Pat Patterson was backstage at the Smackdown taping in Tampa, Florida and reportedly took part in the pre-show production meeting. With the Royal Rumble just around the corner, a lot of workers noticed the timing of his appearance, since he is the creator of the match. Whether he’s going to lending a helping hand with laying out the match, remains to be seen. Patterson retired from his position with WWE at the Taboo Tuesday PPV.
Also visiting backstage at the Smackdown taping were Dory Funk Jr., Bryan Adams, Mideon and The Cuban Assassin Fidel Sierra as well as all the others listed in previous posts.
Former ECW star New Jack was not backstage at the Smackdown taping.