In an update on Christian’s status with the WWE following his surprise appearance during last night’s WWE Royal Rumble Match, his first official in-ring action since 2014, a report from Mike Johnson of notes that the belief is that Christian will be working a part-time schedule for the company, is expected to make future appearances, but that as of 4pm Eastern time, was not scheduled to appear on tonight’s WWE RAW.

The report adds that the word making the rounds backstage after the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view was that Christian was officially secretly cleared a week before the Royal Rumble pay-per-view after he made a visit to Pittsburgh and that until shortly before he began to warm up for the surprise appearance, had kept the secret of his return quiet from everyone backstage beyond a very small amount of people who were aware of the surprise ahead of time.