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Da Wolf Guy's Royal Rumble Review
Opening Video Package seemed real well, perhaps one of the best that you have ever done in my opinion and as you can guess, I liked it. All of the major players for the Royal Rumble Match seem set for it and emotions are going to be flowing tonight. Iím ready to see who is going to win the Rumble here tonight.
Wow! Totally shocked to see the WWE Championship opening us up as the opening match but now I remember you wanting to try something different. Seems that this match is not only going to be braun but also brains. Lesnar continues to target Jericho and I like him using Jerichoís hair to break the rules constantly. Lesnarís been dominating for awhile and Jericho needs to see if he can get himself back into this match. He does whenever he pulls down the ropes and Lesnar is sent flying, come on Jericho! Crossbody through the air, now that was just a sick move and now I see Jerichoís part of domination coming. Jericho goes crashing into the steel steps, thing seem to be changing in the favor of the champion now. Sunset Flip, can Jericho take the title? No. Wow that Belly to Belly Suplex sounded sick just in the way you wrote it. Seems like Jericho is starting to get back into the match, itís been competitive so far but whoís going to take the gold? Jericho is starting to feel it now, his trademark running strike knee just took place, can Jericho take advantage? Spinebuster! That changed the entire course of plans for Jericho. As expected, Jericho gets the hand up and is alive from the Bearhug from Lesnar now. Jerichoís starting to get into his normal phases, he dropkicked Paul Heyman, took down Lesnar with a dropkick and enziguri, maybe the ending of the match is coming soon for Jericho in his advantage. Nice reversal with Jericho getting a rollup from the Military Press Slam. Walls of Jericho! Now is Jerichoís time, can he take advantage of what he has to do right now? Lesnar reaches the ropes and now it seems being doomed for Jericho, what else can he do to keep Lesnar down? DDT! Lionsault! But now, Paul Heyman had to break it up, makes since considering Jericho took him out a while earlier. Heyman distracts Jericho, F-5! Lesnar could win it right here, no referee to make the count. Kick Out! Lesnar could maybe not win it here but I think he is going to. Lesnar cheats, intresting way to open the show with him using the tights to gain the win, something Iíve never seen him done. Otherwise, looks like Brock Lesnar is heading onto WrestleMania 22 as the WWE Champion.
Here comes D-Generation-X. Wow, that many people in a line to pull a little ball for the Royal Rumble? Haha, seems funny to me. Michaels and Rock confrontation, the heat is building up and WrestleMania 22 is going to be great. Nice comment from Rock kicking ass in the Rumble and HBK follows up with ďIntresting, Iím Doing the Same ThingĒ I loved that and the Royal Rumble Match is going to be great later on tonight.
Angleís making it short and sweet, heís going to get that contract signed tonight. Iím not so sure what to think but Iím guessing yes. Some violent way, Angle is going to get that contract signed and as expected, the dream match of Kurt Angle vs Bret Hart will be set and the date, WrestleMania 22, I canít wait!
Well weíre set for a little relief from the long WWE Championship Match here and now itís a Legends Battle Royal. As we can tell, Lawler doesnít want to be around that snake and I think somebodyís getting the snake tonight. Haha, King trips over a cable and the snake comes at him but he jumps the barricade. Comical match here and Roberts puts the snake on Kamala but he jumps out of the ring himself, that would have been priceless to see. Well King gets his revenge by coming in and dumping Roberts over, which was a surprising early elimination. Accidently, Duggan eliminated Neidhart, whoís next to go? Rhodes finds himself getting an elimination now and he takes out I.R.S before any damage with the brief case can be done. Yes, Roberts comes in and gets his revenge as the originator of the DDT nails a DDT in the ring on Lawler. Aw, Duggan is gone and now itís down to five more competitors. Tatankaís getting pumped up but to no avail, Jannetty takes him out for the elimination. The King is on fire here tonight and he makes another elimination right now taking out Jannetty. Lawler is looking to take it but he lowblows Animal, then just simply tosses him out and now itís down to two men. Rhodes backdrops and takes the win here tonight with the King being left to dissapoint. Right after Coachís comment was hilarious about something King is good at.
Here comes the United States Champion, JBL. Now here comes the Intercontinental Champion, Carlito. Two champions, one building, can it hold them? JBLÖĒSon, I invented coolĒ That is a comment of the night right there. I absolutely loved that line from JBL. Carlito counters back but the ending was great.
Now itís time for some World Tag Team Titles action! Wow, weíre not even underway and the rest of the Brotherhood has been banned. Seems to be the WGTT bringing out the best of the wrestling ability from Jordan and Mack tonight. Haas moves and makes the tag, here comes in my opinion the greatest part of the WGTT, Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin seems pumped up for the match, heís pulling off a lot of good moves right now. Hurricanrana from Benjamin, oh no Mack is able to kick out quickly. Here comes OJ. Jordan vs Benjamin could be a decent match as their styles could work together real well. Letís see what weíre going to get from these two. Well didnít last long as Benjamin tags in Haas. Nice move by Jordan, reversing the armlock, flipping over, nailing a armbar drag and then applying the armbar! Mack could be starting to feel it now and he could be very well using his power to his advantage soon. Brotherhood is trying their best tonight but it doesnít seem like they can get it done right now. As expected, they begin to focus on one person, Haas is going to have to try to get out of it now. Little bit of cheating now coming from Jordan, good little spot there with him making sure Haas canít get the tag. Well seems that Haas is beating down now on the Brotherhood, tag coming soon? Haas fights out, nice to see Haas nail the Superplex and can the WGTT take the win right now? Finally a tag in and here comes Benjamin. Lots of action in between with some interference adds to the match. Haas is on fire in this match, heís doing just about everything for the win here tonight. Shot to the head, could we see a title change here by cheating? YES! Benjamin breaks the count and keeps it alive. Nice to see Benjamin show off his athleticism and then we see the leapfrog. Always loved that move! Itís over Haas takes the win and now we still have the Worldís Greatest Tag Team as champions! Good little match there and it helps WGTT in their defenses and now who is next?
Haha, great little segment there and little bit of interaction between Raw and Smackdown continuing on here tonight. Even though it was short, I still liked it and the ďThatÖWasnít My FaultĒ part was a classic. Iím guessing Eugene drew 25-30? He seems real excited and Iím wondering what number he did end up getting.
Video Package adds some more to the feud and it seems like itís been a long feud which it indeed has been since around Nemesis. This is going to be one downright brutal match. Goldberg wants this over quickly, heís going for the Spear! Wow, weíre seeing a all out war with finishers being attempted everywhere here. Stone Cold is on fire here tonight, Iím totally expecting him to take the major win. Wow out of nowhere, Lou Thesz Press. Surprised to see Austin being busted open already but the bell shot would do it I guess. Goldbergís doing everything he can to do and that powerslam position to a Spinebuster sounds nice. Steel chair shot had a lot behind it if Goldberg went flying to the outside of the ring. More finisher attempts and as you said, it does indeed make sense in why they does this because this is a desperation match. Wow, Austin nailed Goldberg with the chair repeatedly and Goldberg kicks out? Thatís insane! Another spinebuster but this time coming from the Texas Rattlesnake, this has been a brutal match so far. Spear! Will Austinís career end now? NO! Glad to see you have a Spear early on and finally Goldberg nails it but Austin kicks out. Monitor shot, thatís got to hurt. Stone Cold counters the hip toss and sends Goldberg into the table, I see a change of match coming right about now. Ten atomic drops and I wonder if Austin will be able to capatilize on that now? Another spear! Wow, Goldberg is definently the major player so far in the game dissing out and taking all of the pain. Chair Shot from Austin, then Superplex, here comes another change of the tide right now. Itís a war now with fists flying everywhere. Haha, poor Chimmel! He got his ass speared by Goldberg. Well it could have been Lilian, she would have been speared and had her wrist broken by Haas. Stunner! Finally Austin is able to manage the Stunner but I donít think the ending of the match is coming now. Beer break, I expected Austin to take on sometimes during the match because it might be his last beer (but I doubt it!) Well I guess getting hit in the face by steel steps would stop your momentum too huh? Another Stunner, come on Austin take the match right now and end Goldberg for me! Goldberg cheated, lowblow! Oh well itís a Streetfight and Austin kicked out anyways. Jackhammer time? Kick to the nuts! Haha, I loved the way you worded that. Stunner, no Goldberg kicks out. Spear, Jackhammer and still, still Austin has the guts to kick out, wow he really doesnít want to retire. Another Stunner, wow Austin finally takes it here and now no more Goldberg! Very brutal and sick match, probably not as brutal as your Foley/Flair match but that canít be topped with the participants. Otherwise, a good match and could be a match of the night contender bar the Rumble.
Another WrestleMania video package! Wow, I love these things! Ric Flair as bellboy! Batista as the luggage guy! This should be a classic one. Wow Kennedy already here and I love when he pops out and screams Kennedy! Snitsky of course finds himself in there and poor Snitsky, he made Trish lose. Haha, I smirked when I saw him say legend because I knew what was coming, wonder what Orton did to him?!?!? Cheaterís room seems vicious to me, poor guys getting their asses handed to them. Rico in his hometown! Showgirl, totally expected that since he hasnít been in a commercial yet and it is in Las Vegas. Lesnar is the other baggage carrier, F-5 onto the bed! Dean wonít take no for an answer and he didnít even get an answer! Wow Austin as poker dealer. Hit Me, and Austin doesnít understand! Wow, the Rock performing but Foley blows it! Kane sets the damn place on fire, wow the ending was great. Definently one of, if not your greatest WrestleMania promos and ranks with one of my favorites, the Christian Stripclub promo.
Mysterio interview, well let me change that, Triple H promo was good. Not the best of the night but certainly was a good one. Seems that they want to take advantage of changing rosters and heading back to their former stomping grounds. Iím wondering to see who is indeed going to take the Rumble win here tonight.
Great video package outlining this fantastic journey for Angle to get the contract signed and as Angle said, one way or another, the contract will be signed tonight. Wow, getting this thing underway quickly with Hart already coming out. Hart is letting down all of his fans but Angle wonít take no for an answer. Cheap pop from Angle, heís really determined to get that contract signed no matter what it is going to take to do so. Hart certainly is showing he canít do it but Angle wants the match and will he get it? Well different type of Angle heel turn as I thought he would have attacked Hart more than grab his head? Anyways itís official as our first match for WrestleMania and things are about to be heating up with the intense Kurt Angle!
Video package shows that this feud hasnít been your typical World-Heavyweight Championship match because it is hard to use ĎTaker. Hopefully a good match will make up for the lack of build up here tonight. Cena does seem confident tonight and he wants to be the one to take out the Undertaker but can he do it? Leg Drop on the aprons by the Undertaker which is a typical move from the legendary one. Another leg drop this time being on the back of the neck, Undertaker is focusing on the neck for the Tombstone methinks. Undertaker is dominating so far and with that huge Running Body Splash, he could have taken out Cena with some air being taken out too. Iím starting to think that if Cena wins, itís going to be him gaining the momentum at the end to win. Well nevermind, Cena nails the throwback onto the challenger. Miss the charge into the corner, then a Big Boot from Undertaker and ĎTaker looks to be reeling right now. Chokeslam countered into DDT by Cena but can he pin ĎTaker? Five Knuckle Shuffle being laid down early but Cena wonít get the win here, heís going to need to attempt the F-U if he wants to end it soon. As expected, he goes for the F-U but Taker slides off. Snake Eyes! Followed by with a clothesline from Undertaker and Cena could very well lose the title here tonightÖbut I doubt it. Traditional Undertaker there with him nailing the Old School. Heís looking to start wearing down Cena now and take the title with him. Tombstone attempted but rollup by Cena, Cena made sure not to fall victim to the Tombstone. Triangle choke coming and a traditional submission move from Undertaker, can he choke out Cena now? Well Cena does break the hold and now he could have saved himself the championship. Wow, running clothesline doesnít take down Undertaker and wonder what Cena is thinking right now? Undertaker nails his patented DDT which is one of my favoritest DDTís. Just curious, what is the Freestyle, Iíve never seen of (unless you renamed it) or heard of it. STF-U but Undertaker grabs the ropes and makes sure the match continues, been a good one on one wrestling match so far. Iím surprised to see Cena nail the Spinebuster out of nowhere. Nice reversal by the Deadman with him nailing the Chokeslam after the Axe Handle attempt. Tombstone reversed but F-U, is it going to end right here? No! Undertaker kicked out from the F-U, a few select have done that before. He nails a second one, itís over and Cena is still the champion.
Here comes Captain Charisma, more buildup for Austin vs Christian! Wow I loved the sign language part, very creative! Haha Tomko being his normal ditzy self. Christian certainly told Austin tonight and this is starting to heat up. Damn Christian at the end told Austin and Iím expecting another meeting between these two, say Saturday Nightís Main Event?
Here comes a great match in my opinion, Iím pysched to see who wins and even though itís going to take awhile, itís going to be well worth it! Wow, as Tazz as JR said, these two have a history and Iím wondering if we wonít see an early elimination with these two. Both of these men are putting on a good showing to begin the night off with. Hurricanrana and Bronco Buster, Rey Mysterio is on fire here tonight. Oh wait, here comes Mr. KennedyÖ.Kennedy! Kennedy introduces himself which had to happen. Nice to see Alfonso helping his client and making sure losing is not an option tonight for Mr. Monday Night. Double Sprinboard dropkick sounds cool and now Mysterio is showing his advantage in the match tonight. Another Cruiserweight enters in Chavo Guerrero and I see him playing the cheating path tonight. Wow, Guerrero uses his brains and comes off the ropes with a Crossbody. Maybe some good Cruiserweight action is coming? Lying, Cheating, and Stealing but it doesnít work on Kennedy for Guerrero. Now Kennedyís cheating to win, wow what a Rumble this has been and will be. Kennedy is thinking smart here tonight and this alliance between himself and Chavo will break off sometimes soon. I can see it now, Snitsky eliminates someone and then he yells out ďThat Wasnít My FaultĒ Snitsky plays the big monster but RVD takes him down. If the other competitors were wise, they would be teaming up on him now. I find it funny how you have the announcerís buildup the lower mid-carders as if they actually have a chance to win this thing. Storm does seem to be on fire right now though taking down all competitors. Spin-a-Roonie! Early on by the Bookman and not wise to do. Well nevermind, clothesline from Snitsky. Mysterio is doing everything in this match and the Seated Senton proves it. 619! Early on 619 from the Human Highlight Reel but to no avail. First member of D-X entering and wow, itís Cade! Wow I see Kane must be coming back soon, funny little move there with Cade wanting to eliminate someone, maybe even himself from being scared. MorganÖSnitskyÖAn Alliance? Huh??? Well first elimination and it comes in the wrath of Snitsky and Morgan. RVD takes down Snitsky but now someoneís gotta take down Morgan. Here comes our legend, Dusty Rhodes. Hopefully a short stay is in order for the American Dream. Little bit of nostalgia though with Rhodes nailing the Bionic Elbows repeatedly and who will take the elimination for Rhodes? Well here comes the D-X Leader, Shawn Michaels. With him now in, Iím expecting Cade to jump right back into the ring. Another quick elimination with HBK nailing his patented finisher, James Storm is gone and only now will D-X start to gain their momentum. Some fond memories there from í95 with HBK skinning the cat and nice to see HBCade help him back into the ring. Masters targeting D-X? That could not be good for the young Masters here right now. Wow, Masters is about to get his ass handed to him for slapping The American Dream. Masterlock on HBK, come on letís get HBK out of the ring now. Advantage D-X with Jindrak entering. So now itís everyone against D-X, the ending of D-X could be coming very soon if D-X is not careful. Wow, I find it funny that Cade does not have a freaking clue why he is being beaten up right now. Here comes the Rabid Wolverine, a personal favorite of yourís and in my expectations, the one to win. Wow damn early elimination by Benoit taking out Morgan. Another elimination to Benoitís credit and he is on fire now! Damn, Benoit has three in under a minute right now, how is he doing this!!! Well all is not going well for the D-X clan now with HBK being the only one left until Reigns shows up. Benoit is on fire and Iím starting to wonder how many people he is going to eliminate tonight. Little bit of revenge there with Benoit dumping out Snitsky and now that is six eliminations. Low bridge and damn, another star is gone. Before it is over, there will be nobody left until somebody comes out! Great elimination there and liked it, possibly a creative and one of the best eliminations possible on RVD. Nice counter by Benoit from the headscissors to the Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker! Damn, well seems that Kennedy finds himself leaving and I must say, he had a good showing in the Rumble but nothing like Benoitís so far! And now the Rated R Superstar, Edge makes his way. Certainly going to be intresting to see the war between Edge and Benoit. Edge did good and targeting Mysterio could be good since he is tired. Wait things are about to pick up as JR would say now that The Rock and HBK are in the same ring. Itís on now, HBK taking on the Rock and WrestleMania couldnít come any earlier? Wow, Rock Bottom early on but Michaels makes sure he doesnít fall victim. Well Michaels goes for SCM but DDT from Rocky! Of course Edge has to steal the spotlight and end the war between HBK and The Rock. YEAH! Simon Dean is coming out and this could mean some comical moments in the Rumble. Well um, nevermind that damn Rey Mysterio ruined Simonís moment! Well there goes Benoit, Sweet Chin Music but he is still in, that is a positive. Surprised to see HBK gone that quick, Rocky makes the elimination and adds even more fuel to the fire than there was to begin with! HBK gets his revenge which I liked and Edge helps him! Nice to see the elimination from HBK and Edge taking out The Rock. Well Triple H certainly seems to have the control of the ring now that big names are gone and I see him dominating it very soon. I find it funny you talked about Triple H taking forever, anyways here comes a personal favorite of mine and even though he has no chance, Iím excited for London. Haha if he doesnít do something stupid! Wow, what a way to come in, Springboard Hurricanrana! Well now the war between Edge and Benoit can begin and itís going to be hard hitting. Crossface! Too bad it doesnít matter but still itís a big spot for Benoit to ware Edge down. Wow, I didnít know you had the same thing happen between both of them last year at the same time, this is insane! Londonís taking down everybody but then gets taken down by Hardy, damn you Hardy, damn you! Haha, Goldust blows gold-dust into the eyes of Triple H. Spear from Edge and this could end the momentum from Goldust tonight. Here comes a big threat in The Animal. Heís certainly going to be doing some intense power moves. Well seems that Goldust was indeed a filler for the Rumble taking the major elimination from Batista and the beast has been unleashed. Batista face to face with Triple H, now the former members are teaming together, there is a major moment to remember. Another quick elimination there and Maven is gone via his former rival Paul London. Haha, Maven is about to get his ass jumped by Batista. Poor Maven but I guess thatís what he does deserve. Kinda similar to the beatdown Hassan got in the real 2005 Royal Rumble. And the Legend Killer, he could be a shock winner if he is taken right. Wow and I thought Batista and Triple H face to face was enough, now if Flair was there everything would be complete. Mysterio takes down The Game and The Animal, wow this has been a great rumble match and a great read so far. Well Edgeís dreams have been ruined and it can all be courtesy of his current rival, Randy Orton. Good elimination there and Iím expecting somewhere down the road, perhaps SNME a match between Edge and Orton to end it all? The second half of AMW, I see him being eliminated soon though. Everybody seems to be going after Mysterio but Mysterio is finding a way to stay in the match. Whoa! A double 450 Splash and that was sick, mad props to London! The coolest superstar in the WWE is here! Oh damn, Carlito got weigh laid by Batista! Captain Charisma enters and with so many big names being gone already, he could be a major player in the Rumble. Well Orton ruins Christianís momentum by his backbreaker and Christian needs to get up right about now. YES! Mysterio is gone and all credit is given to Captain Charisma. Christian eliminates his rival and Iím excited. It was a good run though for the Human Highlight Reel, 52 minutes is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Reigns finds himself unlucky. Heís definently going to be the target of action once he steps into that ring. Harris stayed longer than I thought and he finds himself gone from Triple H. Damn, Christian got taken down by the Twist of Fate, come on Christian. And Hardy nails the Leg Drop, Christian is taking a lot of abuse so far. Haha, Carlito took advantage! Nice elimination there and Hardy pays for going up high. I loved the ďDas not CoolĒ comment by Carlito on Reigns and Batista. Certainly seems like something he would be doing. And now itís time for the US Champion, JBL to enter! Well Reigns stay didnít seem too long and he finds himself gone via a former rival of HBK and now D-X has everything going wrong for them. Well Eugene certainly did get a great number, heís number 30! Wow sick elimination there and poor London, he takes another huge bump with the Powerbomb over the ropes! Well Eugeneís stay didnít last too long either but at least he had some fun while being in there. Well Triple Hís plan goes down the gutter and it basically never even got off the ground. Carlito nails the Back Cracka, finally someone got Batista down. Triple H is trying everything he needs to do to make sure that he is able to win and he even helps the elimination with Orton. Haha, well Evolution basically never even happened there and Batista and Orton beat down on their mentors. Well sad to see JBL go but another elimination added onto the monstrous list of people Benoit has eliminated. Well Benoit seems to be getting back on fire now as he has eliminated JBL and Batista plus all of the other wrestlers he eliminated earlier. He certainly seems to be the one taking the win unless we have a surprise entrant going to win it. Itís down to four now and Iím pumped to see who is going to take the win and main event WrestleMania. Wow that would have been a nice elimination if Christian would have went flying out of the ring because of the Unprettier. Benoit makes another elimination and now itís down to three. Well I see Benoit broke the record for eliminations and now it would be a disappointment if he didnít win. Wow holy shit and Benoit goes for the Suicide Dive but it doesnít pay off, he ends up eating concrete instead. Triple H looks like heís trying to wear down Orton and move onto WrestleMania but can he do it? Wow another elimination from Benoit and this time being onto Orton, no doubt does the win go to Benoit now. Well Benoit goes for the Headbutt but Triple H misses, Benoitís got to be in wreathing pain by now. Longest Rumble I see and no surprise but here comes the Crippler Crossface! Wow nut shot, Pedigree time? But no, Benoit throws Triple H out and now weíve got Benoit moving onto WrestleMania 22. Great Royal Rumble and Benoitís time certainly seems now as heís barely done anything in this thread. Heís going onto WrestleMania now and Iím excited.
Sorry about the long delay, I've been busy for a while and with my WrestleMania being worked on too, I'm sure you understand. Anyways thanks for the entertaining read and with WrestleMania coming upon us soon, things are certainly going to be intresting.