Wow so I am hyped up by this big time. Funny to see the Royal Rumble in MSG. Good choice. I actually went to the 2008 Rumble, and it was a lot of fun, hopefully this one is a lot of fun too.
Great opening l loved how you associated all the superstars pretty much with their own phrases and stuff very well done. I even like the gif you placed at the end.
Glad to see you have the New York crowd rowdy already with chanting Bourne’s name. Much like the real NY fans are usually very rowdy. Anyway the match itself had a lot of near falls the pin that Bourne threw himself forward you had me nervous with saying new champion. Anyway Sweeney getting involved was expected all though I’m not a huge fan of the face getting the win like that. But I’m glad to see Bourne pick up the victory.
Wow it’s amazing that long time friends like Christian and Edge one of them would doubt the other in this case Edge. I don’t know if he was playing around with him or not, but still best friends usually encourage each other, not doubt each other. Once again Katie Lea comes in who knows what that is about.
Wow seven minute diva match. I have no idea why I picked Mickie kind of regret that since I never really liked her however McCool winning. When you say hook the tights do you mean like hold them for extra leverage? I feel it would be weird for her to have both hand full of tights and second rope. I mean she’s lengthy but that seems to be hard to do that all at once. Anyway glad to see McCool win.
Good to see Magnus get some time. Forgot maybe he could be in the Rumble? Anyway with the way Katie Lea sounded in this promo, I feel like she is going to turn on her brother.
What an epic promo from Swagger. I like the recap from Matthews considering I have completely forgot what has been going on with Swagger. I even like Cole with his whole muttering in the background during the promo.
Some good spots in this match always got to love Christian doing the frog splash. I’m glad that you did have Magnus come down to help Burchill after all it is triple threat where anything can go but once again I am not a fan of the face being the benefiter of cheating, which is the second time of the night. I guess I would have liked in more in this match rather than the U.S. title match since we knew this was coming soon, because this has been brewing for weeks and weeks now. Anyway Christian still champion I like it.
Washington doing the Shane O Mac shuffle is golden stuff although ECW has no chance in hell, unless Ryder wins the whole thing which I can see you doing….and that brings me to the Ryder promo. This is where I think you got the crowd reaction off. Heavy heat?!? See I understand he retired Tommy Dreamer, but usually at events at the Garden he gets crazy pops since he is from LI. And considering I’m from LI I know I would be cheering him. I wouldn’t have said massive heat maybe more of a mixed reaction. If he doesn’t win the Rumble (which I’m still on the fence about) I think he should challenge Christian next.
A great match but again another screwy ending. That makes four endings that have been weird, interference (Sweeny) people turning (Katie Lea), leverage (McCool) and now the ref reversing his decision. I’m not a big fan of it to be honest. I think someone has to go clean here. Sure it builds up the more tension between HBK and Trips even though HBK tried to help him but I think it makes Swagger look a bit weak especially after his terrific promo from earlier.. I’m glad to see you keeping Swagger as champion for now
The Melina/Maryse promo I really didn’t feel was needed but that is just me.
Yeah I like the prematch battle, as it is a NYC brawl, and that is what is needed. Get the crowd jumping right from the beginning. Hot Dog stand frog splash FTW great spot right there. A bit early in the match but I like the creativity. The fountain and taxi, great used of the elements around the place. You had some great description considering you needed because some of the moves were hard to believe but you described it awesome, in this unique match.I’m very surprised that the Liontamer would end it. A submission to end this epic match is a bit of a letdown even if it is the Liontamer. Anyway this match was a load of fun to watch. Great match, maybe the MOTN next to the Rumble of course.
Again the audience reaction is a bit off from Cena. Should have had the intense boos or again a mixed reaction. Cena is hated in NY just check out ECW ONS 06 I believe. Haha anyway a typical Cena never give up promo I’m doing it for CeNation. I really hope you don’t have him win.
Alright and the Rumble starts off with Punk, which is not a bad choice I like it. Has the crowd hot and on their feet especially with the promo beforehand which was pure gold. Kofi Kingston as the second man, I’m not disappointed by another good choice. It was good to see Sheamus rolling in the early going. Noble back is great asbut I thought his program with Sheamus is over. It seems like your backtracking a bit.
I like the Boom Drop and Ballin’ Elbow combo, pretty innovated right there. And right now to this point the ring seems pretty full with only two eliminations so far up to this point. Poor TBK getting nailed by Zeke. Anyway I’m glad Jackson eliminates Regal helps them continue their feud. Kind of upset Rhodes got eliminated before Dibiase or Orton made it in. Would have like to see them team up. Three eliminations in a short time good idea as none were really important except for Rhodes.
Cena getting the biggest pop of the night. Don’t like it. Kind of pissed to see Mac get the ax so early. At least give him more time or at least the credit he deserves by getting eliminated after Tyson Kidd for the sake of having the Chosen One label on him.
To this point Kendrick, MVP and Kingston have all looked pretty damn good and have been benefits so far. Now with the 21 spot with Orton I like the RKO frenzy, and the stare down with Cena. Edge coming in twenty two is even better as now and we have Edge teaming with Cena. Never thought I would see that. It is going to be hard for Edge to win considering he is injured. But still 22 is a spot he can win it from.
“Who are you” hahaha Punk providing some great comedy in the Rumble. I like it. Once again the ring seems to be filled up quite a bit. I have kind of lost track how many people are in it. Maybe should have addressed that because I couldn’t see it in the text as I was reading.
Having the Miz back to be in the Rumble match I guess I am alright with. I would have liked a bigger surprise but this is fine really. After all he kind of got screwed earlier, and a heel usually benefits from coming back into a Rumble.
Something I noticed with the Rumble a lot of single eliminations. Really not much teaming up not much helping. For example Ryder seemed very easily to handle Kane. Sure it is great for Ryder but very hard to believe he would easily toss Kane over. Kind of felt maybe an assist from someone would have been nice. Anyway to backtrack love Ziggler eliminating Matt Hardy so fast. I laughed at that one as that continues their nice little feud.
SCSA coming back is simply amazing and you played it off really well having both men go up and over. That was a great way to have Austin come back, and even though it was only for a couple of moments I’m sure Striker is “Marking out bro”. Great to see that as the potential WM match-up.
Looking who you have left up to the SCSA point. Kendrick, Ziggler, Ryder, Cena, MVP, Michaels, Morrison, Orton etc. I see a lot of youth movement in their which is very nice. Great balance so far. Oh and how can I forget Kofi who has been in since number 2. Anyway to continue MVP eliminating Orton is fine by me. It’s a great push for MVP, and reminds me similar of what I did with Dibiase in my rumble, so I’m all for it.
Once again TBK, gets the better of Morrison which again is another great elimination, but once again Cena eliminates the two youth movement guys in Ziggler and Kendrick which I’m fine with. However I really hope Cena doesn’t win. Damn Ryder just eliminated Cena, and I am marking out. This is amazing right now. Kane was enough for me but having Ryder knock out Cena who I believe at this point is rolling and has the most eliminations. This is huge especially for an ECW star. Great push for Ryder, and that makes the final four correct? Yeah alright I like this. We have the youth Kingston, Ryder with the vets Edge and HBK.
Some great action with the final four, as I’m shocked to see Kingston receiving this big of a push. Entering at two and still lasting for what seems to be over an hour right now. And he gets a huge benefit of eliminating not only Ryder who has been on fire in this rumble but also HBK who is a legend. Anyway the ending was epic as Edge picks up the Royal Rumble victory. Very good stuff right there. A great choice if you ask me.
Overall: So it took me a while to write this, and I know my Rumble feedback is all jumbled all over the place, as I picked only places I seemed to enjoy the most. For the most part I enjoyed this Rumble as it was well worth the wait. While I wasn’t a fan of the screwy endings in which seemed to be all the matches except the WHC and Rumble, I’m sure they all have a certain purpose especially the Katie Lea/Christian angle. Edge is a great person to have win the Rumble, as it also gives him some time to stay inactive to heal up from the injury. The rumble itself was great. While I’m a bit angry to see Ryder get pushed so much only to lose in the final four, still he along with Kingston were bright spots in this rumble. A few other bright spots include MVP, Kendrick, Morrison, Ziggler, Punk, Austin. However I felt Sheamus, getting eliminated early by a distraction was bad especially someone who I thought the feud was over with. Also Mac, Rhodes and even Carlito got the short end of the stick. But overall great work MB 9/10. It was great to read.