Ex Con With A Heart Of Gold
Join Date: Mar 2010
Re: Official Royal Rumble PPV Discussion Thread
It wasn't even a bad Rumble, but nobody really wanted Cena to win. Ziggler, Ryback or a returning guy needed that win. Rck win, Cena/Rock Once in a Lifetime Part Two I Get My Win Back are nothing exciting. Both of Rock's single matches since his return have been nothing special. The Rock clearly doesn't have the cardio and ring savvy to be in ring shape. He got blown up very quickly and Cena and Punk had to scream spots at him.
I wouldn't resent it as much if The Rock came back and just blew me away with some HBK/Taker or End of an Era level stuff but it just wasn't there. I know the main event status at a Big 4 ppv with big names helped, but neither of The Rock's return single matches were anything too special. Furthermore, he went over both Cena and Punk clean, which clearly undermined this current era.
Royal Rumble did not make a true new main eventer nor establish a new person through the Rumble match. I think it fundamentally failed as a PPV.