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With Reigns and Bryan being at the center of controversy, many people have overlooked the :fact that Bray was the MVP of the Rumble. That one showing topped and almost counteracted months of boring and terribly booked feuds with Ambrose and Jericho. He hasn't looked this dominant since this time last year. That "I ONLY NEED HALF A MINUTE" line even popped me. The company seems to be firmly behind him. Do you think he will be the first to recover from a Cena burial, or will he just be fed to Taker and fade back into obscurity?
 

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He is building up once again, hopefully down the track some time this year he gets a title shot, deservedly so. I agree with that though, he flew under the radar, very strong showing in the Rumble. Hope he gets a decent feud soon.
 
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Yeah so strong.. That's why the booked him to eliminate geeks,they booked him to eliminate Bryan without making that a big deal for him and that's why they eliminated him like a fucking geek..
 

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Did someone say "looked strong"?

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The way he was eliminated practically erased his preceding strong showing.
You could say that for literally everyone. All of the faces were unceremoniously dumped out of the ring and there were no good spots outside of the WAZZUP headbutt, 3D, and Diamond Cutters. Surprise surprise, 40 and 50 year old veterans stealing the show again. Even Kofi's spot sucked. Saved by the Exotic Express, really? We waited a year for THAT :kobe?
 

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People aren't forgetting how good he was till he was made to look like a bag of trash being thrown away. how you have Bray look so good and then have him eliminate a guy like Bryan with no big sequence then have him dumped over like he was did a lot of damage as well.
 

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Could possibly be for the rumorwd 'Taker and Wyatt match. Although, gotta admit, they could have made his eliminations and his elimiantion on Bryan more of a big deal. But, the way he was eliminated really ruined it all. Hopefully, things will start to look up for Bray, he deserves it.
 

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You could say that for literally everyone. All of the faces were unceremoniously dumped out of the ring and there were no good spots outside of the WAZZUP headbutt, 3D, and Diamond Cutters. Surprise surprise, 40 and 50 year old veterans stealing the show again. Even Kofi's spot sucked. Saved by the Exotic Express, really? We waited a year for THAT :kobe?
I actually liked that spot. :draper2

But even though Wyatt's elimination sucked, it's like I've said before, incompetent booking =/= the company not giving a fuck about you. He had a strong showin and I'm happy it looks like he's back on track for a streak of dominance.
 

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Bray looked strong at the Rumble and I hoped he would've continued the dominance as the Rumble went on. He should've been one of the Final Four if the WWE really wanted to set him up as an opponent for Taker. But these next two months will be for nothing. He's only being built up to be knocked down by Undertaker. I just don't see Taker losing again and there's not much of a rub Wyatt can get at this point. Lesnar ended the streak. Bray would just be feeding on his leftovers.

I think the true test for Bray will be after Wrestlemania. Maybe then we'll see if the WWE is interested in him as a long term character.
 

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Bray was booked very strong in the Rumble. How many people did he eliminate? 5? 6? Funny thing is, Bray was booked better in that match than the actual winner of the Rumble Roman Reigns lol.

I didn't see him looking like a geek at all regardless of how he was tossed out. All of them were tossed out and booked terribly, at least Bray looked strong. An example of someone looking like a geek would be Bryan and his terrible elimination. Bray got knocked out by Big Show's "oh so powerful" punch and was ganged up on by him and the "Demon Kane". That night, Big Show and Kane were supposed to be credible so Bray got thrown out by credible guys and was in the match for a good amount of time.
 

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It wasn't how many people he tossed that matters, it was his presence in the ring and his dominance. He made the ring his domain, and though it only lasted a short time, that ring was HIS yard.
 
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The guy that looked strongest in the Rumble was probably Bubba Ray Dudley and I'm not even kidding.

Daniel Bryan? Nuff said. They didn't even make a big deal about it.

Bray Wyatt? He initially did until Show and Kane eliminated him like a sack of potatoes. The worst part about that? He got KO punched by Show during Ziggler's elimination replay and the commentators didn't even mention it.

Dolph Ziggler? Number 30 and couldn't even last to the final four? Elimination speaks for itself.

Dean Ambrose? Horrible elimination like a jobber just like Ziggler and Wyatt.

Rusev? He's undefeated, ran through Swagger, Henry, Big Show, and Sheamus just months earlier and he gets the 2011 Santino Marella treatment. "Oh, he's never been eliminated! Oh, there he goes"... What a way to treat your #2 heel.

Roman Reigns? He only eliminated Show and Kane because they started arguing against each other instead of out-wrestling or out-smarting them, which would be infinitely better. Now we have to buy this guy as a legit threat to Lesnar? Someone that ran right through Show and Kane in 1 minute in the last Raw before the Rumble?


Good job, WWE. The only guys that looked like stars after the Rumble PPV are Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar. Everyone else looked like shit.
 
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Not surprising. I've always maintained Bray is shoved down our throat just as much as Regins but Bray had the illusion of being buried because he lost to Cena.

Both are legacies. Both are NxT pet projects.
 
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With Reigns and Bryan being at the center of controversy, many people have overlooked the :fact that Bray was the MVP of the Rumble. That one showing topped and almost counteracted months of boring and terribly booked feuds with Ambrose and Jericho. He hasn't looked this dominant since this time last year. That "I ONLY NEED HALF A MINUTE" line even popped me. The company seems to be firmly behind him. Do you think he will be the first to recover from a Cena burial, or will he just be fed to Taker and fade back into obscurity?
I think he is being groomed to win the Rumble next year as I begin my annual meltdown and call for the nuking of WWE headquarters I have something to look forward to right now.
 
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