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TJR: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Recap

The John Report: WWE Royal Rumble 2010 Recap
This will be pretty straightforward. I wrote it live on my blog and updated people on my Twitter page. It’s not a full play by play, but it was written live. It’s not going to be formatted like the TV reviews, so less jokes. More of the basics. Enjoy it.

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Live from Atlanta, GA it’s the Royal Rumble.

Three man announce team with Cole, Lawler and Striker. First match is Jackson vs. Christian.

I’m watching on HD with the laptop in front of me. Also got some Grey Goose vodka by my side, but only for some light drinking I think. Have a couple buddies watching along.

ECW Title: Christian vs. Ezekiel Jackson
The story was the obvious one with Jackson on offense for the majority of the match and Christian selling very well. The crowd wasn’t into it that much, but it wasn’t that bad. I know I don’t write about ECW much, but I like Zeke’s offense for the most part. It works against Christian because he’s one of the best at selling a beating. After getting beat up for about ten minutes, Christian came back. He even went for a flying headbutt that missed. Jackson countered a lot of Christian’s moves well. It looked good. Christian got a good nearfall with a swinging DDT that crowd bought. Jackson threw a lot of clotheslines. I mean a lot. Jackson gave him powerslams into the turnbuckle only for Christian to counter with the Killswitch for the pin. I had picked Jackson to win, but I’m fine with this result. Of course, I’d rather see Christian on Raw, or even better on Smackdown. Match was about 14 minutes…or at least that’s what I saw since I ordered the PPV a few minutes after 8pmET. (**1/4)
Winner: Christian

Backstage, Teddy Long congratulated ECW GM Tiffany on the good match. Cryme Tyme came in saying only one of them could get in. It involved Khali and then Teddy busted out the “Pants on the ground” song. Miz walked in saying nobody will remember them in five years, but they will remember him winning the Rumble. Apparently Teddy’s in charge and he just made Miz vs. MVP for the US title. Miz is still in the Rumble, but Miz vs. MVP will be rght now. Khali then ended the segment singing “Who Let the Dogs Out.” It wasn’t a funny segment. Not THAT bad, though.

Backstage, Cody talked to Randy in the locker room. He said he’s on Randy’s side, but he’s not sure about Ted because he wants to win the Rumble and challenge Orton at Mania. As expected, this will probably be the night where the Legacy split happens…or at least begins.

US Title: The Miz vs. MVP
Early “Miz is Awesome” chant. Haha, that’s great. Striker’s heel commentating is so refreshing when working with the lame commentary of Cole and Lawler. The crowd is pretty hot, which always makes a show better. They’re even clapping during chin locks. Nice to hear. Just noticed “sign guy” sitting row one. Dude always has the best seats. Miz was on offense for the first five minutes until MVP came back. Good two count with the high kick. I think MVP just stole Monty Brown’s “Pounce” move. MVP missed the running kick, then got three two counts in a row. They went back in the ring and Miz won with a cradle. It went about eight minutes. Post match, MVP hit the Playmaker after Miz was talking trash. (*1/2) Decent match, nothing special. Would like to see them get more time and I assume they will based on the finish. Both guys are still in the Rumble.
Winner: The Miz

Backstage, a Jerishow reunion! Jericho says he knows that if it comes down to them two and Miz then he knows where his loyalties lie. Show says he’ll throw them both out. R-Truth walked in to say he’s going to throw Jericho out of the Rumble. He said he had to go through Big Show first, but Show left. Jericho said he’s going to the main event at WrestleMania.

Backstage, Orton spoke with Dibiase. Ted told him he’s not sure about Cody. Orton told Ted he doesn’t want either of them to help him.

They showed some members of the National Guard at ringside.

WWE Title: Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
King actually said that even though they’re both white, Orton’s a lot darker. And Striker ripped him for it. Good for Striker. They worked a very physical style with Orton working over Sheamus’ leg. Cole said “classic Randy” with the methodical attack. I guess it’s not vintage. Sheamus chose to work on the left arm. I love Striker ripping on Cole’s stupid comments. It’s been a very slow match. Crowd has died a bit because of the working style. The crowd woke up a bit as they exchanged punches. I love this crowd. Not many pinfall attempts in the first ten minutes. Orton slid out of the Celtic Cross (Razor’s Edge) and kicked Sheamus out of the ring. Wait, do I have to say slithered out? No, I’m not a douchebag. The crowd stood up as Orton hit the DDT off the middle ropes. I do love that spot. Sheamus slid out of the ring to avoid the punt. Cody Rhodes hopped the rail and attacked Sheamus outside the ring. The ref saw it. Orton hit the RKO, but the ref DQ’d him because of Cody’s interference. The match went about 13 minutes. The lack of a babyface hurt it a bit. (**)
Winner via DQ: Sheamus

Post match, the crowd was chanting RKO as Rhodes confronted Orton. Orton decked Rhodes with a punch. Dibiase came in. Orton decked him too. After berating Legacy, Orton turned around and got KO’d by a Sheamus kick.

Does this mean a face turn for Orton? I have no idea. The way it was booked here made it look like Orton’s on his own. I did not see this coming. It could be furthered later in the night in the Rumble match. Interesting to say the least.

Women’s Title: Michelle McCool vs. Mickie James
They got a video package showcasing the feud. Michelle did a pre-match promo. Her voice is really annoying and the jokes are awful. Please stop singing. Please. Layla came out in the fat suit again. Mickie came out sporting her cowgirl type outfit and took Layla out with a Thesz press. McCool kicked Layla accidentally, then hit the Mickie DDT on Michelle for the win. It lasted about ten seconds. (NR)
Winner: Mickie James

Post match, the other divas came out and they dumped the cake onto Michelle & Layla. There’s your closure to the angle. I wish the match was longer because I’d get to see more of Mickie, but I’m sure that’ll come in the future.

World Title: The Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio
Both guys have bad knees and are probably due for surgery post-Mania, but they’re both very tough guys. I have a lot of respect for both. Mysterio countered a chokeslam to a hurricanrana, and then Taker countered a 619 to a Tombstone that he wasn’t able to hit. Cool spot very early. Wow, springboard moonsault by Mysterio on the floor. That’s vintage Mysterio from WCW in the mid 90s. Undertaker’s nose is bleeding. Lawler actually said he’s shocked that Undertaker can even bleed. Lawler’s a brutal commentator these days. Crowd is surprisingly quiet after ten minutes. Rey’s finally getting some offense in. Last Ride countered, 619 hits and then a springboard dropkick. Then he hits another 619. Undertaker catches him. Last Ride. Wow, that was impressive. Undertaker wins after 11 minutes. I was hoping we’d see something more from them, but it was still pretty good for what we got. (**3/4) Yes Lawler, Undertaker has bled many times before. He’s been in the company for 20 years. He’s bled before. Stop saying stupid things.
Winner: The Undertaker

Don’t be shocked if Undertaker barely wrestles between now and WrestleMania. He could even get the Elimination Chamber PPV off.

They showed HBK watching the Undertaker match. Kane showed up to tell him that his obsession with Undertaker is unhealthy. Kane left, Hunter walked in and the DX boys basically wished eachother luck although Shawn told him Undertaker vs. Michaels is meant to be. HHH says “I know, that’s why you have to find another way.”

Cool WrestleMania 26 video package. 56 days away.

They replayed the Royal Rumble video package to get us ready for the 30 man Rumble.

30 Man Royal Rumble Match
#1 is Dolph Ziggler, #2 is Evan Bourne. I guess nobody’s going from first to win this year, huh? They worked slowly, not much happened. #3 is CM Punk with Serena at ringside. Punk threw Bourne out and clotheslined Ziggler out. Punk grabbed a microphone. He thanked us for joining him. By the way, 90 second intervals. JTG is #4. Punk got rid of JTG in about 20 seconds. #5 if Great Khali. Punk tried to save him, but Khali wanted none of that. #6 is Beth Phoenix. She kisses Khali and eliminates him from the match. Punk fought off her attack and gave her the GTS. #7 is Zack Ryder as Punk tosses Beth out. Punk hit Ryder with the mic, then tossed him out. Punk’s mouth is bleeding.

#8 is HHH. They go face to face. They brawl a bit and #9 is Drew McIntyre. He’s rumored to be a favorite of HHH backstage, so the placement is interesting. Cole busted out the “vintage” for the high knee. Striker mocked him for it. HHH eliminated Punk by countering the GTS. #10 is Ted Dibiase. The heels worked on HHH as we got #11, who is John Morrison. He goes after McIntyre right away with a sick DDT. Starship Pain by Morrison on McIntyre. #12 is Kane, who is in for the 12th time, which is a record shared with Shawn Michaels. The announcers of course have to tell us he’s a big threat. Chokeslam to HHH. Cody Rhodes is #13, so we have six guys in the ring right now.

Nice dropkick by Cody on Morrison coming off the top with a springboard dropkick. #14 is MVP. Miz attacks him in the aisle with the US title. MVP gets helped to the back, so he never entered the match. #15 is Carlito. Eight guys in the ring. Hey, Carlito actually got some offense in. That’s shocking. #16 is The Miz. Skull Crushing Finale to Carlito. And here comes MVP. Clothesline over the top to Miz, so they’re both out. #17 is Matt Hardy. Kane shoved Hardy out after about 20 seconds for Matt. HHH flipped Kane out. Everybody ran at HHH ninja style and he gave them all spinebusters. #18 is Shawn Michaels.

They chucked everybody out except McIntyre rather quickly. Double clothesline on McIntyre sends him out. We’re at #19 and it’s John Cena. He works over the DX guys. HHH hits a Pedigree on Cena. Michaels just superkicked HHH out of the match. Wow. Pretty shocking there. #20 is Shelton Benjamin. He’s out pretty quick, so just Michaels and Cena. #21 is Yoshi Tatsu. He’s gone quickly.

#22 is the Big Show with only Michaels and Cena in there. They can’t get Show out of there. Michaels did the skin the cat move. Triple H was my pick to win. With him out I guess it’s HBK although I think it’s too obvious. #23 is “Somebody get the Kool-Aid!” Mr. Kool-Aid Mark Henry so we can get the vintage big guy vs. big guy spot while Michaels and Cena play dead. Bodyslam by Henry onto Show and Cena couldn’t get the AA on Henry. Doesn’t Cena have a bad back? That didn’t help. #24 is Chris Masters. No titty dance tonight. He’s serious. So serious that Big Show threw him out with one hand after about 30 seconds. #25 is R-Truth.

Wow, R-Truth eliminated Mark Henry and Big Show at the same time as they were hanging. I guess maybe R-Truth is getting a push. It’s Michaels, Cena & Truth in there. #26 is Jack Swagger. It’s 10:27pm and there’s only four spots left. Swagger got some decent offense in, sending all three guys to the mat. We’ve got at least Jericho and Batista left. Swagger clotheslined Michaels, but Shawn hung on with one arm. #27 is Kofi Kingston and Cole already busted about the “controlled frenzy” line. Kingston eliminated Swagger. Four in the ring with three spots left. Kingston just eliminated R-Truth with his feet. #28 is Chris Jericho. We have Batista left and one more.

Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on Cena rather quickly. Michaels hit the top rope elbow on Jericho leading to a “vintage” Michaels from Cole. Michaels went for the superkick, but Kofi jumped in front of Jericho and hit the Trouble in Paradise. Cena capitalized and hit the Attitude Adjustment on Kofi to send him out. #29 is Edge. Woo! Spear on Jericho, spear on Michaels, spear on Cena. Edge tosses Jericho out. #30 is Batista. We’ve got the final four.

Final four: Michaels, Cena, Edge and Batista. They all hit their finishers on the other and they were all knocked out as the announcers set the stage for the final four. Edge looks to be in great shape showing no ill effects. When he threw Jericho out he taunted him and the crowd went nuts. Edge is definitely being booked as a babyface in case there was some doubt. It’s 10:35pm with the final four, so this foursome will get some time I assume. Michaels was in control, he hit a superkick on Cena, a superkick on Batista and then Edge tried to clothesline him out. Michaels superkicked Edge back in the ring. Batista clubbed HBK in the back and Shawn fell to the floor. He’s stunned. The crowd is silent. They’re playing up that he doesn’t get his match with Undertaker now. Shawn threw a ref down on the floor and went back in the ring. He then superkicked ref Charles Robinson in the ring.

Cena’s been in the ring for 25 minutes. Batista charged at him, Cena ducked and Batista went out. Edge is waiting for Cena. Cena charges in and Edge tosses him out for the win. Edge wins the Rumble! I’m very happy to be wrong about this. The match was about 50 minutes. Call it ***1/2 out of five stars.
Winner: Edge

It wasn’t the most exciting Rumble. They really didn’t have any star making spots or somebody that lasted the entire match. I’m not really complaining. It’s just that they usually have some more memorable spots or moments than what we got here.

Does this mean Jericho gets the World Title at the Elimination Chamber PPV to set up Edge vs. Jericho for the title at WrestleMania? I’d love to see that.

Lots of questions coming out of this PPV too. It wasn’t the best PPV ever, but it wasn’t the worst either. Call it a solid 7 out of 10.

I’ll have more on Monday up on the blog. Need to catch up on some sleep now.


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  1. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Age of Ezekiel i’m afraid christian’s neck may not make it…3 seconds in and we get some great michael cole hyperbole (ha allstar game)

  2. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Cena will not last long in the rumble match btw….he needs to get to the grammy’s for his worst rapper ever nomination

  3. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:08 PM

    I think Cole creamed himself running off those stats of Big Zeke

  4. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    out of no where!

  5. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    poor ahmed johnson never had a chance

  6. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    he did

  7. John Bills
    January 31, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Striker is fantastic.

  8. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    I think teddy needs to put general platt as his facebook doppleganger or is it the other way around? Which one is the famous guy?

  9. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Miz was more over than MVP here….i pray this doesn’t make WWE think he should be a face

  10. John Bills
    January 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    That segment tells me Jericho isn’t winning tonight. No £30 for me.

  11. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    I think cole may go vintage rocket man with shatner tomorrow…but i just wish he’ld pack his bags and leave

  12. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Mccool needs to go on right before Taker so they can leave together without hanging around the locker room for too long

  13. Matt
    January 31, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Wow, the fans actually do prefer Orton to Sheamus. Probably not what WWE wanted.

    • OmarTheRealPope
      January 31, 2010 at 8:52 PM

      unless they pull the swerve and orton goes face and legacy joins forces w/ sheamus with the legacy run-in screwing orton…but that would be waaaay too creative. I mean they can’t even come up with a creative name for Orton. Viper? Yea thanks for being original Cole, never heard a wrestler referenced to as a venomous snake or something.

      • Matt
        January 31, 2010 at 8:55 PM

        I like that idea, but isn’t the point of breaking up Legacy to allow them to go singles? Pairing them up with Sheamus kills that plan

  14. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    if you put sheamus’ hair next to orton’s skin which is the brighter orange?

  15. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    WOW ALL MY POST HAVBE BEEN ERASED WTF

  16. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    CANTON U GOT BEEF OR SOMETHING WHAT GIVES

  17. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 8:58 PM

    injured knee? O no did sheamus tear the quad?

    • JCITY617
      January 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM

      SO HHH OF HIM LOL

  18. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    vintage end of Legacy

  19. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    I STILL WANNA KNO Y MY POST WERE SINGLED OUT AND ERASED I WAS STAYIN ON TOPIC MAKIN GOOD ANALYSIS WHAT DID I DO 2DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT

    • OmarTheRealPope
      January 31, 2010 at 9:05 PM

      cause 781 is better than 617

      • JCITY617
        January 31, 2010 at 9:08 PM

        NOOOOOOO EVEN THOUGH THE CELTICS LOSIN BY 1 2DAY WILL MAKE ONE THINK THAT LOL

        • OmarTheRealPope
          January 31, 2010 at 9:13 PM

          Damn Kobe

          • JCITY617
            January 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

            LOL I WAS CRUSHED WHEN THAT SHOT WENT IN WITH 7SECONDS LEFT I HOPE ITS CELTICS VS LAKERS IN THE FINALS

            • OmarTheRealPope
              January 31, 2010 at 9:20 PM

              yea i think my damn louisiana roommates were surprised i yelled louder at kobe than at the hartley kick…damn rapist…. C’s need to get back on track and get sheed off the cake

  20. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    ORTON AS A FACE IS A MISTAKE…………..I CANT BELIEVE SHEAMUS RETAINED HES THE MOST LEST DESERVING CHAMPION IN RECENT MEMORY

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2010 at 11:27 PM

      Orton is not going face, it’s just that sheamus is so boring and undeserving that the fans just respect Randy more, orton attacked legacy, who were trying to help, that still seems like a heel to me.

  21. January 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Jcity, it might be ’cause you’re posting in all-caps (shouting!). Just sayin’.

    Looking forward to this Mickie/McTaker (thanks JC) match. Mickie has to go over, surely?!

  22. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    SHOUTING LOL (CHANNELS THE MIZ) REALLY……..REALLY …….IT MIGHT B BUT DATS KINDA WEAK HE JUST RUINED THE FLOW OF THE COMMENTS

  23. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    guess they needed to get their moneys worth out of the pig costume

  24. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    I THINK MICHELLE WILL RETAIN IF MICKIE WANTS 2 GO 2 COUNTRY MUSIC SHE DOESNT NEED A TITLE REIGN ESPECIALLY IF SHE HAS 2 TOUR FOR HER MUSIC

  25. January 31, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Yes, really. ‘Cause in fairness, all-caps makes it look horrid, plus, most people will avoid those sort of posts anyway. It’s like any forum you go on. All-caps is frowned upon ’cause it’s untidy and looks crap. Simple.

    Disappointed with the match only going a few seconds, all that build to a squash… but hey, it’s the outcome I’d wanted, so cool.

    • JCITY617
      January 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM

      PPL SHOULD B ABLE 2 COMMENT AS THEY PLEASE THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY ISNT IT?? I DONT SEE THE LOGIC BEHIND DAT EXPLANATION EVEN THOUGH U DID TRY 2 MAKE YOUR POINT SEEM VALID……CAPZ SHOULDNT DETERMINE IF A POST IS CRAP THE CONTENT SHOULD AND IVE BEEN ON TOPIC AND RESPECTFUL FOR THE MOST PART…..NO SHOTS

      • January 31, 2010 at 9:29 PM

        My point is that all-caps seems to be a way for people to grab attention and almost force people to read their opinions when it doesn’t take 1 second to turn off the caps button and type in a normal way.

        If a newspaper or magazine used all-caps in their publications, you wouldn’t read it because you wouldn’t be able to make head-nor-tail of it. Thus my point.

        Going back to the grabbing attention point, there’s a reason that headlines in printed publications are capitalised… the rest of the print is in normal prose because it’s much easier for everyone to read.

        I was merely giving you an answer as to why I feel your posts have been deleted – if they have, I’ve only been reading this page since the end of the Orton/Sheamus match.

        • JCITY617
          January 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

          I APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT BUT I ALWAYS TYPE THIS WAY AND ALWAYS WILL IM SURE ITS NOT TAKIN AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL POST CONSIDERING THAT ITS A COMMENTS SECTION I SEE WHAT YOUR SAYIN AND IM NOT HERE 2 ARGUE JUST WANT 2 ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE WITH MY FELLOW WWE FANS :)

          • Not this guy..
            February 1, 2010 at 1:26 AM

            Have fun flunking at life.

            • JCITY617
              February 1, 2010 at 3:30 AM

              IM SURE MY LIFE IS BETTER THAN YOURS THIS IS A BLOG NOT A COLLEGE ESSAY GODDAMN GRAMMER NAZIS

  26. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    IF MICKIE DOES LEAVE AND MARIA NOT BEING ABLE 2 B ON TV NOW IS THE TIME 2 UNIFY THE DIVAS AND WOMANS CHAMPIONSHIPS CUZ THE WOMAN ROSTER IS LACKING TALENT MAYBE SERENA FROM CM PUNKS GROUP CAN CHALLENGE MCCOOL

    • OmarTheRealPope
      January 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM

      Maryse is so sexy she just needs to walk down to the ring do the hair flip turn around and leave and that’s all the diva action i need

      • JCITY617
        January 31, 2010 at 9:27 PM

        CO-SIGN

  27. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Um way to end that promo..now we are going to have 2 title matches ending no contest greaaaaaaat

  28. Matt
    January 31, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    “I wish the match was longer because I’d get to see more of Mickie, but I’m sure that’ll come in the future.”

    What will come in the future, a longer match or you seeing more of MJC? ;)

  29. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    WOW A SQUASH AFTER MONTHS OF BUILDUP DATS LAME I EXPECTED AN EMOTIONAL 6MIN MATCH AT THE LEAST WITH MCCOOL RETAINING MAYBE MICKIE PROVED SHE CAN BALANCE WRESTLING AND A MUSIC CAREER UNLESS THEY HAVE A NEW DIVA WAITIN 2 DEBUT SOON

  30. Rei
    January 31, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    That Women’s was really too fast.

  31. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    HOPEFULLY TAKER AND REY CAN GET AT LEAST 15MINZ WITH A CLEAN FINISH

  32. Rei
    January 31, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Go look up my website: New Wrestling Rules.

    1wrestlingrules.wordpress.

  33. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    striker just pulled a cole…”mysterio excells against bigger opponents.” Um, yea cause they’re always bigger. And there it is cole corrects it. O no the world is out of whack o no, could this be a sign of change in the WWE?

  34. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    THE BEST STRIKER MOMENTS WAS WHEN KOFI WAS IM ECW AND DID HIGH FLYIN SPOTS AND STRIKER WOULD SAY THE JAMAICAN IS GETTIN HIGH LOL

  35. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    IF UNDERTAKER GOES 2 MANIA AS THE CHAMP THE STREAK WILL B OVER CONSIDERING AFTER MANIA IS WHEN HE USUALLY TAKES HIS VACATION

    • Matt
      February 1, 2010 at 1:35 AM

      No he usually wins and then drops the title weeks to a month later. Jeez, where do you come up with this crap, no wonder your posts are getting deleted.

      • JCITY617
        February 1, 2010 at 3:33 AM

        HE ONLY HAD THE TITLE AFTER WRESTLEMANIA 13 AND 24 SO OTHER THAN THEM 2YEARS YOUR LOGIC IS FLAWED WHAT HAPPENED AFTER WRESTLEMANIA 25 OH YEA HE WAS GONE FROM TELEVISION UNTIL THE WWE NEEDED HIM BACK CUZ HARDY WAS LEAVING SO DONT B AN ASSCLOWN

  36. January 31, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Who won the Rumble in 2004?! I’m dying to know but the WWE just won’t tell me! :-/

    • JCITY617
      January 31, 2010 at 9:50 PM

      CHRIS BENOIT LOL…ITS UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAPPEND BUT ITS NOT RIGHT HOW HIS IN RING LEGACY WILL B FORGOTTEN DUDE HAD A HELL OF A CAREER

  37. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    I HOPE SOMEBODY OTHER THAN BATISTA HBK HHH OR CENA WINS PLEASE LET IT B AN UNEXPECTED WINNER

    • countessplaten
      January 31, 2010 at 10:00 PM

      So true, i hope Cena does not win the Rumble match… Maybe Jericho will. Oh, pls. let it be Jericho. Pls.!

  38. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    BETH PHOENIX?????? LOL I GUESS SHES THIS GENERATIONS CHYNA

  39. January 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Beth Phoenix eliminating The Great Khali is the biggest Epic Win in history. At least until CM Punk gave her the GTS, that is!

  40. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    JERICHO MYTE B PUNISHED FOR GETTIN ARRESTED SO I DONT SEE HIM WINNING BUT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CM PUNK (OPENS BEER) WOOOOOOOOOO LOL

  41. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    WELL THERE GOES CM PUNK I GUESS CMON GUYS WORK 2GETHER N GET HHH OUT HE DOESNT NEED THE RUMBLE 2 MAIN EVENT WRESTLEMANIA HE WILL FIND ANOTHA WAY

  42. Alex K
    January 31, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Would like to go on the record as of now and say that that MVP (unlucky number 14) will be out of WWE, or at least out of any sort of push, within a year. Look at the history of #14, it’s not good.

  43. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    NINJA STYLE LOL

  44. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    so yea my stream went down right before the rumble the one match i actually wanted to see. O WWE you are so crafty.

  45. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    YEAHHHHHHHHHH HBK ELIMINATED TRIPLE H YES YES YES THERE IS A GOD

    • countessplaten
      January 31, 2010 at 10:27 PM

      shocked speechless by HBK eliminating HHH…

  46. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Will riot if Chena wins

  47. JG
    January 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    No Triple H as a winner…thank you WWE.

  48. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    PPL ARE GETTIN ELIMINATED A LIL 2 FAST I HOPE EDGE RETURNS AND WINS THAT WOULD SO TOTALLY REEK OF AWESOMENESS

  49. JG
    January 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    So far through 25….no Edge, no Jericho.

  50. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    r-truth FTW

  51. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    27 IS THE AVERAGE WINNER SO WHOEVER IS 27 IS MY PICK

  52. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    WWE needs to make a You can’t handle the R-truth jersey and on the back it should say “cause you can’t see me…in the dark”

  53. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    wait R-truth eliminated right before jericho enters? blasphemy!

  54. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    EDGE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I HOPE HE WINS

  55. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    you’re all just puppets!

  56. January 31, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    “On this day!” YAS! Edge is back! Mark-out moment. Brilliant.

  57. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    EDGE!!!!

  59. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    would have been so much better if they had him toss jericho for the win…but no chena has to be in there

  60. JG
    January 31, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Edge won?????(!!!)

    • Alex
      January 31, 2010 at 11:45 PM

      No cena won, he just had to.

  61. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    I CALLED IT EDGE WINZ EDGE WINZ IM SO FREAKIN HAPPY WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  62. OmarTheRealPope
    January 31, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Cena…You’re just a puppet!!!!

    • Alex
      January 31, 2010 at 11:34 PM

      Hell yah!

  63. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    EDGE DOESNT NEED 2 FUED WITH JERICHO HE’S BIGGER THAN DAT ITS ALL ABOUT THE TITLE NOT A LIL PETTY BEEF OVER A TAGTEAM

  64. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    IM STILL A LIL EXICITED EDGE IS THE MAN ALWAYS COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND WINZ TITLES AND NOW ROYALRUMBLES

    • Alex
      January 31, 2010 at 11:43 PM

      I was so sure Kane, kahli, or henry would win, how could anyone eliminate them, oh yah… The same way they do it every year.

  65. January 31, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    So it looks like WM is shaping up then.

    Batista will blame Cena for eliminating him from the Rumble and demand a match against him at WM somewhere down the line.
    HBK will do ANYTHING to get the match with ‘Taker – he super-kicked Charles Robinson, so he’ll be a ticking time-bomb kicking little girls in the face left-right-and-centre (hopefully Hornswoggle, too!) and at Elimination Chamber, he’ll somehow get involved and cost ‘Taker the title to Jericho setting up their match.
    So that then means that Jericho is free to face off against Edge. Brilliant.

    So we have;

    WHC
    Edge vs Jericho (c)

    Cena vs Batista

    ‘Taker vs HBK “II”

    Punk vs Mysterio (Hair vs Mask)

    Vinnie Mac vs Bret Hart (Street Fight)

    along with things like the MITB and a women’s match or two…

    The WWE title match is a weird one. I’m not sure if HHH damaged his knee doing the pedigree, or whether he was just selling, but him vs Sheamus was rumoured as JC mentioned, but then you’ve got the Orton and Legacy situation to sort out on a pretty packed card.

    I’m officially looking forward to WrestleMania 26 now!

  66. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    EDGE WILL BE CHAMPION AT WRESTLEMANIA

  67. Dthomp
    January 31, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Really lackluster Rumble. I was pulling for the obvious fans choice with HBK getting the win and battling Taker, but on the bright side at least it wasn’t John Cena. The regular matches were pretty “meh” as well outside of seeing Orton continue to be the best heel in the company….So here comes the face turn to screw that up. Would have liked to see a few more surprise rumble entries for nostalgia sake but what can you do. The WWE has their same old same old routine to things and this was nothing different

  68. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    I THINK ORTON WILL REMAIN HEEL WHILE CODY AND TED TURN FACE CUZ ORTON LAID THEM BOTH OUT NOT A FACE THING 2DO

  69. Jacob
    January 31, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Bet you ending was changed cause Trips tore a quad.

  70. Dthomp
    January 31, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    I don’t think Legacy has what it takes to pull off a face turn without just becoming another in the long list of teams/wrestlers to turn face for a change and basically disappear (Cryme Time comes to mind) I certainly don’t want to see an Orton turn. I think he is by far the best heel that the WWE has had in quite some time and even prior to this evening is starting to pull fan reaction away from his face opponents. I can definitely see Orton starting that Austin type of turn back in the 90’s where he started off heel and the fans kind of turned him heavily due to his ability in the ring and persona.

  71. JCITY617
    January 31, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    I ALWAYS CHEER FOR ORTON OR HEEL EDGE 2ME HEELS ARE BETTER

  72. Andre
    January 31, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    I think HBK broke Austin’s Elimination record

    • Alex
      January 31, 2010 at 11:40 PM

      I don’t know austins, but hbk eliminated 6.

  73. Alex
    January 31, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Who wants to join the my straightedge society, no head shaving involved.

    • Andre
      February 1, 2010 at 3:01 AM

      I do!!!

      • Alex
        February 1, 2010 at 7:41 AM

        My straightedge society is expanding.

  74. February 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Beth and Edge were the stars of the Rumble!

  75. JB Mac
    February 1, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    I think Edge will get injured by Jericho, therefore Edge forfeits. The Elimination Chamber will determine who goes on to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. HHH, HBK and Cena are sure locks for that one.

  76. Grant C
    February 1, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Really disappointed in the rumble. I think the statement that highlighted the night was when Striker said “all 4 men have main evented WM”. Yes they have and since 2005 the WWE has failed to develop young talent. It was a nice surprise to see HHH eliminated early, but the Rumble is such an excellent showcase for young talent and new stars and I really think that they blew it this year. It was nice to see R Truth eliminate both Big Show and Kool Aid, but it was forgettable because he was gone 30 seconds later. The crowd was hot for the Miz MVP match and neither are even involved in the rumble. Just really disappointing and the WWE in the worst way needs some new talent in the main event slots.

  77. David M.
    February 1, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    My hope was for HBK to win the rumble and challenge Taker, and I know I’m not alone in thinking that, but objectively this would have been the perfect opportunity to elevate Morrison, to have him grab that final brass ring between where he is now and where he needs to be as the future of the company. I put Kingston just behind him, as Morrison IMO is able to be a credible world champion now, Kingston in a few months. It would have been long-sighted to have Morrison win the rumble, take one of the two main belts at WM26 and have a few months at the top, and then have Kingston win MITB and use that to make him top guy later in the year.
    Kingston will hopefully get in the Raw chamber match at EC and put in a strong showing, enough to convince booking to give him MITB and Morrison in the Smackdown EC match to convince booking to have him take the belt off Jericho or Edge later- Kingston needs MITB more than Morrison does, the latter can be put into the title scene ASAP without anyone batting an eye.
    As for Mania, I want to see HBK/Taker, and I would have wanted it for the title so it would definitely be the last match on the card, but the two guys I place below HBK in my list of faves are Jericho and Edge, so I hope that’s the main event, and we all know those two are more than capable of carrying the slot (or at least bettering last years effort).

    • Adam Dawes
      February 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM

      I think that in the past, The Rumble win has been used to elevate guys who maybe can’t get the backing from the crowd in the conventional ways (Benoit, Rey, Batista etc.) However, now WWE uses Money in the Bank to elevate its younger guys to Main Event status, and does so brilliantly. Therefore, you can now use the Rumble to set up the money feuds for Wrestlemania by having a top guy winning, and use MITB to elevate someone for the summer, and then hope that they are still over enough by Wrestlemania to have an impact (Edge in the past, Punk’s magnificent and incredibly selfless performance last night.)

      • David M.
        February 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM

        That’s an excellent point, but I do think that this is a time when they to elevate two guys fast rather than just one, because the main event scene is so tired right now. Maybe in any other year they could put the rumble on someone who just needs it to round out their list of accomplishments (I’m expecting Jericho next year), but I think it could have been used to build a new megastar now.
        But I do see your point, if as expected the rumble leads to Edge/Jericho that is the classic definition of what you called a money feud for Mania. It’s just a pity that we can’t have Morrison and Kingston win MITB (there’s a challenge for creative).

  78. Bryan
    February 1, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    Hey JCity617…. Calm down psycho!! Jesus Christ u r annoying!

    • JCITY617
      February 1, 2010 at 5:34 AM

      IS THAT WHAT U DO JUDGE PPL HOW SAD

  79. sargon
    February 1, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Glad I didn’t order. Booking was too predictable with Edge coming off of injury. The two title matches also didn’t do much for me either. Is there an Intercontinental Champion anymore or ?…..

  80. Scoot
    February 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    First off . . . glad HHH, Batista, and Cena didn’t win!!

    I really loved how CM Punk started the Rumble and would have liked him to last longer. He didn’t need to win the Rumble, but I think lasting longer would have added to his character and gave him some more material to work with (“I lasted the longest in the Rumble, and it took so many people to eliminate me . . . etc”)

    There was no point in the Rumble where I thought a younger talent was going to win. To many eliminations in such a short amount of time. I’ll give one prop to HHH . . . he allowed himself to be eliminated relatively early, so that was cool. I understand WHY it was HBK, but it would have been awesome to have a younger talent come out of nowhere and do it. It would have been nice to see Drew McIntyre, John Morrison, Ted Dibiase, or even Kofi to eliminate a “high profile” star. There’s just something electric when an underdog eliminates one of the top dogs.

    We all know what to expect for Wrestlemania and, for once, this is a good thing. I’m as much excited about Wrestlemania this year ass I was when I attended Wrestlemania 17.

  81. Rated R
    February 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    I didn’t like this recap, sorry. This isn’t you.! :( I could find a recap of RR anywhere on the internet. You need to always stick to being funny and throw rude/sarcastic comments. It’s the first time I stopped reading one your columns. =( I’d like more thoughts from you of the show too.

    • February 1, 2010 at 3:36 PM

      More thoughts are coming soon…within an hour or maybe two. It’s hard to bring the funny/sarcastic stuff when typing live. That’s why I don’t like doing it much.

      • Alex
        February 1, 2010 at 3:53 PM

        Hey John, would you like to join my straightedge society, Mickie James-Canton has already joined.

        • February 1, 2010 at 4:10 PM

          Can I still have sexy time with hookers? Not that I would. I’m a saint. What if the hooker is drunk? Does that count?

  1. February 2, 2010 at 3:22 AM

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