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CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:04:38 AM »
It's that time of year, so I decided to make this my next rank project.  The below is shamelessly C&Ped from the IC thread:

Post in this thread to signup, and I will keep an updated list in this post.  I will take signups until this time next week or until people stop signing up.

Once signups have stopped, I want you to PM me, in order, your top 10 Royal Rumble matches.  Don't worry about elaborating on your lists because we will discuss the final list later.

When I have everyone's ballots, I will add up the scores, and then will first post a thread to discuss the "honorable mentions", where the results for the matches didn't make the list will be revealed.  That will be followed by individual threads for the matches on the list, from 10-1.  When the project is over, I will be publicizing everyone's ballots.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 10:16:05 AM »
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 10:28:37 AM »
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 10:41:48 AM »
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 10:56:51 AM »
Not sure if I should clarify this or not, but I didn't have the Saudi Rumbles in mind when I made this, just the ones that took place at the Rumble PPVs.  But I suppose you can include those on your lists if you see fit
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 11:05:08 AM »
I’ll participate in this.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 11:55:45 AM »
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2020, 12:02:17 PM »
I'll do it.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 12:48:33 PM »
I think everyone's top 3 or 4 will be roughly the same, but I'm interested to see how everyone fills the rest of their lists out.

Question: Are the women's Rumbles eligible as well?

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 01:06:21 PM »
In and I also wonder about the women’s bc they’d probably both make my top 10 tbh

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 01:10:44 PM »
Women's Royal Rumbles should definitely be eligible.

Does 1988 Royal Rumble qualify? That one wasn't on PPV. I don't know why anyone would vote for that other than for historical purposes but just curious. I honestly would include the Saudi one as well but again I have no idea who would vote for those.

But I guess it's a slippery slope. I feel like Russo did at least one Rumble on RAW during the Attitude era plus there was the Smackdown! Rumble Eddie won to earn the title shot at No Way Out '04 and I wouldn't include those.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 02:04:59 PM »
I'll do it.
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 02:07:40 PM »
You're thinking of the "Corporate Rumble," Kamala.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 02:50:33 PM »
I feel like there was also a tag team Rumble at some point in '98 but it might be a Shazam/Bernstein Bears scenario there.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2020, 05:59:55 PM »
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I'm definitely voting the Rumble with Mini Batista

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 12:39:48 AM »
Question: Are the women's Rumbles eligible as well?

Yes

Does 1988 Royal Rumble qualify?

Yes
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 12:18:09 PM »
I feel like there was also a tag team Rumble at some point in '98 but it might be a Shazam/Bernstein Bears scenario there.

There was

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2020, 02:15:36 PM »
I’m in too.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2020, 03:26:44 AM »
I'm in.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2020, 03:28:46 AM »
Question: Are the women's Rumbles eligible as well?

Yes

Does 1988 Royal Rumble qualify?
Yes

How about the Greatest Royal Rumble?  Because clearly it is the greatest.  It is right there in the name!

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2020, 03:29:41 AM »
I still haven't watched that thing.

Most of the 2010s Rumbles just seem to bleed together to me.  I remember specific moments (AJ debut, Santino at the end) but no single match sticks out.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2020, 07:57:15 AM »
Tugster said GRR doesn't qualify earlier but I think it should even though probably no one will vote for it (unless we get an influx of Saudis in the next few days) so I really don't care that much.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2020, 08:34:14 AM »
I still haven't watched that thing.

Most of the 2010s Rumbles just seem to bleed together to me.  I remember specific moments (AJ debut, Santino at the end) but no single match sticks out.

I remember really liking the one that Nakamura won.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2020, 01:39:52 PM »
You can vote for the GRR if you want.  It just slipped my mind when I came up with this, and like Kamala said I’d be surprised if it got much traction for the list
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 02:01:43 PM »
2010 would crack my Top 10. Maybe even my Top 5. That is the one Rumble in the past 15 years that I think can be considered amongst the greats. I remember really liking the Nakamura one too. That might slip in.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
I'm interested to see where 2004 ends up ranking.  Prior to the killings people were rating it right up with 1992 in the GOAT discussion.
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2020, 11:21:29 PM »
I'd still put in my Top 10 tbh but even taking the Benoit stuff aside, it hasn't aged superwell. Decent amount of filler and dead spots in the match. I wouldn't even necessarily say it's the best Royal Rumble of '00s now. I think '01 would take that for me and I might even put '08 above it.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2020, 10:59:56 AM »
So when do you want our picks?

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 11:39:48 AM »
I was gonna post earlier to go ahead and send them but I forgot.  I plan to add up scores Wednesday or Thursday so I’ll keep taking possible entries til then
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2020, 11:50:15 AM »
Sent.  The top five were easy.  I think there is a gap after that.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2020, 08:43:28 AM »
Everyone except BZ should have gotten a PM for their lists.  Apparently there is a limit for PMs per hour on the board, and I had to leave one person out.  So in an hour BZ will get a PM to unless he sees this first and sends me his list
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 08:57:12 AM »
BZ with the Ted Dibiase approach here I see.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2020, 09:02:24 AM »
Sent.  The top five were easy.  I think there is a gap after that.
I feel like Top 6 or 7 were pretty elite but after that it was a muddle and matter of preference. #10 was one that I purely have sentimental attachment to and I think is generally considered fair to middling.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2020, 11:23:22 AM »
Sent. 

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2020, 11:11:40 AM »
I got a couple votes for just "2018" without specifying which Rumble.  Should I just assume they're for the men's Rumble?
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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2020, 11:15:34 AM »
You know, I completely forgot about one Rumble I was probably gonna slot towards the bottom.  Oh well.  Just shows how big a dropoff there is from the top tier Rumbles.

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Re: CXFRank: Top 10 Royal Rumble matches
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2020, 12:44:08 PM »
I'm going to be honest.  I completely forgot about the Women's rumbles.  Oops.  The first one probably would have made my list too.  Oh well...