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WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
Kickoff Show:

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami vs. Kalisto

WWE United States Championship
WWE United States Champion Rusev vs. 2018 Royal Rumble Winner Shinsuke Nakamura

ROYAL RUMBLE EVENT

WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor

WWE Championship
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz

WWE Raw Women's Championship
WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks

WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

Men's Royal Rumble Match

Women's Royal Rumble Match

And here's some crunched stats to show you that Jimmy Uso is the favorite to win

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 11:45:09 PM »
A few days ago I saw someone post a theory (and I don't believe he came up with it on his own) that Braun was going to cost Brock the title similar to the Goldberg/Brock feud in 04 and give Finn the Eddie treatment.

Some time passed and a few bloggers floated this. Whatculture didn't run the Braun version of events in a video but they think it could still go in The Demon's favor. With each passing hour I feel like the internet is working itself into an unrealistic frenzy that tonight is THE night that Brock drops it to someone and that Braun/Brock @ WM won't be a title match. One final theory was that Finn *almost* wins and gets a rematch next month and then he busts out "The Demon" for the victory.

I'm trying not to let myself get swept up in the hooplah but it makes sense if you think too much about it and fits into the 7 year wrestling rule.


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And I just read TWIW thread for this ending week and well looks like you all have this covered. Move along nothing to see here.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 01:00:27 AM »
Jimmy USO is 6’3”, 251?
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 01:44:22 AM »
If WWE wants a Universal title match headlining WM, Brock is winning tonight and carrying the title to WM. If WWE is ready to pull the trigger on a women’s match headling WM, I could see Brock dropping the title so they can bolster the WM undercard more with a Universal title match AND a Brock-Braun special attraction type of match.

Side note: While Rollins seems like the obvious pick to win the Rumble, I feel like whoever is challenging for the World title at WM needs the shine of a Rumble win a lot more. Have a SD guy win the Rumble, eliminating Rollins last, and then figure out another mechanism to get Rollins into the Raw title picture at Elimination Chamber or Fastlane.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 01:48:27 AM »
I agree that a Smackdown wrestler should win the Rumble.  It could set something up and be more unpredictable but RAW hasn’t won the Rumble since the brand split and WWE gets weird about that stuff.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 02:43:52 AM »
Yes but assuming Bryan is champion at Mania, who from Smackdown could be that guy? The only person really getting a lot of love over there is Andrade and I think a heel vs heel match (especially these two particular heels) is not something they'd want to run at Mania. I guess Orton is always a possibility but ewww, no thank you. A debuting/returning guy winning and then choosing Bryan would be interesting. It would make a guy like Aleister Black.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 03:08:36 AM »
I've been wanting Bryan vs Rey Mysterio. I think they had a tv match around 2012 or so, but Rey is so much better now and deserving of a big Wrestlemania match. Cena going for number 17 against Bryan would've been great as well, but that's not happening now.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2019, 05:37:24 AM »
For Becky being on fire and to a certain extent Bryan there doesn't seem to be a lot of excitement for this show.  I guess the ticket sales reflect this.  I think Raw being so bad just killed whatever momentum the company has this time of year. No reason this shouldn't be a great show as it's rock sold on paper.

Can't see Brock losing. Seth or Drew win men's rumble (outside shot at Braun) and either Becky or Charlotte win women's rumble obvs.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 05:42:34 AM »
All 29 men enter the Rumble with no eliminations and then Braun flips the ring and everybody falls out and he wins. Book it, Vince.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2019, 05:46:19 AM »
Maybe they'll throw us a curveball and have Alexa win the Rumble.

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2019, 05:59:54 AM »

Kudos to WWE for announcing this as soon as they knew he wasn't cleared. :)

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 08:54:49 AM »
If anybody knows of a reliable "spot" to watch this I'd appreciate a PM. I genuinely would order the WWE Network if I could but in Canada you need to have a cable subscription unless there's another way to get the channel which I'd be open to.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 09:17:28 AM »
Apparently they did a RAW tag title match as we were still waiting to be allowed in the building.  They had a special hoodie for the event and a Phoenix Elias shirt I picked up.  Not as close as Takeover but I’m pumped.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2019, 09:24:22 AM »
it was a shitty match with glorious vs rezar/dawson and dawson ate the pin

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 09:24:55 AM »
nakamura vs rusev was good until the finish but nothing special. crowd is starting to warm up/fill in finally.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2019, 09:25:17 AM »
Wasn't a title match either, it was a match where if the heels won each team would have seperately gotten tag title shots at a later date.



Also, TIME FOR RUSEV TO CRUSH THE RUMBLE

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2019, 09:27:28 AM »
I was surprised because I thought one author was hurt.

No one hope for a pool spot because that area is basically tarped off, unlit and even further from the ring than I expected.

Probably tuning off of here til after the show but I will report anything interesting tonight or tomorrow - have fun, guys (and Cookie)
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2019, 09:44:15 AM »
The guy dressed as hogan is scary accurate.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2019, 09:45:41 AM »
If anybody knows of a reliable "spot" to watch this I'd appreciate a PM. I genuinely would order the WWE Network if I could but in Canada you need to have a cable subscription unless there's another way to get the channel which I'd be open to.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2019, 09:55:18 AM »
205 match was a lot of fun. they really bring it when they get the spotlight

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2019, 10:00:18 AM »
Ok - chat guys - no jokes, I looked up and Bikini Beans Steven aka Fat MAC was taking a selfie like two rows in front of me

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2019, 10:07:42 AM »
I think we made eye contact when he was dancing and doing air flute to Asuka’s theme
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2019, 10:10:00 AM »
I have a reeeeeally good feeling about Becky/Asuka going first.

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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2019, 10:23:39 AM »
It’s begging for lynch to do double duty and win it.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2019, 10:26:46 AM »
CATTLE MUTILATION (kinda) for the win!

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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2019, 10:27:36 AM »
Kinda Cattle Mutilation was a great finish!

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2019, 10:29:14 AM »
I liked that match.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2019, 10:33:27 AM »
Since they are coming out of the dugout is it too much to ask to have the next number in the Rumbles stand off to the side of the stage swinging a practice dummy over a set of ropes or something?

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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2019, 10:34:25 AM »
That would be awesome. But will give away the fact omega isn’t gonna. E there.

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« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2019, 10:52:17 AM »
Ok - chat guys - no jokes, I looked up and Bikini Beans Steven aka Fat MAC was taking a selfie like two rows in front of me

Must be destiny

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2019, 10:52:59 AM »
also HOLY SHIT! SHOOTING SHANE PRESS! GREATEST OLD MAN WRESTLER EVER

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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2019, 10:57:56 AM »
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2019, 11:14:51 AM »
When did Pete Dunne grow out his hair and dye it purple?  And become black?

Somehow the match not being crisp kinda enhanced it.  Felt more like a fight.

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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2019, 11:16:35 AM »
I feel like the crowd never believed Sasha was winning. Maybe it's my stream quality but that finishing counter sequence wasn't getting a rise out of them like it should have because it was damn good. Sasha stomping Rousey's hand reaching for the ropes was awesome.

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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2019, 11:17:43 AM »
Sasha has the look on her face like Becky sorta, does she try to do double duty also?

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« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2019, 11:20:45 AM »
Is there a stream with no commentary or with maybe another language? Cole and Graves are unbearable tonight.
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« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2019, 11:21:04 AM »
If the woman’s tags wernt happening at elim chamber I’d be booking Becky to win the rumble. Challenge Rhonda and have ufc horsewoman vs nxt horsewoman at elim chamber.

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« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2019, 11:22:45 AM »
Rusev has Wolverine trunks on.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2019, 11:36:41 AM »
Mickie James sort of channeling Tatanka = thumbs up
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2019, 11:39:23 AM »
It did used to be in the rules that you had to be in the ring before the next person. Though I think you could just immediately leave again which was what Lawler did I'm pretty sure.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2019, 12:12:52 PM »
This is better than last year's by a mile.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2019, 12:13:47 PM »
Ha ha you think we're actually going to give Dana Brooke an elimination ha ha


Edit: Rhea Ripley just looks like the female version of Pete Dunne. I've never really seen her before.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2019, 12:16:27 PM »
Best use of Hornswoggle literally ever.

Edit: Fantastic pop for Bliss.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2019, 12:26:58 PM »
Finlay: Uhm... yeah sure fuck it...
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2019, 12:38:57 PM »
Its felt like this match has gone three years, but they've gotten to where they should be.  Now to do the right finish.

And they did.

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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2019, 12:39:03 PM »
This is Becky's Steve Austin moment from WM 13.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2019, 12:40:04 PM »
Except Becky wins lol.

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2019, 12:41:48 PM »
Well hell yeah they did the right finish.  They actually learned from their mistake in 2014

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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2019, 12:44:00 PM »
This next two months of Becky and Charlotte bitching at each other and Sasha running her mouth about the 4 Horsewomen while her and Bayley inch toward the tag titles will be fun. But somehow all four of them will end up on Raw so hooray.
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Re: WWE Royal Rumble 2019
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2019, 12:44:11 PM »
THEY DID THE RIGHT THING HELL YEAH