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Royal Rumble 2020
« on: January 26, 2020, 01:05:13 AM »
Tonight, a band of notorious athletes willing to do anything to win with no regards to the rules or morals, descend on Minute Maid Park in Houston.

No, wait, baseball season hasn't started and The Astros aren't playing...

Tonight, WWE holds its 33rd Royal Rumble event in Houston! 

WWE Royal Rumble
January 26th, 2020
Live from Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX


30 Man Royal Rumble Match, featuring: Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Erick Rowan, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, King Corbin, Elias, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Kofi Kingston, Big E, R-Truth, John Morrison, The Miz, and three other competitors.

30 Woman Royal Rumble, featuringCharlotte Flair, Nikki Cross, Alexa Bliss, Sarah Logan, Natalya, Carmella, Dana Brooke, and twenty three other competitors.

Strap Match for the WWE Universal Title
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c) Vs Daniel Bryan

WWE RAW Women's Title Match
Becky Lynch (c) Vs Asuka

Falls Count Anywhere Match
King Corbin Vs Roman Reigns

WWE Smackdown Women's Title Match
Bayley (c) Vs Lacey Evans

WWE United States Title Match
Andrade (c) (With Zelina Vega) Vs Humberto Carillo

Shorty G Vs Sheamus

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 01:28:23 AM »
Are some of these matches going to be on the preshow, or are we headed for a 5-hour main card again?

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 01:32:49 AM »
Aren't all the big shows 5 hours now? If anything gets bumped, I'm guessing it's Shorty G-Sheamus and US Title Match.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 02:39:15 AM »
I wonder what will close the show. I guess it depends on which Rumble is gonna have the bigger surprises. If Edge, Cena, Velasquez are in the men's rumble and Brock is gonna go for a while I could see that ending the show. But if Ronda is gonna come back after a year gone and win the thing that's a more compelling story than anything else.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 03:00:52 AM »
Probably the greatest moment in Royal Rumble. This or British Bulldog thinking he's gonna win the Rumble BECAUSE HE'S BIZARRE! Glad WWE has its own mini version of Heavy Metal Parking Lot (and they actually did a WWE segment on the TV version of Parking Lot in the early '00s but it's not quite as good as this).

 Not sure who I love more the toothless lady who loves Jake The Snake (which TSMer's mom is this?) or the old guy trying to do the Jimmy Snuka taunt.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 03:11:14 AM »
I think they're already promoting Liv vs Lana on the next night's Raw so I expect them to meet in some fashion in the Rumble.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 03:14:21 AM »
I think Roddy Piper's gonna win.  He's got great legs, even if he does wear a skirt.
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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 05:08:12 AM »
A former WWE superstar is backstage in Houston.

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Former Royal Rumble runner upSANTINO!

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 08:08:39 AM »
NXT stars competing in the Women's Royal Rumble.

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Chelsea Green, Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez, Shayna Baszler

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 08:59:03 AM »
NXT stars competing in the Women's Royal Rumble.

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Chelsea Green, Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez, Shayna Baszler


I mean, I'm pretty sure they don't have thirty women on the Raw/Smackdown rosters so, what was the alternative?

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 09:07:07 AM »
I wonder why they've kept the entrants in the women's Rumble so secretive. Does anyone really expect Sasha Banks to not compete?

The undercard looks to be getting a lot of time.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 10:42:56 AM »
This light is fucking killing my view where I'm at

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 11:00:40 AM »
It didn't even take two minutes for Kairi to show how much she has to hold back in the ring, just so that the other girls can keep up with her.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2020, 11:05:51 AM »
I don't know what Tamina's been doing while she was off TV, but it doesn't look like her boyfriend got her a Peleton for Christmas...

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2020, 11:10:40 AM »
Naomi and her hair need to win.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2020, 11:19:30 AM »
Damnit, my feed froze up, and when I got it back, Bianca was gone. What happened?

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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2020, 11:21:05 AM »
Damnit, my feed froze up, and when I got it back, Bianca was gone. What happened?

Charlotte kicked her leg out when she was on the top rope and knocked her out.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 11:23:03 AM »
Chinese Kung Fu? Aren't all variations of Kung Fu, Chinese Kung Fu? I thought that Kung Fu was literally Chinese for "bitter work." Do I have that wrong?

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 11:23:45 AM »
The back of Beth Phoenix’s head looks ROUGH. I can’t believe she’s still in.

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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2020, 11:24:38 AM »
Charlotte kicked her leg out when she was on the top rope and knocked her out.

Ugh! They're kinda telegraphing the outcome, aren't they?

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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2020, 11:26:31 AM »
The back of Beth Phoenix’s head looks ROUGH. I can’t believe she’s still in.

Wow, I hadn't noticed that.

Charlotte kicked her leg out when she was on the top rope and knocked her out.

Ugh! They're kinda telegraphing the outcome, aren't they?

Yup. :(

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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2020, 11:35:27 AM »
Hooray.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2020, 11:35:57 AM »
Woulda rather seen Becky/Shayna.

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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2020, 11:37:31 AM »
I was just thinking that they don’t put Charlotte in nearly enough title matches at WrestleMania.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2020, 11:38:04 AM »
That is how you utterly protect your winner the entire match.

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Re: Royal Rumble 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2020, 11:38:10 AM »
that santina shit was disgusting. Until then it was a really enjoyable rumble. Once Bianca went out it started to fall apart. Shayna should have won.

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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2020, 11:39:27 AM »
I wonder why they've kept the entrants in the women's Rumble so secretive. Does anyone really expect Sasha Banks to not compete?

The undercard looks to be getting a lot of time.

Seems so regarding sasha.

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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2020, 11:40:12 AM »
So what’s the story with Sasha? Is she injured again?

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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2020, 11:40:12 AM »
that santina shit was disgusting. Until then it was a really enjoyable rumble. Once Bianca went out it started to fall apart. Shayna should have won.

Wwe will get some serious flack from the left for Santina. 

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2020, 11:41:50 AM »
that santina shit was disgusting. Until then it was a really enjoyable rumble. Once Bianca went out it started to fall apart. Shayna should have won.

This.

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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2020, 11:43:47 AM »
It’s going to be a delight when Roman wins the Men’s Royal Rumble to go along with Charlotte winning the Women’s. This shit is so, so stale.

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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2020, 11:44:27 AM »
that santina shit was disgusting. Until then it was a really enjoyable rumble. Once Bianca went out it started to fall apart. Shayna should have won.

Wwe will get some serious flack from the left for Santina.

The "left"? They should get serious flack from fucking everybody.

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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2020, 11:46:15 AM »
Looks like Shayna has the women's elimination record. Belair had it for a while. Nice of them to put over the up-and-coming talent (until the end)
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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2020, 11:47:46 AM »
I was just thinking that they don’t put Charlotte in nearly enough title matches at WrestleMania.

It's about time that plucky up and comer stops getting overlooked.

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« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2020, 11:51:21 AM »
that santina shit was disgusting. Until then it was a really enjoyable rumble. Once Bianca went out it started to fall apart. Shayna should have won.

Wwe will get some serious flack from the left for Santina.

The "left"? They should get serious flack from fucking everybody.

Yep. That shit is fucking garbage.

The last twenty minutes or so have perfectly explained why people will put up with AEW doing bad shit.


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« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2020, 11:54:15 AM »
They could have at least done Naomi the favour of having her last longer after her cool save/bridge building.

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2020, 11:58:34 AM »
Charlotte winning a Rumble at some point was inevitable. Gotta pad that list of accomplishments for the career retrospectives. Might as well get it out of the way.

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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2020, 11:58:47 AM »
Who knows but there was a late shift in betting this afternoon for Charlotte. Meaning this might have been a last minute decision.  Shayna had been favored going into today

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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2020, 12:00:21 PM »
Bayley/Lacey had no heat at all.

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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2020, 12:03:34 PM »
I started tracking the time between entrants around #8 and, man, that shit was all over the place. There was a low of 1:18, with a high of 3:07 (this was around when Alexa got eliminated, IIRC). I think the mean was somewhere between 1m30s and 1m45s.

I don't intend to do that for the men's Rumble, because I don't actually intend to watch it.

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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2020, 12:04:51 PM »
God, Lacey is so bad.   Why does WWE continue to put her in high profile spots?     They're just putting more a focus on how bad she is, and when/if she gets better, she'll never be able to wash this stink off of her.

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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2020, 12:04:58 PM »
I’m just glad Corey Graves got the Charlotte ball rolling by complaining about her usage a month or two ago. At this point, her push may be worse than Cena’s was in the mid-2000s.

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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2020, 12:07:42 PM »
Bayley/Lacey had no heat at all.

Judging by this message board, I feel like I might be one of 3-4 people who have enjoyed Bayley's heel run. But Lacey is definitely not ready for that spot... No idea who the next challenger is supposed to be. I could get all-in behind Naomi, but I don't know how many fans will.

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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2020, 12:10:23 PM »
Even when Cena's push was Superman strong he still got punked a few times to get a feud kicked off. Charlotte almost never looks weak, even if she loses. I would think an eventual feud with Shayna might change that at least for that one time.
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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2020, 12:11:46 PM »
How many title matches has Lacy lost now? She lost like 3 or 4 to Becky last summer after inexplicably kept getting shots despite never winning

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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2020, 12:13:21 PM »
Where were Sasha and the IIconics?

I didn't like the repeat appearances from the likes of Kelly Kelly and Xia since they were used in previous years. We should have gotten fresher faces this year. At least Molly came in with a different gimmick.

The shit with Santina was lame.

Also, awfully nice to hear Summer Rae's NXT theme recycled for Chelsea Green. Hell, I thought Summer was coming out when I heard it.

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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2020, 12:14:43 PM »
I wanted Victoria. There were shots from this afternoon of them testing the video board and showing her stuff.
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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2020, 12:17:26 PM »
Victoria, Jazz, hell I wouldn't have said "no" to a Christy Hemme appearance!

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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2020, 12:17:51 PM »
Hmm.


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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2020, 12:21:14 PM »
Where were Sasha and the IIconics?

I didn't like the repeat appearances from the likes of Kelly Kelly and Xia since they were used in previous years. We should have gotten fresher faces this year. At least Molly came in with a different gimmick.

Not sure I understand the objection to Xia Li, since she's part of NXT's regular roster now, unless you think that every single woman in NXT should get to appear once, before any of them get to appear twice. She had a hell of a lot more business being there than Kelly Kelly, in my opinion.

And I love Molly. She's probably my favorite WWE women's wrestler of all time. But the Mighty Molly gimmick without the blonde hair is a no from me, dawg.