So last night, I watched the Royal Rumble. I had no interest in watching the Grammy Awards last night so I skipped it and watched the Rumble instead which was a lot better. I thought it was a pretty damn good Rumble ppv but could have been better. The best matches of the night were the Men’s Rumble and the Women’s Rumble, but the rest of it was too predictable. Most of the ppv was predictable when it comes to the winner but one thing that had unexpected surprises was the Men’s Rumble.
When it comes to the Men’s Rumble match, everybody was expecting either Cena Or Reigns to win. Most every thought Reigns was gonna win the whole thing but the winner turned out to be someone else surprisingly. That winner is a Japanese wrestler by the name of Shinsuke Nakamura. He won the Rumble last night which was actually pretty shocking and unexpecting. WWE did something right for once by giving the Men’s Rumble winner to Nakamura ’cause it’s well deserving and that guy is very talented. So looks like it’s gonna be Nakamura vs. AJ Styles @ WM-34 for the WWE Championship.
They did that ’cause it looks like WWE still wants Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for ‘Mania 34 and they’ll figure out a way to make it happen still.
During the Men’s Rumble, there were a few surprise one-off returns of past superstars. Rey Mysterio and The Hurricane both made an appearance during the Rumble. I’m sure they’re not back in the WWE full time, just a one-off but it was still awesome to see them, though! That’s all we got in the Men’s rumble when it comes to surprise entrants, just Mysterio and Hurricane Helms. We didn’t get the Undertaker, the Rock, Hulk Hogan, Sting, etc. None of those guys.
As far as the first ever Women’s Rumble goes, I thought it was surprisingly good even though we all knew Asuka would probably win that one and she did. It was still a fun and exciting as hell match. A lot of past female superstars came back as one-offs during the match: Trish Stratus, Lita, Michelle McCool, Jacqueline, Vickie Guerrero, Kelly Kelly, Molly Holly and a few others. I thought the women did a good job. I know the wrestling fans are getting all mad ’cause they’re not gonna like women main eventing a big ppv but hey, I think the women deserve this. In the past, women didn’t get to main event much and I think they finally deserve to.
After the women’s Rumble got over with, we got another big surprise that Ronda Rousey suddenly showed up. She showed up paying tribute to Roddy Piper as you can see in the pic below:
Yes, that is really Roddy Pipers jacket she’s wearing. I’ve read somewhere that Ronda is gonna be working for WWE on a full time schedule. She signed a full-time contract so she’s definitely not a one-off. She’ll be a part of the new women’s division now. I’m not a big fan of Ronda’s liberal politics but I’m still a fan of her. I’ve always liked Ronda and think she’ll be good for WWE. Ronda paid tribute to Piper ’cause she’s not just a fan, her and Piper were lifelong best friends. So this means we have two former UFC stars in WWE now. Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey which is cool, in my opinion. Ronda is already getting a lot of haters of her being in WWE now, but give her a chance. Don’t be so quick to judge. She’s new and I think she’s gonna have a great run.