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BREAKING NEWS: WWE annnounces expansion to “Royal Rumble” match to a 40 man Rumble!!!

The first Royal Rumble event took place on January 24, 1988. Hacksaw Jim Duggan was the first Royal Rumble winner. To those that are new to wrestling, the Royal Rumble match up usually have 30 guys in the ring and an opponent must be eliminated by being thrown over the top rope with both feet hitting the floor on the outside. A new superstar will come out to the ring every once in a while after 10 second count. The only way to win is one wrestler must be left in the ring, no one else.

Well today, WWE announced the huge news that the Royal Rumble this year will be a 40 man, match up, instead of the usual 30.

Read the article, here.

I know everyone is thinking that the reason for this is, they could be saving this for a bunch of legends and superstar returns to be part of this match but sorry I disagree. The reason I think they did this is ’cause it has something to do with the Nexus, which CM Punk is the new leader. Could the New Nexus find a bunch of new members so they can be dominate at the Rumble?

I am predicting that the last four guys at the Rumble will end up being John Cena, a returning Triple H, Nexus members, and CM Punk. I think Triple H will be the winner of the Rumble this year so he can headline Wrestlemania again. I didn’t name Sheamus ’cause Triple H will take out Sheamus before the end.

I don’t watch WWE ppvs much anymore, I only watch Royal Rumble and Wrestleamania every year, so yeah, of course, I will watch this year’s Rumble at the end of the month.

Kev

Royal Rumble 2009 thoughts ****Spoilers****

Just got done watching the Royal Rumble, and it was a really really really good one, as I expected. My review is below, scroll down past the spoilers page so for those who hasn’t watched it yet don’t want to be spoiled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ******ROYAL RUMBLE 2009 REVIEW with MAJOR SPOILERS**********

 

This year’s Royal Rumble was a great ppv as expected. Lots of surprising twists, pretty unpredictable moments. My review of each match…

ECW Champ: Jack Swagger vs. Matt Hardy (winner: Jack Swagger)

This was one of the predictions I got right, I knew Swagger was going to win, this was actually a pretty damn good match. Both men wrestled great, a clean match.

Women’s Championship: Beth Phoenix vs. Melina (winner: Melina)

They did a great job with everyone thinking that Beth Phoenix the Glamazon was going to win this one, but instead, Melina picked up the win, she’s the new Women’s Champion. Most women’s wrestling is boring and awful, but this actually was a great match. Some pretty technical wrestling skills with both women. They did more than just pulling hair and hitting each other. Previously, I predicted that Beth was going to win, but I predicted wrong on this one.

World Champ match: John Cena vs. JBL (winner: Cena)

Yep, of course Cena retains. HBK Shawn Michaels at JBL’s corner. Yes, HBK did give JBL a little help in the match, by actually giving them both the sweet chin music. JBL ordered HBK to give them both the sweet chin music, so Shawn can help JBL get the pin while the refferee was knocked out cold out of the ring. Turns out, Cena ended up getting the win. HBK teaming up with JBL is possibly one of the best storylines in WWE in a long time. It’s one of the most realistic storylines anyway, I’ll talk more about this storyline in another post some other time. I thought this was the best match of the night.

WWE Champ match: Jeff Hardy vs. Edge (winner: Edge)

For the past several weeks, Jeff Hardy has been getting a mystery stalker storyline. Who was that mystery stalker? No one other than Jeff’s brother, Matt Hardy, getting another heel turn. When we thought we were getting another Hardy Boys tag team reunion, Matt turned on Jeff by swinging the steel chair at his brother. This is how Edge picks up the win to get the belt back.

30 Man Royal Rumble matchup (winner: Randy Orton):

I was right on Randy Orton winning tonight. Look like the main event for Wrestlemania 25 will be Randy Orton vs. John Cena again. Unless Cena loses the title before Wrestlemania, Orton could face against someone else different. Yep, it’ll probably be Cena vs. Orton at Wrestlemania 25. A few surprise returns in the 30 man Rumble match…they are Rob Van Dam (or better known as RVD) and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. They were the only surprise returns.

I’m not sure if this is a one time only appearance for Rob Van Dam or he’s back full time, because the Rumble tonight was taking place in RVD’s hometown.

I got two prediction winners right tonight. Jack Swagger winning the ECW match and Randy Orton winning the Rumble.

Look like the theme song for “Wrestlemania 25” will be Ac/Dc “Shoot to Thrill” a song off their “Back In Black” album, ’cause they showed a Wrestlemania 25 commercial during the Rumble ppv that had that song playing during it. So look like the news of Ac/Dc performing at Wrestlemania is true.

Kev

Thought: Christian Cage to win the Royal Rumble this year?

There are rumours swirling the web that Edge’s former tag team partner, Christian Cage (pictured above) is returning to the WWE. Christian left the WWE several years back to join TNA, he’s playing a big main eventer there, and now he may return to WWE in time for Wrestlemania.

I have this feeling that Christian will be part of the 30 man Royal Rumble matchup, where 30 guys battle it out for the #1 Contender shot at Wrestlemania 25. Every year on the Royal Rumble they always keep the 30 Man matchup unpredictable. Last year John Cena won the whole thing. Cena is not in the rumble match up ’cause he’s already in a champ match with JBL as the Rumble’s main event.

John Cena will probably keep the title ’til Wrestlemania 25, if Christian steals the 30 man Rumble win, that would be great to see Christian vs. Cena at Wrestlemania 25 for the World Champ match. I hate Cena, but Christian vs. Cena would be pretty sweet to watch for the Wrestlemania main event. Christian becoming champ would put an interesting fued against Jericho, Randy Orton, JBL , and Cena.

Royal Rumble this year will be a good one and I am looking forward to seeing it. I will be reporting more news about that ppv as time goes along.

Kev

Thought: Christian Cage to win the Royal Rumble this year?

There are rumours swirling the web that Edge’s former tag team partner, Christian Cage (pictured above) is returning to the WWE. Christian left the WWE several years back to join TNA, he’s playing a big main eventer there, and now he may return to WWE in time for Wrestlemania.

I have this feeling that Christian will be part of the 30 man Royal Rumble matchup, where 30 guys battle it out for the #1 Contender shot at Wrestlemania 25. Every year on the Royal Rumble they always keep the 30 Man matchup unpredictable. Last year John Cena won the whole thing. Cena is not in the rumble match up ’cause he’s already in a champ match with JBL as the Rumble’s main event.

John Cena will probably keep the title ’til Wrestlemania 25, if Christian steals the 30 man Rumble win, that would be great to see Christian vs. Cena at Wrestlemania 25 for the World Champ match. I hate Cena, but Christian vs. Cena would be pretty sweet to watch for the Wrestlemania main event. Christian becoming champ would put an interesting fued against Jericho, Randy Orton, JBL , and Cena.

Royal Rumble this year will be a good one and I am looking forward to seeing it. I will be reporting more news about that ppv as time goes along.

Kev

Thought: Christian Cage to win the Royal Rumble this year?

There are rumours swirling the web that Edge’s former tag team partner, Christian Cage (pictured above) is returning to the WWE. Christian left the WWE several years back to join TNA, he’s playing a big main eventer there, and now he may return to WWE in time for Wrestlemania.

I have this feeling that Christian will be part of the 30 man Royal Rumble matchup, where 30 guys battle it out for the #1 Contender shot at Wrestlemania 25. Every year on the Royal Rumble they always keep the 30 Man matchup unpredictable. Last year John Cena won the whole thing. Cena is not in the rumble match up ’cause he’s already in a champ match with JBL as the Rumble’s main event.

John Cena will probably keep the title ’til Wrestlemania 25, if Christian steals the 30 man Rumble win, that would be great to see Christian vs. Cena at Wrestlemania 25 for the World Champ match. I hate Cena, but Christian vs. Cena would be pretty sweet to watch for the Wrestlemania main event. Christian becoming champ would put an interesting fued against Jericho, Randy Orton, JBL , and Cena.

Royal Rumble this year will be a good one and I am looking forward to seeing it. I will be reporting more news about that ppv as time goes along.

Kev