More Rumble feedback
Monday, 27 January 2014 11:26
Thumbs in the middle, leaning down
Best match: Daniel Bryan vs Bray Wyatt
Worst match: Cena vs Orton
If not for the Bryan vs Wyatt match, I would be asking for a refund for this show. That match was far better than I expected. The Lesner vs Show match did well as far as building Lesner for the match with taker at Mania. The best part of the title match was the crowd reaction.
And the rumble... It seems like the WWE's motto lately is when in doubt, look to what worked before. I have no problem with Batista returning, but the fact that he has walked into a title program at the biggest show of the year makes me sick. It is so easy to tell what the fans want right now, a true Daniel Bryan push. The fact that there was room for El Torrito, JBL, and Kevin Nash in this years rumble and not for the most over baby face the company has had in a decade speaks volumes. I get it that Bryan winning the rumble would cause a change in plans for Mania, but sometimes life can get in the way of some of the best laid plans. Just imagine 70,000 people chanting in New Orlenes after Daniel Bryan finally won the title. It would have been a moment for the ages, and a moment that this company just doesn't seem capable of making anymore. Just my two cents.
Chris A KunkelRoyal Rumble
Thumbs in the middle
Best Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt
Worst Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show
I really liked the idea of a panel of legends to commentate the show. Most sports do this and I thought is was a great idea especially with the three guys they used. As far as the show, I thought Lesnar/Show was the worst match because apparently you can take 50 chair shots and still walk to the back on your own. Big Show's selling was not very good and he should have been stretchered out. The rumble match itself should have had better surprise entrants. Not sure why JBL needed a slot or the Usos for that matter. Where was Jake the Snake?? I can see not bringing in Daniel Bryan if he was not scheduled to win, but it did make for an awkward ending. Also, should have played up the fact that Goldust threw out Cody way more than they did. Overall, a decent rumble, but far from the best.
Best Match: Bryan vs Bray
Worst Match: Cena vs Orton
I can't hate on the show. No, Bryan wasn't in the Rumble. Yes, Batista won the Rumble. But these aren't things we didn't figure out ahead of time. I enjoyed myself for 3 hours and that's all I can hope to do.
People I actually feel bad for?
Rey Mysterio for being the wrong short guy who will never get a real shot on top.
Curtis Axel, Xavier Woods and Bad News Barrett, all of whom were announced participants for the Rumble and at some point were replaced.
Cody Rhodes who has the worst luck at drawing numbers since Ted DiBiase.
Great Khali, who was so slow they turned his entrance music off before he was halfway to the ring
Lana, who couldn't make the flight to Pittsburgh to be in her man's corner