The Royal Rumble Done Right
I’m not a fan of the WWE main roster shows. RAW and Smackdown and boring, silly, and predictable. I love much of the roster, guys like Owens, Ambrose, Kalisto, Cesaro, and Neville, make me wish RAW and Smackdown were good. I want to enjoy WWE, but they make it so difficult to do so. Every PPV, or now that they are on the Network I guess you might call them events, or specials, WWE has a chance to do something special, to do something shocking, or at least slightly surprising, to get fans buzzing, yet they seldom do so. Tonight’s Royal Rumble is the talk of social media, and you can just tell most fans want to see something new, something different, something that will make them excited, and anxious for RAW tomorrow night. But will we get it? I’d say no, because WWE just never seems interested in that. Most are predicting either a win by Roman Reigns, or just as it seems he’s going to win, Triple H enters the Rumble and eliminates him to win the title himself. Yawn.
Many others want to see AJ Styles come in as a surprise entrant, and win the WWE title on his very first appearance. How awesome would that be? Some are even boldly predicting that is exactly what will happen. Look, I love AJ Styles, and I would love to see that happen, but it’s absolutely not going to. There is no way Vince McMahon puts the WWE title on a guy making his debut in the WWE. Many WWE diehards don’t even know who Styles is (as sad as that may be). If Styles appears, I suspect he will get a few eliminations before being tossed by a guy on the current WWE main event level. That doesn’t mean however that there’s nothing WWE could do to shock us, to surprise us, to get us all buzzing, and anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s RAW.
The Wyatt family have been presented as scary, unpredictable, crazy, etc. since their debut. Bray Wyatt has pulled off some shocking wins, while his “brothers” have torn through some of the toughest guys on the roster, but ultimately they’ve been mid-card guys, unable to become the main event attraction. In the Royal Rumble I’d have all four men, Wyatt, Harper, Rowen, and Strowman working together, protecting each other, eliminating man after man. Strowman has been presented as unstoppable so far, so I suspect he’s this year’s Kane, coming in and eliminating over ten other participants at least. I’d even have him toss Lesnar with little effort to solidify him as your resident monster, and the new “beast.” With four men working together, and three of them being very large, it’s very believable that they could win the entire thing working as a cohesive unit.
Here’s how I’d end it. As the Rumble comes down to only the Wyatt Family, I’d have the debut of “Sister Abigail.” I’d have her walk to the ring slowly, as Bray laughs, and Harper, Rowen, and Strowman look mesmerized. As she arrives at ring side, I’d have her walk around the ring slowly, finally stopping, removing her sheep mask, and locking eyes with the men in the ring. At that time, Harper, Rowen, and Strowman hop over the top rope, eliminating themselves, earning Bray Wyatt the title, as WWE commentators lose their minds, asking how anyone in the WWE will ever deal with this! Asking how anyone will ever find a way to overcome the Wyatt family?! With an ending like this the Wyatt’s are finally established as a serious faction of likes the WWE has possibly never seen. Browman is your FULL TIME “beast,” the Diva’s have a new top contender, who I would have issue a challenge to the Diva’s champion on Monday, as well as having Harper and Rowen win the tag titles. Then when Styles gets some friends from Japan, pitting them against the Wyatt’s is instantly a top drawing program as well. I know the WWE won’t do this, or anything even half this exciting, because the WWE hasn’t been this creative in years, and years. Tonight either Roman Reigns or Triple H wins the Rumble, because that’s “Best for Business.” Note- The return of Daniel Bryan to win the whole thing would be nice as well, and if he’s cleared (that’s a BIG if) I could see WWE possibly going that way…..possibly.
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