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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by KK » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:15 am

Entertainment Weekly wrote:EW has learned exclusively Tough Enough, the back-from-the-dead WWE reality contest series, has its new host: Stone Cold Steve Austin. The show will premiere April 4, after Monday Night Raw.

Sigh. I was so hoping there’d be some way to get Al Snow back, but I guess I will just have to, er, toughen up. Steve Austin is one of the WWE’s crossover stars — even non-wrestling fans like me are pretty familiar with him, and he obviously has plenty of on-screen experience. What I liked so much about Snow as the mentor, though, was his ability to turn off that in-ring persona and be a strict teacher, a focused father figure, and occasional goofball. I’m hoping Austin has that same knack, and isn’t just Stone Cold Steve Austin TM with his mentees; I hope sometimes he’s just a regular dude.

Does the presence Stone Cold Steve Austin make you more likely to tune in, PopWatchers?

I liked Tough Enough - particularly the 1st season, which went out on Sky1.

I don't know what ratings USA & WWE are expecting, but it seems pointless putting out another PG programme at that hour. None of that tame shite with UFC's reality show.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Rog » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:38 am

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Little late but it's here. Royal Rumble is Sunday. My favourite PPV of the year :D

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WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2):
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3):
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3)
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5):
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction:
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction:
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction:
1st entrant
Prediction:
40th entrant
Prediction:
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions:
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction:
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
A) None
B) less than 30 seconds
C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
D) 1-2 minutes
E) 2-4 minutes
F) 4-10 minutes
G) Greater than ten minutes
Prediction:
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction:

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by KK » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:42 am

WWE Royal Rumble

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Phatman » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:57 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Dolph Ziggler
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Triple H
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: CM Punk
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Santino Marella
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: CM Punk
1st entrant
Prediction: Justin Gabriel
40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Triple H, Wade Barrett, John Cena and CM Punk
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 15
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Booker T

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by IronMaiden » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:11 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Laycool
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Dolph
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Triple H
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: CM Punk
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Yoshi Tatsu
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: CM Punk
1st entrant
Prediction: R Truth
40th entrant
Prediction: The Undertaker
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: HHH, Undertaker, Punk, Barrett
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 15
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
A) None
B) less than 30 seconds
C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
D) 1-2 minutes
E) 2-4 minutes
F) 4-10 minutes
G) Greater than ten minutes
Prediction: B
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Booker T

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Lonestar » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:18 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): LayCool
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3) Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Cena
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Morrison
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Khali
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Kane
1st entrant
Prediction: Truth
40th entrant
Prediction: Big Show
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Cena, Morrison, Big Show, Kane
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction:23
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
A) None
B) less than 30 seconds
C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
D) 1-2 minutes
E) 2-4 minutes
F) 4-10 minutes
Prediction: F (4-10 minutes)
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Great Khali

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Dark Ritual » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:49 am

No idea what this grapl thing is, but might as well do some predictions...


Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): LayCool

Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Ziggler

The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): Miz

40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Cena :(

Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Sheamus

Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Zach Ryder

Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: HHH

1st entrant
Prediction: Daniel Bryan

40th entrant
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio

The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: HHH, John Cena, Alberto Del Rio, Kane

Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 7

How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
F) 4-10 minutes

Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Booker T

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Skippy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:34 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): CM Punk
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Del Rio
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Darren Young
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Undertaker
1st entrant
Prediction: Del Rio
40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: CM Punk, Triple H, Cena, Barrett
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 22
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: E
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Undertaker

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Hank Scorpio » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:42 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Cena :roll:
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: John Morrison
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Zack Ryder
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
1st entrant
Prediction: R- Truth
40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Cena, Triple H, Cm Punk, Sheamus
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 28
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
A) None
B) less than 30 seconds
C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
D) 1-2 minutes
E) 2-4 minutes
F) 4-10 minutes
G) Greater than ten minutes
Prediction: E
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Chris Jericho

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Mockmaster » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:57 am

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Alberto Del Rio
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: John Morrison
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Primo
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Kane
1st entrant
Prediction: The Big Show
40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Alberto Del Rio, John Cena, CM Punk, Wade Barrett
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 27
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
A) None
B) less than 30 seconds
C) 30 seconds to 1 minute
D) 1-2 minutes
E) 2-4 minutes
F) 4-10 minutes
G) Greater than ten minutes
Prediction: F
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Hacksaw Jim Duggan

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by E-Man » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:12 pm

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): The Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): CM Punk
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Darren Young
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: John Cena
1st entrant
Prediction: Ezekiel Jackson
40th entrant
Prediction: CM Punk
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, John Cena, CM Punk
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 19
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: F) 4-10 minutes
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Undertaker

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:52 pm

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): LayCool
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3) Miz
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): john cena
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: John Morrison
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Zack Ryder
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Kane
1st entrant
Prediction: Santino
40th entrant
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Alberto Del Rio, John Cena, CM Punk, Wade Barrett
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 31
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: G) Greater than ten minutes
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Triple H

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by KK » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:57 pm

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): Natalya
Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Dolph Ziggler
The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3): Randy Orton (probably by DQ)
40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): Triple H
Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Del Rio
Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Tyson Kidd
Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: Big Show
1st entrant
Prediction: Del Rio
40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Triple H, CM Punk, Cena & Barrett
Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 18
How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: C
Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Triple H

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by J. Vengeance » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:12 pm

WWE Royal Rumble
Natalya (c) vs. LayCool 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Divas Championship
Winner (worth 2): LayCool
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Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner (worth 3): Edge
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The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner (worth 3) Miz
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40 man Royal Rumble
Winner (worth 5): John Morrison
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Person to spend most time in the rumble
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
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Person to spend least time in the rumble
Prediction: Primo
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Person to get most eliminations
Prediction: CM Punk
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1st entrant
Prediction: Jack Swagger
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40th entrant
Prediction: Triple H
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The final four (name only four, one point for each correct)
Predictions: Alberto Del Rio, John Cena, CM Punk, John Morrison
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Predict Sheamus' entry number:
Prediction: 11
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How long will Santino spend in the rumble:
Prediction: B
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Name a surprise entrant
Prediction: Triple H

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:06 pm

In case you haven't seen the list, wwe.com have posted a list of Royal Rumble entrants for this year. I personally don't like seeing who's in it at all, even though a certain number are obvious, it still nice to have no idea who is in it especially when you are getting near the end and you realise someone like R-Truth is about to come out :fp:

Anyway i've spoilered it in case you don't want to see it.


Alberto Del Rio
Rumble experience: None

Big Show
Rumble experience: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010

Chris Masters
Rumble experience: 2006, 2007, 2010

CM Punk
Rumble experience: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Daniel Bryan
Rumble experience: None

Darren Young
Rumble experience: None

David Hart Smith
Rumble experience: None

David Otunga
Rumble experience: None

Drew McIntyre
Rumble experience: 2010

Ezekiel Jackson
Rumble experience: None

Heath Slater
Rumble experience: None

Husky Harris
Rumble experience: None

Jack Swagger
Rumble experience: 2010

John Cena
Rumble experience: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 (winner), 2010

John Morrison
Rumble experience: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

JTG
Rumble experience: 2009, 2010

Justin Gabriel
Rumble experience: None

Kane
Rumble experience: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Kofi Kingston
Rumble experience: 2009, 2010

Mark Henry
Rumble experience: 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010

Mason Ryan
Rumble experience: None

Michael McGillicutty
Rumble experience: None

Primo
Rumble experience: None

R-Truth
Rumble experience: 2009, 2010

Rey Mysterio
Rumble experience: 2003, 2005, 2006 (winner), 2009

Santino Marella
Rumble experience: 2008, 2009

Sheamus
Rumble experience: None

Ted DiBiase
Rumble experience: 2009, 2010

Tyson Kidd
Rumble experience: None

Vladimir Kozlov
Rumble experience: 2009

Wade Barrett
Rumble experience: None

William Regal
Rumble experience: 2001, 2009

Yoshi Tatsu
Rumble experience: 2010

Zack Ryder
Rumble experience: 2010

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Lonestar » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:17 pm

Regal has only been in the Rumble twice :shock:

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Drumstick » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:19 pm

I'm not looking but what a terrible idea. Completely takes any mystery and surprise out of the match.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Rog » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm not looking but what a terrible idea. Completely takes any mystery and surprise out of the match.


They're not in order and there are still 5 spaces spare. With the increase in numbers it's pretty much every active wrestler they have anyway.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Phatman » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:25 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'm not looking but what a terrible idea. Completely takes any mystery and surprise out of the match.


Six entrants are missing from that list, which suggests a few surprises.

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PostRe: Wrestling Thread: WWE Royal Rumble; Sunday, Sky Box Offi
by Drumstick » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:25 pm

Rog wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I'm not looking but what a terrible idea. Completely takes any mystery and surprise out of the match.

They're not in order and there are still 5 spaces spare. With the increase in numbers it's pretty much every active wrestler they have anyway.

Ah, right. That's not so bad at all then!

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