Starting with the Royal Rumble, I got back into pro wrestling in a big way in 2013. With last night's Rumble, it's been a year since I've returned into the fold and I've been loving it. And now I want to discuss it with my favorite online community. First point of discussion, I considered putting this in the Sports forum but decided against it. Agree? Disagree? Don't care?
Second, did anyone watch last night? What did you think? I hosted a bunch of friends, including some GWJers. The first two hours was a streaming mess (I bought it through WWE's site). It would just stop and then I'd get a Service Unavailable error message. So, we missed a lot but I was able to get my money back, at least. Worked perfectly for the main event so that was good. Or was it? Neither I, my guests, or apparently the crowd at the Rumble, cared for much after Rey Mysterio came out as #30. We're big Bryan fans so we were bummed when he wasn't in the Rumble. Also, Punk fans by default because Chicago, and none of us could remember if being eliminated by someone not in the match was legal. We had our fingers crossed that Punk would come back and eliminate Batista after Batista thought he'd already won. Maybe that'll be addressed tonight.
Clearly Reigns wasn't going to win though we really wanted him to. He's getting a push but not so big that he'd be headlining Wrestlemania 30, which is understandable. But I still would prefer that over Orton vs. Batista. Maybe there'll be some shenanigans and we'll get Bryan vs. Lesnar.
Also, was glad to see Rusev make it up from NXT. I hoped that if anyone debuted during the Rumble it'd be Bo but had a feeling it'd be Rusev. And since she's been dancing in the crowd the last couple RAWs, looks like Emma might be jumping up to RAW soon too. Yay! Now if the announcers would stop calling her dancing the hokey pokey.