Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2017: He Was Certainly Out Of Nowhere

Royal Rumble 2017 Date: January 29, 201 Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 52,020 Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga, Tom Phillips It’s kind of amazing how much this show has been forgotten in just about a year. Other than AJ Styles vs. John Cena, I can […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2016: This Was Their BEST Idea?

Royal Rumble 2016 Date: January 24, 2016 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Attendance: 15,170 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Now this one actually has my interest for a change. A year ago, WWE decided that the right idea was to have WWE World Champion Roman Reigns fight everyone in a single match […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2015: They Need To Wake Up

Royal Rumble 2015 Date: January 25, 2015 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,164 Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler Now this is one I’ve been looking forward to and dreading at the same time. I actually didn’t mind the main event the first time around but ever since then I haven’t […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2014: They’ve Lost

Royal Rumble 2014 Date: January 26, 2014 Location: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler The big story here is the rise of Daniel Bryan, who has gone from solid midcard guy to the people’s choice to win the Rumble. However, Batista has returned and is basically the guaranteed […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2013: He Rock(s)

Royal Rumble 2013 Date: January 27, 2013 Location: US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona Attendance: 13,00 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler This show was only a year ago and I can barely remember anything about it. Aside from the Rumble the big matches are the Rock challenging CM Punk for the WWE Title […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2012: You Go Out. No You Go Out. You Go Out!

Royal  Rumble 2012 Date: January 29, 2012 Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 18,121 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Booker T We wrap things up here with last year’s show. The Rumble is back to the thirty entrant variety which is probably the best move all around. The odds on favorite is Jericho who […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2011: That Stupid Cobra

Royal Rumble 2011 Date: January 30, 2011 Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,113 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker This is a weird Rumble as for one year only they tried having forty people in the Rumble instead of the usual thirty. It didn’t quite work so they never tried it again, but […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2010: The One Before The One

Royal Rumble 2010 Date: January 31, 2010 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 16,697 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker We’re getting close to the end of the run here with only three shows left. Tonight we’ve got the Rumble of course along with Undertaker defending against Mysterio and Sheamus defending against Orton. I […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2009: Like It Would Be Anyone Else

Royal Rumble 2009 Date: January 25, 2009 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 16,685 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker, Tazz This isn’t so much the Royal Rumble as much as it is HHH and Randy Orton are in a match and 28 other guys happen to be in […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2008: Jeff Could Win

Royal Rumble 2008 Date: January 27, 2008 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City New York Attendance: 20,798 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole Jonathan Coachman, Joey Styles, Tazz We’re in New York City again and there are three main events tonight. We have the usual Rumble and Edge defending the Smackdown Title against […]