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 […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2007 (2018 Redo): The Texas Hogan vs. Warrior

Royal Rumble 2007 Date: January 28, 2007 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Joey Styles, John Bradshaw Layfield This show received the same amount of votes as 2001 and sounded intriguing so here’s a bonus redo. We’re back in Texas here with Undertaker and Shawn […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2005: Horrible Injuries Can Be Hilarious

Royal Rumble 2005 Date: January 30, 2005 Location: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California Attendance: 12,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Tazz It’s time for a new set of guys to take their place on top of the company and what better time to do that than at the Rumble? Other than the Rumble, […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2004: Uh….What’s His Name!

Royal Rumble 2004 Date: January 25, 2004 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 17,289 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the show where you can really see the next generation rising up. The main events other than the Rumble are Lesnar vs. Holly and HBK vs. HHH. Ok so […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2003: Some High Quality Professional Wrestling

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a really odd entry in the series as the namesake match is being treated as secondary to almost everything else. Really, coming into this show, there’s a good argument to be […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2002: Time To Play For HHH

Royal Rumble 2002 Date: January 20, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Attendance: 12,915 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is the first step to things falling downhill, as we’re a few months away from the Brand Split and things falling through the floor in quality. The main event tonight aside from the Rumble is […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2001 (2018 Redo): Canadians and Carey

Royal Rumble 2001 Date: January 21, 2001 Location: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Attendance: 17,137 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross This is the first of two requested Rumble reviews of the year to go along with the regular redo of last year’s show. We’re nearing the end of the Attitude Era and Steve Austin […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2000: When They Fought Like Angry Wrestlers

Royal Rumble 2000 Date: January 23, 2000 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 19,231 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross After sitting through 1998 and 1999, this is my reward. What we have here might be the best Rumble show of them all with one of the best matches ever and a […]