Who do you think will be the last four entrants in the Rumble? Here are my picks:
Goldberg Randy Orton Big Show Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit HAS to be in the final four, if not win the whole thing. They've built up his #1 entry way too much for him not to have a breakthrough performance here. I think John Cena may be in the final 5 or 6, but won't make it to the final four.
I say Randy Orton, because of the whole Foley storyline. Throughout the show, they can be waiting and waiting on Foley to show up because of Austin calling him out last night, but as the night goes on and he doesn't show up we all lose faith in him. But then he returns at the very end of the Rumble, surprises everybody, and helps eliminate Orton, by distract him long enough for someone to throw him out. They then brawl to the back.
Goldberg, of course, will be there. However, I don't know why they always build up #30 as the best number. Never once in the history of the Rumble has #30 actually won the thing. Anybody know what the latest entry into the Rumble was who actually won the thing? I'm thinking it was one of the two years Hogan won it, because he was always a pretty late entry.
And I threw Big Show in there just because I needed another Smackdown wrestler and another heel. The final 4 is always 2 faces and 2 heels. And with the split, it's more than likely going to be 2 Raw and 2 Smackdown wrestlers at the end, as well. I can't think of any other Smackdown heel that would be there at the end other than Big Show. Of course, Batista was part of the final 4 last year, so maybe there'll be a dark horse in there like Rhyno or something.
I'm gonna say the final two will be Goldberg and Benoit, but then it's a toss up to who will actually win it. I'm gonna guess Benoit, because I think that's what we all want to see, but they may give it to Goldberg.
Goldberg, who is pretty much a mortal lock to make the final four; Angle, who I still think is the favorite to win because of the do-it-for-the-troops thing; Benoit, because of the reasons noted by the previous posters; and Kane, to set up the return of the Dead Man.
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However, I don't know why they always build up #30 as the best number. Never once in the history of the Rumble has #30 actually won the thing. Anybody know what the latest entry into the Rumble was who actually won the thing? I'm thinking it was one of the two years Hogan won it, because he was always a pretty late entry.
It was actually just last year, when Lesnar won the Rumble with number #29. Aside from that, a bunch of guys (Yokozuna, Austin, Hart) have won the Rumble with number 27.
Maybe the plan for the end of the match is to NOT have a real 'final four' for the first time in Rumble history. Imagine this; there is a raft of eliminations right at the end, with #29 being Spike Dudley or someone else that can be eliminated quickly. It comes down to Benoit and, say, Cena, and Benoit tosses him and collapses onto the mat, having lasted almost the entire way. And then the buzzer goes, Benoit looks to the ramp, and sees Goldberg striding his way down the aisle. Have Goldberg and Benoit battle it out for 5-10 minutes and it'll be a classic moment of suspense in wrestling history. Of course in this scenario, Benoit wins, since I doubt WWE would want to build up a guy who's likely leaving in a few months.
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I always thought a good gimmick idea could be that right as number 30 is coming out, the last two guys in the ring eliminate themselves. So whoever is number 30 wins the thing without actually even entering the match.
I don't know how well that would work now that the winner gets a shot at WrestleMania, but I think something like that would work well with a cocky heel like Randy Orton. He can go on and on about how he outlasted 29 other superstars and EARNED the win and title shot and all that when he never even had to lift a finger to get the "win". I figure that could get a few weeks of mileage out of it. Maybe until No Way Out when he has a match for the title shot or something like that and loses it.
Final nine will be Cena, Benoit, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Goldberg, Kane, Randy Orton, Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, Mark Henry.
--Lights go out, Taker music plays, Kane disappears. --Show eliminates Cena. --Much later, Orton eliminates legend Angle. --Cactus Jack music plays, and Foley does the Cactus Jack clothesline to Orton. Orton and Foley are eliminated. --Final four: This leaves Benoit and Goldberg taking on Henry and Show. Climax of the match has Benoit having Henry in the crossface and Goldberg jackhammering Big Show. Fans pop, and shortly thereafter, Henry and Show are eliminated. --Benoit and Goldberg square off. Lesnar comes down to the ring as both are trying to eliminate each other on the ring apron. Lesnar goes to clothesline Benoit out of the ring but misses, and knocks Goldberg out instead. Benoit wins, Lesnar throws a fit. Voila. You have your Lesnar vs Goldberg and Benoit vs RAW champ.
Cena, Angle, Benoit & Orton. Goldberg's the fifth man, but gets knocked out by Orton. Orton cheats and knocks out Angle to huge heat. Cena FUs Benoit, Orton shoves Cena out from behind and the two yell at each other, allowing Benoit to recover and dropkick Orton out for the win.
Benoit and Goldberg are givens. I think Orton will be eiliminated by a surpirse entry of Mick Foley. Cena is getting a big push so I think he makes three. Usually there is one or two guys that make it ot the end who are a surprise. I am going to go with Christian, after he eliminated Jericho to further their feud. Christiand and Jericho work together and eliminate a bunch of wreslters. Then Jericho motions to Kane/Goldberg. Christian grabs Jericho and shoves him into Kane/Goldberg, who throws Jericho over the top. Christian is then seen laughing at Jericho and pointing to his head, the universal sign for "I'm smarter than you". Eventually it works down to Christian, Goldberg, Benoit and Cena. I would love to see Christian and Benoit go for 10 minutes after that, but it will be Goldberg and Benoit.
Originally posted by mercerI dont know if i can narrow it down to four honestly. The last ones in the match are going to be Goldberg, Kane, Benoit, Angle, Cena, Guerrerro, and probably Deadman. But thats just my two cents
Unfortunately they said on Smackdown that neither Guerrero would be in the Rumble because of their match earlier in the show. I know in the past they've had people wrestle in a match and the Rumble, but it doesn't look like it this year since Eddie, Chavo, Mysterio, Noble, Triple H, HBK, Brock, Hardcore, Dudleys, Batista, and Flair all look like they won't be in it.
As for my Final Four. I'd love it to come down to Benoit and Goldberg and Benoit win but I just don't see it happening. I think Goldberg somehow gets screwed before the final four. I'd say fourth guy left is probably a dark horse, i'm going to go with Hurricane after his speech on Monday. third left i'm going to say Kane is still around and either A) gets attacked by Undertaker or B) the last two double team him. I say the last two left are Benoit and Cena once again with Benoit winning.
I really do like the idea of Benoit eliminating everyone BEFORE Goldberg comes out, with the final turning into a mini-match.
As it stands, the only heel that has established real reason for wanting to win is Kane, and so, I'd imagine seeing Kane as one of the members of the "not-quite-final four." Kurt Angle, with his inspirational win-for-the-troops thing, will either be VERY QUICKLY eliminated by a face, or last deep into the match. I say kinda-final four. As for the "Official Hoss," I'm going with "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan, so that he can be positioned as the Designated Fall Guy for Lesnar's Wrestlemania challenger at No Way Out.
Other notables: John Cena will make a strong showing, and I look for a tease between him and Randy Orton, before he settles in on the Big Show. In fact, I expect him to get a solo elimination on Tha Fat Guy. I don't expect both Foley AND Undertaker to interrupt the Royal Rumble match itself, so I'm going to assume Kane is distracted, while Randall K is eliminated through more conventional means. I'm starting to feel like Foley will return on RAW to cost Orton the IC title (maybe to Hurricane Helms?), so Orton needs to set up conflict with the champion-in-waiting, if not Hurricane, then Booker T. Jericho and Christian will neutralize each other. And Mark Henry...well if he brings his Stank, he'll at least get one elimination.