Dolph wins the belt, with a rematch to happen next month to further build his credibility.
*I can see Miz holding onto the belt until Mania. Yet I can also see Miz losing the belt then getting it back the next month. I'll go with The Miz retains, this time in actual convincing fashion.
Laycool wins the match, announcing the next night that they have beaten all the Divas and there's no one left. And of course, in true wrasslin' fashion they soon discover that they have not quite beaten everyone yet.....
As for the Rumble Match;
Kane Award: The Big Show.
Diesel Award: Big Zeke.
Bushwhacker: Zach Ryder.
Ironman: Daniel Byran.
Face-off: Several actually. Zeke and Batistwo, Triple H and Sheamus, Barrett and Punk.
NEW CATEGORY - REVENGE ELIMINATION: In the same vein as Savage vs Roberts, Foley vs Orton. This year? Christian eliminates Del Rio. OR Triple H vs Sheamus.
And really, this year that's the the key; whoever doesn't get revenge eliminated will be the winner. SO it's either going to be Del Rio or Sheamus. So it begs the question; whose return is more likely; Triple H or Christian? Probably Triple H, so the revenge elimination is Sheamus.
So I'll go with Del Rio. But if Christian returns and take shim out....well, yeah.
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Originally posted by BoromirMarkThe Bushwhacker Luke Award - Santino's record won't be beat, but for this year the fastest elim will be...Ted Jr.
Ooh, that's a great guess. It's a tough call with no Matt Hardy to embarrass this year.
To me the thing to consider when predicting is that Cena & Miz are probably going to wrestle at Mania and Cena & Punk are probably going to wrestle at Elimination Chamber. So either
- Cena wins the Rumble and then wrestles Punk in a match - Punk wins the Rumble (hometown loss factor + surprised the dumb internet factor) and then loses the shot to Cena - Del Rio wins the Rumble and then Cena and Punk wrestle for the Raw title shot
So that manages to isolate the Rumble winner down to the ... two people and one wildcard most expected to win anyway. Well.
Edge. Dolph could very earn a future title run with a good performance and reaction here, but he won't win it here.
Orton. Hope I'm wrong, but my guess is that the E will think they have given Miz enough for now.
LayCool. Ordinarily giving the 2 against 1 the win helps no one, but here LayCool's being 2 is their strength, and they can move on to feud with Beth and/or Kong.
Del Rio. Really going back and forth between him and HHH, with Sheamus as an outside shot. There are a lot of ways they could go with the Raw title match, but Edge/ADR seems a lock, so I'll assume they'll go ahead and lock it in.
Edge retains but Ziggler looks good in defeat The Miz retains but via nefarious means Divas: who cares
Shock entrant: Awesome Kong around #31. They play the "can a guy hit a girl?" card and she cleans house with all the indecision by the males. Kong bouncing some well know male talent gives her a huge and immediate push. Her late draw and her initial momentum give us a few "holy shit, a female might win the Rumble!" moments, but ultimately she clotheslines Big Show out but in desperation he grabs onto her and they both go over the top rope for a double elimination.
Surprise entrant #2: HHH around #10 and he goes deep but is not the winner.
Surprise entrant #3: Stone Cold Steve Austin. What a better way to give a huge plug to Tough Enough than pull the mark out moment of the year when the glass breaks. Vince didn't open the piggy bank to bring SCSA back for nothing.
Conventional winner: Sheamus. KOTR + Royal Rumble winner keeps him relevant and in the hunt besides him dropping the strap and suffering a plethora of losses recently.
Darkhorse winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin, because if it is one thing Vince loves more than himself it is the sound of cash registers. And don't call me Shirley.
PS-There are multiple sources saying that Kevin Nash and Booker T have were spotted today in the Boston airport. But I can't see either of them coming in and winning the RR.
Originally posted by ScottyflamingoI always like to try and predict the unofficial moments that happen in most Rumbles.
The Kane Award (guy who eliminates a bunch of guys but doesn't win) - Big Show or Mark Henry
The Diesel Award (guy who clears the ring early and takes out guys as the come in) - They did this with Punk last year, so they may lay off of it.
The Ironman Award (guy who lasts the longest) - Daniel Brian
The Bushwhacker Luke Award (guy who is eliminated super quick) - I doubt they'll do this for awhile since Santino took the record last year.
The Ultimate Faceoff (two guys who don't cross paths ending up in the ring together)- HHH and Sheamus.
Very interesting and good categories for the Royal Rumble by the way....
Kane Award- Big Show Ironman Award- Daniel Bryan Diesel Award- Chris Masters (word is that he is to receive a push soon) The Bushwacker Luke Award- Zack Ryder (woo woo woo) The Ultimate Faceoff- I will also go with Triple H and Sheamus on this one Biggest Surprise Entrant- Booker T (thought I would add just one more category)
Edge Vs. Ziggler - Edge Miz vs. Orton - Orton by Dq Natalya vs. LayCool - LayCool thanks to Kong Royal Rumble Match - HHH Kane Award - Ezekiel Jackson Faceoff - HHH and Sheamus, HHH and Nash, Punk and Cena
3 hours really exposes how much filler is on the show. If you cut out all the replays and recaps, you'd probably have about a two hour show stuffed with good stuff. The matches were longer, and actually pretty good.