The W
Views: 99839699
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
20.10.14 0316
The W - Pro Wrestling - Rumble Rendered Useless
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1(13802 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (3 total)
The Sham
Kolbasz








Since: 20.1.02
From: Hamden, CT

Since last post: 1722 days
Last activity: 1074 days
#1 Posted on
Watching HHH forced to defend and win back his spot takes away some of the "specialness" of his Rumble win.

Since the winner of the Royal Rumble often loses #1 contendership or at least is forced to defend that position at NWO or on television, why doesn't the WWF move the Rumble to February?

I assume there will be realignment of the PPV schedule after the split, and I think this is one of the first things that should be addressed.

Since we've seen Survivor Series moved from Thanksgiving, there is precedent for moving established events. Tradition be damned.





"Cram it with walnuts, ugly!"- Mr. Homer Simpson
Promote this thread!
Raptor
Blutwurst








Since: 21.1.02
From: Lousyana

Since last post: 4605 days
Last activity: 4497 days
#2 Posted on
Survivor Series was moved from Thanksgiving, but it's still in November. That was a good move on their part, because I doubt the WWF stars were happy to be at work thousands of miles from home on Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving eve.

And the WWF title shot stip has been going on for 10 years. Of that, only two winners didn't get their WM title shot (Steve Austin in 1997, and Vince McMahon in 1999), one of which was because the title was vacated beforehand. Yeah, the shot's been up for grabs a few times, but it spices things up, and has never actually changed the main event to the best of my foggy recollection.



No matter how bad things may get, just imagine what would happen if Vince Russo was booking again, and you will feel better.
TheBucsFan
TheChiefsFan








Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 69 days
Last activity: 69 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09

    Originally posted by Raptor
    Survivor Series was moved from Thanksgiving, but it's still in November. That was a good move on their part, because I doubt the WWF stars were happy to be at work thousands of miles from home on Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving eve.

    And the WWF title shot stip has been going on for 10 years. Of that, only two winners didn't get their WM title shot (Steve Austin in 1997, and Vince McMahon in 1999), one of which was because the title was vacated beforehand. Yeah, the shot's been up for grabs a few times, but it spices things up, and has never actually changed the main event to the best of my foggy recollection.



Just for the hell of it, here is how Rumble winners have faired at Mania:

Jim Duggan: No title shot
John Studd: No title shot
Hulk Hogan: Lost to Ultimate Warrior
Hulk Hogan: Defeated Sgt. Slaughter
Ric Flair: Lost to Randy Savage
Yokozuna: Beat Bret Hart, then Lost to Hulk Hogan
Lex Luger: Lost to Yokozuna
Bret Hart: Defeated Yokozuna
Shawn Micheals: Lost to Diesel
Shawn Micheals: Defeated Bret Hart
Steve Austin: No title shot
Steve Austin: Defeated Shawn Micheals
Vince McMahon: No title shot
The Rock: Lost to Triple H
Steve Austin: Defeated The Rock

So, rumble winners are 6-6 (including 5-4 since the #1 contenders stip was added) in Wrestlemania WWF Title matches, with four getting no title shot at all. Only 4 of the 14 winners have walked out of Mania with the WWF title, including 4 of 10 with the #1 contenders stip.



Caring is the first step towards disappointment.
Pages: 1Thread ahead: What to do with The Big Show
Next thread: Thrillseekers reunion?
Previous thread: Solid Promo
(13802 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
This is when you know your getting old: Watching the joke of Taker training Nathan Jones, I had the sneaking suspicion that they are going to build up an ultra-rushed version of Sammartino/Larryland from 1980.
- redsoxnation, Smackdown: Nathan Jones (2003)
The W - Pro Wrestling - Rumble Rendered UselessRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.385 seconds.