Check that out. It's a Royal Rumble Fantasy Game. You pick 5 numbers (not wrestlers) and you compile points for how they perform. May not be the most complex game in the world, but hey it makes the first 45 minutes of the Rumble more interesting.
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I remember doing this w/ some friends for the 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Rumbles. I got #21, #27, #1 and #2 in '94. Bret drew #27 and was Co-winner. Sweet victory. Though I think we tried to predict what wrestler drew what as well.
I did some checking at wwfroyalrumble.com, just for kicks. Statisically, your best picks are numbers 24 and 27, since more wrestlers have gone onto win the Rumble after having drawn those numbers (I think #27 won the most, in '89, '93, '94 and '00, but don't quote me on that since I'm working from memory).
#30 has never one, and #1,2 and 3 have each won.
EDIT -- Check this
Table of Rumble Winners!
Year Draw Wrestler 89 #27 Big John Studd 90 #25 Hulk Hogan 91 #24 Hulk Hogan 92 #03 Ric Flair 93 #27 Yokozuna 94* #23 Lex Luger 94* #27 Bret Hart 95 #01 Shawn Michaels 96 #18 Shawn Michaels 97 #05 Steve Austin 98 #24 Steve Austin 99 #02 Vince McMahon 00 #24 The Rock 01 #27 Steve Austin
Go ahead and use those statistics when making your picks. If you pick 24 or 27, based on these stats you have a 50% chance of picking a winner.
Interesting that no one between 5 - 18 has ever won the Rumble. I wonder if it's because the bookers figure if he didn't come in right away, or later on that the fans don't buy him as a serious shot to win?
Or it may have more to do with the fact that the big stars draw either early or late to leave the fans sitting on the edge of their seats thinking "oh he drew early, HOW is he gonna win?" or "WHERE is he???"
If the WWF holds a match for any killer position (like they do every year for spot #30) then I'd want it to be for #27! Looks like one helluva sweet deal...
www.wrestlingnewsworld.comwrestlingobserver.com is reporting that Paul Heyman will probably make his return tonight at the Smackdown taping. That should improve the show instantly. He's a lot more entertaining than Angle was.