My Thoughts on WWE Royal Rumble 2016

Royal Rumble 2016 Results

Kickoff Match

 

Mark Henry & Jack Swagger won a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match that also featured The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von), Damien Sandow & Darren Young and The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor); Henry & Swagger advanced to the Royal Rumble WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

This Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match determined which team would earn spots in the Royal Rumble Match later on in the main event. There were two teams that the WWE Universe were familiar with, one team that has only been teaming together for a short time and one team that was teaming together for the first time. In the end, it was Henry & Swagger who pulled off the victory. I was hoping that The Dudleys would win, but as long as The Ascension did not win, I am satisfied.

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Last Man Standing Intercontinental Championship Match

Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens to retain the IC Championship

This is the match that arguably stole the show. This match can be described as chaos, bedlam and even a scene from a car wreck. There were tables, there were chairs, there were stairs, pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. After many …

WWE SuperSmackdown LIVE Invades Grand Rapids, Michigan

Erick Rowan Splash

Introduction

 

This week, I was in attendance for both WWE Main Event and Smackdown, which took place at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before both events got underway, there was a bonus match between current rivals Sin Cara and Curtis Axel. These two rivals have had a series of matches against one another as of late and Sin Cara has come out victorious every single time, including this one.

 

Main Event

 

The first event of the night was Main Event. There was one backstage segment that I found pretty hilarious. Paige seemed to be impressed with how good Erick Rowan seems to be at playing chess; it was recently learned that Rowan has a pretty high IQ. Titus O’Neil then approached Rowan and did not seem impressed. Rowan then challenged Titus to play him in a game; after Titus made a move he said “King Me!” Apparently, Titus was not aware of the fact that that rule only applies to checkers and not chess. After Titus knocked over the chess pieces and walked off in a fit of rage, Rowan then picked up a piece and said “Checkmate!” Later on in the main event between Rowan …

WWE Takes over Grand Rapids Once Again

Van Andel Arena

Last night, I was in attendance at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI for WWE Live. This event was not televised, but one of the best things about that is that something newsworthy can happen that a lot of people do not get to see.

 

Two Divas Switch Roles

 

Summer Rae and The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron) teamed up against Layla, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendes; therefore, this means that Summer Rae is now a face and Eva Marie is now a heel. What began as a dance-off ended up turning into a Six-Diva Tag Team Match. In the end, Summer and The Funkadactyls were victorious.

 

Dancing Confidently

 

It would appear that Cody Rhodes has regained his confidence to team up with his half-brother Goldust once again because they teamed up against WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in a Triple Threat Match for the The Usos’ Championships. While I am a fan of both The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers, I was rooting for The Usos to win this one. I would also like to point out that during the match, both The …

WWE Smackdown Live Event 3-2-13 Review

This past Saturday, I attended an untelevised Smackdown event in Kalamazoo, MI at Wings Stadium as part of the Road to WrestleMania. In Divas action, it was NXT’s Paige going one-on-one with AJ Lee with Hornswoggle as the special guest referee. Paige was able to pull off the huge win by defeating AJ Lee. I truly believe that this victory over AJ ought to make Paige’s future WWE very bright. Speaking of AJ, the WWE Universe was given the opportunity to vote on whether she should be able to stay at ringside or be sent to the back during the WWE Tag Team Championship Match between champions Team Hell No and the team of Mr. Money In the Bank Dolph Ziggler & NXT Champion Big E Langston. I voted for AJ to be ejected from ringside, but unfortunately, that did not end up getting the most votes; however, at one point in the match, the ref ejected AJ from ringside after she jumped up on the ring apron. In the end, Team Hell No was able to get the victory and retain their championships. Lastly, in the main event, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio defended his championship against The …