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 …

My Hopes/Predictions for WWE Royal Rumble 2016

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Kickoff Match

 

Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match, Winning Team Earns the Right to Compete in the Royal Rumble Match

The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) vs. Damien Sandow and Darren Young vs. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger vs. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)

This match consists of two experienced tag teams, two men that have been teaming together recently and two men who are teaming together for the first time. The WWE Universe knows how well The Dudleys and The Ascension can work together, Mark Henry & Jack Swagger have been working well together despite only teaming together for a short time and the WWE Universe will find out how well Sandow and Young will be able to work together. In the end, I hope The Dudleys win and go onto the Royal Rumble Match because D-Von has never competed in that type of match before and I feel that he deserves that opportunity. As long as The Ascension does not win, I will be satisfied.

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

WWE Divas Championship Match

Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch

These two women were once good friends until Charlotte stabbed Becky in the back. While Becky was cheated out of winning …

My Thoughts on the 2015 Royal Rumble

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Kickoff Match

Cesaro & Tyson Kidd def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E)

What was originally supposed to be a 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match between all three members of The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) and the team of Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd was changed to a regular 2-on-2 Tag Team Match. These two trios have been going at it for the past few weeks with The New Day always coming out on top. That, however, all changed at the 2015 Royal Rumble when Cesaro & Kidd knocked off The New Day. The ending of the match did not come without controversy though because Cesaro, who was not the legal man in the match, hit Kofi with a European uppercut and it allowed Kidd to get the pinfall victory over Kofi. In addition to being disappointed that The New Day did not get the victory, I am also disappointed that the match was changed.

 

The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) def. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn)

Ever since The Ascension had debuted on the main roster, they have shown zero respect towards legendary tag teams of the …

My Royal Rumble Hopes/Predictions

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Kickoff Match

The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

The trio of Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd has formed an alliance with one another under the common purpose of feeling that WWE keeps overlooking them. While they may have a good argument for that, I personally feel that all three members of The New Day are being overlooked as well. Instead of being bitter and complaining about it like Rose, Cesaro & Kidd do, however, The New Day is spreading the positive message that as individuals, they are great, but together, they can be even better. Not only do I hope that The New Day comes out victorious in this match, but I hope that all three members of The New Day end up being participants in the Royal Rumble Match as well.

 

Paige & Natalya vs. The Bella Twins (WWE Divas Champion Nikki & Brie)

Paige & Natalya have recently formed an alliance against common enemies The Bella Twins. All four of these divas are current star cast members of WWE reality show Total Divas. One particular thing that has been bothering me about the recent reunion …

How John Cena Can Manipulate The Authority

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Seth Rollins Gets The Authority Back Into Power

 

As many most likely know, on the last Raw of 2014, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins blackmailed John Cena, the only person who had the power to bring The Authority back into power, into doing just that when Rollins threatened to permanently cripple WWE Hall of Famer Edge. On the very first Raw of 2015, The Authority was officially back in power. They wasted no time in throwing their weight around. First, they put former Team Cena members Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan into matches with odds stacked against them. Towards the end of Raw, The Authority welcomed John Cena to the ring to show their “appreciation” for him. The Authority then welcomed out Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. Shortly afterward, The Authority once again threw their weight around and fired Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan. The Authority then took Raw home by saying that The Authority is back in power, three men had just lost their livelihood, and that everybody can thank John Cena for all of it.

 

John Cena Gets Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan Back Into WWE

 

After Seth Rollins manipulated John Cena into bringing The …