History YMMV / RoyalRumble

19th May '17 10:59:58 PM nombretomado
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*** Even Wrestling/MickFoley would take to {{Twitter}} to criticize WWE management:

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*** Even Wrestling/MickFoley would take to {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} to criticize WWE management:
20th Feb '17 12:04:24 PM LaptopGuy
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** 2011: Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio winning the first-ever 40-man Royal Rumble.
** 2013: The Rock defeating Wrestling/CMPunk to win the WWE Title for the eighth time.

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** 2008: Westling/{{Edge}} returning from injury and winning the Rumble.
** 2011: Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio winning the first-ever 40-man Royal Rumble.
Rumble or the Wrestling/JohnMorrison "Spider-Man" spot.
** 2013: The Rock defeating Wrestling/CMPunk to win the WWE Title for the eighth time.time, or Wrestling/JohnCena winning the rumble.
19th Feb '17 8:38:20 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* RootingForTheEmpire: It really says a lot about how hated Wrestling/RomanReigns is when the fans are willing to cheer for Wrestlig/TripleH to win the title in 2016 as long as Reigns isn't the one to hold it. In fact, one of the only times Hunter was not universally cheered during that match is when it was down to the final two and his last opponent was EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/DeanAmbrose.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: It really says a lot about how hated Wrestling/RomanReigns is when the fans are willing to cheer for Wrestlig/TripleH Wrestling/TripleH to win the title in 2016 as long as Reigns isn't the one to hold it. In fact, one of the only times Hunter was not universally cheered during that match is when it was down to the final two and his last opponent was EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/DeanAmbrose.Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, and the pop Hunter got when he personally eliminated Reigns (and followed it up with Wrestling/DGenerationX crotch chops) was one of the biggest in the entire match.
14th Feb '17 1:23:17 AM Gimere
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** 2014 ended with a floodgate of resentment against WWE over the apparent shafting of Wrestling/DanielBryan in the Rumble, alongside a lackluster performance of the rest of the other matches, and Wresting/{{Batista}} winning the event for a second time. To put this into perspective, Bryan's match against Wrestling/BrayWyatt (which the former lost) was largely declared "Match of the Night". Although it didn't rule him out on being excluded from the Royal Rumble, as the number of entrants appeared and Bryan became a no-show, other superstars (like fan favorite and perpetual-{{Face}} Wrestling/ReyMysterio) were met with boos when they appeared...yes, '''BOOS'''; no other Royal Rumble in its 20+ year history prior to that event ended with hisses and jeers from the audience, face or heel winner, be it {{Smark}}s or not.

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** 2014 ended with a floodgate of resentment against WWE over the apparent shafting of Wrestling/DanielBryan in the Rumble, alongside a lackluster performance of the rest of the other matches, and Wresting/{{Batista}} winning the event for a second time. To put this into perspective, Bryan's match against Wrestling/BrayWyatt (which the former lost) was largely declared "Match of the Night". Although it didn't rule him out on being excluded from the Royal Rumble, as the number of entrants appeared and Bryan became a no-show, other superstars (like fan favorite and perpetual-{{Face}} Wrestling/ReyMysterio) [[XPacHeat were met with boos boos]] when they appeared...yes, '''BOOS'''; no other Royal Rumble in its 20+ year history prior to that event ended with hisses and jeers from the audience, face or heel winner, be it {{Smark}}s or not.



** History repeats itself as the 2015 Royal Rumble also ended with the live crowd loudly booing winner Wrestling/RomanReigns in similar fashion, including chants for Bryan long after his elimination (including a Wrestling/CMPunk chant, despite his departure from the company). This has produced [[BrokenBase a similarly split reaction]], with some fans angry at the company as a whole for more or less {{Retcon}}ning what happened in the previous year, others angry at the creative team (but not ''at'' Reigns) for derailing Bryan's return momentum, and another group simply happy with how things turned out[[note]]Reigns being given the win coincides with his rumored bump to main event status prior to the Rumble[[/note]]. [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] coming out to support his cousin's victory and endorsing it didn't stop the jeers. That's right: one of the most popular and beloved wrestlers of all time couldn't calm down the raging crowd.

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** History repeats repeated itself as the 2015 Royal Rumble also ended with the live crowd loudly booing winner Wrestling/RomanReigns in similar fashion, including chants for Bryan long after his elimination (including a Wrestling/CMPunk chant, despite his departure from the company). This has produced [[BrokenBase a similarly split reaction]], with some fans angry at the company as a whole for more or less {{Retcon}}ning what happened in the previous year, others angry at the creative team (but not ''at'' Reigns) for derailing Bryan's return momentum, and another group simply happy with how things turned out[[note]]Reigns being given the win coincides with his rumored bump to main event status prior to the Rumble[[/note]]. [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] coming out to support his cousin's victory and endorsing it didn't stop the jeers. That's right: one of the most popular and beloved wrestlers of all time couldn't calm down the raging crowd.



*** Worth noting that near the end of the match there were "We Want [[Wrestling/AlexanderRusev Rusev]]!" chants. That's right, ''Rusev''; fans would rather have had an anti-American {{Heel}} win over Reigns. {{Irony}} ensues, when the crowd in the 2014 Rumble cheered on ''Reigns to win'' when he and Batista were the last ones in the match.

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*** Worth noting that near the end of the match there were "We Want [[Wrestling/AlexanderRusev Rusev]]!" chants. That's right, ''Rusev''; fans would rather have had [[ForeignWrestlingHeel an anti-American {{Heel}} heel]] win over Reigns. {{Irony}} ensues, when the crowd in the 2014 Rumble cheered on ''Reigns to win'' when he and Batista were the last ones in the match.



** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena, but only after both men had gone over the top ''simultaneously'' in one of the best botches in Wrestling history.

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** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena, but only after both men had gone over the top ''simultaneously'' in one of the best botches in Wrestling wrestling history.



** 2016: Wrestling/AJStyles debuting in the Royal Rumble match or Triple H winning the match to win the WWE Title.
** 2017: [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnCena winning the WWE Title for the 16th time, tying Wrestling/RicFlair; or Wrestling/RandyOrton winning his 2nd Royal Rumble.]]

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** 2016: Either Wrestling/AJStyles debuting in the Royal Rumble match or Triple H winning the match to win the WWE Title.
** 2017: [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnCena Either Wrestling/JohnCena winning the WWE Title for the 16th time, tying Wrestling/RicFlair; or Wrestling/RandyOrton winning his 2nd Royal Rumble.]]
2nd Feb '17 6:19:45 PM Gimere
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** 1997: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin winning the Royal Rumble under controversial circumstaget his nces.

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** 1997: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin winning the Royal Rumble under controversial circumstaget his nces.circumstances.
31st Jan '17 8:04:17 PM burstkiller
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* MostWonderfulSound: The Rumble's signature buzzer. Especially when a favorite superstar's entrance theme follows.
31st Jan '17 2:19:44 PM LarryLarry
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** But sadly played straight once again in 2017. After a mostly {{Heel}}[=-=]dominant card, [[spoiler:John Cena defeated AJ Styles to finally match Ric Flair's title record -- to the overwhelming frustration of pretty much all of the fans]]. And after that, the actual Rumble saw EnsembleDarkhorse after Ensemble Darkhorse get eliminated -- culminating in [[spoiler:not only Roman Reigns eliminating '''''The Undertaker''''', but also Randy Orton (yet another CreatorsPet whom the fans are sick of (See a pattern here?)) once again becoming the winner]]. Afterward, many fans have officially crossed DespairEventHorizon against any lingering hope that the company will finally improve.



** 1997: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin winning the Royal Rumble under controversial circumstances.

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** 1997: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin winning the Royal Rumble under controversial circumstances.circumstaget his nces.
31st Jan '17 2:15:49 PM 313Bluestreak
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** 2004: Chris Benoit winning the Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant.

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** 2004: Chris Benoit winning the Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant.entrant, [[PaterFamilicide though events years later]] [[CanonDiscontinuity have tarnished this.]]



** 2008: Wrestling/JohnCena returning from injury at No. 30 and winning the Rumble.

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** 2008: Wrestling/JohnCena returning from injury at No. 30 as the #30 entrant and winning the Rumble.
31st Jan '17 7:43:09 AM Peridonyx
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** But sadly played straight once again in 2017. After a mostly {{Heel}}[=-=]dominant card, [[spoiler:John Cena defeated AJ Styles to finally match Ric Flair's title record -- to the overwhelming frustration of pretty much all of the fans]]. And after that, the actual Rumble saw EnsembleDarkhorse after Ensemble Darkhorse get eliminated -- culminating in [[spoiler:not only Roman Reigns eliminating '''''The Undertaker''''', but Randy Orton (yet another CreatorsPet whom the fans are sick of (See a pattern here?)) once again becoming the winner]]. Afterward, many fans have officially crossed DespairEventHorizon against any lingering hope that the company will finally improve.

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** But sadly played straight once again in 2017. After a mostly {{Heel}}[=-=]dominant card, [[spoiler:John Cena defeated AJ Styles to finally match Ric Flair's title record -- to the overwhelming frustration of pretty much all of the fans]]. And after that, the actual Rumble saw EnsembleDarkhorse after Ensemble Darkhorse get eliminated -- culminating in [[spoiler:not only Roman Reigns eliminating '''''The Undertaker''''', but also Randy Orton (yet another CreatorsPet whom the fans are sick of (See a pattern here?)) once again becoming the winner]]. Afterward, many fans have officially crossed DespairEventHorizon against any lingering hope that the company will finally improve.
31st Jan '17 7:42:04 AM Peridonyx
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** But sadly played straight once again in 2017. After a mostly {{Heel}}[=-=]dominant card, [[spoiler:John Cena defeated AJ Styles to finally match Ric Flair's title record -- to the overwhelming frustration of pretty much all of the fans]]. And after that, the actual Rumble saw EnsembleDarkhorse after Ensemble Darkhorse get eliminated -- culminating in [[spoiler:not only Roman Reigns eliminating '''''The Undertaker''''', but Randy Orton (yet another CreatorsPet whom the fans are sick of (See a pattern here?)) once again becoming the winner]]. Afterward, many fans have officially crossed DespairEventHorizon against any lingering hope that the company will finally improve.
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