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YMMV: Royal Rumble
  • Broken Base, Contested Royal Rumble: 2014 ended with a floodgate of resentment against the WWE over the apparent shafting of Daniel Bryan in the Rumble, alongside a lackluster performance of the rest of the other matches, and Batista winning the event for a second time. To put this into perspective, Bryan's match against Bray Wyatt (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 Rey Mysterio) were met with boos when they appeared...yes, BOOS; no other Royal Rumble in its 20+ year history ended with hisses and jeers from the audience, be it Smarks or not.
    • As if that wasn't enough, when the event went off the air, Batista starts mocking Bryan and flips off the crowd.
    • Even Mick Foley would take to Twitter to criticize WWE management:
    "Does WWE actually hate their own audience? I've never been so disgusted with a PPV."

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