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Thoughts on the 2011 Royal Rumble

Last night was 24th Royal Rumble for the WWE. This was one was unique and different to say the least. It was the largest Rumble match in history with 40 men. But before I get to the Rumble match itself there were some other matches that took place before that. The first match was the World Heavyweight Title match between Dolph Ziggler and champion Edge. This was a great match and it really showed Dolph Ziggler really belonged in the spotlight. During the match Kelly Kelly came down to stop Vickie Guerrero’s interference. Vickie was taken out, the referee got knocked out out so that allowed Edge to hit the spear for the win and retain the World Heavyweight Championship.

In the WWE Title match The Miz defended against Randy Orton. As much as I don’t like The Miz, he is sure over as WWE Champion right now. Orton had a great performance last night but because of the New Nexus, he didn’t win the title. I think I know where this is going. I think at Wrestlemania it’s going to be Randy Orton vs. CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. The Miz for the WWE Title. That’s just my opinion.

Then there was the Diva’s title match in which Eve won the title in a fatal four-way match against Nattie Neidhardt, Michelle McCool and Layla. Nothing special here except a crowd quieter before the Rumble.

The Royal Rumble Match saw a brawl between the Nexus and the Corre take place before the match got started. CM Punk was number 1 and Daniel Bryan was 2. The action was great between Bryan and Punk. However when four of the members OF Nexus were in there they eliminated like 10 guys until John Cena came out and eliminated three of them. One of the 10 that Nexus eliminated was the returning Booker T who looked great by the way. The best part of the Royal Rumble for me is when Diesel returned at number 32. He cleaned house for about 3 minutes until he was eliminated. Number 40 was Kane who didn’t last long either. The last four men were Alberto Del Rio, John Cena, Randy Orton and Wade Barrett. Miz helped get rid of Cena. Orton got rid of Barrett and Del Rio eliminated Orton. However everyone forgot that Santino Marella was still on the outside and Del Rio eliminated him to win the Royal Rumble and go on to Wrestlemania.

It was a great Rumble last night. I don’t care what anyone says about Del Rio winning the Rumble. He’s a great performer, a great talent and he is very respected. It’s great to see someone new get a chance.

This year I am going to bring back my Road to Wrestlemania coverage where I cover each week leading up to Wrestlemania. So tune in every week to see where the Road to Wrestlemania will taking us. It should be a good next few months for the WWE.

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