WWE Royal Rumble 2015: The full outline and because we should care
January 25, 2015 - WWE
It’s a many sparkling time of a year to be a veteran wrestling fan. Every year, a Royal Rumble kicks off a Road to WrestleMania. The many intricately-booked compare of a year and presumably a biggest gimmick compare of all time — a Royal Rumble itself — will produce a winner, who will go on to plea for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a categorical eventuality of a largest uncover of a year, WrestleMania 31.
Sunday night’s Royal Rumble PPV in Philadelphia will answer a lot of questions and lift some new ones, though if there’s ever a time of a year we should be profitable courtesy to feign fighting, it’s now. If we haven’t watched given final year’s WrestleMania (or even if you’ve usually tuned out over a final dual months of totally awful WWE television), here’s all we need to know.
Pre-show Kickoff Match: The New Day (Xavier Woods, Big E Kofi Kingston) vs. Adam Rose, Cesaro Tyson Kidd
Everything we need to know
Everything we need to know
What am we looking during here? The New Day is a fast of wrestlers eventually borne from a unsuccessful try during formulating a new Nation of Domination. Now Woods, Kingston and E are 3 smiling and clapping babyfaces with a lax “preacher/gospel” gimmick. Every time they appear, we’re merely reminded of what could have been. Adam Rose is a celebration animal and severe estimation of Russell Brand’s Aldous Snow character. He’s been solemnly relocating over to a dim side, nonetheless no one unequivocally cares about that. Also, there’s a whole thing with a male in a Bunny costume. Please don’t ask. Swiss strongman Cesaro has tumbled from winning a prestigious-at-the-time Andre a Giant conflict royale during WrestleMania XXX to teaming with Hart Family product Tyson Kidd.
Why we should care: Tyson Kidd has personally turn a many underrated wrestler on a whole roster, operative a healthy prolongation of his Total Divas persona. He’s a cocky male who thinks really rarely of himself, ignores his mother and LOVES cats. If we haven’t seen his work on NXT over a past several months, we owe it to yourself to check it out. Also, we should usually be examination NXT all a time anyway. Cesaro is substantially going to manhandle people all over a ring, so that’s fun. If zero else, this should be a fun six-man tab group compare to get things started on a right foot.
Natalya Paige vs. Nikki Brie Bella
What am we looking during here? All 4 of these women are expel members on E!’s Total Divas existence show, nonetheless Paige (the British one) is a new further this season. Natalya is Tyson Kidd’s mother and is presumably a many unlikable chairman on all of radio (at slightest where Total Divas is concerned). Nikki Bella is a WWE Divas Champion. She and Brie are twins.
Why we should care: Let’s see if a continued HOSS-ification of Nikki Bella continues. Natalya and Paige are substantially a dual best women’s wrestlers on a categorical roster, so a talent turn in this compare should keep a sight mutilate intensity to a minimum. If it’s bad, it will be short. Besides, one can't live on a Royal Rumble alone. (Just kidding; we totally could.)
New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension
What am we looking during here? If we don’t know who a New Age Outlaws are, you’re substantially 6 years aged and I’m sceptical of you, given your whole memories of veteran wrestling include of a modern, golden era. The Ascension are a integrate of large hoss forms who are aping a Road Warriors/Demolition aesthetic. WWE on-air personalities and “legends” are dissapoint about that for some reason, notwithstanding a WWE intentionally giving The Ascenion that gimmick.
Why we should care: The New Age Outlaws showed donkey during WrestleMania XXX and mislaid to The Shield in like dual minutes. Let’s wish that trend continues and The Ascension totally brutalize them in about 30 seconds and infer they’re (at a really least) for-real adequate to hoop a integrate of 50-year-olds. Because if a Outlaws get a win here … hoooooo, boy.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs. The Miz Damien Mizdow
What am we looking during here? The Usos are a twin sons of Rikishi. No, really! The Miz is a former Real World star and onetime WWE Champion and Damien Mizdow (née Sandow) is his Hollywood attempt double. These dual teams have been trade a titles for a while now. There was a storyline involving The Miz and Jimmy Uso’s wife, Naomi, though let’s never pronounce of that again.
Why we should care: Damien Mizdow is one of a many interesting acts in a WWE right now and a seeds contrariety between him and The Miz have begun to be planted. Just spend a whole compare examination him and you’ll be entertained … or else we have a heart of cold, unconcerned stone. Get divided from me, golem.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
What am we looking during here? Brock Lesnar is a reigning, fortifying WWE universe champion and a former UFC heavyweight champion. He once mislaid a apportionment of his courage given he refused to eat a vegetable. He’s been a universe champion given SummerSlam in Aug of final year. John Cena is a tellurian animation male and substantially a many renouned wrestler in a world. Seth Rollins looks like one of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men (as drawn by Frank Quitely) and is a stream Mr. Money in a Bank, definition that even if he doesn’t come out of this compare with a championship, he will still have a guaranteed universe pretension shot any time he wants.
Why we should care: Because each day with a Brock Lesnar compare is a day we are sanctified to be alive. He is a final loyal beast in a universe of veteran wrestling and we contingency delight his sweaty, purple, mottled, vegetable-loathing guts. He is going to stomp and German suplex and toss fools around a ring for 20 mins and no matter who wins (probably Cena), we contingency reason onto these moments when a legit, terrifying Frankenstein’s beast of wrestling is honoring us with a universe pretension defense. These days won’t final forever.
All 3 of a group in this compare during are a rise of their ability as veteran wrestlers. This could be a loyal star-making opening for Seth Rollins. It could be his first-ever universe pretension reign. It could be a final time Lesnar humiliates Cena on a large stage. Either way, it’s going to be sparkling as hell.
The Royal Rumble Match
What am we looking during here? As formerly stated, presumably a biggest gimmick compare of all time. This year’s iteration will underline 30 WWE Superstars (some of whom will be operative twice on Sunday night). Two wrestlers will start in a ring and each 90 seconds, another Superstar will enter. The usually approach to be separated is to be thrown over a tip rope, with both feet touching a floor. When usually one Superstar is remaining, that wrestler will win a Rumble and will be given a WWE World Heavyweight Championship compare during WrestleMania 31.
The announced Superstars participating in this year’s Rumble so distant are: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt, Rusev, Bad News Barrett, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Goldust, Stardust, Big Show, Kane, The Miz, Damien Mizdow, R-Truth, Ryback, Fandango and Luke Harper.
Picking a leader
Picking a leader
Why we should care: The Royal Rumble is a many can’t-miss compare of a year, each year. There hasn’t been a bad one given 1996. It’s going to play out over a march of an hour (at least) and will underline warn entrants, warn returns, comedy, feuds being furthered, WrestleMania matches being set adult and so many more. Roman Reigns has prolonged been earmarked to win a match, though Daniel Bryan is finally behind after blank many of final year due to injury. Could he presumably win a Royal Rumble people were clamoring for him to win final year — a compare he wasn’t even in? Could he go on to face Brock Lesnar for a universe pretension during WrestleMania in a biggest loser matchup of all time? Or will Reigns continue his climb unabated?
Or could a loyal loser like Dean Ambrose or Dolph Ziggler startle a universe and win a whole dang thing?
The law is, we don’t know. And that’s what creates a Royal Rumble so darned exciting.