Royal Rumble Royal Rumble 2016 [Live Discussion]

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    Date: January 24th, 2016
    Location: Amway Center
    Orlando, Florida
    Time (Kickoff show): 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
    Main show: 8 p.m ET/5 p.m PT


    Match card:

    2016 Royal Rumble match

    Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
    (Last Man Standing Match)

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    WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Usos
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    Divas Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
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    United States Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto
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    Darren Young & Damien Sandow vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension vs. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger
    (Fatal 4-Way Kickoff Match to qualify for the Royal Rumble Match)

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  2. more like the Roman Rumble amirite
     
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  3. More like Royal Rumble Rebellion III: Return of the Rioting
     
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  4. This is a pretty damn good card, you have to admit. Hopefully the Rumble match itself doesn't disappoint like it so often has over the last several years.
     
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  5. Where does this rank among Rumble undercards? It's gotta be way, way up there.

    The women alone have me interested in this. The feud has been great (to the point where their segments are must-see YT viewing), and this is SUCH a big spot for women's wrestling. The girls really have to deliver something on par with Paige vs Emma at Arrival, since the crowd won't care enough to expect better haha

    Ambrose vs Owens doesn't need explaining. Hope they're in the Rumble too, and they would even have a good out to being eliminated as opposed to last year's story of everyone but Roman being dead weight.
     
  6. Yeah, man. The undercard's good.
     
  7. Does anyone else want to believe we'll see DB at the Rumble? Nope? :okay:
     
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  8. The card is pretty good. That last few PPVs have been so predictable. Pretty much all of these matches could go either way and there'll be some swerves
     
  9. Interesting card for sure and here are my final thoughts for it:

    Pre show: who cares?

    Tag Team Championship: New Day to retain. Even though the Uso's do have some momentum going having picked up a couple of wins recently, I still feel the timing is off for New Day to drop those belts. It really sucks that this particular division is so poor these days and this is another reason I feel WWE will stick with New Day for a bit longer cause I think for them to drop the belts, it has to be something more special rather than just a simple tag match.

    KO vs Ambrose: I hear several suggest a possible draw with both men knocked out and unable to answer the 10 count, in which case both can still look strong having really not being defeated. While it's not a bad idea and a possibility indeed, I personally feel there has to be a winner and by the looks of it, WWE appears to be giving KO the bigger push so I'm going to go with just that, sticking to my scenario leading to Wrestlemania, as I've talked about in the road to Mania thread.

    Divas: Charlotte to retain. I know Becky has the momentum on her side and it would be a big step backwards for her having to lose this match but I feel WWE are looking to stick with Charlotte and Flair till Mania, leading to some Triple Threat or Fatal 4 Way; that's when she drops the belt so the way I see it, look for Charlotte to cheat her way to another victory.

    US title: This one seems a bit complicated with the belt going back and forth these past weeks but I think that if Kallisto were to have a run, having lose the very next day after he won it should've been avoided. I heard they did it for rating purposes for Smackdown but be that as it may, it still practically fucked up Kallisto's momentum. I mean, if you're going to give this guy the opportunity, just stick with him for a couple of months instead of having him get destroyed just 24 hours after he won it. Anyway, given that Sincara is due to return pretty soon, I say ADR retains...

    Royal Rumble Match: Triple H to win. We've talked about it for months now and, well, at this point it's really the best way to go in so many ways. Knowing how stupid WWE can really be at times, we really can't dismiss the idea that Roman retains after all but I just can't believe they would be so dumb to go that way.

    Hopefully we'll get to watch a good show and have plenty of good things to talk about afterwards...
     
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  10. Mauro is working the main show, awesome. Can't wait to watch it in a week or so.
     
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  11. Heard someone predict the Triple H/Lesnar win after Reigns breaks Rey's 61 minute record, any takers?
    Also Kane breaking the career eliminations record, but only if he retires
     
  12. First one seems like a fair prediction, that's what I'm going with. Going with Triple H specifically.

    Second one is a maybe, Reigns just broke the record last year. But if it's a send off for Kane I could see it.
     
  13. What I expect:
    1.The New Day will finally lose the belts and the Usos will be 3 time champs, it's time The New Day drops the titles
    2. Ambrose will retain, but we should still see Owens in the rumble
    3.Charlotte will retain with help from Ric
    4. Kalisto will win back the belt, then will lose it to Del Rio who will continue to be champ until Cena returns or something
    5. Triple H will win the rumble no matter what knowing Vince's mindset, but Brock and Bray and Roman are all still possible
     
  14. HA! GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
     
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  15. According to Twittah he's not, the three stooges from Raw are going to announce the show. :facepalm1:

    Hahaha Shaddix the line of "except Total Divas, which will be aired live" had me rolling on the floor
     
  16. So we'll get JBL flip-flopping, and Maggle plugging in the Network? Horrible, still better than having Jerry I suppose.

    How cool would it be if Rollins was the #2 entrant? Pipedream I know, but it'd be a hell of a start.
     
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