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Good but predictable
on 1 December 2013
So the 26th annual royal rumble looked like a juicy pay per view line up with the rock vs cm punk and the rumble match it's self as headliner how could it fail? Well it performed over 500,000 buys for the first time since 2008 but as a wrestling event well I'll get to that stage right now!
Alberto del rio vs the big show-whc (7/10)
I felt this was an enjoyable opener it provided some good big moments like the choke slam off the set etc. but the screwy rehash finish downs the number abit and they had already done a last man standing match a few weeks before so it was like a meh seen this before stuff. Credit where it's due both men did there best and even though he is a heel now, as a wrestler del rio is one of the best,as a personality not so much. To sum up the opener it's good for what it is and is enjoyable while it lasts.
Team hell no vs team Rhodes scholars-tag titles(5/10)
Again much like the opener it's good while it lasts and they get some good flow going but it is what it is and that is just a run of the mill tag match,all four men do good with the lack of time but this match is nothing more than a look at your phone until the big matches happen kind of match.
The royal rumble match (8/10)
To be honest this was actually very enjoyable to watch with some great big moments that created a perfect main event atmosphere! It was bizarre to see the match relegated to the semi final spot but then again the rock was on the show,with the match it's self there was always something going on but the one drag back was the predictability factor I.e the winner. Who ever disbelieved cena wasn't going to win? Even before the pay per view everyone new cena was going to win. But with that little downside this is defiantly a good addition to the rumbles!
The rock vs cm punk-wwe (7/10)
This match was overhyped like no tomorrow which can be a good thing if it can live up to the hype but this match could not. On the flip side the match was very good,sure it had its rest periods but the atmosphere was electric akin to the original attitude era rock matches he had the crowd going. The finish was screwy with the peoples elbow but people make way to much of a big deal out of it,they had wrestled for 20 plus minutes I didn't see it as much of a problem. But again the drawback was the predictability after cena won the rumble it was guaranteed rocky would win! So in all if you take away the over hype and build and predictability of this match you have yourself a very good main event.
So to sum up the rumble take away the predictably and the over hype and you have yourself a good event go and see it it's worth the watch!