The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble PPV gave us the WORST EVER 30-man Rumble Match from start to finish, with an end result that the crowd thankfully didn’t buy into for 1 second. Get used to those boos, Roman Reigns, because they aren’t going to die down anytime soon no matter how much help you get from The Rock.
It’s like WWE refused to learn their lesson from 2014, and were stubborn enough to give us an inorganic, force-fed result for the second straight year. You might as well call Roman Reigns Bootista II, and this sequel is going to be just as ugly as the first.
The fact that the final 4 participants were Big Show, Kane, Rusev and Reigns also makes me think that Vince McMahon decided to flex his misguided creative muscle and stack the Rumble with prototypical big men while all of the others — Daniel Bryan (way too early even if he wasn’t going to win), Dolph Ziggler, even Dean Ambrose — just served as fodder for the big men that no one wants to see anywhere near the main event.
Frankly, WWE wasted what was one incredible title match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins, and with Rollins’ star-solidifying performance in defeat, you are left with smart crowds who are going to root for Rollins and go against Reigns.
What WWE fails to realize is that those smart crowds outweigh the families, both in terms of voice, ability to attend huge events, and Internet presence including their precious Twitter.
And by the end of WrestleMania XXXI — unless they change course very quickly — WWE will have foregone what could have been a more bold and interesting road for the much more maligned dead end path.
That’s all from me — CB.
Tags: Big Show, Brock Lesnar, CB, CB's Slant, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Kane, Road to WrestleMania, Roman Reigns, rusev, seth rollins, The Rock