Royal Rumble (2017) – Cena Ties Flair

Royal Rumble (2017)

The 2017 Royal Rumble took place on January 29, 2017, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It marked the 30th anniversary of the event. I realize I’m WAY behind on my PPV recaps but there’s yet ANOTHER show this coming Sunday and I’ve had more than a few people ask me for this recap. NOTE: I have every intention of writing my reviews for Hell in a Cell, Survivor Series, Tables, Ladders & Chairs … Continue reading

What’s Changed With Roman Reigns?

Roman Reigns

We’re less than 2 months removed from Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2015). At that PPV, Roman Reigns lost his match to Sheamus and then absolutely went berserk after the match beating the holy hell out of the League of Nations, Sheamus and HHH to a thunderous ovation. The crowd was actually chanting, “Thank you Roman!” The next night, Reigns captured the heavyweight championships in one of the best RAWs we’ve seen in recent memory. The overwhelming … Continue reading

Royal Rumble (2016) – Mania Takes Shape

Royal Rumble 2016

Last night, the WWE held its annual Royal Rumble event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The Rumble is thought of as the beginning of the “Road to WrestleMania” and is traditionally one of my favorite PPVs of the year. The last two years have seen some pretty serious morning after backlash with Batista winning in 2014 and Roman Reigns (and not Daniel Bryan) winning last year. I realize as I sit down to write … Continue reading

Rumbling Toward Mania This Sunday

Royal Rumble 2016 Preview

First I’ve got to apologize. Well, I’m apologizing to my readers who aren’t wrestling fans. My blog becomes VERY wrestling centric this time of year and that will continue all the way through WrestleMania season in April. You’ve been warned. Quite frankly, this is the best time of year to be a wrestling fan. The Road to WrestleMania officially kicks off on Sunday evening at the 2016 Royal Rumble. The Rumble is traditionally my second … Continue reading

WWF Royal Rumble (1994) Pinball Machine

So my brother Mark went and bought himself a kickass new toy last week – a WWF Royal Rumble pinball machine from 1994. This goes nicely with his Tommy Pinball Wizard machine but I digress… So I went over this weekend to help him get it into the basement and get it set up. This machine is beautiful. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. With that said though, we’ve got an … Continue reading

Defending The 2015 Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble (2015)

The 2015 Royal Rumble is in the books and for the second year in a row I find myself in a position where I feel I have to defend the show the following morning. Just like last year, the winner of the Royal Rumble (this year Roman Reigns) was met with a chorus of boos in the arena that even the returning Rock couldn’t fix.  My Twitter timeline and what seems like the majority of … Continue reading

Is The WWE Working Its Fans?

Vince McMahon

Is the WWE working its fans?  In a word… “Yes”. With the Royal Rumble last week, we’re now well on the Road To WrestleMania and the WWE machine is in high gear.  There have been several major developments in the WWE since the Royal Rumble, a show which many fans didn’t like.  I wrote a piece defending the Rumble, and with so much going on it’s time for another post. I’m going to attempt to … Continue reading

Defending The Royal Rumble On The Road To WrestleMania 30

Royal Rumble 2014

The 2014 Royal Rumble is in the books and judging by the chorus of boos in the arena, my Twitter timeline and early stuff on the web, there are a slew of pissed off wrestling fans this morning.  I have to say that I’m definitely not one of those pissed off fans.  The show gave us just what most people expected and set up some great things moving forward. Recap & Thoughts PRESHOW: The New Age … Continue reading

A Month Out From Mania – Previewing WrestleMania 28

WrestleMania 28 Poster

One month from today, the WWE will put on its largest pay per view of the year… WrestleMania!  Miami, Florida hosts this year’s event and once again my basement will host the building of The Beeramid.  And while the full card for the even isn’t set yet, there are quite a few matches that have been announced (or are highly rumored). WWE Championship CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho – This match may very well be … Continue reading

Thoughts On The Rumble

2012 Royal Rumble

We’re a few days removed from the 2012 WWE Royal Rumble pay per view.  As this is the official start to the Road To WrestleMania (and happens to be my favorite PPV of the year) this is one of the 2 shows per year I get (with Mania obviously being the other).  There’s been quite a bit of bad press out there for this show and I really don’t get it.  This was a very … Continue reading