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Royal Rumble

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by MayrMeninoCrash, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath Donator

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    Just watched the 1991 Royal Rumble on On-Demand

    Got a question on how that gets booked. How do the wrestlers know when and where to get eliminated? Is anyone feeding them signals? Or is it truly a free-for-all except for the last (1,2,3,4?) wrestlers? For instance, Rick Martel and Greg Valentine lasted over 45 mins before being eliminated. Was this all pre-scripted beforehand?
  2. AtlantaHardcore

    AtlantaHardcore Board Heavy; Degenerate Rapscallion Donator

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    Yes. Some guys like Mick Foley can improv matches (although I don't if there's anyone like that left in the business) but you don't improv anything when you have a match with that many people involved.
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath Donator

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    Normally I agree, but it seems way to chaotic to script out the entire thing. Not like there's some deep mind games going on, it's just a bunch of guys punching and elbowing for 60 minutes.
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    AtlantaHardcore Board Heavy; Degenerate Rapscallion Donator

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    It's not scripted down to the punch but you can bet the order of entry and elimination is worked out.
  5. jimmyjimjimz

    jimmyjimjimz Wackbag's version of The Miz

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    What happens if the person who's supposed to win accidentally gets eliminated? I've always wondered that.
  6. Biff Hardslab

    Biff Hardslab I have the t-shirt

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    They spit in the owners face, break t.v. monitors, pout in the ring, and then become bitter old men and eventually come back to work for the same company.
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    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    :clap:

    you can add "blame everything on the kliq"
  8. jimmyjimjimz

    jimmyjimjimz Wackbag's version of The Miz

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    Wait, that actually happened? What year? And the year Bret Hart and Lex Luger both won, was that supposed to happen?
  9. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    lol
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    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    My guess is Animal will be involved in Punk's match & Duggan being there is due to the anniversary of him winning the first one but Road Dogg???
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    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    Animal said he was contacted but he cannot be there due to a conflict
    Maybe its a swerve
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    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    If you go to Youtube, I recently saw a video posted on Reddit that highlights some of the times the ring mics pick up what wrestlers are saying in the ring. One of those times was (one of) the Rumbles where a bunch of people were trying to toss Big Show over. The ring mic picked up what he was saying as they were all kind of huddled around him trying to eliminate him. He gave a really quick, basic "I'll go [wrestler], then [wrestler], then [wrestler]." He then did exactly that and either eliminated those three or at least focused on them.

    I'd say it's so much easier to set things up when there are so many people in the ring at one time. So many noises being made so that no one hears anyone planning it out.

    I'll look for that Youtube video and post the link in here.
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    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    I still forget how to embed. I think I've been told at least twice by someone on this board, too.

    There's another bonus one in there - don't know if it was RR or just an over the top rope Battle Royale with HHH trying to eliminate...Heath Slater I think it is? He bounces off the rope, back in, says "I know I fucked up," and then gets tossed out the other side. So they definitely know.
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    My 7 year old cousin is OBSESSED with wrestling. All he does is watch Youtube wrestling, he can literally tell you the entrance order to a random 2002 RR.
    Last year we bought the RR and had family over to watch it, this year my Grandpa is doing the same.
    It's the 1 WWE thing I watch all year.

    I'm excited that there's going to be a Hacksaw sighting. I'll definitely be "Hoooooooooo"ing around my grandparents house.
    It makes sense that Animal would be there, and maybe get James Laurinaitis to do something (Rams), but scheduling conflict? What's he doing, wrestling in some $5 entry independent gym event?
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    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    Rhyno clued me and my friends into all the conversation that goes on in the matches during the 2002 (I think) RR. That, and we learned about the ref's crossed arm signal for REAL INJURY!

    Before that, I only really picked up on the Irish whip reversals. I figured there had to be some kind of conversation, and a friend of mine that hangs out with all of the when they're in town mentioned it several times, but a lot of times it's not all that obvious until someone points it out when it happens.

    I really love the Batista "I HATE YOU, TOO!"
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    What do you mean by conversation? Stuff like, "Man how about those Giants... How's your Dad?" Or you mean conversations about the match itself
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    Haha!
    "Go back to Toronto!"
    "I'm from Winnipeg you idiot!"

    Also, the guy trying to stall while standing on the turnbuckle was pretty cringe-worthy.
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    topher520 learnings for queers

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    Very early but Link Please!...I got Russian ones that dont work anymore.
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    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    Match stuff.
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    So, are we talking 3 hours here, or more? I forget...

    Last year I impressed the shit out of my family by "Guessing" Alberto Del Rio as the winner, after seeing it as a spoiler.
    Who's got my spoiler?
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    just wish it wasn't so expensive to buy these things...............
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    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

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    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    I'd taken to going to Blast Areas for previous watching enjoyment. Tonight is the first one I'll have gone to in 3 or so years. Whenever it was Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show.

    Almost wasn't going to bother going, due to the snow. Then I saw that these things are going for 54.99? Holy shit. Last time I actually ordered one, it was 24.99.
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    Who do you think wins this Rumble tonight? Jericho to set up Punk/Jericho?

    I don't think Orton will win. He will get eliminated in his hometown by Wade Barrett. It obviously sets up a feud and gets heat on Barrett.

    Sheamus, of the newer guys to the company, seems a good choice. Would he do it to get revenge on Henry and Bryan, set that up and wrap that unfinished business up? Maybe.

    Jericho/Orton/Sheamus are the three I guess, and there are others but nobody really seems ready for it. I've got no idea who will win this, which is cool. ADR was too easy of a call last year.

    Give Punk/Ziggler about half an hour please, let 'em tear the house down.

    Cena/Kane is shit filler.

    Eh, not strong enough to buy at 50 bucks, but maybe I'll get the DVD or replay if I really go nuts over it to support the company.

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