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#1 Flyin' Brian

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:37 PM

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:47 PM

Biggest? Yes. Greatest? I highly doubt it.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

They need to broadcast this or put it on the Network. I'm incredibly fascinated by how this will go.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:57 PM

Will be interesting to see what the winner gets, or if it will be for "bragging rights" or something like that. It is a week before backlash so I can't imagine that it would be for a title shot there as that gives them one show to prepare while summerslam seems to far away, maybe for money in the bank or whatever other shows are in that period?

Edit: the king Abdullah sports city is apparently a new 60,000 seat stadium which would make this show the second biggest (in terms of attendance) show of the year.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 01:43 PM

Will be interesting to see what the winner gets, 

 

The Kuweit Cup. Sort of.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:18 PM

I'm intrigued at least. Wonder if they get anybody to come back for it or if it's all current talent?

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:44 PM

The article does say broadcast information will be announced, so I am assuming this will end up on the Network, at least as a tape delay if their Middle East television affiliates get exclusivity on live broadcast.

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:21 PM

My mind keeps circling around jokes having to do with an all-male audience, but I'm just not landing.

Any wrestler who worked NXT will be used to it. (There, that's one.)

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

I hope they bring back Tiger Ali Singh & Ahmed Johnson for this.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

Remember Tatanka showing up randomly at Mania a few years ago? He needs to be here too. 



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

My mind keeps circling around jokes having to do with an all-male audience, but I'm just not landing.

Any wrestler who worked NXT will be used to it. (There, that's one.)

 

What about them doing a women's Royal Rumble instead ? I mean, they're all about #womensEvolution and shit... 



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:42 PM

There are so many unfunny (and offending) jokes you could make about that story. How about a women's rumble where all contestants have to wear a burqa? How about a wrestler trying to steal a title belt and having a hand chopped off as punishment? How about a wrestler stealing a valet from another wrestler and that valet getting stoned to death for it?

I really long for the days where the world is not depending on fossile fuel anymore and can just say "fuck you" to such countries (disregarding the fact that King Salman took some very basic first steps in a not completely wrong direction) and just wait for the regimes to tremble.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 03:47 PM

Theyre going to fly extra guys in for this? Weird.

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:06 AM

Greatest Royal Rumble ever would have to be 1990. Not one person was out of place in that.

 

Every other one has been filled with tag teams who looked obvious they arent winning. Yes 1990 had POP but their size looked like they could win.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:43 PM

Greatest Royal Rumble ever would have to be 1990. Not one person was out of place in that.

 

Every other one has been filled with tag teams who looked obvious they arent winning. Yes 1990 had POP but their size looked like they could win.

 

And the Demos, and the Hart Foundation, and the Rockers. I'll be generous and not count the Colossal Connection since that was two thrown-together singles guys.

 

'92 had zero full tag teams in it, with Knobbs being injured and the Rockers splitting up and Jannetty leaving. Smart move since the title was on the line.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:51 AM

 

Greatest Royal Rumble ever would have to be 1990. Not one person was out of place in that.

 

Every other one has been filled with tag teams who looked obvious they arent winning. Yes 1990 had POP but their size looked like they could win.

 

And the Demos, and the Hart Foundation, and the Rockers. I'll be generous and not count the Colossal Connection since that was two thrown-together singles guys.

 

'92 had zero full tag teams in it, with Knobbs being injured and the Rockers splitting up and Jannetty leaving. Smart move since the title was on the line.

 

 

Im content with Rockers/Harts cos HBK/Hitman became future world champs.

 

Plus it was awesome when Demolition eliminated Andre.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

The one in '92 also had no superheavyweights like Andre or Earthquake, guys who were being pushed as certain to win because they were so huge. That evened things up to where you could potentially think anyone would win. I think 90, 91 and 92 are the best Rumbles ever with a few that came later that were as good. I really liked the 2002 one.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:30 AM

The first fifteen minutes or so of the 1990 Rumble are pretty great because the heat is sky high and Piper, DiBiase, Savage and Jake (there were others, but mainly those four) carried the shit out of it.

 

The booking of the '92 Rumble is really great, with Flair/Davey Boy being the meat of the first half, all the heavy hitters being saved for the second half, and that brief little Flair/Piper mini-match in the middle that I actually thought was the best part of the whole thing. Plus Heenan does the best commentary job there's ever been for an hour straight. 



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:43 AM

The one in '92 also had no superheavyweights like Andre or Earthquake, guys who were being pushed as certain to win because they were so huge. That evened things up to where you could potentially think anyone would win. I think 90, 91 and 92 are the best Rumbles ever with a few that came later that were as good. I really liked the 2002 one.

 

As a kid I hated the 92 Rumble match because of how Tunney screwed Hogan from Tuesday In Texas. I would have preferred Hogan to win for a 3rd time.

 

The first fifteen minutes or so of the 1990 Rumble are pretty great because the heat is sky high and Piper, DiBiase, Savage and Jake (there were others, but mainly those four) carried the shit out of it.

 

The booking of the '92 Rumble is really great, with Flair/Davey Boy being the meat of the first half, all the heavy hitters being saved for the second half, and that brief little Flair/Piper mini-match in the middle that I actually thought was the best part of the whole thing. Plus Heenan does the best commentary job there's ever been for an hour straight. 

 

1990 had some interesting cofrontations from Jake/Dibiase, Brown/Piper to Hogan/Warrior.

 

The best thing was everybody teamed up to eliminate Quake which is something you rarely saw happen with a big guy in the early ones. It made it look realistic as it's hard to believe one guy could eliminate a 400+ pound monster all by himself.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

Press release for the 'Greatest' Royal Rumble. Notice any championships missing? 

 

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn. — Following an agreement between His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh and WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invites the world to the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST to celebrate the Greatest Royal Rumble event in WWE history. Tickets will be available Saturday, March 31, and this historic event will feature seven championship matches, including the WWE Championship, Universal Championship, Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, Raw Tag Team Championship, SmackDown Tag Team Championship and Cruiserweight Championship.

In addition to the seven championship matches, the event will also include the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match.

Fans will get to see WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others. Additional ticket details and broadcast information will be available in the coming weeks.






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