WWE’s annual Royal Rumble match is cherished by followers of all ages, and it all the time might be. In 2018, the corporate diversified the occasion to incorporate a 30-woman match, and so they’d performed round with the established format a couple of instances earlier than that too. In 2023, individuals count on two issues: The best winners and luggage of surprises.
Some entrants might be undesirable although.
That is simply the best way it shakes out – solely a handful of the 30-strong subject might be thought-about viable winners, and which means there is a hell of a number of filler popping out after these crowd-pleasing countdowns. That is superb, as a result of people are there to benefit from the total expertise, however…what about these entrants audiences positively did not need?
You will be barely shocked by among the names right here. One, specifically, is a beloved legend who actually did not need to be booed out of the constructing. Others on present achieved worldwide recognition elsewhere, however have been thought-about uninteresting picks to the core WWF/WWE fanbase on the time.
All collectively now. 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…HONK! Oh, oh it is that wrestler. No person desires to see him/her tonight, proper? How embarrassing for WWE.
Image the scene: John Cena and CM Punk are working a double down spot after going back-and-forth. Abruptly, the 2011 Rumble’s twenty third entrant is about to run on down and take benefit. Who’s it? It is…it is…Hornswoggle?! Sure, that is proper – lil’ Attractive was picked for the worst doable second within the match.
WWE have been going for comedy aid right here, clearly, however no one in attendance needed it. They have been choking to see any individual massive time stroll out and make an impression on the match. As a substitute, they obtained Hornswoggle teaming up with Cena to run via a few of his acquainted spots, and the wee man lasted over 10 minutes within the Rumble after that.
Sheamus earned well mannered cheers for smashing Hornswoggle with a boot that despatched him tumbling to the ringside mats, which says all of it. Even younger children (the character’s goal demographic) should’ve been deflated when he got here out mid-Punk vs. Cena. This was an actual missed alternative.