Monday, February 6, 2012

Unresolved Storyline: What Happened to the Royal Rumble Being the "End of the World As You Know It"?

by Brian Phelps

The Monday night RAW before the Royal Rumble, Chris Jericho brought back the Highlight Reel and finally spoke. He told us that at the Royal Rumble it's going to be "The end of the world as you know it". Chris Jericho set really high expectations for the Royal Rumble. So what happens? Chris Jericho goes into the Rumble at #29 and simply gets eliminated. So, what was the point of him making some big claim and not delivering? Absolutely NOTHING happened at the Royal Rumble. The Royal Rumble roster was one of the weakest line-ups of all-time. There weren't any mind blowing surprises like last year. There was no Diesel surprise return. The biggest surprise of the Royal Rumble was Road Dogg? So how was this years Royal Rumble the "end of the world as we know it"? This is yet another case of the WWE duping thousands of people into buying a pay-per-view and not delivering what was promised. I guarantee you that THOUSANDS of people bought this pay-per-view on the proclamation of Chris Jericho's huge claim, and these fans were beyond let down. This reminds me of Wrestlemania 27 when the WWE had promoted and hyped a U.S. Title match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan, but everyone who bought the pay-per-view for that match were disappointed when the WWE didn't air it. It ended up being a dark match.

Do you guys remember back in the day when a wrestling organization promised a surprise and they actually delivered? Add this to the huge list of stories that were just forgotten about by the WWE. The WWE DUPED people into buying the pay-per-view, and that's disappointing. Chris Jericho failed to deliver, and was nothing more than a dud in the Royal Rumble.

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