WWE: Royal Rumble 2012 [Blu-ray]
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It's the dream of every superstar--to headline WrestleMania. Last year's Royal Rumble was the biggest ever, when for the first time ever, 40 men competed, with Alberto Del Rio outlasting 39 other competitors, earning him a championship match at WrestleMania 27, as well as the stunning returns of Kevin Nash and Booker T. This year's event promises to be even bigger, packed with new surprises and the superstars of Raw and SmackDown, including past winners Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, and John Cena, and superstars looking to add this impressive goal to their resume, including Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, Sheamus, The Miz, Mark Henry, R-Truth, and more will do everything in their power to overpower and outlast the competition as the Road to WrestleMania 28 begins at the Royal Rumble.
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ROYAL RUMBLE 2012
There were some interesting storylines going into this Rumble and even if there wasn't I would have been all about it. You see this is my favorite event since I love the actual Rumble match, plus I have always loved battle royals of any kind. I even loved WCW's "World War 3" event. Any way I like this event over all, not as good as others but not the worst.
1.[WORLD TITLE TRIPLE THREAT STEEL CAGE MATCH]DANIEL BRYAN VS MARK HENRY VS BIG SHOW-I was honestly surprised that this match opened up the show. But the more I think about it I just realize they do not treat this title with the respect it deserves. Any way I really enjoyed this opening match as the story between the three was fun. Show and Henry displayed their power throughout the match as Bryan worked on chopping the bigger men down. The smashing up against the cage and such were excellent and Bryan trying to sneak out only to be caught was great. Still in the end Bryan defies the odds and keeps his belt.
2.NATALYA, BETH PHOENIX, THE BELLA TWINS VS EVE TORRES, KELLY KELLY, TAMINA, ALICIA FOX-another match in which they team all the divas together just to get them on the card somehow. The match itself is pretty good compared to others but to be honest it is always Beth and Natalya that keep me interested here. There is some good action here like the diving onto everyone outside moment but it is Beth that ends it and ends it quick.
3.JOHN CENA VS KANE-I was really wishing that a few certain things were going to play out with this storyline. First I wanted Kane to continue to be a destructive killer ever since he came back, I loved that he was back in the mask. Secondly I was kinda hoping that Cena would go heel because of this feud and embrace the hate. Based on the storyline with Zach I liked that this match was more of a brawl, it made sense. Kane was very dominating in this match controlling most of it laying into Cena with power moves and fists. Still Cena stayed in the game even delivering a top rope 5 knuckle shuffle. The match eventually spills onto the outside in which both men get counted out. This is a fight so they don't care as the fight all the way backstage leading to Kane finding Zach Ryder and destroying him as usual. Cena makes one last attempt at helping his friend but is chokeslammed by Kane for his troubles.
4.BRODUS CLAY VS DREW MCINTYRE-I am still disappointed that Drew was put on this long loosing steak because this dude could be big in my opinion. I have been enjoying Clay and the funk like I enjoyed Flash with his Funk [who else remembers?] so this was fun for what it was. This was a squash match to help put over the funk, a really quick one, poor Drew.
5.[WWE TITLE]CM PUNK VS DOLPH ZIGGLER-John Laurinaitis was the special referee for this match and man do I miss him as the GM. I can't help it I thought he was great in the role, of course we would come to find out that he made himself the special enforcer and not ref before the match. This of course was because Triple H was coming to Raw the next night to evaluate him. Any way two of my favorite wrestlers would go at it here so I knew this would be a good match. Before the match starts John sends Vickie to the back which was kinda upsetting because I love her as a heel manager. Any way just as I thought this was the best match on the card as both men go all out. This is a back and forth match with highlights throughout like Punk catching a little whiplash. I liked how this match played out including Johnny helping with the three count to see Punk keep his title. Loved the Randy Savage chants.
6.ROYAL RUMBLE-now of course the thing everyone looks forward to when this event comes around, the rumble match itself. Like always the Rumble was fun like it always should be but it didn't feel as epic as it should. Still I did enjoy it like the Socko/cobra showdown and Kofi Kingston displaying the best save from being eliminated since Morrison. There are some good eliminations, the announcers get involved, and Kharma comes back, over all it was a fun time. I really loved Road Dogg Jesse James coming back and showing that he still has it.
Special features include interviews from the event and of course moments and matches from Raw and Smackdown.
1.CM PUNK, JOHN CENA VS DOLPH ZIGGLER, JACK SWAGGER-this was a match from the Raw before the Rumble. This was actually a pretty good match from Raw and it was cool to get this as a bonus since I like all of these guys. The pace is great and moves along nicely but the story here is Ziggler getting another pinfall over Punk.
2.KANE VS ZACH RYDER-this was the match on Raw that would see Kane demolish Ryder and put him in a wheel chair. Kane dominates the match with Ryder trying come back every once in a while. In the end Kane would chokeslam Ryder threw the stage and then set his sights on Eve. She is saved when Cena makes his way out.
3.ALEX RILEY VS BRODUS CLAY-this like many of Clay's matches is a squash match meant to get him over. It's cool I guess since you get to look at the girls but Riley was run over in this match.
4.BIG SHOW VS MARK HENRY-this match is another short one from Smackdown that helped push the storyline with Bryan. He comes out of course which is why the match is so short but it was entertaining to say the least.
This is a great Blu-Ray set that features some other moments from the Raw & Smackdown before the PPV. Also included are some interviews from the actual event and such so this is a good buy. I would highly recommend this Blu-Ray if you are a fan of the WWE.