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Monday, January 27, 2014

Royal Rumble 2014 News and Notes


BATISTA WINS THE 2014 ROYAL RUMBLE
- Here are the results of last night’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view which
took place from the Consol Engery Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The
New Age Outlaws defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust in the kickoff match to
become the new WWE Tag Team champions; Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan;
Brock Lesnar defeated Big Show; Randy Orton defeated John Cena to retain
the WWE World Heavyweight title; and Batista won the 30-man Royal Rumble
match which also saw Roman Reigns eliminating 12 Superstars to break
Kane’s record, NXT’s Alexander Rusev making his debut, Kevin Nash
returning as a surprise, and Sheamus coming back from the injury. The
final two were Batista and Reigns, who entered in number 2. The crowd
voiced their disapproval of no sighting of Daniel Bryan and Batista was
booed to hell and back after he emerged victorious, booking his own
one-way ticket to the main event of WrestleMania XXX.


> ROMAN REIGNS BREAKS KANE’S RECORD FOR ELIMINATIONS
- Out of the 30 WWE Superstars who participated in the Royal Rumble, only
12 of them managed to eliminate someone, with Roman Reigns being the MVP
this year, eliminating a total of 12 other wrestlers to set a new Royal
Rumble record which was set by Kane over a decade ago. Cody Rhodes, Kane,
Kofi Kingston, Goldust, Kevin Nash, Sheamus, and El Torito each eliminated
one. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Luke Harper eliminated two. CM Punk
took out three while the eventual winner Batista eliminated four in the
almost 13 minutes he was in. It’s good to note that Kane was already out
eliminated when he came back to eliminate CM Punk from the Rumble.


> BATISTA FLIPS OFF FAN AFTER RUMBLE GOES OFF THE AIR
- Batista’s honeymoon with the fans ended yesterday as the Royal Rumble
winner was showered with boos after they realized Daniel Bryan was not
going to be in the Rumble match. The former WWE and World Heavyweight
champion however lost his cool and ended the night by flipping the bird to
the fans in the Consol Energy Center, not something that a baby face
usually does, unless your name is Stone Cold Steve Austin. On the way to
the back after his win and when cameras stopped rolling, Batista was
welcomed with a middle finger by a fan while he was high-fiving fans by
the security barricade. Eventually Batista returned the favor to draw even
more boos from the already-pissed off crowd. Batista’s gesture was caught
on the big screen by WWE cameras which were still filming the post-show
antics and you can see the photo snapped by a fan at http://w-o.it/1i4ikAj


> DANIEL BRYAN TELLS FANS TO KEEP VOICING THEIR OPINIONS
- Daniel Bryan used Twitter to thank the fans for their support following
his exclusion from the 30-man Royal Rumble match yesterday in Pittsburgh.
With Bryan opening the show - and losing - against Wyatt, fans thought
that he would be making an appearance in the Rumble itself however it was
not meant to be and when the #30 entrant came out, the fans inside the
Consol Energy Center went postal, crapping on the Rumble finale just like
WWE decided to crap on them. “Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere
near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support. YOU
are the #YESMovement,” Bryan wrote after the show. “They try to keep US
down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions
forever. Keep voicing your opinions,“ he added. Opinions will be heard
alright, and if the crowd is anything like yesterday’s, WWE is in for a
very tough night on RAW later today.


> SUMMER RAE JOINS THE CAST OF TOTAL DIVAS SEASON TWO
- There’s a new cast member for season two of the hit reality TV show
Total Divas - Fandango’s dancing partner, Summer Rae! Rae will be taking
the place of newbie JoJo Offerman, who was totally forgotten in the second
part of season one and rarely mentioned in the first part. The 30 year old
blond beauty confirmed her participation on Total Divas in a short message
on Twitter. “The rumors are true… #TotalDivas @eonline,” Rae wrote. The
rest of the season one cast, including the Bella Twins, the Funkadactyls,
Eva Marie, and Natalya, are all returning for a second season which starts
in March.


> FOLEY RIPS WWE A NEW ONE ON RUMBLE ENDING
- WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was one of the many who expressed his
disgust at the way Daniel Bryan was left out of the Royal Rumble last
night and tore WWE a new one in a message on Facebook. In a post titled
“Hey WWE…what the F?” Foley said that he’s never been so disgusted at the
conclusion of a WWE pay-per-view. “This Daniel Bryan thing is a
phenomenon. You get it. I get it The fans in Pittsburgh got it. But
tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that
be are just not going to get it,” Foley wrote. He said that it makes him
sad, dropping the f-bomb as well to emphasize how sad he is, for people
such as Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and others who have no hope
of getting their shot at WrestleMania. You can read the full powerful blog
at https://www.facebook.com/RealMickFoley

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