For the first time in a long time, we're actually trying with today's Gameday post. Even though the All-Star Game is this afternoon, we really couldn't care less about it. We're more worried about the Royal Rumble. I grew up on wrestling, then eventually lost touch with it up until about two years ago when I met the fine young gentlemen of this blog. That said, this could be one of the best Royal Rumble's in a very long time. Or it could be the worst since 2015. We shall see.
Some of the POA guys decided to join me for a little roundtable discussion as a preview for tonight's Rumble. Joining me (@KBJelly - KB) are @YouMeAndDupuis (BS), @penguins8766 (BN), @CouldItBe_RyanV (RV), @ZackMorris82 (ZM), @ZZapf76 (ZZ), @kingling43 (AK), @bobbles412 (NK) and @bphilly26 (BP). I copied & pasted their answers. Except for BP — he was #not very smart and didn't send me his answers, so he said that his answer to everything will be "The Miz." Just figured I'd note that so you wouldn't hold me accountable for grammatical errors and other stuff that doesn't matter. Without further ado, here we go.
Who will be the first two entrants? KB: Sami Zayn & Mojo Rawley. BS: 1. Sami Zayn. 2. Dolph Ziggler. BN: Boldberg & Brock Lesnar. RV: Sami Zayn and Mojo Rowley. ZM: Reid Flair and Harambe. ZZ: Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn AK: Sami Zayn, The Miz. NK: Chris Jericho and Sami Zayn. BP: The Miz.
There are eight spots remaining. If you feel so inclined, who will fill those spots? KB: Kurt Angle, Kane, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, Chris Benoit, Hulk Hogan & Finn Balor. BS: 1. Kurt Angle. 2. Finn Balor. 3. Samoa Joe. 4. Tye Dillinger. 5. Shinsuke Nakamura. 6. Pete Dunne. 7. Tyler Bate. 8. James Ellsworth. BN: A: Three WWE Legends, 3 NXT guys, Finn, and finally, Drunk Zack Morris. RV: Kurt Angle, Kane, Finn Balor, Evan Bourne, Triple H, James Ellsworth, Jack Swagger, Samoa Joe. ZM: Not Malkin because he was left off the list.. ZZ: Samoa Joe, either Nakamura or Roode, and some nobodies. AK: Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Tye Dillinger (at #10), Shinsuke Nakamura, R Truth (and he tries to pin someone), Daniel Bryan, James Ellsworth, and Kurt Angle. NK: Kurt Angle, Sting, James Ellsworth, Kane, Shaq, Daniel Bryan, Somoa Joe, Michael Cole. BP: The Miz.
How will Kofi prevent himself from being eliminated from the Rumble? KB: Something to do with Booty O's & unicorns. BS: By landing on the announce table then hoping on 1 leg to get back to the ring. BN: No. RV: He won't he's gone early! ZM: Sounds like a character from Starwars.. ZZ: Nothing special, just hand from the ropes. AK: Getthing thrown into the crowd, crowd surfing to the barricade and jumping back onto the apron. NK: big box of Booty Os. BP: The Miz.
Will Tye Dillinger come out at number 10? If not, who will? KB: Absolutely. BS: Yes. BN: Yes. RV: Nope, the Big Show will. ZM: I use to intern with a kid named Matt Dentinger. The name sounds pretty similar tbh. ZZ: Yes, yes, yes. AK: Yes. NK: Yes. BP: The Miz.
What will be the longest duration of any participant? KB: Sami Zayn nearly goes the distance. BS: Sami Zayn. BN: One hour. RV: 51 minutes, Sami Zayn. ZM: Not Sasha. ZZ: 1 hour 11 minutes. AK: Sami Zayn lasts until about #25. NK: 56:32. BP: The Miz.
What will be the shortest duration of any participant? KB: 15 seconds. BS: James Ellsworth. BN: 69 seconds. RV: 19 seconds. ZM: Sasha. ZZ: 15 seconds. AK: James Ellsworth doesn’t make it 6.9 seconds. NK: 6.9 seconds. BP: The Miz.
Will The Miz come out to his own entrance music? KB: Please no. BS: No. BN: Yes. RV: Yes. ZM: Brian Phillip sucks, so no. ZZ: Yes. AK: Good lord I hope not. NK: after 3 seconds of Daniel Bryan. BP: The Miz.
Is Kurt Angle making an appearance? KB: Yes. BS: Yes. BN: Yes. RV: Yessir. ZM: God I hope so. ZZ: Yes. AK: Yes (YOU SUCK). NK: yes. BP: The Miz.
Is CM Punk making an appearance? KB: They always come back. BS: No. BN: CM Punk chants>>> RV: No I wish. ZM: No. ZZ: No. AK: Not this year. NK: yes (probably not tho). BP: The Miz.
How many Styles Clash's will Cena kick out of? KB: 3. BS: 2. BN: 6.9. RV: Three times, if we are able to SEE him.. ZM: Hopefully 69 of them, Cena kicking out >>>. ZZ: 1. AK: 69. NK: 2. BP: The Miz.
On a scale of 1-10, how strong will Roman look? KB: Off the charts. BS: 69. BN: 10 because Vince and Vo both suck. RV: 10! 10! 10! ZM: 69.69 ZZ: 25. AK: 911. NK: 69. BP: The Miz.
Will Chris Jericho escape the cage? KB: Yes. BS: Yes. BN: Yes. RV: No, he's going to try to and be trapped and cry. ZM: Is that legal? ZZ: Yes. AK: Yes absolutely. NK: yes. BP: The Miz.
Over/under on number of times the announce crew says something along the lines of "how on earth with (insert wrestler) eliminate (insert big/fat wrestler): 4.5? KB: Way over. BS: Over. BN: Over ten times. RV: Over. ZM: No idea, but I will say that I’ll be bringing Wendy’s to our viewing party. ZZ: Under. AK: Wayyy over. NK: 6.9 BP: The Miz.
Is Phil Kessel a Stanley Cup champion? KB: I'll answer for everyone. It's true. It's damn true.
KB: All of my predictions go wrong. Roman wins the Universal Title, then Braun Strowman closes out the show as the winner of the Rumble. I drive off a bridge on the way home.
BS: Braun Strowman literally eats James Ellsworth
BN: Drews neighbor becomes #Mad.Gov at us. Secret Santa kills us before the Rumble. Jerry Lawler makes a surprise entrance. Triple H eliminates Seth. Nate becomes #Mad.Gov.
ZM: I think Drew’s kid is gonna need bathed when something important is going on. Drew will leaveus for 3 or so hours. Also, Brandon will miss something Sasha does because he gets off worklate. I will not have more than two beers, and Brett will not stutter for three whole sentences.
NK: Kurt Angle comes home, Miz trolls with Daniel Bryan's music, DB is the next entrant, Sting enters and has a stare down with Undertaker
BP: The Miz.
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