WWE sure loves to make history, doesn’t it? If you don’t
believe it, just wait and they’ll tell you all about it.
It’s true though, WWE presented the first women’s Royal
Rumble match Sunday, and it actually delivered a better match than the men’s bouts
we’ve gotten the past few years, producing good action, plenty of surprise
entrants, and a winner that won over the fans.
We also got a huge
surprise at the end that nearly completely overshadowed everything else, which
depending on your perspective was either great or terrible. Either way, it
certainly serves to change the landscape in WWE, which is not something you can
honestly say with a straight face very often these days.
We saw most of the titles stay exactly where they were in
title bouts that overall were lackluster at best, confusing as hell at worst.
We got a hard-hitting WWE Universal Championship match and an energetic WWE
Oh, and the men had a Rumble match as well. There weren’t as
many surprises, and there were some dead spaces, but this year’s Rumble
exceeded recent years’ affairs, delivering a winner fans loved and avoiding
outright trolling fans.
With that said, let’s find out what went the distance and
what got tossed in 10 seconds flat. Let’s get to it…
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.