Monday, January 25, 2021

Royal Ramble 2010

Fun fact: I actually bought the DVD release for this show. I don't know why, but I'd imagine it might have something to do with wanting to have all the Royal Rumbles on DVD since I also had the Royal Rumble set from 2007 or 08, I believe. Never went beyond that, I'm afraid.

Anyway, on with the show, I suppose...

ECW Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson to retain the title in a pretty entertaining Big Guy vs. Little Guy match. Christian would lose the title to Jackson on the final episode of WWECW some time later and the title would be retired shortly thereafter.

United States Champion THE MIZ defeated MVP via roll-up to retain the title. MVP then beats up Miz for a bit afterwards. A perfectly acceptable wrestling match that would've been better off on free TV than on PPV, but whatever.

WWE Champion Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via DQ due to Cody Rhodes run-in to retain the title. Sheamus won the title in a tables match vs. John Cena, which came across as a bit of a fluke win and this didn't help much, either.

Mickie James defeated Women's Champion Michelle McCool in less than 20 seconds to win the title. This was the culmination of the Piggy James stuff that I had mercifully forgotten. And years later, they tried this body-shaming shit with her when she came back to WWE. Oh well, it could've been worse. She could've been pushed off train tracks in front of an incoming train or something.

World Champion UNDERTAKER defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the title. This was also a pretty entertaining Big Guy vs. Little Guy match... but probably better because it features much bigger stars. Rey using his quickness and size to try and outsmart the larger, imposing Undertaker, coming close to winning, but no cigar. Fun match, probably the best one of the night.

Edge wins the 2010 Rumble match; one of the rare instances where a surprise entrant comes out at no. 30 and wins the match.

The undercard might be a bit of take it or leave it, with a couple good matches in there, but the Rumble more than makes up for it. Probably one of the better Rumble matches in the past two decades and that's saying quite a bit.

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