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The Royal Rumble Was the Most Predictable Event of All Time

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Photo: WWE.com
The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2013

The Royal Rumble is in the books, and this has to have been one of the most predictable nights in WWE history.

John Cena won the Royal Rumble after last eliminating Ryback to earn a title shot at WrestleMania.

The Rock defeated CM Punk for the WWE title after The Shield attacked Rock while the lights were out and Vince McMahon restarted the match.

This is something people have been calling since Rocky announced he would get a title match at the Royal Rumble last year.

These decisions are not bad by any means. WWE will do big business because of this, and there is no doubt that The Rock will bring some mainstream attention to WWE as champion.

The big complaint many people will have is that this event was way to easy to call ahead of time.

The pay-per-view itself was not bad overall. All the matches delivered, but there was something about the entire night that just felt off.

Perhaps it was not being surprised by any of the victories that made it feel different.

WWE had a few surprises Sunday night with the surprise entries into the Rumble of Chris Jericho, Goldust and The Godfather.

Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara both returned from injury Sunday night as well, but neither man made a significant impact on the Rumble itself.

Ziggler lasted until the final minutes of the match after entering at No. 1, which was probably one of the highlights of the night.

When Raw rolls around on Monday night, we will most likely hear how Cena is going to challenge Rocky for the title and how CM Punk wants his rematch.

Team Hell No, Antonio Cesaro and Alberto Del Rio all retained their titles in matches that were entertaining and also predictable.

It is hard both hating and enjoying a show at the same time, but that is what the Rumble did for me.

Hopefully, WWE has something special planned for WrestleMania because Cena winning the belt from Rocky is another pretty predictable outcome this far in advance.

What did you think of the Royal Rumble?

 

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