Del Rio Stands Alone Historically At The 2011 Royal Rumble

By Maurice D. Proffit
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There’s an old saying that goes “Change is good”, for those who are open to embracing a different path. However, there is another saying that goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, meaning that if things are OK  why try to change it? Either one of these responses are the appropriate feelings that wrestling fans had when it came to approaching the 2011 Royal Rumble. This would be the first and only Royal Rumble in the history of the company that will have 40 men involved in the match. Making this the biggest Royal Rumble in history. This would increase the variables of a winner, this would increase the mayhem and this would increase the possibilities of a great moment to happen, and that was what was delivered.

The Royal Rumble would take place in Boston, Massachusetts and the Boston crowd was in for a treat. With the Rumble being larger than it has been before, this would mean that the under card would be smaller. Three title matches in the under card  Edge would defeat Dolph Ziggler to retain the World Heavyweight Championship in a stellar match. The Miz would hold on to the WWE Championship by defeating former champion Randy Orton. And Eve would capture the WWE Divas championship by defeating Natalya, Michelle McCool and Leyla in a fatal four way.

The Royal Rumble card was an interesting mix of young talent, established talent and even some legendary talent. Some of the legendary talent would have the roof blown off when their music hit, as Diesel would make his way into the Rumble and the same with Bookert T. The place erupted. A good number of the eliminations would occur due to CM Punk isolating the Rumble match to making it a 1 on 1 situation many times, but that would stop when The Great Khali came out. However, the 3rd act of the Rumble would be climaxed by Santino Marella, looking like he was actually going to win the Rumble match for a split second, was eliminated by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio would be the winner of the largest rumble in history and is going to Wrestlemania.


Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports

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