With the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view only a matter of days away (three to be exact), the question on my mind is, should I buy this event?
With a rematch from last month’s pay-per-view still in my mind and with an under-card that looks good on paper, this is a PPV that most fans will pay their hard earned money for. The Royal Rumble pay-per-view sells itself. It is the road to the biggest event in pro wrestling, or if you talk to a WWE suit, it is an entertainment spectacular.
Now, with only knowing the name and that it kick-starts the best time to be a wrestling fan, the Royal Rumble brings unpredictability to a prearranged match. For one night of the year, we can be guaranteed that we have no clue what will happen in this match. Who will show up? Who will win? Those are the questions that wrestling fans love to asks themselves.
Once again let’s go back to the all-important decision of whether or not to buy. On paper, this looks like a great card. The programs that have been building to a payoff will get theirs at this event. As of right now, we have five matches on the card that could definitely shake up how the WWE looks going into and out of this PPV.
The main event (John Cena vs. Randy Orton) has not been built to a selling point, but instead it feels like an afterthought. With feuds like Brock Lesnar vs. The Big Show, Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt, and CM Punk vs. The Authority while he is in the rumble match itself, I don’t have much of an interest in this match. I feel it is a predictable, been there, done that scenario.
With all of that said, I believe WWE has given us a very good quality under-card that is out selling the main event. Royal Rumble is a must see event, and I would recommend buying it.