Post by Perfect Timing on Dec 25, 2018 13:29:00 GMT -5
I was thinking of a Rumble match for Xmas day but I doubt anyone would be interested in the cheesy characters of the 90s as they remembered me watching those as a kid. Which Rumble of the 2000/2010s would be best suited?
Mostly just that it had a bunch of great moments. The returns of Mr. Perfect and Goldust, Maven eliminating Undertaker, the Hardys and Lita trying to stomp the shit out of Taker, I just think it was one of the most well put-together Rumble Matches, right up there with 1992, if you're wanting to show someone how good the Rumble can be.
2002 is my favourite, but I watched it with a very casual fan once and they loved it. Nearly everyone gets a bit of the spotlight, the focus on 3 or 4 people per segment allows a lot of in ring fluidity, Taker kicking ass then jobbing out to Maven is actualy even more shocking now than in 2002, and the final stretch is just big names all the way.
And Mr Perfect looks great.
Also, some creative eliminations: Kane bodyslamming Show, the Hurricane spot, Lance Storm and Al Snow, and the Stone Cold Stunner of death.
I won't mention the 00 and 01 rumbles because they're both extremely 90s. (yet both awesome).
2002 is fun because to me it feels like a soft reboot of sorts back to 2000. Face Stone Cold, Triple H, RVD, DDP, all these guys the fans want to cheer for. The returns of Goldust, Val Venis, Godfather and Mr Perfect along with some decent spots from Undertaker, Maven, Hurricane and Angle it's as good as any non 90s Rumble.
2005 is one of my favourites because I got the DVD during a dry spell of wrestling and watched it a lot.
2008 is another seriously good Rumble. Tied between 01/08 for best of the decade.