The 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble Hurt Me

I’M ABOUT TO PRAISE STUFF SO THEN I’M ALLOWED TO CRITICISE OTHER STUFF

  • Bianca Belair winning was great. She was a bit of a favourite, but not enough for her #3 entry not to cast doubt on it.
  • Having one tyrannical heel (in this case, Charlotte Flair) can work wonders for a match.
  • The returning legends were used sparingly and were genuine surprises. Victoria and Jillian Hall finally got some respect, Alicia Fox got the title run that her previous run with the company deserved, and it’s never bad to see Torrie Wilson, I was genuinely hoping she would go a fair distance, but the right call was probably made. They shouldn’t have to pad the numbers, but if this is what they pad with, it ain’t bad.
  • It felt like everyone (bar a few who didn’t need it) got a chance to shine and played off a story they had coming into the match. (See Riott Squad with Billie Kay that got Jillian and Peyton Royce involved, or Bianca and Bayley).
  • So colourful.

I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME

We’ll start at the start.

Now… The match begins.

  1. It was the first time something like this had happened.
  2. Though it was reasonably predictable, they had a good foil presence in ‘non-wrestler’ Vince McMahon, preaching about the bounty on Austin’s head.
  3. When Austin did eventually return, it was halfway through the match and not right at the end. A face should wanna (most of the time) get right back out there.
  4. It was Stone Cold Steve Austin in 1999.

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