Book your fantasy Royal Rumble card using past Royal Rumble matches [Mod Note Post 1]

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  1. Wolf Pac

    Wolf Pac Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Sep 22, 2010
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    I previously did this for Summerslam and Survivor Series last year, now it's the Royal Rumble's turn.

    Just some rules to make our cards a little realistic.

    -No more than 6 matches. I have looked at all the past Royal Rumble PPV's and they have 5 or 6 matches on their cards due to the Royal Rumble match being 1+ hour.

    -You cannot book a wrestler in more than one match. The Royal Rumble match is the only exception to this rule, however you cannot pick a Royal Rumble match that features the champion and challenger of your chosen WWE/World Heavyweight Title match. If you pick Rock vs. Mankind from Royal Rumble 1999 as your WWF Title match and/or Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels from Royal Rumble 2004 as your World Title match for example, you cannot book a Rumble match that features them as participants.

    -If you choose to book a title match on your card and you pick the WWE Title match between Rock vs. Mankind from Royal Rumble 1999 for example, you cannot use Triple H vs. Cactus Jack from Royal Rumble 2000 or any other WWE Title match from a past Royal Rumble on your card also and rebook that for another title or as a non-title match instead. You can't use it, period. Same goes for any other title match.

    I'll start off.

    1) Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Tatanka (1994)

    2) Ladder Match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship (2001)
    Chris Benoit (c) vs. Chris Jericho

    3) The Rockers vs. The Orient Express (1991)

    4) Tables Elimination Match (2000)
    The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz

    5) Street Fight Match for the WWF Championship (2000)
    Triple H (c) vs. Cactus Jack

    6) The 30-Man Royal Rumble Match (2001)
    Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin, last eliminating Kane

    [mod]**Slyfox Note: Since this is a thread in the non spam section of the forums, please be sure to not just post a list, but include commentary about your lists and/or the reasons for selecting your matches. Thanks**[/mod]
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  2. The Man Of 1004 Holds

    The Man Of 1004 Holds Occasional Pre-Show

    May 27, 2010
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    Great idea, here is my attempt. was actually tougher than i thought.

    The Quebecers v Owen & Bret Hart - Tag Team Championship - 1994
    While the match itself isnt exactly a 5 star classic the owen/bret feud is one of my all time favourites and there mania 10 match is easily in my top 5 all time so id like to add this in for what it lead to.

    The Dudleys v The Hardys - Tag team table match - 2000

    Fast paced fun little match that was given enough time to get some good spots in. earns it a spot on my show

    Chris Jericho v Chris Benoit Ladder IC title match -2001
    im a massive jericho fan and a massive ladder match fan so this was a no brainer.
    what really stands out in this match is how the ladder is used, its not crazy falls but more methodical and the walls on the top is a classic image.

    HHH v Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Last man standing - 2004
    I love this match, especially the finish with shawn just not quite getting up after sweet chin music leading to the draw. i wish they had gone with eddie v benoit and gave these two a one on one mania match but thats another story. i had to put this match in but it did lead to a few problems later on with rumble options

    The Rock v Mankind i quit wwe championship 1999
    The amount of gimmick matches on my card is a little alarming but this match was insane so how can you leave it out. simply brutal match, the unprotected chair shots foley takes is scary to re-watch now. i was convinced going in to this as an 8 year old that there was no way mankind would ever quit so that made the finish even more amazingly brilliant.

    Royal Rumble 2011 - 40 man match - 2011
    bear with me.
    as mentioned i had a lot of trouble picking a rumble due to not being able to use hhh and hbk who feature in a lot.
    1992 would be an easy easy pick as i love flair and still remember watching the match on vhs with my nan who hated him and being so happy he did it, add in bobby heenan's its not fair to flair and the title being on the line it becomes the best rumble by far HOWEVER a twang of realisation later.... i couldnt use it...Shawn was in the match.
    knowing i could add in rock mankind i decided to change the rumble rather than hhh v hbk.
    with the few remaining ive gone for the 40 man match. the main reasons being
    -40 men was huge, and more rumble is a good rumble
    -punk v bryan to start as 1 and 2. awesome.
    - john morrison and his spiderman impression on the barrier, this was such a cool spot
    - booker t and diesel were good surprise entrants, good not great.
    -miz eliminates cena, i thought cena was going to win so this was a nice moment.
    -santino marella. im not embarrassed to admit for a moment i genuinely though he was going to win it when he snuck back in at the end (i had had a few beers by this point) but i kind of wish they had, it would have been such a shock and he could always lose the mania shot in a match at the next ppv to del rio.
    -lastly i was at uni for this ppv and it was a great night so it makes this rumble better, randomly picking numbers out the hat and having to do shots when your guy is eliminated is the way to go :)
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  3. Aquaman6686

    Aquaman6686 Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Mar 17, 2010
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    1 - The Hardyz vs. MNM (2007): A good tag match to open up the show. There were others I would take over it, but they all involved the tag titles I booked later in the show.

    2 - United States Championship - The Miz (C) vs. MVP (2010): I wanted an IC title match here, but it seems like every great IC title match in Rumble history involved either Shawn Michaels or Chris Benoit, who I already booked. So I took one of the only other midcard title matches from a Rumble I could remember.

    3 - WWE Tag Team Championship - Team Hell No (C) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars: (2013) A solid wrestling match from two really good teams.

    4 - Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship - Triple H (C) vs. Shawn Michaels (2004): Awesome match. The finish was great and the execution was perfect.

    5 - WWE Championship - Kurt Angle (C) vs. Chris Benoit (2003): Not just the greatest match in Royal Rumble history, but one of the best matches in history. Period. Absolutely incredible, from start to finish.

    6 - Royal Rumble Match (2012): The best Royal Rumble match in history in my book. Sheamus, Chris Jericho, The Miz, and Cody Rhodes stole the show in this one, and it had the best in-ring action of any Rumble in history.
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  4. bradland012

    bradland012 Dark Match Jobber

    Apr 8, 2013
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    1. Big Bossman vs Barbarian ((1991)) - Two big guys, good pacing, has false finishes for an early WWE PPV. Nice for an opener.

    2. Bob Holly and 1-2-3 Kid vs Tatanka and Bam Bam Bigelow for the Tag Titles ((1995)) - Tag Title match, fun moment for an "underdog win" match.

    3. Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty for the IC Championship (1993) - I wanted to go a different route with this one, so why not have the Rockers exploding? Had a nice build up to it.

    4. Ric Flair vs Vince McMahon (2002) - WOOOOOOOOO! Street fight that includes both Flair bleeding like Flair bleeds, and Vince McMahon taking a beating like McMahon takes a beating.

    5. Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins vs John Cena for the WWE Championship (2015) - One of the only good things about this PPV. Hard hitting, and had some sweet moments like the Phoenix Splash debuting.

    Main Event. Royal Rumble 1997 - Stone Cold's dominance, and the last 10 entrants or so had a lot of star power, even if some of those weren't at their top gimmicks.
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  5. Cub McCallister

    Cub McCallister Pre-Show Stalwart

    Mar 5, 2014
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    Seen some decent bookings of fantasy Rumble Matches, it's hard to think without double booking some of the major stars, here's my attempt:

    1) Kurt Angle Vs Tazz
    Singles Match. I thought this was a great debut for Tazz, the crowd loved it, I would have the match last a bit longer tbf and possibly make it a submission match with Tazz getting the victory.

    2) The Hardy Boyz Vs The Dudley Boyz
    Tag Team Tables Match. I loved this match, its filled with a lot of high risk moves and its a great match.

    3) Chris Benoit (C) Vs Chris Jericho
    Intercontinental Title Ladder Match. Another great match which gets my vote, the buildup was good as well.

    4) Brock Lesnar (C) Vs John Cena Vs Seth Rollins
    Wwe Title Triple Threat Match. This was the only decent match from the 2015 RR and it had potential to be MOTY

    5) Triple HHH (C) Vs Shawn Michaels
    Wwe World Heavyweight Title Last Man Standing Match. This was a great match which had me on the edge of my seat and was convinced Shawn was going to make the 10 count but failed at the last minute.

    6) Royal Rumble Match (2001).
    For me this is arguably the best Royal Rumble IMO purely because of Kane's dominance, the hardcore bit that occurred in the middle of the match and one of the best buildups to WrestleMania.

    That's my Royal Rumble Fantasy card.
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  6. King Patrick Star

    King Patrick Star K. O. T. R. 2007 -€“ Team Undisputed

    Apr 27, 2009
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    I love this Fantasy card using past matches of said card series!! I can’t wait for the next one!!

    Royal Rumble – Night Of Champions

    WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Title match (1988)
    WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, the Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai) (with Jimmy Hart) vs. the Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki)

    Divas Championship Title match (2011)
    Divas Champion, Natalya vs. Eve Torres vs. Layla vs. Michelle McCool

    Women’s Championship Title match (with Jacqueline as the Special Guest Referee) (2002)
    Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus vs. Jazz

    WWE Cruiserweight Championship Title Six-Way match (2006)
    WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Kid Kash vs. Gregory Helms vs. Funaki vs. Jamie Noble vs. Nunzio vs. Paul London

    European Championship Title match (1999)
    European Champion, X-Pac vs. Gangrel

    United States Championship Title match (2010)
    United States Champion, the Miz vs. Montel Vontavious Porter

    Intercontinental Championship Title match (2001)
    Intercontinental Champion, Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho

    WWE (Smackdown / Current) Tag Team Championship Titles match (2013)
    WWE (Smackdown / Current) Tag Team Champions, Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)

    WWE (Original / Raw) Tag Team Championship Titles match (1998)
    WWE (Original / Raw) Tag Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) vs. the Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal)

    ECW Championship Title match (2010)
    ECW Champion, Christian vs. Ezekiel Jackson (with William Regal)

    World Heavyweight Championship Title match (2006)
    World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry (with Daivari)

    WWE Championship Title Royal Rumble match (1992)
    30-Man Royal Rumble match

    I have a few things to note. I do have 12 matches instead of 6. I'm kind of surprised that there was never a Hardcore Championship Title match or a Light Heavyweight Championship Title match at the Royal Rumble. In order to make my matches fit the card’s time constraints a little better, I’m changing it so that in the Royal Rumble match, a SuperStar enters the ring every 30 seconds. That should keep the action going a lot faster and fill up the ring more, which is what we all want in a Royal Rumble match anyway.
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  7. SHAGAMANIA 3:16

    SHAGAMANIA 3:16 Occasional Pre-Show

    Apr 22, 2015
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    .5) Royal Rumble Match 2005

    4.) WWE Championship
    CM Punk vs. The Rock (2013)

    3.) Tag Team Tables Match
    The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz (2000)

    2.) Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
    Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens (2016)

    1.) WWE Tag Team Championships
    The New Age Outlaws vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust (2014)
  8. SHAGAMANIA 3:16

    SHAGAMANIA 3:16 Occasional Pre-Show

    Apr 22, 2015
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    Solid opener I can remember. New Age Outlaws are always a great way to fire up the crowd.

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