Top 10 Reasons Roman Reigns Shouldn’t Have Won The Royal Rumble By Marshal Rones, http://www.thesportster.com
The 2015 Royal Rumble pay-per-view event took place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the 28th annual Royal Rumble event and the first to air on the WWE Network. Overall the event was excellent. World Wrestling Entertainment did an amazing job of promoting and building up the pay-per-view. The triple threat match between John Cena, Seth Rollins, and the reigning and defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar certainly delivered. However the Royal Rumble match itself ended up being a huge disappointment. Most fans understood the end result would likely be either Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns emerging victorious and there were the fair share of wildcards in the match. There was Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, and the constant swirling rumors of a returning Randy Orton, even late rumors of The Rock being a possible surprise entrant. Unfortunately the WWE chose to continue force-feeding us Roman Reigns, having him come out of the Royal Rumble victorious, primed to headline WrestleMania 31.
The reaction of the fans at the Royal Rumble was worse than the reaction at last year’s Royal Rumble when Batista won. In the first half of the Rumble after Daniel Bryan was eliminated, the crowd repeatedly chanted his name for the rest of the match while booing the majority of the other participants as they made their entrance into the match. After Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, and Dean Ambrose were eliminated the crowd became even more disappointed going as far as chanting “we want refunds” and “bulls***.” When Roman Reigns emerged victorious, the crowd was so mad, even The Rock’s endorsement was unable to stop them from booing.
When the event came to a conclusion #CancelWWENetwork became the top Twitter trend worldwide. Multiple sources even reported the WWE Network online cancellation crashed as a result.
In response to Roman Reigns winning and the understandable backlash occurring, what follows is a list of the top 10 reasons why he shouldn’t have won the Royal Rumble.
10. 2014 Royal Rumble
At the 2014 Royal Rumble, the WWE had Batista win the Rumble. The crowd response was beyond negative. All the fans in attendance voiced their opinions by booing Batista continuously while also cheering for Daniel Bryan (who competed earlier in the event but not in the actual Rumble). The backlash from the event was so bad that it was covered by various major news outlets and reported as one of the worst Royal Rumbles.
You would think after everything that happened at the 2014 Royal Rumble the WWE would want to make sure they had an amazing event this year as it begins the Road to WrestleMania, but maybe we were all just putting too much faith into the creative team.