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Ups And Downs For WWE Royal Rumble 2023

  • Published on Jan 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Shawn Williams
    Shawn Williams 2 months ago +1297

    My roommate who isn't a wrestling fan was casually in the room when I had the Rumble on. Jokingly said "ya know what, this guy is my pick, he's going the distance." When he saw Gunther. Roommate then ended up being so impressed by Gunther that after the Rumble he literally asked specifically to see more Gunther matches and we ended up staying up all night watching him vs Sheamus vs Dunne, both Dragonov matches, hell even his match against Will Osprey in Defiant Wrestling, and my roommate now has decided Gunther is his favorite wrestler because of the fact he literally could watch some chops and hard strikes without wincing.

    • moziet
      moziet Month ago

      ​@DJ Kurupt ???

    • The Gentleman's Club Show
      The Gentleman's Club Show Month ago

      Almost like people actually prefer the old school masculine, punching, chopping, slamming manly form of wrestling over the modern day flippity dippity turning classic finishers into basic moves that can be used 15 times a match wrestling

    • Shawn Williams
      Shawn Williams Month ago

      @v b idk that sound believable AF to me. I mean, I don't watch gymnastics but when I see clips online of people flipping, I know I'm impressed. Sounds to me like your just casting doubt cause you read something that doesn't line up with the way you think or see it and you'd rather trash others than accept that alternative opinions exist. But that's none of my business.

    • Shawn Williams
      Shawn Williams Month ago

      @Alejandro Frangini that was a good Chamber. Decent start to her fandom!

  • Joyner J.K.
    Joyner J.K. 2 months ago +484

    Jey walking out was so unexpected, but the more I thought about it, it made sense. Jey was beaten into submission by Roman. Seeing someone he just accepted be brutalised broke him.

    • Ramsolo88
      Ramsolo88 Month ago +3

      Yep. He literally saw the abuse and the fact his “family” Roman was just gonna keep asking for more.

    • Lilleh__
      Lilleh__ Month ago +1

      @sheriff draws or what if after losing the tag titles to Owens and Zayn at mania, Jey celebrates w/ them and when Jimmy sees this that starts an Uso v Uso feud?

    • Spodap
      Spodap 2 months ago

      @R Smitty no Dewayne

    • Jon MacIntyre
      Jon MacIntyre 2 months ago +1

      I also think he saw Sami stand up to Roman and felt a bit jealous.

    • Melo Soul
      Melo Soul 2 months ago +2

      @Ms. Dawn Keyballs how 🤣 he literally walked out n turned his back on them what are u watching ? 😆

  • Chase Chaney
    Chase Chaney 2 months ago +416

    I felt it the moment Jey's heart broke. I actually teared up when he was walking away so conflicted and broken. Whatever he gets paid, its not enough

    • v b
      v b 2 months ago

      I love this storyline, I hope they beat Sami more.

    • Noirflux
      Noirflux 2 months ago

      Not the real Santa Clause?

    • Evan Davis
      Evan Davis 2 months ago +1

      @3WR I looked it up turns out it was both jimmy driving under influence hey driving while intoxicated

    • BoutDatStrenuousLife
      BoutDatStrenuousLife 2 months ago +4

      What..a ..MARK

    • ppalm
      ppalm 2 months ago +11

      @Production employee people cry after every season of “this is us“. People just get so much enjoyment out of hating on wrestling and its fans.

  • Mr IT
    Mr IT 2 months ago +322

    The ending with Sami turning on the Bloodline was gold. Even though Sami leaving the bloodline was inevitable, it was still heartbreaking to watch, especially when Jey who accepted Sami in the family and walked out on the bloodline after they beat up Sami

    • Michael Wyatt
      Michael Wyatt 2 months ago

      i mean jey already said he considered sami like a brother, and that ley he was ready to give to sami signaled he was ready to fully accept him as a member of the bloodline, and not just the honorary uce.

    • MrDude88
      MrDude88 2 months ago +1

      Sami turned on Roman not the bloodline. He even gave his brother a Canadian sorry for his action.

    • Raymond Johnson
      Raymond Johnson 2 months ago +2

      Greatest moment of the night. The pay off to the story was a chef kiss. 10/10 from me

    • Matt Beier
      Matt Beier 2 months ago +7

      I really hope Cody takes the Tribal chief down once and for all .

    • Batmans Dad
      Batmans Dad 2 months ago +26

      Sami turned on Roman; after months of proving his worth and Roman refusing to accept him, Sami realized that Roman just used him.
      It doesn't help Heyman was being the bird on Romans shoulder.
      Tomorrow's raw is going to be awesome with what they do with this, but good on Sami for realizing that he was being played.

  • Tim Wright
    Tim Wright 2 months ago +282

    I actually enjoyed the Pitch Black match as a one-time concept. Being under the UV light didn't detract from anything and was WAY better than that red lighting The Fiend used.

    • shinoki407
      shinoki407 Month ago

      Felt like it was just a ad for Mtn Dew

    • Jarred Krum
      Jarred Krum Month ago

      Howdy did miss its on the botches . Wasnt even close to hitting la night

    • v b
      v b 2 months ago

      It was a stupid match and I bet it was Bray's idea. The guy wants to make B grade horror movies he should go and do that.

    • bbsy1
      bbsy1 2 months ago

      Personally I disliked it, but I understand people liking it. LA got decimated, but if they treat him right from here on out it won’t matter.

    • wrestlingp
      wrestlingp 2 months ago

      The dirt sheets were out to get it as soon as it was announced. WWE does loads of gimmick matches which are almost always glorified street fights and this was one of them.

  • Simon Miller
    Simon Miller 2 months ago +542

    Hi guys! Just a note, as always, to say if you’re getting no audio it’s not us, it’s Clip-Share. Always give it a few minutes and it will catch up. But I totally appreciate that it’s quite frustrating. Thanks for the love as always!

    • 812Italian
      812Italian Month ago


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    • O.G. Waves
      O.G. Waves Month ago

      That shirt deserves a GOLDEN UP!!!

    • akira7475
      akira7475 2 months ago

      where do iget that shirt?!?! i google searched and nada

      RECKON BEAU MATHEBULA 2 months ago

      Justice for Bazel Simon but the T-shirt of warm and Fuzzy in my tum tum is a must have

  • Mentok99
    Mentok99 2 months ago +275

    Cody winning, not a surprise, Samy helping Kevin, excellent, but I don't how many of us had Jay walking out on the Bloodline.

    • Lloyd Arsen Balbas
      Lloyd Arsen Balbas Month ago

      And because of that, I am seeing a lot of people pulling for Jey to be considered to take the titles (or at least one of them) from Roman. Just excellent all around.

    • King Knog
      King Knog 2 months ago +1

      I see Sammy Vs Jimmy Vs Reigns at Mania

    • Pretty Lauryn
      Pretty Lauryn 2 months ago +1


    • Spirit Planes
      Spirit Planes 2 months ago +4

      He’s not. He’ll rejoin bloodline at EC when Sami takes on reigns for the universal title cause I do think he gets stripped for the wwe title soon and that’ll set up sami/owens vs usos at mania

    • Michael Wyatt
      Michael Wyatt 2 months ago +5

      my hopium was that either jey or sami takes the universal championship off of reigns night 2, after cody is the one to actually give the first pin to the tribal chief. idk. its hard to tell who in the hell actually dethrones him first. but i do know by the end of night 2, everything he has will come crumbling down.

  • MrTommygunz0482
    MrTommygunz0482 2 months ago +147

    Patt and Corey bring out the worst in each other and I loved it. They just kept feeding off each other on commentary all night.

    • EagleLeft
      EagleLeft 2 months ago +1

      @MrTommygunz0482 Cole and pat are awesome and the best commenting duo today

    • bbsy1
      bbsy1 2 months ago +1

      Yes, but it isn’t like Saxton, they actually make it funny. I like Bryon, but he didn’t mesh well with Corey.

    • MrTommygunz0482
      MrTommygunz0482 2 months ago

      @EagleLeft yeah, I couldn't handle them together every week but for big shows they make each other better honestly

    • EagleLeft
      EagleLeft 2 months ago +14

      I loved their natural banter. It was definitely very strategery

  • Game Gamut
    Game Gamut 2 months ago +48

    I couldnt wait to tune into ups and downs. This Royal Rumble was historic. Even the people that didn't win the Royal Rumble got their spotlight.

  • Heel Moxley
    Heel Moxley 2 months ago +419

    Gunther is one of my favourites right now. Legendary performance last night. People will talk about that final 2 for a while. Just so talented 💯.

    • @YetAnotherRetardedYTUpdate
      @YetAnotherRetardedYTUpdate Month ago

      @BamaBoii haha good one. Roman will bury him too after he's done with Cody

    • Jazzmannnnn
      Jazzmannnnn 2 months ago

      Imagine Vince wanted to bury him and send him back to NXT 💀

    • MikeyB
      MikeyB 2 months ago +2

      He needs knee pads

  • OHiWONder Gaming
    OHiWONder Gaming 2 months ago +44

    The massive heat Roman & The Bloodline received brought me back to the greatest days of pro wrestling. Man they’re absolutely killing it.

  • beardown2489
    beardown2489 2 months ago +83

    This felt like a “Keep It Simple Stupid” “Trust The Plan” approach by HHH and WWE. Just keep telling the story and don’t distract the audience from those two main stories with bloodline and Cody

    • v b
      v b 2 months ago

      @banzaibrunch HHH made Gargano champ for a long time on his brand. The brain cells he has are in single digits and less than 5.

    • Chris Guardiano
      Chris Guardiano 2 months ago

      @Robert L more like MJF level heat.

    • Patrick Evans
      Patrick Evans 2 months ago +5

      @Robert L can you imagine the pop Sami is going to get in Montreal now? They might need a new roof if he's involved in anything that night

    • banzaibrunch
      banzaibrunch 2 months ago +5

      Then they even managed to screw that up. Why would I root for #30 when #1 overcame so much more? Awful writing, terrible match

  • EZ99
    EZ99 2 months ago +298

    The angle after the main event is the best ever ending I have witness. It was masterpiece cinema. I give it golden up

    • scott seefong
      scott seefong 2 months ago +1

      Always wait for the wwe copywrite logo at the end.

    • James CliffWard
      James CliffWard 2 months ago

      Zayn and Owens are gonna win the RAW tag titles at some point 🤟

    • Patrick Evans
      Patrick Evans 2 months ago +1

      I just had a feeling the rumble was the end of the line for Sami working with the bloodline but I did not see that being how it happened until Roman handed him the chair and said you do it. I knew he wouldn't participate in the destruction this time and winced at what was coming. The cherry on top was jey looking absolutely wrecked from what he was seeing. That set up a lot of different paths they can take which imo is why the end of the show was damn near perfection

    • TheTruth1126
      TheTruth1126 2 months ago

      @Neil Smith explain

  • SicknessSP
    SicknessSP 2 months ago +41

    The ending is even more brilliant remembering that Sami and Jey are the ones who retained the Raw tag titles last week. I could see the belts be put on them and that being used as the way to split the tag titles.

    • EagleLeft
      EagleLeft 2 months ago

      Maybe Jey doesn't show up for the title defence of the smckdown belts and that causes reigns to tell solo to take over or something. And maybe imperium beats then or the bloodline loses. And Jey takes the red titles to sami

    • Patrick Evans
      Patrick Evans 2 months ago +14

      It's not just that. The reaction from jey was also a callback to the night Roman destroyed both of them to make them acknowledge him. Long term storytelling at its finest because they show jey progression over the time and Sami changed his view of what should happen

  • lilyvamp
    lilyvamp 2 months ago +16

    Can we discuss the beauty of that last segment? It was Jey that fought Roman in the beginning before he finally caved and accepted him as his tribal chief. It was Jey that was so against Sami. He was the last to accept him. He stood for Sami at his trial... And he was the one to walk away without hurting Sami. It was just... a beautiful addition to this story. I can't wait to see what happens next with Sami, Kevin, Jey, and the Bloodline!

  • Kyreese Clarke
    Kyreese Clarke 2 months ago +50

    Gunther is definitely a future multiple time Wrestlemania main eventer. And I’d be down for him vs Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam or Wrestlemania 40 for The WWE Championship

  • Krispy
    Krispy 2 months ago +33

    I think these rumbles are a good example of HHHs booking style good solid few high points slightly predictable but in a refreshing comfortable way saving any swerves or shocks to draw attention to something that needs more attention

  • Chris LT
    Chris LT 2 months ago +76

    "Blue lights everywhere, I'm glad I washed these pants." Thanks for that, Pat.

    • Angie Solano
      Angie Solano Month ago

      Apparently Raquel Rodriguez is related to 40% of the Alamodome💀🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Kevin Stull
      Kevin Stull 2 months ago +4

      Howdy Doody welcome to Texas 😂

    • C Lee
      C Lee 2 months ago +2

      Pat was a gem the entire night, but this line killed me 😆

    • Witt Von Witt
      Witt Von Witt 2 months ago +5

      That line killed me

  • Bann Taylor
    Bann Taylor 2 months ago +202

    I will be the most disappointed man in the world today, if the finishing angle doesn’t get an Golden Up (at least), legendary stuff!

    • pezfam
      pezfam 2 months ago +2

      Well, since it did, I guess now you can feel all warm and fuzzy in your tum-tum.

      LORDE OWS THE KING 2 months ago +2

      Weird thing to get all emotional about.

    • WeirdyBeardy
      WeirdyBeardy 2 months ago +18

      The logan/ricochet spot gets the golden for me. The bloodline stuff gets platinum

    • Heel Moxley
      Heel Moxley 2 months ago +18

      Romans facial expressions alone could take him to Hollywood.😂 He’s just so on point with whatever the story needs.

  • Vinceras
    Vinceras 2 months ago +41

    That post match angle was one of the most incredible things I've seen in forever. Everyone played their parts to sheer perfection. It gave me chills several times.

    • Tzgrey77
      Tzgrey77 2 months ago +3

      Glad the rock didn't come back - he would of ruined it

    • Vinceras
      Vinceras 2 months ago +6

      @Witt Von Witt Agreed...but that was the point of it all. They had to go so overboard that it forced Sami into acting to protect KO. Those superkicks...man....that was the line for me. Those were BRUTAL. Also the chair shots to Sami...yikes.

    • Witt Von Witt
      Witt Von Witt 2 months ago +6

      It was kinda hard to watch for me. It was intense.

  • Jazz and Friends
    Jazz and Friends 2 months ago +16

    I actually really enjoyed the Pitch Black match, visually it looked great and Bray can't struggle against someone in his first match back of his first feud

    • Spodap
      Spodap Month ago

      Right. Great idea but didn’t do much for me.
      Knight lost then Bray should make him into a guy in the 6.

  • Basoene Douglas
    Basoene Douglas 2 months ago +29

    The Kofi botch looked painful. Hope he's ok

  • Mohammed Ahmed
    Mohammed Ahmed 2 months ago +8

    I have to say the bloodline Samy story has instantly become one of the best storylines in WWE history for me. On somewhat par with Bryan vs “The Authority”

  • Clint Woodworth
    Clint Woodworth 2 months ago +38

    My friend: "What did you do Sunday morning?" Me: I refreshed my Clip-Share non stop for 4 hours waiting for Simon to up those downs

  • Tamzid Mohsin Khan
    Tamzid Mohsin Khan 2 months ago +231

    Cody Rhodes may have got his moment but mad respect for Walter for being the Iron Man & being the MVP of Royal Rumble match . Hope he will win the next years Rumble match

    • SuzoTo-G
      SuzoTo-G Month ago

      For anyone thinking they look cool by still calling him Walter is a whackjob. Gunther already said he prefers the new name.

    • R3NEGADE
      R3NEGADE 2 months ago


    • v b
      v b 2 months ago

      He should win the belt after he hits the gym.

    • M.T A.R.
      M.T A.R. 2 months ago

      His wrestling name NOW is Gunther but his old one and his actual first name is Walter. Walter Hahn.
      So for once, everyone truly wins.
      So play nicely

    • Frankie Santos
      Frankie Santos 2 months ago

      Give him some time and more years and he will eventually.

  • Christian José Fernández Meléndez

    The ending of this PPV was the BEST thing in wrestling in a long time . Nicely done👏👏👏

    OWX MUSIC 2 months ago +23

    I think Sami and Jey need an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony for the drama they convey in this bloodline storyline

    • Kevin Stull
      Kevin Stull 2 months ago +2

      Hopefully a Slammy award too

  • Mahadev VS
    Mahadev VS 2 months ago +19

    The winners of the Rumble were predictable but the way it ended was great.Seeing Sami and Bloodline in two ways was a bit heartbreak, but in the end it was all I needed.

  • ProjectPamaPhd
    ProjectPamaPhd 2 months ago +16

    Gunther showed out. This man has transformed his body and now he’s getting the recognition he deserves.

    • MrBadmonkeycw
      MrBadmonkeycw 2 months ago

      What's more terrifying is, I would not be surprised if he has a bit more bulking up on his menu. He shed the weight, then regains it as muscle.

  • Daredevil
    Daredevil 2 months ago +69

    The ending segment of the Bloodline was pure gold need a Golden UP Simon.

  • Mario I
    Mario I 2 months ago +7

    I loved how much fun the commentators were having during the whole night.. and also i swear that the Drew Sheamus tag team and the finisher they did with both claymore and brogue are the best thing ive seen and it was brutal

  • Richard
    Richard 2 months ago +36

    What I enjoyed about both rumbles is that WWE did not use past wrestlers to get pops. It felt like WWE wanted to show of the talent it has. Good show!

    • Michael Wyatt
      Michael Wyatt 2 months ago +7

      it was pretty predictable but for this rumble in particular predictable did not mean it was safe or bad. it was all about the storylines, not just the spectacle of the event, and i absolutely loved that.

  • Shawn Michaels
    Shawn Michaels 2 months ago +10

    Gunther's performance, Cody winning, The bloodline segment. I will say it's a pretty solid show.

  • 07jordie
    07jordie 2 months ago +6

    Ghunter had an amazing performance in the Rumble and I honestly believe 2023 will be an amazing year for him and the bloodline segment after their match was just pure cinema that you could watch it over and over. I was warm and fuzzy in my tum tum. So good 👌

  • Jeff Gaston
    Jeff Gaston 2 months ago +8

    Overall, I really enjoyed this Rumble. I thought they made some really great decisions and planted the seeds for some potentially great long term story telling. Makes me excited to see what the road to WrestleMania will produce.

  • Sriram S
    Sriram S 2 months ago +56

    Cody Rhodes Winning the Rumble and All of the Bloodline stuff, just top notch wrestling!

  • Travis Murphy
    Travis Murphy 2 months ago +9

    Best PPV WWE has put out in a while. I think I might start watching weekly again, especially after I didn't care for the Bloodline storyline for a bit but it grew on me and that ending was the WWE of old that I fell in love with 20 years ago. Thank you HHH

  • vallie
    vallie 2 months ago +7

    Simon really said "this made you want to go crazy with your fingers and we and we all want to do that" . And he couldn't be more right

  • kalarse
    kalarse 2 months ago +13

    the end was so unexpected, i honestly was surprised with the Jey thing, it made me remind on how he was against Roman back in 2020 and now I need a Fatal 4 Way on mania

  • Dino
    Dino 2 months ago +3

    That last segment, honestly, one of the bestbi have seen in any wrestling company for years, long term storytelling pays off when done right and this was perfection. Also loved the give me an up signs throughout the night, next year we want Simon in the Rumble.

  • Louis P.
    Louis P. 2 months ago +47

    Gunther's performance was the highlight of the night for me. He definitely won me over. Dude's a beast.

      PAUL DUCKWORTH 2 months ago +1

      @Patrick Evans a round of applause must go to all involved, I heard they had a big party afterwards when things got out of hand fast leading to a straightner between Vince and Los Lotharios over a leaked video of Vince having a pee pee. He was looking to clean house but dribbled

    • Kevin Stull
      Kevin Stull 2 months ago +2

      Speaking of beasts, I seriously hope that Gunther and Brock Lesnar have a match against each other sometime in the future.

      PAUL DUCKWORTH 2 months ago

      @Scorpion Axeman Gunther put on one hell of a performance

    • Dj Kenway
      Dj Kenway 2 months ago

      @Scorpion Axeman tbh he’s so stiff when he wrestles and it surprises me no one even notices :/

    • Scorpion Axeman
      Scorpion Axeman 2 months ago

      Nah, Gunther sucks

  • JeremysRants
    JeremysRants 2 months ago +9

    Sami had no choice but to turn. He even tried pleading after so I like how they showed him being conflicted.

  • Ericship8
    Ericship8 2 months ago +23

    The bloodline segment was literally the highlight of the Royal rumble

  • Keith Snyder
    Keith Snyder 2 months ago +4

    That thing was Sami at the end was like watching the wrestling equivalent of watching Old Yeller. We all knew this was going to happen but still got me right in the feels.

  • Mercury
    Mercury 2 months ago +3

    Pat and Corey were amazing on commentary. Bloodline and Sami were epic. It’ll be interesting to see what happens going forward and how they will add Cody to the mix. We do need Sami vs Reigns before that mania match tho

  • J.T. Goodman
    J.T. Goodman 2 months ago +7

    Simon got my feelings about the show perfectly. Was it the best PPV wrestling ive scene in a vaccum? No. However, I cannot think of a show in recent memory (years) that has made me say I cannot miss upcoming TV.

  • Nathan Miller
    Nathan Miller 2 months ago +15

    Was hoping for Big E. Hope he's doing well.

    • Kevin Stull
      Kevin Stull 2 months ago

      I hope his rehab is going well for him.

    • Pretty Lauryn
      Pretty Lauryn 2 months ago

      I thought he’d show too

    • King
      King 2 months ago +2

      I was hoping as well

  • Token Drew
    Token Drew 2 months ago +6

    I really liked the Pitch Black match. Though it was a big advert, I actually know LA Knight, we used to work together back in the mid 2000s. Really cool seeing him in a match at the Royal Rumble

  • Timothy Lewis
    Timothy Lewis 2 months ago +8

    Glad I watched this by myself because I had legit tears in my eyes at the end.

  • Big Rod 10
    Big Rod 10 2 months ago +7

    The bloodline story deserves an Emmy

  • Quitt
    Quitt 2 months ago +2

    I loved the pitch black match. It was way too short but so was the match between Bianca and Alexa. The ppv could have stood to be an hour longer. They could have fleshed out the short matches that way and worked in another match.

  • garvin mayuka
    garvin mayuka 2 months ago +1

    The commentary team was on fire. The carried the show for me. Corey Graves commentary🙌🏾, Cole is effortless awesome & Patt the wild card

  • Kevin Woodward
    Kevin Woodward 2 months ago +4

    Always love your work simon. WWE needs to pair you at the commentary table with Pat Macaffey for next years Royal Rumble😆
    Ive got to say HHH did a helluva job with the booking, bringing back superstars former characters.. fantastic 😄

  • Ted Cox
    Ted Cox 2 months ago +44

    Gunther was the MVP of the Royal Rumble 🔥

    • Ricky Lyon
      Ricky Lyon 2 months ago +3

      Absolutely! You watch the crowd's reaction when he shows up on Smackdown this week. I bet you it's gonna be something.

    • Heel Moxley
      Heel Moxley 2 months ago +8

      He showed everyone why he’s the ring general. 🔥

  • Bill Cowan
    Bill Cowan 2 months ago +7

    Gunther was the Iron Man last night! One of the most impressive Royal Rumble performances I have ever seen🔥👍👍

  • Eazy
    Eazy Month ago

    I just love all the moments from this PLE. None of the matches were particularly great, but the moments throughout the show were so amazing.
    Obviously you just can’t write the Bloodline story any better than it’s being written right now and I’m so excited to see where it goes from here.
    Even though we knew Cody was returning and it was obvious that he was gonna win, it was still surreal to see.
    Gunther damn near going coast to coast was amazing.
    Edge returning and Beth spearing Rhea was incredible.
    Words can’t describe how excited I am for Asuka and the reintroduction of her killer clown Kana gimmick. I really hope she’s being setup for whichever women’s champ match that Rhea doesn’t go after. Asuka returning and the pop she got after removing her mask had me so hype.
    I was also laughing for like 20 minutes at Brock mushing the ref over the barricade 😂

  • lightskinhollywood
    lightskinhollywood 2 months ago +34

    The pitch black match was unique and it worked as intended. Watched with my gf she’s less than a casual fan and she really liked it.

    • v b
      v b 2 months ago

      Lol another fake story.

    • lightskinhollywood
      lightskinhollywood 2 months ago +4

      @Bjahn's spoken words the purpose of business is to get more of matches like that make less than casual fans tune in that’s what it’s for

  • corey walker
    corey walker 2 months ago +5

    I enjoyed the event regardless of the ups and downs especially what happened after the main event. It was Great storytelling and a great moment. Definitely looking forward to seeing what happens next in regards to The Bloodline.

  • Loren Burrell
    Loren Burrell 2 months ago +1

    The post-match storyline for Samy and the Bloodline... that may be the best thing I've seen in years. I can't recall the last time I heard a pop like that just from a sheer story standpoint. No big entrance. No kick out. Just a choice and a chair and it was the most monstrous pop I've heard.

  • mike desrosiers
    mike desrosiers 2 months ago +4

    Love the whole event and some of the matches being short was good to break up the rumbles and the main event . Even though both rumbles the winners were predictable the right ones won and it was a great event way better then last year's . I am excited to see what's next leading to mania

  • Blaksuperman88
    Blaksuperman88 2 months ago +4

    I think you can pull different endings for the end, and it still wouldn't be how wonderful that was. Absolutely a masterpiece

  • Alien_hunter51
    Alien_hunter51 2 months ago +5

    Personally I liked the pitch black match, I think we need more of these neon matches and I'm always a Bray wyatt fan so it gets an up

  • Michael Branch
    Michael Branch 2 months ago +7

    I'm glad Gunther got his due in this match considering the first time he was in the Rumble, he lasted less than a minute.

  • theprins
    theprins 2 months ago +4

    I thought that someone would take Rey's spot. I wished that it got addressed.
    Btw... Jey walking out... I was not surprised. I always had 2020 in the back of my head when it came to Jey's relationship with Roman. I do have to say that oh my gosh, that post match moment is the reason why I watch wrestling.

  • Jaymez Robinson
    Jaymez Robinson 2 months ago +1

    Zelina walking out dressed like Juri from Street Fighter was the highlight of the night for me. The upcoming Street Fighter 6 is going to have some sort of color commentator feature to simulate the atmosphere for a fighting game tournament match in-game and they said that Zelina is actually going to be recording commentator lines for that feature? I had no idea she was actually into fighting games, so that was some pretty fun news to me. I hope she does a good job.

  • GrantG
    GrantG 2 months ago +4

    I was thinking Kofi might have gotten hurt and that’s why he didn’t go back. Maybe he did just not land it properly so they just said he should go to the back which would be much better news. Having Cody Rhodes be 30 was a little disappointing since they had already announced his return we knew it had to be him after 29 came out
    But that ricochet Paul moment was insane!!

    • MrBadmonkeycw
      MrBadmonkeycw 2 months ago

      I think those two were going for a fusion. The resulting wrestler would have wiped out the field in no time. Luckily for everyone involved (and unfortunately their ribs) the attempt failed.

  • Cody Collins
    Cody Collins 2 months ago +9

    This was an absolutely great event. Loved every bit of it.

  • Murican Zombie
    Murican Zombie 2 months ago +1

    I liked the pitch black thing. I just sat through a rumble and it was a nice change of pace highlighting the spectacle that is bray wyatt. The 6 on his head, the paint change, the whole howdy firefly moment. IT was like watching a trailer for what is gonna happen with his story

  • Charlie R.K
    Charlie R.K Month ago

    Sami. Kevin. Jey. Heyman. Solo. Jimmy. Roman.
    Every single one of them deserve a medal for this entire 2 year bloodline story, and especially after that closing segment of the Rumble...
    They all play a vital part, they all are tremendous at what they do!

  • Michael Manherz
    Michael Manherz 2 months ago +2

    My only complaint with the Rumbles is how Cody and Rhea entered at 30 & 1. It made it seem even more obvious that they were gonna win to me. Other wise I’m very satisfied with the two Rumbles this year.

  • Jessi Sanchez
    Jessi Sanchez 2 months ago +2

    As an AEW fan , I'm happy for Cody 👏

  • Sky Blaze
    Sky Blaze 2 months ago +5

    Pat McAfee one night of commentary was better than all the commentary combined over the past decade. I was actually laughing something you don't get with the robot commentary WWE usually has.

  • TrentNumbers
    TrentNumbers 2 months ago

    As long as this story line isn’t just ruined (possible) Jey walking out will be one of the most remembered and talked about moments of this era.

  • dizzy1369
    dizzy1369 2 months ago

    Jimmy being the one to start the beatdown on Sami when the time came was exactly what I predicted way back and it was done awesomely.

  • BryGuy
    BryGuy Month ago

    I loved watching the literal first 5 minutes where Pat clearly catches the announce team off guard. It feels like Cole was legit so excited, and then it just rolled into the mens rumble.
    Really good night

  • MrBadmonkeycw
    MrBadmonkeycw 2 months ago

    The storytelling at the end was on point. The pop from the chair shot, the boos from the super kick, and the crowd f-bombing Reigns. Ladies and gentlemen that is how you generate heat.

  • arcale peace
    arcale peace Month ago

    I was hyped all day Saturday for this event, and for the most part it delivered. The highlights were the Men's Royal Rumble match. Having Gunther start as No. 1 and go the distance was an amazing thing to watch. The same with Rhea Ripley in the Women's Royal Rumble match. This is how you build superstars. Props to Rhea Ripley for making history as the 1st Woman to win a Royal Rumble match as a No. 1 entrant. If I'm not mistaken, she's also the youngest Royal Rumble winner in history.
    Enough can't be said about the aftermath of the Undisputed Title Match. The agony displayed by Sammy Zayn, the POP from the crowd when he hit Roman with the chair, and the conflict within Jey Uso, who didn't join in on the attack on Sami. Jey was the most resistant to Samy joining the Bloodline, now he's the one most resistant to attack Samy. Everyone felt the emotions that the wrestlers and storyline wanted to invoke. Amazing, amazing job everyone! Now I'm waiting for Raw to start in about 25 minutes!

  • JP Cox
    JP Cox 2 months ago +10

    Simon! You are amazing. Love everything you do!! Golden Up!!!!

  • Robert Marken Jr
    Robert Marken Jr 2 months ago

    Such a good show. I enjoyed the Bray stuff too, even if it wasn't his best stuff. The long term storytelling is hitting on all cylinders right now.

  • cdhstarz
    cdhstarz 2 months ago +1

    Simon I'm so glad that Ups and Downs exist. Please reassure me that the retro ones will return soon.

  • Lex Corp
    Lex Corp 2 months ago +1

    I must say, very well done on the post main event, I thought solo would leave with Sammie but absolutely love that it was Jay that couldn't handle what went down. If anything maybe Jimmy but Jay being the one was brilliant.

  • Emperor Woof Woof
    Emperor Woof Woof 2 months ago +4

    Evil Clown Kana reveal was the hightlight of the night. I lost my damn mind when it happened. Double Golden Up.

  • Joseph Broadnax
    Joseph Broadnax 2 months ago +1

    That "premium live event " was great last night. That Bloodline storyline have to be the best in the 15 years or so. Everything about it is must-see TV !

  • hanchop1
    hanchop1 2 months ago +3

    Already said this a few months ago but the same thing happened to Jay. Remember when there was no crowds and Jay didn’t want to join the bloodline and had an I quit match against Roman to join the bloodline? Roman got him to quit and join by nearly killing jimmy uso. Main event Jay will be back and possibly it will be him that gets the Rock to come in and stop Roman. I expect Roman to get more paranoid with the rest of the bloodline after all this. Rock will probably pop up at mania and stop him and help Cody win the belt. Long term story writing right there 😝

  • Xboxpanda 12
    Xboxpanda 12 2 months ago +1

    My friends aren't into wrestling but the ending with sami was so good they audibly gasp and they got interested about the story of the bloodline. Such a great ending to the pay-per-view

  • RazicleAman
    RazicleAman 2 months ago +2

    I went with some friends who wasnt wrestling fans and they had the time of their life! The crowd was electric last night the rumble! It was wild!

  • Beard_Belichick
    Beard_Belichick 2 months ago +2

    Yeah that ending of the rumble overshadowed everything that was master story telling. The way the crowd was engaged was insane.

  • The Systemic Anomaly
    The Systemic Anomaly 2 months ago +2

    Agreed on the Pitch Black match, complete and total let down, the men rumble was AMAZING tho, and the ending with the bloodline was..something else man, the crowd reaction to Sami hitting Roman was deafening and will live with me forever lol

  • Drowmerc
    Drowmerc 2 months ago +2

    Not a perfect event but I was entertained more often than not. Was happy with both rumbles too.

  • parthiv chakraborty
    parthiv chakraborty 2 months ago +5

    Thank you Simon! For all the negativity out there, you were successful in bringing out the positives of the match, which were so very many.

    • Karen Mawer
      Karen Mawer 2 months ago +1

      i loved the whole rollercoaster ride we went on for the entire PLE

  • Dylan Ryan
    Dylan Ryan 2 months ago +2

    The commentary when piper Niven got in was amazing

  • wisey105
    wisey105 2 months ago +2

    Something you mentioned at the start. They listed 90 seconds for the rumble. 2 minutes is better, but they do have to get through two of these matches, so I'm OK with the 90 seconds.

  • Tom Bradley
    Tom Bradley 2 months ago

    The live crowd was great to be a part of. Being there live, the ending wasn't the greatest way to walk out. Usually, you leave the Rumble on a high with the Rumble winner basking in the glory etc. The beat down was a bit hard to end on, but from a story perspective it made sense and does set up some great stories for WM. It was definitely a different way to end the show and kick off the Road to WrestleMania.

  • ProjectPamaPhd
    ProjectPamaPhd 2 months ago +2

    That ending deserved a Platinum UP! 👍🏽

  • Robin Brewer
    Robin Brewer 2 months ago

    I also saw so many bumps last night, I was genuinely worried.
    Kofi hit his head it looked like, brock threw guys out and they almost landed on their head, I know rhea got a DDT and she landed on the top of her head hard, and then Kevin’s head was slammed into the steel steps twice. And my friend got a concusion from getting hit in the back of the head

  • Sky Blaze
    Sky Blaze 2 months ago +5

    I had a few problems.
    -They focused way too much on entrances and we missed out on the Gunther/Brock showdown and a lot of in ring stuff.
    -Only one legend Booker T? You could tell people were on their feet on the countdowns just to be disappointed by the lame people like alpha academy, and all the other lames.
    -Cody being at the 30 spot? That takes away the excitement of who's number 30 cause after Logan came out we all knew who was coming.
    It was a decent rumble just lacked stars because well most of the legends have past or can't even walk.

    • LewaLew
      LewaLew 2 months ago

      Ok, you need to shooooosh about mah Bois the Alpha Academy.

  • Patrick Fuller
    Patrick Fuller Month ago

    I loved it when Green got eliminated and Cory said "I didn't even get a chance to make fun of her husband"
    The commentary was on point all night.

  • JLS80
    JLS80 2 months ago

    Godfather Part III moment for me in this show because I went in kind of underwhelmed, but the ending was storytelling 101. Simple, effective, and its hard to top when wrestling storylines hit marks this high.

  • LanVsWorld
    LanVsWorld 2 months ago

    No matter how many times we've seen the rumble we will still watch Simon Miller doing ups and downs

  • Kamo Mustafa
    Kamo Mustafa 2 months ago +1

    I had such fun watching the Rumble. Happy for Cody and Mami.