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Old 01-01-12, 08:23 AM
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The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

The 2012 WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 29th, at 8:00 PM EST:
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30-Man Royal Rumble Match
*Winner receives a title shot at Wrestlemania.

Rumble Entry Order (Eliminated order in parenthesis):
#1 - The Miz (25th - Show)
#2 - Alex Riley (1st - Miz)
#3 - R-Truth (2nd - Miz)
#4 - Cody Rhodes (24th - Show)
#5 - Justin Gabriel (4th - Foley and Rodriguez)
#6 - Primo (3rd - Foley)
#7 - Mick Foley (8th - Miz)
#8 - Ricardo Rodriguez (5th - Santino)
#9 - Santino Marella (7th - Rhodes)
#10 - Epico (6th - Foley)
#11 - Kofi Kingston (18th - Sheamus)
#12 - Jerry Lawler (9th - Rhodes)
#13 - Ezekiel Jackson (11th - Kahli)
#14 - Jinder Mahal (10th - Kahli)
#15 - The Great Kahli (14th - Ziggler)
#16 - Hunico (16th - Kharma)
#17 - Booker T (13th - Ziggler)
#18 - Dolph Ziggler (26th - Show)
#19 - Hacksaw Jim Duggan (12th - Rhodes)
#20 - Michael Cole (15th - Kharma)
#21 - Kharma (17th - Ziggler)
#22 - Sheamus
#23 - The Road Dogg Jesse James (19th - Barrett)
#24 - Jey Uso (20th - Orton)
#25 - Jack Swagger (23rd - Show)
#26 - Wade Barrett (21st - Orton)
#27 - David Otunga (22nd - Jericho)
#28 - Randy Orton (28th - Jericho)
#29 - Chris Jericho (29th - Sheamus)
#30 - The Big Show (27th - Orton)

WINNER: Sheamus

WWE Championship Title Match
CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
*Special Guest Referee: John Laurinaitis

Cage Match For The WWE World Heavyweight Title
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry
*Bryan retains after climbing the cage and then dropped by Big Show.

John Cena vs. Kane
*Match ended in double count-out DQ. Then Kane killed Zack Ryder again.

Divas' Tag Team Match
Beth Phoenix (c) & Natalya & Brie Bella & Nikki Bella vs. Kelly Kelly & Tamina & Eve & Alicia Fox
*Beth Phoenix pins Kelly Kelly after a Glam Slam.

The Broadus Clay Squash Invitational
Broadus Clay vs. Drew McIntyre


TNA Genesis on Sunday, January 8th at 8:00 PM EST:
Spoiler:
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Title Match (to be completed on Impact)
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
*Hardy wins via DQ, so Bobby Roode retains the title.

Kurt Angle vs. James Storm

"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs. Devon

Gunner Manchild vs. Rob Van Dam
*Gunner "injured" RVD after the match.

4-Way Elimination Match for the X Division Title
Austin Aries (c) vs. Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorensen vs. Zema Ion

Knockouts Title Match featuring Velvet's Touch
Gail Kim (c) vs. Mickie James
*Mickie James was DQ'ed after using brass knuckles on Gail Kim.

Monster's Ball Match
Abyss vs. Bully Ray
*If Bully Ray wins, Abyss will rejoin Immortal.

Tag Team Title Match
Brutus Magnus & Samoa Joe vs. Crimson & Matt Morgan (c)

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Old 01-02-12, 01:45 PM
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Will this be the year of the heel Cena? I think it could happen and it could work not unlike Hogan's heel turn. It's just time since there aren't that many good heels in the WWE right now. No heel right now brings more heat than Cena other than Vicky Guerrero.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Wrapped a photo taken yesterday at the Nashville airport in Spoiler tags. Probably your mystery man.

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http://www.examiner.com/pro-wrestling-in-national/chris-jericho-at-the-nashville-international-airport-on-jan-1-2012-photo-1
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Actually recording tonight's Raw and I hope said mystery man comes in as a heel and goes into a program with Punk. Think they would pair up perfectly with each other.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

So, Jericho's back. Ran around the ring, drew some cheers, said nothing, and left.

Odd.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

That was painful
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

that was like wrestling couch jumping.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

If that segment was the only part of the show for tonight....
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much as I love him, that was an absolute waste. He'd better come back out during the ME.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
That was painful
Yup, sure was. The crowd was definitely turning against him by the halfway point.
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper View Post
Yup, sure was. The crowd was definitely turning against him by the halfway point.
I think that was the point. He's probably playing the egomaniac character. And he'll keep milking crowds until they get annoyed.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

I kinda like the idea of a parody character who is over the hill, but thinks he's still in his prime and the top wrestler of all-time, and keeps coming back to satisfy his ego, but just keeps embarrassing himself.

Well, that's my thought of where that is going. Who knows, I'm probably way off.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

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I kinda like the idea of a parody character who is over the hill, but thinks he's still in his prime and the top wrestler of all-time, and keeps coming back to satisfy his ego, but just keeps embarrassing himself.

Well, that's my thought of where that is going. Who knows, I'm probably way off.
Yeah a friend of mine just said he'll probably be a heel and say how fans are puppets, etc etc.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Originally Posted by SuperBatMan View Post
I kinda like the idea of a parody character who is over the hill, but thinks he's still in his prime and the top wrestler of all-time, and keeps coming back to satisfy his ego, but just keeps embarrassing himself.

Well, that's my thought of where that is going. Who knows, I'm probably way off.
That's exactly the vibe I got from his first appearance. Jericho's repeatedly said he wouldn't come back unless he would be doing something different. I can't imagine him coming back to be a straight up face.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

I really wanted Jericho to keep running around the ring like a maniac for another 10 minutes, I was cracking up. At some point I was hoping he'd just stop during one of his circles and beat the hell out of Lawler (or do something else to get nice heel heat).
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Wow, RAW turned to shit after the Punk match. The fire spot at the end was awesome though.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

And the night ends with Ryder getting pulled down to Hell.

What a weird show.
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I think that was the point. He's probably playing the egomaniac character. And he'll keep milking crowds until they get annoyed.
I was thinking the same thing -- the "I'm a huge rock star" persona (hence the jacket)
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Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Wow, RAW turned to shit after the Punk match. The fire spot at the end was awesome though.
Originally Posted by DGibFen View Post
And the night ends with Ryder getting pulled down to Hell.

What a weird show.
Agreed
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Wait, wasn't Brodus Clay supposed to come back tonight?
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Wait, wasn't Brodus Clay supposed to come back tonight?
Yup. I'm thinking that he may eventually come in as an enforcer for whoever challenges Laurenitis for power.
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I think that was the point. He's probably playing the egomaniac character. And he'll keep milking crowds until they get annoyed.
Yea, surprised by the first few responses on here. Couldn't have gone any better, I kinda went like this:
1. Ok cool, Jericho.
2. He's really milking this.
3. Why is this still going on?
4. Oh man this is funny.

Even changed my perception of that ridiculous jacket by the end of it.

I was hoping he'd go on even longer. Was a perfect way to make the people boo a huge return. Simply brilliant.
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Here's the Y2J return in case anyone missed it:

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Really thought it was gonna be Doink None of the signs for Jericho would have been let into the building by WWE/Security. That was another dead giveaway that it was him. Great to have him back even though him not cutting a promo was a huge letdown. That's what I get for getting excited to watch tonight. Awesome IWC Smark sign.
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Re: The January '12 Pro Wrestling Thread: Genesis/Royal Rumble

Originally Posted by sharkstank View Post
Yea, surprised by the first few responses on here. Couldn't have gone any better, I kinda went like this:
1. Ok cool, Jericho.
2. He's really milking this.
3. Why is this still going on?
4. Oh man this is funny.

Even changed my perception of that ridiculous jacket by the end of it.

I was hoping he'd go on even longer. Was a perfect way to make the people boo a huge return. Simply brilliant.
Yeah, it was so funny I remembered why I stopped watching wrestling. Hahaha. Good one, WWE. I watched for a couple weeks after CM Punk's promo and stopped again after Kevin Nash showed up. Then I tried to watch when the Rock came back. Yesterday I heard Jericho was going to be on and decided to give it one last chance. Haha. Good one. I guess business is so good they can just say "We are going to go out of our way to be disappointing." HAHA. So funny and brilliant.

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