After my week off, I have returned. Granted, my week long return isn’t as fancy or extravagant as Ray “The Funk” Rambler’s return, someone should call his momma but I return with my Favourite Photos article.
As we all know, or should know, The Royal Rumble was this past Sunday and let me just take a sentence or three to tell everyone: I DONE IT! I DONE IT! YES! YES! YES! I DONE IT! So you ask, what did you do? Well here’s what I done; I avoided Twitter, Facebook and the whole internet from Sunday night until right now as I write this article. So now you ask, Well why did you avoid the internet? Answers pretty straight forward; no one, *clears throat* NO ONE was going to spoil a single piece of the Royal Rumble PPV for me. Nope, not a trending topic on twitter, not the WWE twitter account that posts spoilers 24/7, not the WWE group on Facebook that does the same thing as the twitter account and not someone I follow on twitter or facebook. The only way that the Rumble PPV was going to be spoiled for me was if someone told me to my face or texted me it. Thankfully no one did, so everyone stayed alive. Had they have spoiled it for me they would have found them minus a life. Harsh I know, but when I watched the Rumble PPV I was delighted that I treated it with such secrecy. Below you will find my favourite photos from the PPV!
Cobra vs Socko
Hey, Louis Armstrong wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we saw the showdown of a lifetime? The match we are all anticipating for WrestleMania in Miami. I’m talkin’ bout Mr Socko going cotton on cotton against none other than the Cobra! Damn right, who needs Cena vs The Rock, Undertaker and his silly streak when you could have Mr Socko and The Cobra putting it all on the linen… I mean line, to be named the number one, hand condom in the world! This is the part where you guys chant back at your screens, “Mr Socko” or “The Cobra”… Chant bitches chant.
Kharma enters the Rumble
Gurl done what?! Gurl entered the Rumble and left my jaw on the floor. Remember the days when Kharma scared Divas to death, okay okay, scared them to tears and bellowed out a great big cackle. Well, that same person is now entering the Royal Rumble and making Cole resemble Drew Carey back in 2001. I thought Kharma was still pregnant, clearly not. Wait, remove the clearly, cos I doubted whether she was still pregnant or not. Common sense sucked me back in telling me that she wasn’t which shocked me even more. I guess this is what WWE meant when they said anyone is eligible, or was it the fact that three out of the three announcers entered the Rumble? Kharma eliminated Hunico which I didn’t think it was the right way of building him up but I didn’t really see as too much of a problem. Who officially eliminated Michael Cole? Was it Booker T and Lawler, was it Kharma or was it Michael Cole himself? Looks like everyone really is their own enemy. I didn’t expect Kharma back in WWE for another while so it was a good surprise.
Daniel Bryan escapes the cage
I don’t know about you guys but I know I was pretty miffed when the WHC title match was first on the card, I mean we all love Brodus and his funkettes but it would have made more sense to put the fillers before the main events… right?! I know you gotta start the show strong and finish it stronger but I felt that by placing the WHC match first WWE was taking a piss on the once prized possession in our industry. For me, Brodus would have started the show strong and energetic something that I felt the WHC match lacked. It was by no means the greatest but overall I still enjoyed it somewhat. Mark Henry, I believe, went into this match with an injury; if I’m wrong correct me but I gained even more respect for Henry for putting himself on the line like that, even if he didn’t do too much in the match. The ending was great, but I think we’ve seen cage matches finish like this before, that being said I don’t feel it took away from the finish. To see Show on top of the cage amazed me, a man of his size shouldn’t venture so fat up there. We saw Daniel Bryan dangling from The Big Show’s hand, and at one point I thought that Show was going to be able to lift Bryan up. However, it was not to be and I was glad to see Bryan retain. I know we still have Elimination Chamber to go but imagine if Daniel Bryan and Sheamus headlined WrestleMania for the WHC? It would be a complete turnaround from last year when they were demoted to being a dark match for the United States Championship at last year’s WrestleMania.
Punk has problems in getting a ref
Punk vs Ziggler was probably the match (except for the Rumble) that I was looking forward to the most. Punk, the proclaimed best wrestler in the world went one on one against another great wrestler in Ziggler. Before the match started Laurinitius came out to tell the crowd and those watching how he was going to officiate from outside the ring therefore needing a ref to officiate inside the ring. I felt that this match, whilst great, was not as great that I was expecting, however I realised that I was expecting too much and probably do expect too much from WWE at times. One thing that I absolutely loved in this match was the amount of false finishes due to the ref being knocked out and Johnny Ace being a waste of Space. (Yes, you read that right, ace and space both rhyme, thank me later!) The match is basically summed up in the photo; with Punk staring at Johnny Ace like, “Yo WTF bitch come count yourself.” Ziggler lying on the ground after getting several Go To Sleeps and an anaconda vice, and Laurinitius just being a mess. Overall, I enjoyed this match and felt it was definitely better than the WHC match which I think is almost standard procedure these days.
SHEAMUS WINS THE ROYAL RUMBLE
Tell me, I didn’t just say that?! Why of course I did! My pick (mainly because he’s my favourite Superstar and is an overall beast) Sheamus is going to WrestleMania! Before the Rumble match I was like a 5 year old on a packet of E tablets… Is that healthy? Nope but my voice didn’t seem to care. So you can just imagine what I was like when Sheamus won. I hold my hands up, I shed a tear… Dude, it was a shed of happiness, chill! I can’t remember a point in my life where I have cheered as much as I did when Sheamus won. Some might say I sounded a bit like… A bit like… Justin Bieber when Sheamus won. But damn, I don’t care; to see your favourite win your favourite PPV match is a great feeling and something that some may never truly feel. The last four in the Rumble was Jericho, Sheamus, Orton and Big Show. I predicted that Show and Orton wouldn’t win but when I seen Jericho and Sheamus stand in the ring together and prepare to fight it out a moment of doubt crossed my mind. Would the WWE dare book this to my exact wants? Would they be unpredictable and give Sheamus the win over the guy who claimed “This Sunday will be the end of the world as you know it!” HELL I DIDN’T KNOW, but my love for Sheamus outweighed this doubt and I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat chanting for the Great White Sheamus to drop that boi like a bad habit! As always there were plenty of false finishes, but what set out the false finishes from this year to all the years prior was the fact that it was Sheamus included in those false finishes. My heart, god bless it, probably experienced an increase in blood pressure but I knew it would soon come to an end. That end came when Sheamus planted the bottom of his boot on the left side of Jericho’s face and then time went slow. My heart beat faster, the sweat on my brow dripped onto my skittle, yes the same skittle that I put into my mouth a second later and time stood still. DAMNIT THE DOG STOOD ON THE REMOTE AND PAUSED IT. Just kidding, the dog was downstairs; it was my fat ass that was sitting on my remote. Okay, just kidding, it didn’t pause at all. I leapt to my feet with excitement, the tear rolled out of my eye and awkwardly stayed in the corner and Sheamus’ music hit. For once, WWE satisfied me 300%, I’m telling you ladies, this is hard to accomplish! Let’s just hope this goes on to give us a GREAT WrestleMania match between Sheamus and hopefully Daniel Bryan! Fingers crossed! SHEAMUS FAN FOR LIFE! 🙂
I couldn’t find a clear enough picture of Kofi Kingston doing the amazing handstand walk. Therefore here is the moment on video.
Royal Rumble 2012 highlights!
Some extra Sheamus photos for y’all to look at!
Glad to be back this week writing for y’all and I hope you enjoyed my article for this week. Until next Wednesday, have fun!
haha, great to see ”The Funk” added in there!
Looking forward to reading Capt. smooth’s caption on the Cole one, that’s hilarious. Mr. Socko and the Cobra, is that what it is? Was hilarious too!
Great mark out on Sheamus, I am like that too! 😀
LOL hell yeah, had to give you a shoutout after that banner on WR last week lol!
Yeah, I will forever remember Sheamus winning the Royal Rumble 🙂
I just watched Mick Foley on Celebrity Wife Swap, he’s such a cool guy.
I was so damn happy to see Kharma return, and that was one of my fav. parts of the rumble.
Haha I don’t know when that episode will air over here, if at all!
Kharma returning was a huge shock to me, definitely a great moment in the Rumble 🙂
Is it just me or does the WM 28 logo look like it’s been added to the photo like a sticker? Not just on photos but on TV too, the logo looks so cartoonish this year.
Yeah I felt it looked like that too. But I sorta like it.
Won’t be doing captions for the Sheamus ones at the bottom so he can have that moment of glory to himself.
Foley: YO J.O.E.!!!
Cobra: Santino, get your hand out of my ass!
Mr. Socko: What are you complaining about? Deeper, Foley!
Cole: Fuck! I’m caught!
Cole: Spider-Cole! Spider-Cole!
Kharma: Time for dinner!
Kharma: Cole crapped his pants again!
Big Show(holding onto DB): Gimme my lunch money back!
DB: Um…Mark took it.
Big Show(apart from DB): WEEEEEEE!!! Look, mom! I’m riding the horsey!
DB: YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Punk: What the hell are they doing?
John L: Sit still and it’ll all be over soon.
Ref: This wasn’t part of the job description!
Ziggler: That’s so hot! Vicky, get the camera!
Sheamus/Y2J: Now we know why Jericho isn’t talking anymore.
Sheamus: Chris, do I have anything on the bottom of my show?
Jericho: Yeah, my face!
LOL! I cannot tell you how much I laughed at your Santino/Foley ass caption one!
I try! My favorite was probably Big Show riding the “horsey” and Spider-Cole.
LMAO, you should run your own section called, caption this shyt 😛 http://www.therealshyt.com/2011/04/caption-this-shyt-melinas-whorish.html
It actually takes me quite a bit of time to do even that amount, so doing a whole section would take too much time for me with my random scedule. Sorry, and thanks for the props. Something I did notice in the caption area at the top is some of those photos aren’t quite lined up with the captions.
Yea, it does take time for captions. I’d rather read them than write them. Not that I don’t like thinking, but in this case would rather see what other people think.
Plus, I’m sure you all couldn’t touch me! *evil laugh*
No one can touch you capt. You’re the Untouchable one.
Oh, I’m sure there are even better people, but thanks for the kind words.
Well you remain unchallenged, therefore you are truly untouchable! 🙂
I’m more than willing to be touched by a chick.
LMFAO! Your day will come if it hasn’t already! 🙂
You’re so funny, a chick will dig that!
But so many women won’t come up to you. They want you to do so.
Yeah, I hate that about girls too. They so silly.
And they move in packs! How are you supposed to talk to one…alone?
haha, as Kid Rock once said, ”It ain’t cockyness if ya’ back it up!”. You seem to back it up a lot, lol.
Eh, I’m not really like that. Just messing around. In fact, I’m MEGA shy.
PFFFT yeah right tough guy! 😛
I am. When I first meet somebody, I never talk. But the more I get to know somebody, the more open I am. And I hate being the center of attention. When my sister got married, she wanted me to be one of the ushers and I wouldn’t do it. I’d pass out. No joke.
I’m the exact same Capt 🙂
My sister is looking to get married in the next two years and she said I have a choice: be the wedding photographer (bitch doesn’t know I charge heavy 😉 hahaha) or else be her boyfriend who also happens to be a great friend of mine now best man. I don’t wanna do either, at all, ever.
Run away and never look back! lol
Ahaha sounds like good advice! 😉
@Capt. Introverts unite!
We’re all going to have to start a support group.
Hi, I’m Capt. Smooth…and I’m shy as fuck! Stop looking at me!!!
That’s what I like about the IWC, and particularly Wrestling Rambles. We all don’t know each other, we don’t even know names of the people on here but the one thing that joins us all together is wrestling and the fact that wrestling keeps us all talking is amazing. The anonymity (did I spell that correctly) is great, we don’t need to know each other in depth to be able to talk.
I love you guys….. Excuse me while I go cry with happiness! People actually talk to me!!!!! My mum will be so proud!
Well, my actual name is Capt. Smooth. lol
The fact that you marked out this much for Sheamus winning the rumble epitomizes everything that is GOOD with wrestling/WWE. I felt the exact same way watching Punk beat Cena at MITB. I even woke my GF up with my marking-out-ness. I’m sure I did a lap of our living room.
Oh and this sentence “mainly because he’s my favourite Superstar and is an overall beast” is excellent.
Sheamus = Overall Beast!!
Definitely. I’ve marked out before but never as much as when I seen Sheamus win the Rumble. Like I said some people may never be able to see their favourite superstar win their favourite match on WWE programming. For me, that has now happened. The Rock used to be my favourite and when he won the Rumble I was obviously estatic. But I think when you’re younger you never really appreciate it as much as you do when you’re older, and Sheamus winning the Rumble will probably be the biggest mark out moment I will ever have.
LOL! Sheamus is most definitely my favourite, and is most definitely a beast! 😀
Sheamus is what would happen if Conan O’Brien and a werewolf had a baby.
LOL! Damn right! 😛
I’d love for Conan to have a cameo on WWE tv.