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Best Rumble Eliminations/Escapes


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As is customary every January, I've been re-watching old Rumbles again. I've found some of the more modern instalments to have more creative escapes, but lacking in eliminations that make you applaud or even wince. 

Kicking off with a couple of my favourite eliminations - 

1992 - Sid Justice eliminating Sgt. Slaughter (Video skips to the elimination)

This is breathtaking. Sid chucks Sarge into the corner, where he somehow defies science and goes through the turnbuckle and out. Wonderful. 

 

Chyna wins the Corporate Rumble

A rare TV Rumble, and a corporate one at that. Chyna chucks out Vince at the end, and as he goes over, his head gets caught on the bottom rope and he almost gets decapitated. Not for the squeamish. 

 

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Taka: Rumble 2000. It was the first rumble I'd watched and seeing him fly through the air and bounce off the mats on replays as Lawler pissed himself and ask to see it again really stuck with me. 

It also has the best rumble entrance with one of the MSP bouncing themselves off the bottom rope trying to slide in. 

For a third it has the best rumble tactics from Road Dogg of just gripping the bottom rope in the fetal position for as long as possible. 

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The best escape I think was Kacy Catanzaro because of the sheer athleticism of it. Walking from the barricade to the corner of the ring on her hands, wrapping her legs around the corner post then pulling herself up and back into the ring? Without sticking the whole match on here the only video I can find of it is on Facebook. 

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7 hours ago, RIDDUM_N_STYLE said:

Kofi has been the master of the escape in recent years

Kofi has been the master of pissing me off in recent years. The first time was novel, the increasing bullshit of how “nothing important will happen for the next three minutes while we watch Kofi” is irritating as hell and another symptom of everything becoming as contrived as possible in the sterile, over-produced beige wasteland that is modern day WWE. Especially how Cole or whoever start chuckling “Here we go again!” etc. Just fuck off.

For eliminations I loved 1990 with the timing of Hogan and Warrior throwing everyone else out before they turn around and realize it’s just them.

My favourite escape was when Bret threw out that dirty stinking hyena Steve Austin, but not really.

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5 hours ago, air_raid said:

The first time was novel, the increasing bullshit of how “nothing important will happen for the next three minutes while we watch Kofi” is irritating as hell 

Agreed - you also know that every time it happens, Kofi will get eliminated almost immediately after he gets back in the ring anyway, because they have to have a contingency plan in case he screws up the save. So every time, you get a couple of minutes of him dicking around to save himself, only to get thrown out straight afterwards, because they won't risk booking him to do anything else after the save in case he doesn't make it. 

It's one of those things where they constantly talk him up as a "Royal Rumble/Battle Royal specialist", yet he's never actually won one, and likely never will (he should have won the year he fought Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania for the title, to at least have all of his Rumble experience and save spots actually finally pay off, but here we are), so it doesn't actually add up. It's a real kayfabe/immersion breaking thing to say "he's really good at this thing" where "this thing" isn't "winning matches", so actually shouldn't really matter. 

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Haven't they saddled Naomi with that in the women's Rumble as well?

I agree that one of the Kofi spots should happen when he's in the final 4 and he should come back and win the thing, but the moment's passed now. 

Was it a Rumble or a battle royal where Omos was ringside and kept catching AJ Styles whenever he went over the top? 

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