IWC Votes, Royal Rumble Edition: What's Your Favorite Match? (Results)
Welcome back to the conclusion of "IWC Votes."
A few days ago I asked you (the reader) to vote on a number of topics relating to the Royal Rumble.
With almost 25 years of various winners, matches and memorable moments, there sure was a lot of different opinions when it came towards voting.
Here are the results!
Favorite Rumble: (2001) 3 Votes
First, don't let the low number of votes fool you. There were a decent amount of people that voted, it's just that there have been 24 Royal Rumbles and everybody will always have a different opinion.
This rumble featured a high number of main event superstars and it was the last Royal Rumble that Stone Cold Steve Austin won.
One of the highlights of this match was when Kane eliminated 11 people. A record that has yet to be broken.
Least Favorite Rumble: (2011) 5 Votes
Last year's Royal Rumble, which featured 40 participants, also was the most hated apparently.
I personally didn't mind the Rumble, the returns of Booker T and Kevin Nash were a much welcomed surprise.
I also enjoyed the early war between New Nexus and Corre.
I guess a lot of people hated Santino almost winning!
Favorite Winner: (Chris Benoit) 6 Votes
Personal feelings aside. Back in 2004 when Chris Benoit won, it was a fantastic moment because nobody every believed it could or would happen.
The Undertaker (4 votes)
Favorite Surprise Entrant (Return or One off Appearance): Edge (2010) 4 Votes
This came right out of left field.
Nobody excepted Edge to return for at least another month or two and here he comes towards the end of the Royal Rumble and returns to win it!
It was a very good moment and there's nothing like hearing a huge pop for a legend.
John Cena, 2008 (3 votes)
Favorite Royal Rumble Moment: Shawn Michaels and Undertaker (2007) 4 Votes
This is what legendary moments are made of.
The history between these two icons goes back more than 10 years at this point and for the first time in Royal Rumble history they were the final two standing.
In the end, Undertaker ending up winning and going on to WrestleMania.
But only two years later both men restarted their feud and put on 5-star matches at both WrestleMania 25 and WrestleMania 26.
John Morrison channeling his inner Spiderman at Royal Rumble 2011 (3 Votes)
Favorite Match That Wasn't the Actual Rumble Match: (I Quit Match) 5 Votes
This was such a brutal match.
Mick Foley without a doubt showed his ability to take a beating and boy did he help The Rock get over as a heel.
I think the ending to the match was perfect for the time because it wouldn't help either character to say "I quit."
The documentary "Beyond The Mat" covers this match extensively and if you haven't watched it before, I highly recommend you do.
Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho (Ladder Match) Royal Rumble 2001 (4 Votes).
On a Scale of 1-5 (5 Being the Highest), Predict This Year's Rumble
After all the votes were cast, I took all the answers, added them up and divided it by the number of votes and the average guess comes out to 4.27.
It seems everyone is a lot more optimistic about this year's Rumble compared to last year's.
The Three Most Likely Wrestlers to Win This Year's Royal Rumble:
Randy Orton (10 Votes)
Wade Barrett (9 Votes)
Chris Jericho (8 Votes)
Will Randy return at the Royal Rumble and be victorious for a second time?
Will Wade Barrett's "Barrett Barrage" continue to the Royal Rumble and then WrestleMania?
Will Chris Jericho finally accomplish the one thing in WWE that he has yet to?
In a few weeks we will know if one of these men will win!
Sheamus (7 Votes)
Hope I Didn't Put You to Sleep!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this edition of "IWC Votes."
The next edition is still currently underway. It's about your three favorite finishing moves, and if you haven't voted and would like to, here you go!