WWE Royal Rumble 2012: A Fantasy Booking

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WWE Royal Rumble 2012: A Fantasy Booking
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Could Orton return and win everything?

With the Royal Rumble around the corner and the WWE ramping up to the big event, everybody's wondering who will be in and who will be out (or was that Project Runway?)

This week, Mick Foley was denied an entrant's position on RAW. The WWE announced Evan Bourne was suspended. Several big-name grapplers are out with injuries.

There are a bunch of factors that go into booking the big one.

And yet, looking at the rosters, they could have filled a 40-man Rumble with wrestlers to spare, especially with only two or three other matches booked and double-duty not ruled out for those men who are competing earlier in the night. Even with outside talent ruled out.

Still, booking a 30-man Rumble match is a challenge. One that I have accepted here.


What this is: A fantasy booking of this year's Royal Rumble, if I were forced to put together a list today.

What this is not: A prediction, what I think should happen, or what I want to happen.


The Rules:

1) Anything released by WWE officially or in kayfabe is adhered to. Bourne is suspended. Foley is out. No outside talent. Previously confirmed entrants are locked in.

2) Injured wrestlers who could feasibly return in time are available. If they can't go, then you would just replace them the night of. But you book optimistically.

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