I must confess, the Rumble is my favorite offering in the WWE pay-per-view line-up.
As bad as things may be at any given time on WWE TV, the Rumble always pulls me back in.
That said, this year's iteration did not disappoint... especially for fans of nostalgia.
The match ended right around the 55-minute mark when Sheamus outlasted the #29 entrant Chris Jericho to capture a surprising Rumble victory.
A lot of really good spots throughout the match, including:
-Mick Foley and Santino with a dueling Cobra/Socko moment.
-Ricardo Rodriguez doing a parody of Alberto Del Rio's entrance.
-All three commentators participating at various junctures/Michael Cole getting eliminated by the other two and a returning Kharma.
-Randy Orton and the Great Khali returning to action.
-HOOOOOOOOO! Hacksaw Jim Duggan, the first Rumble winner, showing up and hitting his spots.
-The Road Dogg returning to the match and inciting a "You still got it!" chant from the St. Louis crowd.
-Kofi Kingston employing a hand-stand to avoid elimination.
I may be biased, but what WWE did with this year's Rumble was really great. Great spots, good ring work, a plethora of cool returns/surprise entrants, and an unexpected winner. Hats off to them.