WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Results: The 15 Weirdest Moments of the Night
The first pay-per-view of 2012 has come and gone, and the Internet is buzzing with opinions and predictions for the future.
I have decided that this year, after every pay-per-view, I will be doing a slideshow, alerting you of the 15 weirdest moments of the night.
Some you may have spotted yourself, others you may have shrugged off, but this slideshow brings them all together so we can see them in all their glory.
Honourable Mention: Mr. Socko vs. The Cobra
One of the few good moments in the Royal Rumble match last night was a showdown between two of the most famous sock puppets in WWE history.
Mick Foley’s Mr. Sock took on The Cobra in an epic battle that will be remembered for years to come.
Think Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant but on a much, much bigger scale.
15. The “We Hate Cena” Guy
Remember when Cena debuted his new T-shirt a couple of months ago?
He showed the juxtaposition of the words on his T-shirt—“Rise Above Hate”—and the words a fan in the front row had plastered on his T-shirt—“We Hate Cena.”
He was there again, front row, centre!
14. Complimentary Colours
Did anyone notice how in the Divas eight-man...erm...eight-woman tag match, the two teams were wearing complimentary colours to each other?
If anyone looked like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, it was them.
Blue and orange, as well as being complimentary colours, are also the main colours of the logo for WrestleMania XXVIII.
13. The Divas Were Allocated More Than 3 Minutes of Air TIme
By my calculations, the Divas were involved in a match that lasted over five minutes.
That is weird in itself.
12. It Was Actually Good!
Yes, that’s right!
The Divas match actually entertained me.
I was pleased to see the girls giving it full effort, and it seemed a lot more hard-hitting than usual.
Beth Phoenix picked up the win and the match fitted perfectly into the card, calming the crowd down a bit before the heavy matches that preceded the Royal Rumble.
11. Zack Ryder Bobblehead
No, I’m not talking about a new piece of merchandise.
When Zack Ryder was rendered unconscious by the Big Red Machine Kane, his head would not stop moving.
For a man who had supposedly lost consciousness, he had a very mobile head.
I let it go when he was in the wheelchair, but when he was still doing it after being violently ejected from it, I started to find it incredibly weird.
10. Cena Heel 2012?
This was an awesome sign that one IWC member decided to hold up throughout the event.
Despite us not seeing a heel turn last night, it is a question that has been discussed many times this month.
Will Cena turn heel in 2012?
I doubt it now, as everyone made fun of Cena’s angry face and they cut it out of all the Rumble preview shows.
What's weird is why it wasn't confiscated.
9. Jurassic Park Lawsuit
Did anyone notice how Brodus Clay now has his own logo for his Funkasaurus gimmick?
Well, I say his own logo; it was completely ripped off from Jurassic Park.
I‘d put money on it being blurred out of the next edition of the Royal Rumble anthology.
They seem to have made absolutely no effort to try and make it look different from the logo related to the successful dinosaur films.
Somebody call my momma.
8. Johnny’s Referee Vest
Johnny Ace does not suit vests, so just like his “Future Endeavoured” vest top last week, I see no reason why he vested up last night.
7. We Want Blood Sign
That guy held up a sign saying what we were all thinking.
6. Dolph Ziggler’s Hairy Chest
Dolph Ziggler looked like he needed some Veet last night.
I only noticed it by accident, as it wasn't exactly staring everyone in the face, but when you think about how well waxed wrestlers usually are, it’s pretty weird.
5. Barrett’s Rubbish Music
What on earth was that music that Barrett came out to?
You’ll have to excuse me if he had it on SmackDown—I didn’t catch it all this week. Nevertheless, the tune he has been given is horrendous.
I’m not saying his old one was any better, but that’s not the point.
The weird thing about it is, why would you debut a new song just before, or at, the Royal Rumble?
If you want a decent pop, you need a theme tune that is recognisable right away so that everyone knows who is coming out.
Oh, you didn’t know?
4. Kofi’s Handstand
Kofi did a John Morrison this year and avoided elimination with extremely impressive agility.
After being forced out of the ring by The Miz, Kofi Kingston landed on his hands and made his way to the steel stairs, making full use of the rule that states both feet must touch the floor to count as an elimination.
It was extremely inventive and will go down as one of the better moments in Rumble history.
3. Kharma Returns
I am so glad I predicted this to a witness before it happened, because I don’t think this surprise entrant was at the top of everyone’s lists, what with the various reports including Road Dogg, Christian and Jim Duggan.
Kharma came back as the third woman to enter the Rumble, and any doubts I had about her vanished as she returned as her domineering self, removing any memory of her snivelling in the middle of the ring all those months ago.
Hopefully she will make an appearance on Raw tonight.
2. Road Dogg Likes Hot Dogs
Yes, Road Dogg has gone the way of Triple H and let himself go.
The weird thing is that despite this, he can still go in the ring and prompted “You still got it!” chants from the audience.
1. A Trio of Announcers
Talk about weird moments.
Why on earth would you waste two Rumble spots on three announcers?
I say two spots because Booker T isn’t a waste, as he had some beef with Cody Rhodes.
But Lawler and Michael Cole took up two valuable spots which could have been taken by a number of different superstars who are more deserving.
Kane and Cena for a start!
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