Undertaker, Royal Rumble 2012 and the Latest WWE News from Ring Rust Radio

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2012

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The Undertaker Returns

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After being out since WrestleMania 27, the dead man walks again! In one of the best returns over the last few years, Undertaker shocked the world by arriving at the end of Raw.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is he wearing a wig?

While I mark out to the return of the Undertaker, the IWC was fixated on the legend’s hair. You can all complain to me about my opinions, but don’t talk to me about his hair. Pot meet kettle.

Ring Rust Radio’s Take

There is no way in hell that Undertaker is wearing a wig. He will eventually have to take his hat off and will look like a fool when it’s discovered that it was indeed a wig. Undertaker is too cool, the hair is real. End of story.

Bleacher Report Insider Scoop: Undertaker Video: Watch Deadman's Epic Return to WWE Monday Night Raw


Royal Rumble Madness

While the Royal Rumble match itself wasn’t the best, the other matches on the card actually helped make the PPV acceptable. Still not worth $55, but acceptable.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Why was Raw better than the Royal Rumble?

As good as the Rumble was, the turn of Chris Jericho on CM Punk and the return of Undertaker trumped anything that happened the night before.

Ring Rust Radio’s Take

As much as this hurts to say, the Royal Rumble doesn’t mean what it used to. While it is still the marker in which we use to begin the road to WrestleMania, what happens after the PPV is far more important to WWE.

Bleacher Report Insider Scoop: Royal Rumble 2012: WWE Screws Up by Having Raw Outshine the Rumble


CM Punk, Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler

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Now that Chris Jericho bum rushed CM Punk during one of the best pure wrestling matched on Raw in the last 10 years, there are serious questions about what happens now.

Question on Everybody's Mind: What just happened?

Y2J came back to the WWE to destroy the world or some garbage, but all he did was finish second in the Royal Rumble, bury Dolph Ziggler and then hit CM Punk with the codebreaker for no good reason.

Ring Rust Radio’s Take

While we all agree that the feud between Punk and Jericho will be epic, Ziggler is being forgotten in this mix. The WWE should infuse him into this feud as well and let him get the rub from both of these superstars.

Bleacher Report Insider Scoop: 5 Reasons Why the CM Punk/Chris Jericho Feud Is Going to Be Great


Kane vs. John Cena

While there really should have been no surprise that the Kane-Cena match turned out the way it did at the Royal Rumble, the news from inside the WWE is interesting to say the least.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Why does the fun have to end?

Two words: The Rock.

Ring Rust Radio’s Take

While we have grown to love what the WWE has done with Kane and John Cena over the past few weeks, the end will come during a Last Man Standing match at Elimination Chamber. With The Rock returning for the road to WrestleMania, this feud has to end fast.

Bleacher Report Insider Scoop: WWE News: Feud Between John Cena and Kane Set to End at Elimination Chamber PPV


Daniel Bryan and His World Title

While many had hopped off the bandwagon for Daniel Bryan weeks ago, it’s OK to finally admit that he is playing a good heel and deserves full credit for his character. Now Sheamus lurks.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will it be Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania?

While I don’t know the answer to that question, if it is that match, I bet my bottom dollar it will open the show. That’s just sad.

Ring Rust Radio’s Take

As much as we don’t like the fact that the match won’t get the respect it deserves, this is the kind of match that would be amazing to watch. I will be pulling for Daniel Bryan, but Sheamus’ win in the Royal Rumble proves it’s his time to shine.

Bleacher Report Insider Scoop: Royal Rumble 2012: Sheamus Win Sets Up Epic Battle with Daniel Bryan


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