Everything went exactly as expected at the Royal Rumble. In a promotion like the WWE, known for its outrageous swerves, that in itself was incredibly unexpected. Who could have predicted doing the sensible thing and building toward a big-money rematch between John Cena and The Rock at Wrestlemania 29?
WWE? Doing what makes sense? WWE? Yet, that's exactly what seems to have happened.
Brock Lesnar is back!
And Chris Jericho!
And Trish Stratus was announced as the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame!
Why do I feel like I am yelling? You don't usually see that many exclamation points anywhere but a 12-year-old girl's text messages. I think my pulse was actually elevated by that last segment. Wow!
Of course, not every segment was stellar. Some, in fact, were either awful or so far beyond awful that they spun all the way around the dial right back to being good. I graded the segments individually from A-F. Disagree? Let me know in the comments.