World Wrestling Entertainment (2024)
I've been a fan of professional wrestling since before I started kindergarten. Since that time, I've dipped in and out of keeping up with WWF/E wrestling, but even during the times that I'm not following the product, I still try to attend the live events that come to my part of the country, and there's two shows that I make it a point to watch on television: Wrestlemania, and my favorite annual wrestling show, the Royal Rumble. This year was the 37th annual Royal Rumble event, and it's a bit surreal with the news that broke earlier this week regarding Vince McMahon being forced to resign from the company. I don't want to get into all of that here, but I will say that I don't doubt a word that Janel Grant had to say and as for Vince... don't let the door of Titan Tower smack your ass on the way out. I think the company is in a strong position since the sale to TKO and the dismissal of McMahon, Laurinaitis, and Dunn, and it might be time to dip in again.
I've watched every Royal Rumble and this year's was one of the best ever, if not the very best. There were only four matches on the card, and that's exactly how it should be for an event like this. Both the women's and men's Rumble matches were incredible and both matches had incredibly talented and deserving winners. I'm not generally a big fan of Fatal Four Way matches, but the one last night for the Universal Title was as good as any that I've ever seen, and the US Title match was well done and had a very cool, old school finish. I had a lot of fun watching this show, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops at Wrestlemania 40.