WWE Royal Rumble 2019 POST Show w/ John Pollock & Wai Ting


Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/01/28/wwe-royal-rumble-2019-post-show-w-john-pollock-wai-ting/


John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE Royal Rumble 2019 from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

They breakdown the entire card and discuss the winners of the Royal Rumble matches, which matches delivered and which didn’t click, the handling of John Cena’s absence, directions for WrestleMania, surprise entrants, the utilization of NXT and NXT UK talent and the length of this card.

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WWE Royal Rumble
Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field
*30-man Royal Rumble
*30-woman Royal Rumble
*Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the Universal title
*Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the World title
*Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw women’s title
*Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the SmackDown women’s title
*Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz for the SmackDown tag titles
*Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Hideo Itami for the Cruiserweight title
*Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States title
*Bobby Roode and Chad Gable vs. Scott Dawson and Rezar in a non-title match

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The Cena and Brock/Braun bait and switches were frankly disgusting by WWE. I can see pulling this stuff on TV especially if it furthers a story or draws heat on another character…but this stuff furthered NOTHING and was for the second biggest PPV of the year.


I’m glad you both brought this up but I don’t think its getting near enough hate as it deserves. At this point I could see WWE showcasing 3 weeks of Stone Cold vs Goldberg for WM35 only to change the match to Corbin vs Roode. Enjoy your non-refundable tickets. And even if they are refundable you might already be locked into to things like time off work, plane tickets, hotel accomodations, plans with friends or family locally, kids who are expecting to go, etc.

Bait and switch at this level with these high profile names and the main title…completely unacceptable.


I thought Lana did a great heartfelt promo after the rumble. I hope they are going to use it for a storyline.