Listening to the review of the women’s Rumble I had 2 thoughts
1.) The Kofi spot has jumped the shark because it never leads to anything. The old equivalent would have been the skin the cat by Shawn Michaels and him staying in at times led to a long run by him or a win. The Kofi spot too often has led to someone getting back into the ring only to be tossed almost immediately. So it is cute but meaningless at the end of the day. If Kofi or Naomi has regularly gone on long runs in the Rumble maybe even holding the iron man record or coming close to breaking it numerous times, won the Rumble, or even being in the final few competitors fairly often I think it would carry more weight and interest. It would be a less “how can the performer top the ridiculousness of the spot.” And more about them being tough to get rid of because even when you think they are gone they make a comeback.
2.) The women’s Rumble should be 20 competitors. 30 is too many the roster isn’t large enough especially if you are pulling competitors out for title matches. NXT made up over 1/3rd or the Women’s Rumble, then you had Molly, Beth, Santina , and Kelly Kelly. That is half the match using people from not RAW and Smack down. Then you had Lana, Zelina, Tamina. It is just really shallow. On the men’s side to some extent it feels special to get in the Rumble because not everyone does. On the women’s side basically every woman gets in. Cut it to 20