It was nice seeing Goldust again, who received quite a reaction. Perhaps it will convince WWE management to book the golden one against his brother, Cody Rhodes, at an event like WrestleMania. Brother versus brother with daddy Dusty Rhodes as special referee. I like it.
Linda McMahon is no longer running for office, and we see the Godfather reappear. Coincidence? It seems the PG Era has been bad for business, as the ho-train was downsized to two cars.
WWE NXT superstar Bo Dallas made a great first impression in the Royal Rumble. After impressively eliminating Wade Barrett, he may have earned a permanent slot on the main roster. It reminded me of Maven sending The Undertaker sailing over-the-top-rope in 2002.
I know there were a lot of rumors floating around with the names Brock Lesnar, Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, the Hurricane and John Morrison entering the 30-man battle royal. Another lesson for fans not to believe everything they read.
Kane and Daniel Bryan continue to entertain as WWE tag team champions. Although I kind of wish they dont get along so we can see more of Dr. Shelby.
It was a really cool moment to see Bret Hart give World champ Alberto Del Rio advice before facing the Big Show. You have to think the 12-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez was jealous of his older self receiving a pair of the Hitmans trademark sunglasses. As predicted, Rodriguez played an integral role in the match and helped Del Rio retain. I saw a little bit of Eddie Guerrero in Del Rio during the contest. His evolution as fan favorite is coming along nicely.
• Overall I think the Royal Rumble was a solid show, filled with great action. It gave fans their moneys worth. The road to WrestleMania is full steam ahead.
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