Thursday, March 24, 2016

WWE: 5 Royal Rumble winners who lost at WrestleMania

Every now and again I take a look at WWE's site to see if there is anything halfway interesting to discuss here on South Atlanta Wrestling. I found this one today and thought it kind of interesting. They shared five Royal Rumble winners who failed to win at "The Show of Shows."'s 5 Royal Rumble winners who lost at WrestleMania

The list is shared below if you don't feel like watching the video. The video does have some interesting discussion about each though.

  1. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31

  2. Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII

  3. Randy Orton at WrestleMania XXV

  4. "Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XI

  5. Lex Luger at WrestleMania X

A couple of these really stand out. Roman Reigns failing was most recent obviously and even more obviously I am a huge fan of his. Plenty of parallels have been drawn between him and Lex Luger as well. Of course the Total Package is listed as well.

The other one that I found interesting was Alberto Del Rio for a variety of reasons. The first was that I was in the Georgia Dome for his match with Edge. I was absolutely, 100%, certain that he was winning the title at Mania 27. This ended up being Edge's last match as well. There were a group of gentlemen sitting behind me who had a very nice banner made celebrating Del Rio fulfilling his destiny and they left it when the show was over. Some kid grabbed it before I could. I intended to put that up in my garage. The ending of the match was flat for me because I was so certain Del Rio was winning. I had no doubt in my mind he was kicking out when Edge went for the pin. It was just strange all the way around.

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