Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forty-Man Battle Royal?

It was announced last night that this year's Royal Rumble would be a 40-man affair instead of the usual 30. Ari and I will be discussing this in more depth in a few nights on In This Very Ring, but I did want to put my initial thoughts out there first, because for once I'm not as inclined to take my 'wait and see how it turns out' approach. I mean - ultimately I am, it's all we fans can do; but I have a bad feeling about this. Bigger is not always better, and the 30-man version of the Royal Rumble has been highly successful; I think I'm subscribing to the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' school of thought, that it is already one of the best and most anticipated matchups of the year, full of surprise returns, interesting matchups, etc. If WWE wants to make it more interesting, they could reinstate the Wrestlemania title shot stipulation instead of holding off to the Elimination Chamber PPV. But I really think putting forty men in that ring will detract from, rather than enhance, the event. Your thoughts?


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