January 28, 2012
Los Angeles, California
Originally reviewed here.
It was a Royal Rumble match. I’m not going to go into the specifics of the match. The crowd was very into it and clearly cared more about the legends/nostalgia acts than the last three matches. The highlight was Excalibur saying Under Armor was the official sponsor of the match. The fan who won a contest to be in the match got his hair cut by Brutus Beefcake. When Raven came out, Kevin Steen attacked him. That allowed Dreamer to easily eliminate him. Dreamer eliminated himself to beat up Raven some more. Raven loves getting paid to not work hard. It came down to The Godfather and Beefcake. Godfather won.
This was a case of a promotion and a group of wrestlers giving the fans exactly what they wanted. It was light and easy to watch.
Match Rating: ***