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Hello and welcome to 2009! I hope you're enjoying the group and as one of the mods here we try to bring new activities and threads for your participation and fun! This is one of my own making that I do with friends each Royal Rumble and then present to you here to play now!

RULES: OK it's easy to simply talk about who will win the Annual Royal Rumble but I made this game up to add some SPICE to your watching. SIMPLY PICK 5 NUMBERS between 1 and 30. Yep, that's it. Submit your own actual wrestler's pick for winning the Rumble as a tie breaker then. That's all!

OK how this works is I take those 5 numerical picks up to SUNDAY JANUARY 25th 2009 at 6PM prior to the actual PPV. You can check who is in it at http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/ and I'll update below when we got more participants announced. I'll also fill in any PPV news BEHIND THE SCENES here up to the PPV and then supply a LIVE REPORT as best as I can supply with my sources like for Survivor Series, including the Rumble itself. This is essential because your 5 random number picks will represent your Lottery Picks for the Rumble to follow too! For each one I'll take down:

*WHO that number ends up being (so it's a random pool for fun! Hey, it's free so PLEASE give it a try!)

*Then I track for each pick HOW MANY OTHER PARTICIPANTS they have a hand in eliminating. You get a FULL ONE POINT for each eliminated participant they are in on (so say like 10 guys take out Big Show, all 10 wrestlers gain a point in the pool). You'll of course hope that your guy lasts a long time then!

*THEN I award an additional 3 POINTS to those who picked the random number pick of the Participant who WINS the Royal Rumble! It's as simple as that and post-PPV I will say who won these awards:
-MOST ELIMINATIONS POINTS AWARD (that's the total elimination picks by your team of 5 picks)
-ROYAL RUMBLE WINNER PREDICTORS AWARD
-OVERALL POINTS WINNER AWARD (based on the above points system; tie breaker will be if you supply the name of your Royal Rumble Winner and they win, and the final tie breakers will be IF your Rumble winner or one of your picks was the guy with the most eliminations.)

I hope that's easy to understand! I hope you all make an effort to simply give at least 5 numbers BETWEEN 1 and 30 and I'll do the rest of the work to calculate and supply the info! And most of all HAVE FUN!

ROYAL RUMBLE PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/9047320/ or http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/participants09/ :

Total entrants announced to date: 23

TRIPLE H
BIG SHOW
SHELTON BENJAMIN
VLADIMIR KOSLOV
THE UNDERTAKER
RANDY ORTON
KOFI KINGSTON
REY MYSTERIO
THE MIZ
JOHN MORRISON
KANE
CODY RHODES
TED DIBIASE JR.
SANTINO MARELLA
THE BRIAN KENDRICK
CM PUNK
R. TRUTH
CARLITO
CHRIS JERICHO
FINLEY
MARK HENRY
THE GREAT KHALI
CHAVO GUERRERO

Also NOTE that originally there was talk of HHH going in #1 but that got changed on TV for now. No clue who is what number. Also Rev Theory who had announced they would be on RAW Monday could still be on but WWE asked them to remove notice of it. Take care!
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Mine is 5 10 15 20 25
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1 , 27 , 28 , 29 , 30
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i am going for 3, 10, 14, 24 and 29
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Mm....i'll go with 1, 13, 15, 20, and 29
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Better get my numbers in now then .

2,20,7,19,22
Posted 1/25/09 , edited 1/25/09
i think 1, 10, 17, 27, and 30

EDIT: Just assuming you made an error on having 27 twice. Hope that's OK!
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POOL PICKS CLOSED! Accepting no more picks or edits.

Here's my numbers and the collection of the player members!

ROYAL RUMBLE POOL PICKS
I. TRIGUNKWAN – 8/11/18/21/27
II. LCSCLYN_KRYMT – 5/10/15/20/25
III. NDXNDX – 1/27/28/29/30
IV. VYRUS84 – 3/10/14/24/29
V. HABERCROMBIE – 1/13/15/20/29
VI. ANDY1 – 2/7/19/20/22
VII. AZNKIDS990 – 1/10/17/27/30

I'll make a second reply so to show this is not edited to do the LIVE REPORT. Take care and good luck!

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Hello and WELCOME to the CR WWE Group Royal Rumble 2009 LIVE Report!

Some quick notes with the card as we know it:

RAW belt-Cena defending against JBL with HBK in his corner
-Interesting late note is Cena got pulled off the Hosue shows for next week. Rey will replace him against Jericho.

SMACKDOWN belt-Jeff Hardy defending against Edge
-The assailant that's been attacking Jeff may or may not show tonight.

ECW belt-Jack Swagger defending against Matt Hardy

WWE Women's belt on RAW-Beth Phoenix defending against Melina

The ROYAL RUMBLE
Announced for sure so far on http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/
TRIPLE H, BIG SHOW, SHELTON BENJAMIN, VLADIMIR KOSLOV, THE UNDERTAKER, RANDY ORTON, KOFI KINGSTON, REY MYSTERIO, THE MIZ, JOHN MORRISON, KANE, CODY RHODES, TED DIBIASE JR., SANTINO MARELLA, THE BRIAN KENDRICK, CM PUNK, R. TRUTH, CARLITO, CHRIS JERICHO, FINLEY, MARK HENRY

Now I took Khali and Chavo off since the site didn't have them. Other reports have both of Cryme Tyme's members in instead of them. AND LATE NEWS that RVD signed a one show contract to be in the Rumble! I will update more on that scenario as he's there being from the area. ALSO the Insane Clown Posse and Scott Hall reportedly will be ringside as paying fans also of the area. Finally the original plan for HHH to go in #1 was editing on Smackdown to not include it for now.

ANOTHER late Wrestlemania update is Mickey Rourke, a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for playing Randy the Ram in the Wrestler, will be coming for Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania, just confirmed today from the SAG awards show!

Also for the Pool Players, once the match is on I'll post updated standings ASAP.

Sources tonight include: http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/wrestling/2639/royal_rumble_play_by_play , http://www.f4wonline.com/content/view/8180/ , http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/ , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Rumble_(2009) and http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/news/95273/Click-HERE-to-Join-411//s-LIVE-WWE-ROYAL-RUMBLE-Coverage!.htm

PPV started with report on McMahon being concussed, and Orton's punishment to come much later but he's still in the Rumble.

MATCH ONE: ECW TITLE - Jack Swagger defending against Matt Hardy
*Good opener. Swagger worked over Matt's shoulder, including ramming it into the ring post. Swagger won clean with the Doctor Bomb off a reversal of both the Twist of Fate and the Side Effect, this after Matt hit a scary moonsault that almost had Matt's knee connect with Jack's head.
WINNER: Jack Swagger

-Orton arrives into the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan to a video montage.

MATCH TWO: Women's Title - Beth Phoenix defending against Melina
*Santino of course is ringside with a new T-shirt mocking the Ferrari logo, which gets him huge cheers. No Rosa on site to begin. Beth dominates with power to begin. She locks a half crab to try to submit Melina, then turned it into an ankle lock while using Melina's own foot to kick herself. Stop kicking yourself! Not pretty wrestling as a few missed spots occur throughtout the match. End sees Melina reverse the Glam Slam into a rollup clean for the pin!
WINNER and NEW CHAMPION: Melina

MATCH THREE: RAW Title - John Cena defending against JBL with HBK in his corner
*Backstage JBL promised HBK if he helps him win the title, HBK will get all the money owed to him plus he'll be allowed to enter the Rumble. Taker sees them backstage and says "sometimes it's hell to get into Heaven." Teasing a possible HBK/Undertaker feud for Mania perhaps?

*Ref bump allows HBK into the match but he superkicks JBL! Cena is happy but then gets superkicked as well! HBK puts JBL on top of Cena then returns to the backstage. The second ref runs in and counts...one...two...kickout! Cena hits then the FU and pins JBL (I know it's the Victory/Throwback/The Patented Move/TBA but guess what, I don't care, I'm calling it the FU still).
WINNER: John Cena

MATCH FOUR: SMACKDOWN Title - Jeff Hardy defending against Edge
*GM Vickie Guerrero comes out and makes this a No DQ Match. Edge is now accompanied by Chavo for this match.

*Long match considering the first three got done in the first hour of 3 so looks like the Rumble is going to be a long one! Finish saw Jeff hit the Swanton on Edge but Vickie pulled the ref out of the ring. This was Matt Hardy's cue to come in to make the save since it's no DQ. Hardyz go get 2 chairs to do a CONCHAIR-TO on Edge but MATT TURNED ON JEFF AND HITS HIM WITH THE CHAIR! Edge rolls onto Jeff and becomes your NEW Champ while looks like the assailant is indeed Matt Hardy!
WINNER and NEW CHAMPION: Edge

-Backstage we hear Orton with Jericho about how Orton will have legal action filed or be fired tomorrow on RAW. Orton didn't elaborate so to focus on the match and not Jericho at the moment talking about it. Also for February's No Way Out they announced there will indeed have 2 Elimination Chamber matches once more, one for the RAW Title and one for the SMACKDOWN Title.

MATCH FIVE: THE ROYAL RUMBLE!

*I'll put any comments that are needed but mainly will be updating the chart made below which does include the pool picks:

-JTG and Shad flipped a coin for the one Rumble slot and JTG won...with a double sided coin!

-RVD is indeed one of the surprise entrants folks!

RUMBLE MATCH RESULTS

ROYAL RUMBLE POOL PICKS
I. TRIGUNKWAN – 8/11/18/21/27
II. LCSCLYN_KRYMT – 5/10/15/20/25
III. NDXNDX – 1/27/28/29/30
IV. VYRUS84 – 3/10/14/24/29
V. HABERCROMBIE – 1/13/15/20/29
VI. ANDY1 – 2/7/19/20/22
VII. AZNKIDS990 – 1/10/17/27/30

DRAW # / ENTRANT NAME / ELIMINATIONS MADE / ELIMINATED BY / PLAYER CHOICE #

1/REY MYSTERIO/TWO/12.KNOX/III, V and VII
2/JOHN MORRISON/ZERO/7.HHH/VI
3/CARLITO/ZERO/6.KOSLOV/IV
4/MVP/ZERO/6.KOSLOV/none
5/THE GREAT KHALI/ZERO/6.KOSLOV/II
6/VLADIMIR KOSLOV/THREE/7.HHH/none
7/HHH/SIX/8.ORTON/VI
8/RANDY ORTON/THREE/WINNER/I
9/JTG of CRYME TYME/ZERO/16.UNDERTAKER/none
10/TED DIBIASE JR./ONE/7.HHH/II, IV and VII
11/CHRIS JERICHO/ONE/16.UNDERTAKER/I
12/MIKE KNOX/ONE/1.REY/none
13/THE MIZ/ZERO/7.HHH/V
14/FINLEY/ZERO/23.KANE/IV
15/CODY RHODES/TWO/7.HHH/II and V
16/UNDERTAKER/THREE/30.BIG SHOW/none
17/GOLDUST/ZERO/15.RHODES/VII
18/CM PUNK/ONE/30.BIG SHOW/I
19/MARK HENRY/ZERO/1.REY/VI
20/SHELTON BENJAMIN/ZERO/16.UNDERTAKER/II, V and VI
21/WILLIAM REGAL/ZERO/18.PUNK/I
22/KOFI KINGSTON/ZERO/26.KENDRICK/VI
23/KANE/THREE/8.ORTON+10.DIBIASE+15.RHODES/none
24/R.TRUTH/ZERO/30.BIG SHOW/IV
25/ROB VAN DAM/ZERO/11.JERICHO/VI
26/THE BRIAN KENDRICK/ONE/7.HHH/none
27/DOLPH ZIGGLER/ZERO/23.KANE/I, III and VII
28/SANTINO MARELLA/ZERO/23.KANE/III
29/HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN/ZERO/III, IV and V
30/BIG SHOW/FOUR/8.ORTON/III and VII

WINNER: RANDY ORTON

RUMBLE POOL RESULTS
PLAYER NAME - # of ELIMINATIONS BY PICKS (1 point each)/CHOSE WINNER (3 points)/TOTAL SCORE
TRIGUNKWAN - 5/YES -3/EIGHT (8)
LCSCLYN_KRYMT - 3/NO/ THREE (3)
NDXNDX - 6/NO/SIX (6)
VYRUS84 - 1/NO/ONE (1)
HABERCROMBIE – 4/NO/FOUR (4)
ANDY1 – 6/NO/SIX (6)
AZNKIDS990 – 7/NO/SEVEN (7)

MOST ELIMINATIONS AWARD: AZNKIDS990 with Seven Total Elimination Points
WINNER CHOICE AWARD: TRIGUNKWAN with 7. Randy Orton
OVERALL POINTS WINNER AWARD: TRIGUNKWAN with 8 total points

*These will start as early results; SUBJECT TO CHANGE if there’s any clarifications/corrections on data above but WILL NOTE IT HERE if there are changes, otherwise consider the results official! ALSO NOTE again that if multiple people helped eliminate 1 person they each get 1 point, and even if someone is eliminated and then comes back to eliminate someone, they too also get their point for an elimination.

THANKS to everyone who played and I hope it was fun! I'm welcome to comments about the report and pool and whether I should do it next year while doing LIVE PPV reports for the major PPVs. Goodnight!
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