Rumble in the Bayou
So here we are at the Royal Rumble, my favorite of all Pay Per Views. I know Wrestlemania gets all of the attention, but I love the anticipation of "Who will be next? Who will be the surprise entrants?" of the Royal Rumble. So, fasten your seatbelts, because it's going to be a bump-y night. Hee! Wrestling puns.
The first match of the evening is a Tag Team Title match, with Edge and Christian defending their belts against the Dudley Boyz. No tables, ladders, or chairs (at least not legally) this time around -- just some good old-fashioned wrestling. The Dudleyz come down to the ring first, and the crowd goes nuts. In case you missed it, we see that on Monday night, Edge and Christian gave the "double con-chair-to" to the Dudleyz backstage. Then, on Thursday, Christian did a (poorly executed) face-breaker to D-Von, and then Edge and Christian put Buh Buh Ray through a table. By the time they show us all of that, the match has already begun. Buh Buh Ray takes control early on against Christian -- at one point, he Irish Whips Christian into the ropes, then catches him and just tosses him way up into the air. Maybe that move has a name, but I don't know what it is. Edge and Christian get some momentum back, although they appear to be going in and out of the ring without tagging, which makes me think that if they lose, there will be some question as to who was the legal man at the time. At one point, Edge taunts Buh Buh Ray, and Jerry Lawler says, "I love it when Edge talks trash." JR replies, "Does it keep you aroused?" Whuh? Where did that come from? Weird. Edge and Christian go for the "double con-chair-to" on D-Von while Buh Buh Ray is arguing with the ref, but D-Von ducks, and they end up smacking their chairs together, which has got to make your hands sting. Buh Buh Ray tags in and takes charge, allowing D-Von to get what JR refers to as "a shot down south" on Edge. D-Von leaves the ring to get a table. The crowd is just going insane. The Dudleyz go for the 3-D on Christian, but Edge interrupts with a spear to keep things going. Edge and Christian mock the Dudley Boyz by trying their own "shot down south," but Buh Buh Ray reverses it so that Edge headbutts his own partner's crotch. Insert your own joke here. The Dudleyz get the 3-D on Edge, and then D-Von covers and pins. The Dudleyz are the new Tag Team Champs.
Earlier today, Drew Carey arrived at the arena. I think that he's accompanied by Dom Irrera, but I'm not sure. The announcers let us know that Drew is there to talk to Vince about how to sell a Pay Per View, since Drew has one coming up next week.