A Tradition Unlike Any Other: The Royal Rumble Open Thread

It's BHGP Christmas!

For the sixth year in a row, we're going to open up a thread for the greatest event of the year: The WWE Royal Rumble. If you're not a fan, head over to Hamsterdam or the basketball thread.

The rules of the Rumble are simple: It's a 30-man battle royal, only the participants come down one at a time rather than all at once. Every two minutes, a new participant enters the fray. The only method of eliminating an opponent is by throwing him over the top rope so that both of his feet hit the floor. This is important, because there's a rumor that John Morrison is back tonight. While Slo-Morrison is generally awful, he is incredible in the Royal Rumble because he can jump from railing to railing like a chimpanzee. The winner of the Rumble can wrestle for any belt at Wrestlemania.

There are other matches, as well. Here's the full card:

WWE Title Match
The Rock vs. CM Punk

World Heavyweight Title Match (Last Man Standing rules)
Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio

WWE Tag Team Title Match
Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) vs. Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan)

Thread's open. I'm taking Ryback to win. If we have enough participants, we'll draw random numbers for the Rumble and give the winner a t-shirt, so put your name in for the pool in the comment threads.

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