Our Scholars try to suss out all the noise around this year’s highly unpredictable Royal Rumble, while revisiting last year’s escapades and being stunned at this year’s gambling odds.

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Off the bat, Andrew and Tyler remember last year’s trip to the Rumble, and give advice for those attending for the first time. They also recap the rules of the rumble, and the storytelling conventions that make it the best place to start for new wrestling fans. (02:00)

Then, our scholars comb through the rumor mill of wrestlers who might be showing up in the Rumble. Do our hosts really think the rumble might include Batista? Kenny Omega? Hulk Hogan!?…No, not really. But then why are their odds of winning so high? (18:40)

Finally, we set the clock and run down the rest of the Rumble card, from title matches that should be good on paper but lack the element of surprise, to if this is the time that the cruiser-weights make it past the pre-show. (47:50)

 


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