The 8 Most Shocking Royal Rumble Eliminations in WWE History

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The 8 Most Shocking Royal Rumble Eliminations in WWE History


Word of advice to the current Rumble entrants: the match is not over until the music plays. Had the British Bulldog known this, he might not have celebrated early at the 1995 Royal Rumble, when he got on the turnbuckles to celebrate his "victory." In the meantime, Shawn Michaels managed to pull himself back into the ring before both feet hit the floor; he pushed Davey Boy off the turnbuckle to secure his first of two back-to-back Rumble wins.

Word of advice to the current Rumble entrants: the match is not over until the music plays. Had the British Bulldog known this, he might not have celebrated early at the 1995 Royal Rumble, when he got on the turnbuckles to celebrate his "victory." In the meantime, Shawn Michaels managed to pull himself back into the ring before both feet hit the floor; he pushed Davey Boy off the turnbuckle to secure his first of two back-to-back Rumble wins.

8. Daniel Bryan (2015)

In 2014, WWE screwed the pooch by leaving Daniel Bryan, the most popular wrestler in the company, out of the Royal Rumble. In 2015, the company included Bryan, but instead of lasting into the later third of the match, disaster struck. Bray Wyatt bumped Bryan off the ring apron after just 10 minutes of in-ring action. The fans revolted, and they spent the remainder of the match chanting Bryan's name, booing the remaining participants, and yelling "Bulls***."

The Rock's Fast & Furious Spin-Off Adds WWE's Roman Reigns

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Even in Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, the word "family" seems to be what matters most. As he tends to do, Johnson has been documenting the process of filming the movie on Instagram and used the social media tool to reveal some news that should be exciting to WWE fans.

The actor's real-life cousin, WWE superstar Roman Reigns, has been cast to play his brother in the movie. "Good times droppin' sweat and spillin' blood with my family, Roman Reigns who'll be playing my brother in our [Fast & Furious universe]," Johnson wrote. "I'm very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I'm also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia."

Reigns revealed back in October that he was stepping away from WWE to battle leukemia for the second time in his life. "My real name is Joe, and I've been living with leukemia for 11 years," he said while relinquishing the WWE Universal Championship. "And unfortunately, it's back. And because the leukemia is back, I cannot fulfill my that role. I can't be that fighting champion. And I'm going to have to relinquish the Universal Championship."

Cross-Play Confirmed For Advance Wars-Like Game Wargroove, Except On PS4

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Wargroove looks to be an homage to classic tactics games like Advance Wars, with the added twist of an online multiplayer element. Developer Chucklefish announced that you can play against your friends cross-platform, but one console is conspicuously missing from the line-up.

In a tweet, the studio said you can play across PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and an accompanying short video clip shows the cross-play functionality. Notably absent is PlayStation 4, which is also receiving the game alongside the others on February 1.

This is a familiar sight. Sony has counted itself out from cross-play for a long time, only recently reversing course for the mega-hit Fortnite. Even then it was only after Microsoft and Nintendo made a point of teasing Sony about it together. Still, this was posed as a beta to test the functionality, and Sony is still only planning to allow other games on a case-by-case basis. Rocket League, long requested for cross-play, just recently became the second game to use the functionality.

Cross-Play Confirmed For Advance Wars-Like Wargroove, Except On PS4

about X hours ago from

Wargroove looks to be an homage to classic tactics games like Advance Wars, with the added twist of an online multiplayer element. Developer Chucklefish announced that you can play against your friends cross-platform, but one console is conspicuously missing from the line-up.

In a tweet, the studio said you can play across PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and an accompanying short video clip shows the cross-play functionality. Notably absent is PlayStation 4, which is also receiving the game alongside the others on February 1.

This is a familiar sight. Sony has counted itself out from cross-play for a long time, only recently reversing course for the mega-hit Fortnite. Even then it was only after Microsoft and Nintendo made a point of teasing Sony about it together. Still, this was posed as a beta to test the functionality, and Sony is still only planning to allow other games on a case-by-case basis. Rocket League, long requested for cross-play, just recently became the second game to use the functionality.

Anthem VIP Xbox One Demo Still Has Issues; Other EA Games Have Been Impacted [Update]

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Anthem VIP Xbox One Demo Still Has Issues; Other EA Games Have Been Impacted [Update]

The VIP demo for Anthem is now officially live, but unfortunately it hasn't been a very smooth launch. Players have already seen messages that servers are full or been stuck on the title screen with extensive loading times, while others have been kicked out of the demo entirely with Origin momentarily going down.

[Update: EA and BioWare reached out with a statement regarding some of these issues: "The main issue impacting the Anthem VIP demo on PC and PS4 has been resolved. Anyone who has had an issue on those platforms should restart the game and attempt to join again. Our team is still working on fixes for some of the issues we're seeing on Xbox One." Our original article continues below.]

"We're adding more server capacity to the [Anthem] demo right now. Hang tight while we work to get everyone into the game," EA Help tweeted out Friday morning. That tweet was followed with another, this time addressing the long loading times, about an hour later. "We're looking into the infinite loading issue with the [Anthem] demo. In the meantime, try relaunching the game and rejoining your mission to see if that helps you," EA Help wrote.

Anthem VIP Demo Servers Are Having Issues; Other EA Games Now Impacted

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Anthem VIP Demo Servers Are Having Issues; Other EA Games Now Impacted

The VIP demo for Anthem is now officially live, but unfortunately it hasn't been a very smooth launch. Players have already seen messages that servers are full or been stuck on the title screen with extensive loading times, while others have been kicked out of the demo entirely with Origin momentarily going down.

"We're adding more server capacity to the [Anthem] demo right now. Hang tight while we work to get everyone into the game," EA Help tweeted out this morning. That tweet was followed with another, this time addressing the long loading times, about an hour later. "We're looking into the infinite loading issue with the [Anthem] demo. In the meantime, try relaunching the game and rejoining your mission to see if that helps you," EA Help wrote.

BioWare GM Casey Hudson has clarified that servers aren't actually full, tweeting "Turns out to not be a server capacity issue. Seems to be a different issue that didn't come up in previous scale testing." Hudson has confirmed that work is being done to address the issue.

Royal Rumble: 10 Creative Ways WWE Superstars Stayed In The Match

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Royal Rumble: 10 Creative Ways WWE Superstars Stayed In The Match


The first major WWE event of the year is coming to the WWE Network and PPV on Sunday, January 27. The Royal Rumble will be held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, and the events will begin at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, with a Kickoff Show starting two hours prior. It's going to be a jam-packed evening, with two Royal Rumble matches happening at the show.

To be eliminated from the annual WWE Royal Rumble, a wrestler must meet the following conditions: he must exit the ring over the top rope, and have both feet touch the outside floor. The wrestler must then leave ringside immediately.

But where most wrestlers see an entrenched rule to obey, other wrestlers see a loophole to exploit; it's a classic example of "letter of the law" vs. "spirit of the law." Does hopping around the ring on one foot, for example, save one from elimination? These sorts of creative strategies have led to some of the Rumble's funniest, most memorable moments. And in many cases, the wrestlers must engage in heroic athleticism to make them possible.

Here 10 creative ways that WWE wrestlers have stayed in the Royal Rumble. If you liked this gallery, check out our predictions for this year's Royal Rumble, and every confirmed entrant for the men's and women's Rumble. The latest WWE PPV is set to air live on Sunday, January 27, 2019. And check in with us on Sunday; we'll be watching and reviewing the PPV live.

Let's Be Honest: WWE's Attitude Era Is Actually Kind Of Terrible

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Let's Be Honest: WWE's Attitude Era Is Actually Kind Of Terrible

The Monday Night Wars between 1995 and 2001 were a fascinating time for the World Wrestling Federation and professional wrestling in general. For the first time, there was someone else stepping up to challenge the then-WWF on a global scale in WCW, which was victorious in the ratings for over a year.

During that time, though, the WWF launched what it called the "Attitude Era" at the 1997 installment of Survivor Series. It was that show that was the sight of the infamous "Montreal screwjob" that saw Shawn Michaels defeat a departing Bret Hart in the main event. Then, on the December 17 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon made the dawn of the Attitude Era official, for better or worse.

"We here at the WWF think that you, the audience, are, quite frankly, tired of having your intelligence insulted," he said during a pre-taped segment. "We also think that you're tired of the same old simplistic theory of good guys versus bad guys. Surely the era of the superhero who urge you to say your prayers and take your vitamins is definitely, passe. Therefore, we've embarked on a far more innovative and contemporary creative campaign, that is far more invigorating and extemporaneous than ever before."