The Royal Rumble is but a few weeks away. At this point, several people have already announced they will be participating in the Royal Rumble match. However, the biggest name to throw his hat in the ring is probably The Undertaker, who announced his intention of being in the Royal Rumble on Monday’s RAW. This certainly got a big rise out of the audience, but now The Undertaker has joined Goldberg and Brock Lesnar as Royal Rumble entrants. Is this the Royal Rumble of the part-timer?

There’s something about the fact that the WWE is milking guys like Taker, Goldberg, and Lesnar to promote the Rumble that feels a bit murky. These three guys barely wrestle. You can count the matches all three have had over the last couple of years on two hands. They aren’t really part of the future of the WWE.

They are big names and big draws, but they aren’t at the heart of WWE’s storytelling these days. You’d like to see guys like Seth Rollins being at the forefront of the Rumble storytelling. Instead, it’s all about “The Undertaker is in the Rumble!”


Then again, maybe this is a bit too much handwringing for the situation. The Rumble requires 30 wrestlers to participate. You can afford to give a few spots to big name part-timers. As long as Goldberg, Lesnar, or The Undertaker doesn’t win, then perhaps the WWE can have its cake and eat it too. Goldberg, Lesnar, and The Undertaker can get their big pops and get people excited, and then somebody like Rollins or Braun Strowman or whoever, can get the win and the title match. There are worse ways to get people geared up for a major pay-per-view. As long as they remember that their part-timers are, in fact, part-timers.

What do you think about all the part-timers getting heavily promoted as being in the Royal Rumble? Let us know in the comments, and check out the Wrestling Rumors Facebook page.


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