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WWE Royal Rumble 2023

Wrestling’s best storyline made rating Royal Rumble tricky

See what we mean as you check out the Cageside Community’s Star Ratings for the show, and how they compared to a couple others - including the guy who made the whole ‘Star Rating’ thing famous.

Rumor Roundup: WWE sale, Sami Zayn plan, Keith Lee, Pacquiao, more!

The latest rumors, including the plan for Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns, WWE sale held up by Vince McMahon’s status. Keith Lee’s absence, Doudrop name change, Kota Ibushi vs. Manny Pacquiao, ROH TV, and more!

Early odds favor Rhodes, Ripley at WrestleMania 39

Not all that surprising but the two Royal Rumble winners are early favorites to win titles at WrestleMania.

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The Bloodline, Shakespeare's Macbeth & Wrestling's Best Storyline

Before the next chapter in the story of Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, The Usos, Solo Sikoa & Paul Heyman begins on SmackDown, this Cagesider is doing a deep literary dive on what happened through Royal Rumble.

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Critique what you love: A Wyatt fan looks at his return

Royal Rumble's Mountain Dew Pitch Black match has this Bray Wyatt supporter grappling with what we've gotten from his latest incarnation.

Quintessential WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes should be the next World Champ

That, and more thoughts from on the ground at Royal Rumble as we head down the Road to WrestleMania 39.

Rumor Roundup: Sami Zayn status, new WrestleMania match, Vince, more!

The latest rumors, including Sami Zayn’s spot on the card in WWE, a new WrestleMania title match, Vince’s absence, AEW streaming service, and more!

WWE sets financial record while addressing the Vince-sized elephant in the room

WWE generated over one billion dollars of revenue in 2022.

It sounds like there will be a Cinnamon Toast Crunch match at WrestleMania

That Mountain Dew Pitch Black match was just the beginning, folks.

Rumor Roundup: Lesnar Rumble heat, Cena ‘Mania schedule, Ibushi/AEW, more!

The latest rumors, including backstage reaction to Brock’s unplanned Royal Rumble ‘freak out’, Hollywood might keep John Cena away for the build to WrestleMania 39, Tony Khan’s thoughts on a new free agent, and more!

Cody weighs in on The Bloodline angle, and how he’s connected to it

His answer about what went on with Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble is mostly kayfabe, but it could also be part of a storyline explanation for sticking with Rhodes vs. Reigns as the main event of WrestleMania 39.

Here are the most interesting numbers from the women’s Royal Rumble

Here is a full breakdown of the timing for the 2023 women’s Royal Rumble match. This includes survival times, waiting period lengths, how crowded the ring was, and more!

Sami Zayn is officially moving on from The Bloodline

A clean break is probably best for all of us after the traumatic ending of Royal Rumble.

Cody Rhodes didn’t realize his neck tattoo would be so big

The 2023 Royal Rumble winner covered a lot of familiar ground during his appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast, but it was the way he subtly threw his tattoo artist under the bus that caught our attention. That, and his reaction to a Lana Rhoades namedrop.

Rumor Roundup: Stone Cold at WrestleMania 39, Lesnar vs. GUNTHER, Nia Jax, more!

The latest rumors, including whether or not Stone Cold will work WrestleMania 39, the possibility of Lesnar vs. GUNTHER, and more!

Here are the most interesting numbers from the men’s Royal Rumble

Here is a full breakdown of the timing for the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble match. This includes survival times, waiting period lengths, how crowded the ring was, and more!

Rumor Roundup: Zayn vs. Reigns, Chamber plans, Rumble praise, more!

The latest rumors, including when Sami/Roman is going down, who else will be on the card in Montreal, what in particular got people backstage at WWE excited during Royal Rumble, and more!

The 90-second Royal Rumble rule never stood a chance thanks to Bayley

It’s time to follow the buzzers.

Pat McAfee even worked Michael Cole about his Royal Rumble return

They revealed as much on McAfee’s YouTube show today, where he also talked about his original plans to wrestle on Saturday night, and why those changed.

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The Bloodline Story and Wrestling Culture

Like it did for a lot of us, Royal Rumble's main event and closing angle reminded this Cagesider why he watches in the first place. It also reminded him it's pretty cool we share a love of this wild, wacky thing called pro wrestling.

Cageside Community Star Ratings: Belair vs. Bliss

What star rating does this match deserve?

WWE’s bad math broke the Royal Rumble rules again

It’s time to follow the buzzers.

WWE touts record-setting numbers for the 2023 Royal Rumble

Ticket sales? Streaming viewers? Moving merch? Pleasing sponsors? The company says their Jan. 28 show was a home run by an metric.

Chelsea Green is a ‘Karen’

The wrestler who returned at Royal Rumble would like to speak to your manager.

Roman’s entrance lasted just as long as one of the matches at Royal Rumble

Who cares about having a good match when you can instead cash in on that sweet Mountain Dew money?

Ricky Starks had the best response to being caught on camera at the Rumble

The AEW star was just accompanying his friend and mentor Cody Rhodes, but some still thought it was a big deal. Absolute shut that notion down perfectly.

Cageside Community Star Ratings: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight

What star rating does this match deserve?

Rumor Roundup: WrestleMania 39 plans, Pat McAfee return, Rey Mysterio, more!

The latest rumors, including current plans for WrestleMania 39, how secretive WWE was about Pat McAfee’s return, what’s up with Rey Mysterio, and more!

Cageside Community Star Ratings: Women’s Royal Rumble

What star rating does this match deserve?

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Et tu, Uce: Sami Zayn is a traitor

A different take on the events of Royal Rumble.

The complete list of survival times for the women’s Royal Rumble

Let’s take a look at how long each of the 30 superstars lasted.

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Reminder that this was teased

Give me a GUNTHER vs. Brock Lesnar match sooner rather than later, please.


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