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A Look At The Royal Rumble
Written By: murphy020314@gmail.com - March 20, 2019
We are just under two weeks away from the Royal Rumble, and what a night it's already shaped up to be. Three matches have been confirmed thus far, so let's take a look shall we.

THE GWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS...

Last month at No Mercy, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins was forced by GWF management to team up against the Leaders of the New School. Roman and Seth were dubbed as a dysfunctional Tag Team, and nobody knew how they would be able to co-exist in order to become Tag Team Champions. But against all the odds Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins beat the odds, and became the brand new GWF World Tag Team Champions.

Everyone knew their history and everyone knew they were once apart of a particular band of brothers. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose better known as The Shield, once joined the Global Wrestling Federation but their stint would be short. Roman Reigns returned to the GWF last year, winning the 2018 King of the Ring as well as becoming the GWF World Heavyweight Champion, for the first time in Reigns career. But then, Roman suffered an injury that would sideline the former GWF World Champion, for almost six months. Seth Rollins returned to the GWF in January of 2019, since then he's been very vocal about wanting to become the Longest Reigning GWF Tag Team Champions in this company's history. Dean Ambrose recently returned to the GWF as well, and actually competed in some in-ring action to which he lost to Kevin Owens, before Dean would have enough of watching his former brothers at each other's throats.

Dean Ambrose fought valiantly to get The Shield back together, and at one point we had thought maybe Dean had succeeded. However weeks later we would find out, that was not the case and Roman Reigns had other plans. But according to Reigns, the only reason he turned on The Shield was because of Seth Rollins. So now we have to wonder what's gonna happen at the Rumble? I mean, we know that Jim Ross has confirmed us the match will indeed take place. But we've also heard from Reigns, who said he's just not going to appear at the Royal Rumble. So where does that leave Seth Rollins? Is this going to turn into a Handicap Tag Team title match against the Hardy Boys? Or will Seth Rollins find someone to fill in for The Big Dog? Well one thing is for sure and that's were gonna find out March 31st at the Royal Rumble!

THE GWF WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP...

Ever since winning the GWF World Heavyweight Championship at Fall Brawl of last year, Finlay has took on all challengers and he's managed to retain his championship but not all without controversy. At Armageddon, Finlay retained his title against Hulk Hogan. That night also saw the return of Shaggy 2 Dope of the infamous Insane Clown Posse or ICP. Some would argue that match between Finlay and Hogan ended in controversy, so GWF management decided to put Finlay in a Elimination Chamber match at No Mercy.

The Elimination Chamber match saw Finlay defend his title against the likes of Hulk Hogan, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harper, Triple H and Arn Anderson. At the end of this match, Christopher Daniels interfered and shocked the world when he joined the Horsemen. But in doing so he also costed Shaggy 2 Dope the GWF World Heavyweight Championship, so in turn Jim Ross decided to give Shaggy 2 Dope a rematch at the Royal Rumble.

Jim Ross made it official for the Royal Rumble. Finlay will defend the GWF World Heavyweight Championship against Shaggy 2 Dope inside of a Steel Cage, but their was one other thing that Jim Ross would announce, he was going to appoint himself in this match as the Special Guest Referee. Now for weeks, Finlay has thought that Jim Ross had it out for him. And now that he's appointed himself the Special Referee, maybe Finlay was right all along and maybe Jim Ross is just trying to screw him out of the title? Or maybe, their is some sort of swerve in place for Finlay's Royal Rumble title defense? Well with all that's transpired thus far leading into the Royal Rumble, you just might never know what the GWF has up their sleeves. Which leaves everyone to ponder whether Finlay can beat the odds again, and retain the GWF World Heavyweight Championship again? Or will the Royal Rumble be the night, a new GWF World Heavyweight Champion is crowned, in the likes of Shaggy 2 Dope?

THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH...

Every year the GWF hosts it's annual event, the Royal Rumble. And every year, a superstars life is changed forever. In the first ever Royal Rumble match, Cactus Jack outlasted twenty nine other superstars to win the GWF World Heavyweight Championship. Since then, the winner of the Royal Rumble match has gone on to headline WrestleMania, where the winner of the Royal Rumble would challenge the GWF World Heavyweight Champion. That was until 2018, where the Global Wrestling Federation would reopen their doors after a brief hiatus. At the 2018 Royal Rumble, Bray Wyatt went on to win the Royal Rumble match as well as becoming, the brand new GWF World Heavyweight Champion.

For over a decade the Royal Rumble match has elevated superstars careers, let's take a look through the years at all the men who's won the 30 Man Royal Rumble Match.

1999 - Cactus Jack
2000 - Bret Hart
2001 - Shawn Stasiak & Raven
2002 - Shane Helms
2003 - Test
2004 - Christian
2005 - Randy Orton
2006 - Randy Orton
2007 - Matt Murphy
2008 - William Regal
2009 - Dolph Ziggler
2010 - Paul Burchill
2011 - Rob Van Dam
2012 - CM Punk
2013 - Chris Kanyon
2014 - Finlay
2015 - Snitsky
2018 - Bray Wyatt

This year's Royal Rumble match has 12 GWF Superstars already confirmed for the match.

Buff Bagwell
Cactus Jack
Christopher Daniels
Chyna
Dave Batista
Harper
Rowan
Samoa Joe
Shawn Michaels
Sting
The Rock
Tyler Breeze

Now everyone knows in year's past this event is one that holds many surprises, and with only 12 GWF Superstars currently announced for the 30 Man Royal Rumble match. You have to wonder who else might return for the 2019 Royal Rumble? And with everyone that has announced their entry into the Royal Rumble match, who is likely to be dubbed as the favorite of the 2019 Royal Rumble? As it stands right now only one of the 12 confirmed has won the Royal Rumble match before, that being Cactus Jack the man who won the inaugural Royal Rumble match in 1999. So you would have to think this year's Royal Rumble match, will see another first time winner right? Well if the history books are correct I'd say that would be the case, since the last time we had someone win this event twice was Randy Orton in 2005 and 2006.

Since then every year the Royal Rumble has seen a different winner, now several superstars have made their case as to why they believe this year is going to be their year, however with only 12 superstars confirmed for the match we have to wonder who might actually take part in the 2019 Royal Rumble, being that every year there is always a few surprises in place, where former GWF Superstars and Hall of Famers return to the GWF for a one-off appearance. So who might that be this year? Well you're just going to have to tune in to find out March 31st, Live and Only on Pay Per View to watch the GWF's Royal Rumble extravaganza.



 
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