WWE set a rather unwanted record at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view over the weekend, and it should leave those within the company somewhat concerned for the future.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that this was the oldest men’s Royal Rumble match in WWE history, with only two of the competitors (Otis & Dominik Mysterio) being under the age of 30:
“Dominik Mysterio and Otis were the only two people in this [Men’s Royal Rumble] match that are under the age of 30, I mean that is freaking preposterous. This was, in fact, the oldest Royal Rumble in history, in it’s thirty-year history, so it’s nothing new. The second oldest was last year, by the way. This was the oldest Royal Rumble in history and it just accentuated the problem.”
This is a pretty worrying trend for WWE, not necessarily for right now, but it does mean that the company will lack the top stars in the future if they have such a heavy reliance on older talent at this stage.
While some most are pretty happy that Edge won the Royal Rumble match, something he reportedly pitched to happen, there is a portion of the fanbase who seemingly thing that the win should have gone to a younger star like Big E.
Thanks to Ringside News for the transcription.