The West Coast Rumble

With the WWE Royal Rumble coming up in a few days, I thought it would be fun to revisit a blast from the past. Back in 2005, the Rumble was held in LA. WWE did a whole set of promos based on a “West Coast Rumble,” which they cleverly realized sounded a lot like “West Side Story.” As a result? One of the cheesiest and most fun Royal Rumble ad campaigns ever committed on film. Observe:

For some reason, this incredible promo was not included in the Royal Rumble 2005 DVD, which totally sucks. The Rumble itself was pretty good, but there’s no doubt that the “West Coast Rumble” ad was the best part.


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