Alright, ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for what that you all have been waiting for: The Fourth Annual Funkhouser Royal Rumble Pool Contest. For years, my friends and I have been doing this contest as a supplement to the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View. There are usually 10 of us who get together during the evening and participate in the contest. Before the match, we each put $5-10 into the pot that goes to the winner. Because there are 10 of us, we each draw three entrant numbers from 1-30 out of a hat, that correspond to entrants in the Royal Rumble match. Whatever wrestler comes out as the number we drew, becomes our wrestler. If the number we drew wins the Royal Rumble, we win the money in the pot. Also: the person who drew the entrant with the most eliminations on the night gets their money back as a consolation prize.
Last year, we ran the third straight year of this contest with Leuker (yes, the same Leuker from the KSR Football Podcast questions) drawing the winning entrant number of #30, while also winning the tiebreak against two other people who drew #30. Leuker has won back-to-back Funkhouser Rumble Pools, not unlike HBK or Steve Austin in the actual Royal Rumble.
This Year’s Royal Rumble will take place on Sunday, January 29th at 8:00 PM on the WWE Network.
The prizes for this year are have been determined!
The winner of the 4th Annual Funkhouser Royal Rumble Pool will win a copy of the tabletop game KLASK!
This is a game we have featured on Funkhouser before, and it could be yours. It’s a $50 game and it could be yours just by entering our Royal Rumble pool.
The runner-up of our Royal Rumble pool (The person whose number made the most eliminations) will win a copy of the tabletop game Codenames! ($20 value) We’ve also featured Codenames on Funkhouser, and we’re a big fan of it.
If you want to participate:
1. Enter who you think will win the Royal Rumble, and how many eliminations will be the most by one wrestler.
2. I will randomly assign entrant numbers to the contestants, using a random number generator. So, the first 30 people to sign up, will be listed as 1-30 in random order. If we have more than 30 people, I will do a second list again randomized 1-30. Also, if we have more than 30 people participate, and two people end up with the same entrant #, then I will go to who you picked as the Rumble Winner, then # of eliminations in your comments for the tie-breakers.
3. Watch the Royal Rumble Match, and cheer on your Superstar!
4. If your number wins the Royal Rumble, you win the prize. The person who has the entrant with the most eliminations will win the second place prize.
To help you with your selections so far (you can wait up until the Friday before the Rumble if you want to see who might be in), here is who is officially in the Royal Rumble as of 1/24:
I will contact, via email, the winner of the 2017 Funkhouser Royal Rumble Pool to get your contact information. So sign up using the link above and check back during the Royal Rumble to see what entrant # you drew. I will update this page during the match as wrestlers enter the match, so if you want to comment on the Rumble during the match, you can continue to do so in the comments. Happy Rumbling!