Royal Rumble Style Elimination of the Cleveland Browns Players

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Feb 25, 2012; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Wrestler and actor John Cena prior to the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Last night World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the WWF, broadcasted their annual Royal Rumble competition. The match starts with 2 men with a new wrestler coming into the ring every 60 seconds until 30 men have entered the match. The only way for wrestlers to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope until only 1 man is left. That man is given an automatic shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.

For site that covers Cleveland sports you may be asking yourself, “How does this relate to our teams?” Besides this writer’s childhood memories of watching the WWF in the old Richfield Coliseum, the Royal Rumble elimination style is a fun way of ranking the Cleveland teams’ players. What player would be eliminated first, who would be last standing as the most important, ie Champion, player on the team.

We start with the Cleveland Browns. We will go through the wrestler who was eliminated first and match them with the player who would be eliminated from the team first. We will compare the wrestler to the player and the move on to the next till we get to the last man standing. First is a list of the top 30 players on the team:

Baker, Edwin Hoyer, Brian Pinkston, Jason
Benjamin, Travis Bryant, Desmond Rubin, Ahtyba
Bryant, Armonty Jackson, D’Qwell Schwartz, Mitchell
Cameron, Jordan Kitchen, Ishmaa’ily Sheard, Jabaal
Gipson, Tashaun Kruger, Paul Skrine, Buster
Gordon, Josh Lewis, Dion Taylor, Phil
Gray, MarQueis Mack, Alex Thomas, Joe
Greco, John McFadden, Leon Ward, TJ
Groves, Quentin Mingo, Barkevious Winn, Billy
Haden, Joe Ogbonnaya, Chris Yount, Christian