Ranking All 31 WWE Royal Rumble Winners Some have gone on to greater things, while others have flailed and failed at Mania. If it’s January, then it’s time for WWE to start ramping up for its biggest event of the year. The Rumble can seriously help launch a career, though sometimes things don’t go quite that well. But not all Rumble winners are created equally, and not all Rumble winners ascend the ladder of success. Before 1992, there was no tangible prize attached to winning the Royal Rumble. Some of those who have won the Rumble have gone on to win at Mania and become major stars. Others have lost, squandering months of build-up. Let’s take a look at the 31 men who have won the 30 Royal Rumbles and see how they stack up against each other. Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz.
Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw — for better or worse. What’s The Worst Wrestling PPV Of All Time? Delivering passionate and comprehensive entertainment coverage to millions of users world-wide each month. The Guardian, NY Times, The Independent and more. The idea behind the Royal Rumble match is credited to Pat Patterson. Before the match begins, the contestants draw spots in the Rumble. The match consists of thirty men, beginning with the two men who chose entry numbers one and two in the ring. Similar to a Battle Royal, a wrestler is eliminated when thrown over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. The reward for the 1992 Royal Rumble was the WWF Championship.
The Royal Rumble is a pay-per-view consisting of the Royal Rumble match, championship matches, and various other matches. The first Royal Rumble took place on January 24, 1988 and was broadcast live on the USA Network. The Royal Rumble match is usually at the top of the card. However, it is not always the case, as the 2006 event had the match in the middle of the pay-per-view. The first Rumble match featured only twenty men, and it was called the Rumble Royale. It lasted about 33 minutes of the 2-hour broadcast. At first, the winner of the match received a shot at his brand’s champion.
The 2008 Royal Rumble was the first WWE pay-per-view to be aired in HD. Steve Austin holds the current record for most Royal Rumble match wins with three. On March 13, 2007, WWE released a full DVD box-set called Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, which showcases every Royal Rumble event in its entirety. Statistical survival – breaking down the Royal Rumble”. Stone Cold was actually eliminated during the match, but the referees failed to detect it, so he sneaked back in. The Fate of the Royal Rumble Winner”. A battle for redemption with ‘Mania implications”. How do I get WWE HD on my HDTV?
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