With the WWE Royal Rumble 2013 right around the corner, I started thinking about past Rumble memories. The Rumble match lends itself to creativity, surprises, and thrilling memories. Today I look back at the top WWE Royal Rumble Memorable Moments.
This is a tough blog to write because you have the Rumble match itself and you have the spectacle surrounding the event of non-Rumble matches. Some of the best Rumble event moments have come from non Rumble matches like the Hogan-Andre signing, the Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude posedown, Jeff Hardy coming within inches of winning his first world title, and Rock vs. Mick Foley I-Quit match. However to keep with the theme of the Royal Rumble match, I wanted to focus specifically on Royal Rumble matches and look at lasting memories coming from the big event.
1 – Ric Flair wins the Royal Rumble and the WWF world heavyweight title, 1992 Royal Rumble. Maybe it is my age, maybe it was my love for Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen as a teenager, maybe it was the greatest call in the history of sports entertainment by an announcer, but Ric Flair winning the 92 Royal Rumble is far and away the greatest moment in Rumble history.
What made this one so great besides the above is that it was like one long dream match for Ric Flair fans. On one night you got to see every Ric Flair dream match in one match between Flair being in the ring with Roddy Piper, Jake Roberts, Hulk Hogan, and the Undertaker. The look on Flair’s face when Piper came down the aisle was one of the greatest sells in pro wrestling history. Some may even argue that this was Flair’s last great stand as the match was just a masterpiece from one of the ..read more