• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 1992) – WWF Royal Rumble 1992
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 19, 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York.
This is widely considered both, the single greatest Royal Rumble PPV and the single greatest Royal Rumble match of all time.
Also quite possibly “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s finest hour…
Here are the results:
– The New Foundation defeated The Orient Express
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Roddy Piper defeated The Mountie (c)
– The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwhackers
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Natural Disasters defeated The Legion of Doom (c) by count-out
– Ric Flair won the 30-man Royal Rumble match and the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship
• Arn Anderson Comments On If CM Punk Got A Fair Run In WWE
During a recent edition of The Arn Show podcast, former WWE Producer Arn Anderson was asked if CM Punk got a fair run in WWE.
Below is what Arn said:
“I think he had a pretty good run. If you look at every piece of talent in its entirety, and who was pushed properly, who was able to do what on TV, who made money, what was the length of their tenure as champion…I think he had a pretty fair run.
I know he was able to talk them into trusting him to do the pipebomb promo and those are the things people seem to remember. There’s nothing like being able to look at your boss and telling him to F off. That’s what got Austin over and made him special and he was the first to be able to do it.
It opened the door later down the road and Punk did the same thing with The Authority. You don’t have that happen very often. It was a rare time in the business and it has sustained him in the wrestling fans’ eyes to this day.”
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