• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 21, 1990) – WWF Royal Rumble 1990
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 21, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida.
WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan won this year’s Royal Rumble match, which was only possible because the rule for the Rumble winner to get a title shot at WrestleMania, wasn’t established till 1993.
Below are the results from the PPV:
– The Bushwhackers def. The Fabulous Rougeaus
– Brutus Beefcake vs. The Genius – double DQ
– Submission match
Ronnie Garvin def. Greg Valentine
– Jim Duggan def. The Big Boss Man via DQ
– Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble match
• WWE Signs An Indian Athlete
WWE has signed former MLB pitcher Rinku Singh (who’s 6’3 & 256 lbs). Below is what Rinku said to WWE.com in an interview:
“Take a look at where I came from. When I started playing baseball, there was nothing. Now we have 23 states in India playing baseball and softball. As I go through my journey at the Performance Center and WWE, it will continue to make things easier, and I’ll have millions of people in my corner. It’s going to be a fun journey.
As long I stay focused and stay strong, just as I have over the past 10 years with baseball or track and field… it will lead me in the right direction. Obviously, it’s going to be a totally different training program at the WWE Performance Center. But it does not matter where you came from. You’re trying to be something bigger than yourself, and you’ve got to give it everything you’ve got.”
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2017
• Brock Lesnar Returning To UFC?
During a recent interview with New York Post, UFC President Dana White was asked about former UFC Heavyweight Champion & current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar possibly returning to the UFC.
Below is what Dana said:
“I think he’ll give it one more run. I just think Brock loves to fight.”
Brock Lesnar last competed in UFC at UFC 200 PPV and went on to defeat Mark Hunt via decision. However, the outcome was later turned into a “No Contest” when Lesnar failed both in & out of competition drug tests.
Lesnar is currently under a WWE contract till August and still has to complete his 1 year suspension for failed drug tests in UFC if he plans on returning.
Speaking of Lesnar possibly returning to the UFC, he was challenged to a fight last year by former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, but Jones failed a drug test and this fight becoming a reality looks to be tough.
Below is what Jones said during his UFC 214 post-fight interview:
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know how it feels like to get your a$$ kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon!”
Lesnar then issued the following statement:
“Be careful what you wish for, young man.”
Lesnar has an MMA record of 5-3-1 NC.