• 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.
The PPV Results:
– The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus
– Brutus Beefcake wrestled The Genius to a double DQ
– Submission match: Ronnie Garvin defeated Greg Valentine
– Jim Duggan defeated The Big Boss Man by DQ
– Hulk Hogan won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Chris Jericho On Why He Joined A Stable For The 1st Time In His Career In AEW
During a recent interview with Jim Varsallone, Old School WWF Legend and current AEW World Champion Chris Jericho talked about why he joined a stable for the 1st time in his career in AEW (The Inner Circle).
Below is what Jericho said:
“Yeah, it’s the first time I’m leading a stable and it’s also the first time I’ve been kind of the top guy – well, in New Japan, I was the top, top guy.
I call myself the George Harrison of the Attitude Era. What I mean by that is, George Harrison is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. The problem is, he’s in a band with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the two greatest, ever.
I was a babyface in the Attitude Era. I was huge and super popular, but I was a babyface along with The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. So, I would never be the top guy there.
I could be the top heel, which I was for many years, but here it’s more about what Chris Jericho is doing for AEW to continue to get this company on the map to get it to grow.
It’s also the first time I’ve ever been in a faction. There’s a reason for that, I don’t play well with others. I never really wanted that.
I remember back in ’98, one of the suggestions was for me to be in nWo and I was like absolutely not. There’s 15 guys in the nWo. They don’t need me and I don’t need them.
For the Inner Circle, it enhances my character, our storylines, and gave five very talented individuals a much bigger platform and got them over to a much bigger degree as well.”
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