• 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 def. The Orient Express
– WWF Intercontinental Championship
Roddy Piper def. The Mountie (c)
– The Beverly Brothers def. The Bushwhackers
– WWF Tag Team Championship
The Natural Disasters def. The Legion of Doom (c) via countout
– Ric Flair won the Royal Rumble match and the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship
• Former WWE Star Returning Soon, Possible Hint For A Return At Royal Rumble 2018
At the recent set of Impact Wrestling TV tapings, former WWE Stars Bobby Lashley & Ethan Carter III (EC3) finished up with the company.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has now confirmed that EC3 (f.k.a Derrick Bateman in WWE/NXT) will be returning to WWE soon. It should be noted that this might happen at the upcoming Royal Rumble 2018 PPV as EC3 was pulled from an indy event which takes place the same day as the Royal Rumble 2018 PPV.
Below is what Renegade Wrestling Revolution announced regarding EC3 being pulled from his appearance:
“BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! Do to reasons out of RWR control EC3 will not be able to attend RWR “OVER THE TOP”. EC3 has said he will be back to RWR in the near future.
We here at RWR wish EC3 the best and will see him soon. But the show must go on so straight from the office of RWR a new main event has been set Champion Ayden Cristiano will now have defend his title versus not 1, not 2, but 3 of the regions top Heavyweights.
So on January 28th at RWR “OVER THE TOP” you will see Ayden Cristiano vs Able Andrew Jackson vs Big Daddy Yum Yum vs Ryan Davidson. Plus so much more. Check out our new flyer to get all the information.”
With EC3 returning to WWE soon, there have been talks of Lashley returning to WWE as well, but nothing has been confirmed as of now.