• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 1991) – WWF Royal Rumble 1991
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 19, 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida.
Despite the rule of “Royal Rumble Winner faces the World Champion at WrestleMania” wasn’t established until 1993, that was still exactly what happened in 1991, when Rumble winner Hulk Hogan went on the wrestle WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter (who won the belt at the Rumble PPV) at WrestleMania 7.
This is widely considered one of the best Royal Rumble PPVs, including one of the best Royal Rumble matches in history.
On a sidenote, the Mountie/Koko match was edited out of quite a few VHS releases of this PPV.
Below are the results:
– The Rockers def. The Orient Express
– Big Boss Man def. The Barbarian
– Sgt. Slaughter def. The Ultimate Warrior (c) to become WWF Champion
– The Mountie def. Koko B. Ware
– Ted DiBiase & Virgil def. Dustin Rhodes & Dusty Rhodes
– Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble match
• Hulk Hogan Says Triple H Would Love To See Him Back In WWE, WWE Issues A Statement Regarding Hulk Hogan’s Raw 25 Status
During a recent interview with The Associate Press, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan talked about not appearing at Raw 25, if WWE wants him back & more. Below are the highlights:
On if he’ll appear at Raw 25:
“Brother, if I’m not there, I’ll definitely be there in spirit. One way or the other, Hulk Hogan influenced each and every one of those guys you’re going to see on TV Monday night. And that includes Vince McMahon, too.”
On if WWE wants him to return:
“I don’t know if they want me back. I think the fans want me back. I think that I’m part of that company from the ground up. Triple H, I know is a huge fan of the guys that gave their blood, sweat and tears and their personal life to make this happen. I know Triple H would love to see me back on the inside again.”
Speaking of Hogan’s Raw 25 status, WWE issued the following statement regarding this:
“At this time, WWE remains committed to its decision.”