• Layla Reveals Why She Retired From WWE
During a recent interview with Ring The Belle, former WWE Women’s & Divas Champion Layla talked about her retirement from WWE (and pro-wrestling altogether) in 2015.
Layla explained why she left the company after a 9 year career:
“I think I had a great career. I was very privileged. I explored everything I could explore in WWE, like what else more could I have possibly done? I got to be around great people, and I got to travel the world.
I was able to get a great fan base behind me and it was just time. I didn’t want to age too much on TV. The older we get we’re more prone to injuries.
It was just time.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 24, 1988) – WWF Royal Rumble 1988
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 24, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired the first ever ‘Royal Rumble’ LIVE on the USA Network from the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The very first (televised) Royal Rumble event was also the only Rumble that wasn’t a PPV, but aired on free television instead.
The Royal Rumble match itself had only 20 Wrestlers in it, as opposed to 30 Wrestlers like it had from the next year onwards (except in 2011 when it was 40 men).
The event also included Dino Bravo breaking a World Bench Press record (kayfabe wise, as Jesse Venture did help him a bit at the end) and the Hogan/André II contract signing.
This event was held on the same night as NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988, which was on PPV though.
Below are the results:
– Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by DQ
– Two-out-of-three falls – WWF Women’s Tag Team Championship: The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated The Glamour Girls (c)
– Jim Duggan won the 20-man Royal Rumble match
– Two-out-of-three falls: The Islanders defeated The Young Stallions