• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 22, 1995) – WWF Royal Rumble 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 22, 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.
With only a total match-time of 38 minutes and 41 seconds, this was by far the shortest Royal Rumble match in WWF/E history.
That was only possible because they shortened the intervals, so another wrestler entered every 60 seconds.
Below are the results from the PPV:
– WWF Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Jarrett def. Razor Ramon (c)
– The Undertaker def. Irwin R. Schyster
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Diesel (c) wrerstled Bret Hart to a draw
– Vacant WWF Tag Team Championship
1–2–3 Kid & Bob Holly def. Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka
– Shawn Michaels won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School NWA/WWF Legend Tully Blanchard celebrates his 64th birthday today.
Whenever you think of Tully Blanchard, you think of The 4 Horsemen, the legendary faction he was a part of from their foundation in late 1985 till he left for the World Wrestling Federation in September 1988.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TULLY!
• Legendary WWE Employee Says Vince McMahon Could’ve Released Him In A Better Way
During a recent appearance on Prime Time with Sean Mooney, legendary WWE employee Jim Johnston (who composed legendary entrances themes for 32 years in WWF/E) had the following to say regarding his recent release from WWE:
“I had a brief conversation with Vince and it was over. All I’ll say is that I think there were a lot of ways to end it and the way that it ended was… I think there were better ways to end it where everyone could have walked away with a much better feeling. And after 32 years, it seems like a lost opportunity to me and I don’t really understand it.
This is what I’ve been doing and it’s a combination of not ever having a credit roll in WWE programming, so while fans have been incredibly kind know me well, they’re not the people who are hiring to write music for TV shows and films and I’m sort of lesser known there.
And while I have a nice resume, it’s still something that I’m kind of starting a new business. People kind of know me once I educate them about who I am.”