• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 24, 1999) – WWF Royal Rumble 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 24, 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.
WWF promoter Vince McMahon Jr. not only entered this 30-man Royal Rumble match, he did so as the #2 entrant, and – which is much more shocking – even won it.
– The Big Boss Man defeated The Road Dogg
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Ken Shamrock (c) defeated Billy Gunn
– WWF European Championship: X-Pac (c) defeated Gangrel
– Strap match – WWF Women’s Championship: Sable (c) defeated Luna Vachon
– “I Quit” match – WWF Championship: The Rock defeated Mankind (c)
– Mr. McMahon won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Multiple Returns Possible At Royal Rumble 2019 (Possible Spoilers)
According to PWInsider, multiple current WWE Superstars could return this Sunday at Royal Rumble 2019 during the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019.
Below are some of the names that can possibly return:
– Bray Wyatt
– Matt Hardy
– Tye Dillinger
– Luke Harper
– Erick Rowan
Dillinger is back on the road with WWE this weekend and it’s possible WWE uses him for the #10 spot in the Men’s Royal Rumble match (because of his #10 thing).
Rowan was backstage at this week’s SmackDown and Harper is also expected to be back soon.
Wyatt isn’t injured and he’s been off WWE TV because WWE officials didn’t have any plans for him. He’s highly expected to return this Sunday.
Matt Hardy recently noted that he has been cleared to return to in-ring action and won’t be retiring:
No, I am not retired & not going to be retiring anytime soon. I’ve worked my ass off to rehabilitate & have physically been greenlit. My body is in the best shape it’s been in in years & I’m the lightest I’ve been in 20 years. https://t.co/XE1GzBP58A
— The BROKEN One, Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 20, 2019
We also recently noted that WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will be returning for the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 match as a surprise entrant. WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus & Lita on the other hand will be surprise entrants in the Women’s Royal Rumble 2019 match.
Speaking of surprise entrants, another name that’s expected to be a surprise entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 match is Velveteen Dream.
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