• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 24, 1993) – WWF Royal Rumble 1993
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 24, 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.
This marks the very first Royal Rumble with the rule that the winner of the actual Royal Rumble match wins the right to wrestle the World Champion at WrestleMania.
This rule has been used in every single Royal Rumble match since that day.
Giant Gonzalez (former WCW Wrestler El Gigante) made his WWF debut that night, when he attacked The Undertaker.
Below are the results:
– The Steiner Brothers defeated The Beverly Brothers
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Marty Jannetty
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Big Boss Man
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Bret Hart (c) defeated Razor Ramon
– Yokozuna won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Rocky Johnson’s Best Friend Clears Up Vince McMahon – Pat Patterson Funeral Incident
During an interview with The Hannibal TV, Al Rosen (Rocky Johnson’s best friend) cleared up the stories of Vince McMahon & Pat Patterson being “disrespectful” at Rocky’s funeral.
Below is what Rosen said:
“Vince was short, but he was direct. He said probably what Rocky would have wanted someone to say about him.
He was a talented, gifted worker and the best thing that he ever did — which he admitted to me hundreds of times — was marrying Ata and having a baby named Dwayne. He often spoke of his other two kids.
He would say, ‘I want to be remembered as a father, as a husband, and as friend and a worker’.
Did Pat use ‘church language?’ Like if you and I were talking and I said ‘goddamnit,’ you wouldn’t think anything of it. He’s saying ‘Rocky did this goddamnit’ and ‘Yeah we did that, sh*t,’ but you know the preacher and the assistant preacher — People saying that he got pulled off the stage.
No, that’s how stories get started. They turned the mic off. The guy sitting behind them turned the mic off and Pat said another sentence and walked off. No MFs or anything he was never disrespected. He said G-Damn.”
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