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8. Stone Cold Explains Why WWE Has Brought Back Old School Legends For Royal Rumble 2017
As we all know, Goldberg & The Undertaker will be a part of the 2017 Royal Rumble match this Sunday. During a recent interview with TV Insider, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin explained why WWE has brought back these Old School Legends for the Rumble match:
“It will be interesting to see what they do with Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. You are expecting they are meeting at WrestleMania for another match, but they do have to do epically well in this because of the physicality of both guys. They just brought Undertaker back. He has to be a force in there.
Braun Strowman is a physical guy in there. He has to be strong and eliminate a decent amount of guys, but is he ready for a main event slot at WrestleMania? I don’t know. There are so many things to consider when I look at this; I’m not even going to try and book it. I’m just looking forward to watching it.
They are relying on the established stars to help out with their experience. I think it’s more than nostalgia. There are these guys who have been there, done it over and over. People still want to see them, but the fact they are this veteran presence and super well-known.
Most of that roster is not over to the degree a lot of the current guys are. So blend them in there and let those young guys get the rub, do well, because they are the future. The nostalgic guys bring that older and hardcore fanbase because most of those guys were from the ‘Attitude Era.’ They are drawing any way they can to sell tickets and put asses in those seats.”
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