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Steve Austin Reveals Why Royal Rumble Matches Are A “Pain In The A$$”

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On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 27: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Billy Gunn vs. Goldust

2. Droz vs. George “The Animal” Steele

3. WWF World Tag Titles: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart vs. Ken Shamrock & The Big Boss Man

4. Test vs. Val Venis

5. Hardcore Match: Al Snow & The Road Dogg vs. The Brood

6. WWF World Heavyweight Title – I Quit: The Rock vs. Triple H

• Steve Austin Reveals Why Royal Rumble Matches Are A “Pain In The A$$”

During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin explained the difficulties he faced while working Royal Rumble matches.

Below is what Austin said:

“I think they’re fun to work, but at the same time they’re a pain in the a$$ to work because there’s a lot going on — there’s a lot to remember.

You’re always going to have a couple of guys — I’ve been there myself — just standing around in the corner ‘trying’ to throw the other guy over the top. They just can’t leverage him enough, you know?

Sometimes the ring is so crowded, you really can’t lock into anything because if someone tries to do something, it inevitably turns into a cluster because there’s too many guys in the ring. They are tedious.”

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