• The Royal Rumble Ending Got Botched 22 Years Ago Today (Video)
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 23, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The ending of this Royal Rumble match was actually botched by the final two, as The Big Show’s feet were supposed to touch the floor first.
But as it happens sometimes when you’re LIVE, you have no second chance to make it right, so The Rock’s feet touched the arena floor first, hence The Big Show should’ve been the winner here, but the WWF just didn’t show that angle (until weeks later on RAW).
The Rock was announced the official winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble match and is still listed as such in the record books.
You can watch this botch below:
Below are the results:
– Tazz defeated Kurt Angle
– Tables match: The Hardy Boyz defeated The Dudley Boyz
– Undisputed WWF Intercontinental Championship: Chris Jericho (c) defeated Chyna (c) and Hardcore Holly
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated The Acolytes
– Street Fight – WWF Championship: Triple H (c) defeated Cactus Jack
– The Rock won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Celebrate His Birthday
Today would have been the 84th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Giant Baba (Real name: Shohei Baba).
He is still considered one of the most famous & most influential Japanese Wrestlers of all time.
Most will also remember Giant Baba as the promoter of AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling), as well as a close personal friend of fellow Pro Wrestling Legend André The Giant.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 23, 1938 – January 31, 1999