• WWE Champion Drew McIntyre’s Return Date Reportedly Revealed
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre was set to have a match against Randy Orton on last week’s RAW, but he was pulled from the show after his COVID-19 test came back positive.
McIntyre appeared on the show via two recorded video messages. He’s also set to miss tonight’s RAW.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that McIntyre is expected to return on next week’s episode of RAW, which will be the last red brand show before the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, where McIntyre will defend his WWE Championship against WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg.
The WWE Champion is currently in quarantine, and is expected to get out of it by next week’s episode of RAW.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 1998) – WWF Royal Rumble 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 18, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California.
This was the first Attitude Era Royal Rumble and the second of 3 Royal Rumble matches that were won by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Here are the results:
– Vader defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
– Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: The Rock (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by DQ
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Legion of Doom defeated The New Age Outlaws (c) by DQ
– Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
– Casket match – WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) defeated The Undertaker