• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Old School WWWF/WWF Legend “The Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland.
After retiring from active professional wrestling, he became a manager in the World Wrestling Federation, most famously remembered for throwing the towel to end his client’s Bob Backlund’s long reign as the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 21, 2001) – WWF Royal Rumble 2001
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 21, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This marks the 3rd and last time that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin officially won the Royal Rumble match, which is a record that still stands as of today.
Below are the results from the PPV:
– WWF Tag Team Championship
The Dudley Boyz def. Edge & Christian (c)
– Ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho def. Chris Benoit (c)
– WWF Women’s Championship
Ivory (c) def. Chyna
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle (c) def. Triple H
– Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• “WWE Has Failed In India” – The Great Khali
During a recent interview with The New Indian Express, former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali talked about WWE touring India and wanting to expand in the country.
Below is what The Great Khali said:
“The WWE has failed in India. They thought they would use the Great Khali fully and then leave him. But I have been trying hard for long to leave WWE, but they kept on offering me contract.
Finally in 2014, I have decided I will leave once my contract ends and will not work with them ever again. Then I came back and opened CWE in Punjab which is doing well.”