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WWF Legend Claims He Was Promised To Get A Long Title Run Like Roman Reigns

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• WWF Legend Claims He Was Promised To Get A Long Title Run Like Roman Reigns

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is now the World Champion (Universal Champion) for a record breaking 870 days as of today, which makes him the longest World Champion in modern day WWE history, and only Pedro Morales (1,027 days), ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan (1,474 days), Bob Backlund (2,135 days) and ‘The Living Legend’ Bruno Sammartino (1,237 days PLUS 2,803 days) had longer reigns than The Tribal Chief.

On the latest episode of his ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our Olympic Hero revealed that he was once promised to have a lengthy run as WWE Champion as well, with Team Angle (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) carrying the Tag Titles at the same time, similar to The Usos being Champions in Reigns’ faction The Bloodline.

Here’s what Kurt Angle said:

“I was supposed to have a nice long title reign for over a year. They were gonna keep that title on me and put the titles on Team Angle – the tag team titles – and have us doing what Roman Reigns and The Usos are doing right now. That’s what was planned.

These factions, they become really popular … nWo, DX, and Team Angle.

Like I said, we don’t belong in that category because we weren’t around long enough to get that kind of respect.

But I felt that if we did, we’d be one of the greatest factions of all time.”

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 1991) – WWF Royal Rumble 1991

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 19, 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida.

Despite the rule of “Royal Rumble Winner faces the World Champion at WrestleMania” not being established until 1993, that was still exactly what happened in 1991, when Rumble winner Hulk Hogan went on the wrestle WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter (who won the belt at the Rumble PPV) at WrestleMania 7.

This is widely considered one of the best Royal Rumble PPVs, including one of the best Royal Rumble matches in history.

On a sidenote, the Mountie/Koko match was edited out of quite a few VHS releases of this PPV.

The results:

The Rockers defeated The Orient Express

The Big Boss Man defeated The Barbarian

WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Sgt. Slaughter defeated The Ultimate Warrior (c)

The Mountie defeated Koko B. Ware

Ted DiBiase & Virgil defeated Dustin Rhodes & Dusty Rhodes

Hulk Hogan won the 30-man Royal Rumble match

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