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#1 Posted on 24.9.04 0043.44
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Among wrestling fans, the 1992 edition of the WWF's Royal Rumble is usually among the best. For the first (and only) time in WWF history the World Championship would be decided by the battle royale, so a who's who were entered. Twelve years later, with the death of Ray "Big Bossman" Traylor, I feel compelled to look back at the 30 men entered and see what the heck they're up to (if anything) now.

1. THE BRITISH BULLDOG; Deceased
2. TED DiBIASE; Retired, now working as motivational & religous speaker.
3. RIC FLAIR; Active on WWE's RAW Brand.
4. JERRY SAGS; *Shrug* My guess is working the indies, if he isn't retired.
5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.
6. SHAWN MICHAELS; Active on WWE's RAW Brand.
7. TITO SANTANA; Retired, teaches spanish & P.E. Also owns hair salon. Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania XX.
8. THE BARBARIAN; Indies.
9. THE TEXAS TORNADO; Deceased.
10. THE REPO MAN; *Shrug* Either retired or working the indies.
11. GREG VALENTINE; Indies, recently inducted into WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania XX.
12. NIKOLAI VOLKOFF; Indies.
13. THE BIG BOSSMAN; Deceased.
14. HERCULES; Deceased.
15. RODDY PIPER; Semi-retired, occasionally shows up in TNA
16. JAKE ROBERTS; Working the indies.
17. JIM DUGGAN; Touring the indies.
18. IRWIN R. SHYSTER; Retired in May 2004.
19. JIMMY SNUKA; Indies, appeared on WWE TV around the time of WrestleMania XX (if I remember right).
20. THE UNDERTAKER; Active on WWE's Smackdown Brand.
21. RANDY SAVAGE; Retired, put out crappy rap album.
22. THE BERZERKER; *Shrug*
23. VIRGIL; *Shrug*
24. COLONEL MUSTAFA; Retired.
25. RICK MARTEL; Retired, works in real estate in Quebec.
26. HULK HOGAN; Semi-retired, rumored to be returning.
27. SKINNER; Retired, now WWE road agent.
28. SGT. SLAUGHTER; Retired, working as WWE road agent.
29. SID JUSTICE; Semi-active in indies, worked in June in first match since breaking his leg.
30. THE WARLORD; Indies.

The late Owen Hart & Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand also were on the card, but weren't in the Rumble match.
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#2 Posted on 24.9.04 0812.48
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Didn't Saggs receive a career ending injury? Or was it one of those deals where he retired for a while then started doing occasional matches again?

And I'm one of those few people who bought Savage's crappy album. It's so horrible I had to inflict it on a friend of mine and he couldn't make it though one song. :-)
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#3 Posted on 24.9.04 0814.23
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.


Now, THAT, I've got to see.
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#4 Posted on 24.9.04 0821.23
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Freeway420
      5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.


    Now, THAT, I've got to see.



If one of the road stories I've heard about him is true, not only can he sell you a car, but he can also rip the lugnuts off it with his bare hands. :P
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#5 Posted on 24.9.04 0833.26
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Freeway420
      5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.


    Now, THAT, I've got to see.



Well, he DOES have experience selling stuff (just not other guys' moves.) *ba-dum-bum*



Best "Nope" by a Samoan wrestler in a pizza commercial EVER.



Those were the days...
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#6 Posted on 24.9.04 1043.25
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
        Originally posted by Freeway420
        5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.


      Now, THAT, I've got to see.



    Well, he DOES have experience selling stuff (just not other guys' moves.) *ba-dum-bum*



    Best "Nope" by a Samoan wrestler in a pizza commercial EVER


Except Haku/Meng isn't Samoan. He's Tonganese.

To add to some of them...

Duggan: IWA Champion in Japan. Basically subbing for Steve Williams

Mike Rotundo AKA IRS also retired in IWA last year. He owns two business in his home town.

Virgil: Does autograph shows and occasional USO-style wrestling tours. Can work ANY crowded room. Any story he tells will end up being either about Vince or Andre eventually.

Saggs: Came out of retirement momentarily when the XWF started. Worked in their office. (Knobbs is Hulk Hogan's sidekick/personal assistant/man Friday/Substitute Ed Leslie)



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#7 Posted on 24.9.04 1410.10
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I didn't know that Steve Keirn (Skinner/Doink 2) was a road agent for the WWE. I haven't seen him ever. Hmm.

So you only have 2 current Raw wrestlers, and a whopping 1 guy on Smackdown (Taker). Wow...just wow.
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#8 Posted on 25.9.04 1247.06
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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    23. VIRGIL; *Shrug*

I met Virgil at Wizard World Chicago last month. He's currently wrestling in Japan.
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#9 Posted on 26.9.04 1130.45
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Could have sworn Saggs had passed on
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#10 Posted on 30.9.04 1850.35
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Jerry Sags couldn't wrestle actively again after suffering an injury during a Nasty Boys/Outsiders match in early 1997. It could have been during the time of the "Nasty Boys want to join nWo but nWo hates them" storyline.

(edited by ExtremeLuchador on 30.9.04 1954)
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#11 Posted on 1.10.04 0524.11
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Didnt Tito Santana used to do Spanish commentry for the WWF?
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#12 Posted on 1.10.04 0600.51
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When I saw the thread title I braced myself for the worst.
But 4 out of 30 dead isn't half as bad as I had feared.
Ofcourse 0 out of 30 would be better.

What concerns me more is the number of guys with 'Indies' behind their name.
Geeez.. I am sure Hawsaw still draws some people to a smalltime card, but I would be scared to go see him.
Nikolai Volkoff wasn't much to look at in the mid 80s.
I cannot begin to imagine how horrible that must be now!

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#13 Posted on 1.10.04 2025.31
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    Originally posted by devineman
    Didnt Tito Santana used to do Spanish commentry for the WWF?









Yes. Right before Tom Zenk left the WWF and Can-Am Connection because he was getting ripped off. With Zenk's departure, that left a spot open as Martel's tag partner. The WWF figured they could replace one dark-haired wrestler with a deep tan with another and not miss a beat.

With Santana in Zenk's spot, the Mexi-Can Connection, now renamed Strike Force, never had the mass appeal of the Can-Ams and Chico wasn't over with the ladies like Zenk was.

(edited by Dr. Ed Powers on 1.10.04 2252)
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#14 Posted on 1.10.04 2050.11
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    Originally posted by Dr. Ed Powers
      Originally posted by devineman
      Didnt Tito Santana used to do Spanish commentry for the WWF?










    Yes. Right before Tom Zenk left the WWF and Can-Am Connection because he was geeting ripped off. With Zenk's departure, that left a spot open as Martel's tag partner. The WWF figured they could replace one dark-haired wrestler with a deep tan with another and not miss a beat.

    With Santana in Zenk's spot, the Mexi-Can Connection, now renamed Strike Force, never reached the overness of the Can-Am's and Chico wasn't the heartthrob Zenk was.
Are you TomZenk1? I ask you this because it appears you didn't really read the question and instead went into a long diatribe about Tom Zenk that didn't have anything to do with anything. Also, you and TomZenk1 both seem to use AOL.

Anyway, Santana used to be a Spanish commentator and I think was the bridge between Savinovich's stints (he was out for a while thanks to some sort of escandalo) and even after Hugo came back, he was a third man on PPVs. (This is all from fuzzy memory, though, and could be completely incorrect...in which case, feel free to correct me) (if you can do it without mentioning Tom Zenk - mentioning Tom Zenk may cause me to ban you)
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#15 Posted on 2.10.04 0045.06
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    Originally posted by dMp
    When I saw the thread title I braced myself for the worst.
    But 4 out of 30 dead isn't half as bad as I had feared.
    Ofcourse 0 out of 30 would be better.

    What concerns me more is the number of guys with 'Indies' behind their name.



I'm right there with you on the first part. But as far as the 'indies' part, when you think about it, it's not really all that bad.

All labor-jokes aside, think about how many current NHL stars will still be playing in the NHL in twelve years and how many of them will either have retired, or else will be finishing off their careers playing in their home countries or coaching or something related to a minor league level. I don't think that 'indies' necessarily means that they're wrestling every other night anymore to make a living. It could be a casual thing, something they're involved with in an owner-level, or just something that they can't get out of their system.... or they could be broke after spending all their money on crack in the 80's...


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#16 Posted on 2.10.04 0144.05
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    Originally posted by ExtremeLuchador
    Jerry Sags couldn't wrestle actively again after suffering an injury during a Nasty Boys/Outsiders match in early 1997. It could have been during the time of the "Nasty Boys want to join nWo but nWo hates them" storyline.

    (edited by ExtremeLuchador on 30.9.04 1954)


Saggs was working stiff against Scott Hall during a match between the Outsiders and Nasty Boys. When the match was over and Saggs was walking back to the dressing room, Hall upset at Saggs' potato shots, threw a chair at Saggs' back. Saggs waited for Hall in the entrance way and a scuffle ensued. Saggs gave Hall quite a beating as Hall lost a few teeth.

In the next match, Nash, avenging his homeboy Hall, hit Saggs with a real stiff chairshot. Thus, ending Saggs' career.
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#17 Posted on 2.10.11 1158.41
As of 10/2/2011, here's the updated list.

1. THE BRITISH BULLDOG; Deceased

2. TED DiBIASE; Retired. Has made one-off appearances on WWE television from 2009-11; inducted Jim Duggan into the 2011 Hall of Fame prior to WrestleMania XXVII.

3. RIC FLAIR; Active in TNA.

4. JERRY SAGS; *Shrug* He and Brian Knobbs were released from TNA in March 2010.

5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.

6. SHAWN MICHAELS; Retired. Has made part-time appearances in WWE in 2010 and '11, most recently on the same night that CM Punk gave the famous speech.

7. TITO SANTANA; Makes part-time indy appearances, and did the ring-announcing duties for Alberto Del Rio on the "Old School" RAW in November '10.

8. THE BARBARIAN; Indies.

9. THE TEXAS TORNADO; Deceased.

10. THE REPO MAN; Indies. Barry Dorsow also portrays Smash of "Demolition"; recently they reunited in the indies. Smash will appear in the upcoming WWE '11 video game.

11. GREG VALENTINE; Indies, made his most recent WWE appearance at Ric Flair's retirement ceremony in 2008.

12. NIKOLAI VOLKOFF; Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Did an American Idol parody on RAW in '07 in which he sang the Soviet National Anthem. Tagged with The Iron Sheik to battle the U.S. Express on the 3/10/08 RAW in a rematch from WrestleMania I which was cut short by Jillian Hall. Sang the Soviet National Anthem with Vladimir Koslov in '10.

13. THE BIG BOSSMAN; Deceased.

14. HERCULES; Deceased.

15. RODDY PIPER; Inducted into the Hall of Fame in '05. Teamed with Ric Flair to defeat The Spirit Squad for the World Tag Team Title in '06; they lost the belts to Rated-RKO eight days later. Survived cancer. Briefly appeared in the '08 Royal Rumble. Was one of three legends to battle Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XXV in '09. Told John Cena to do the right thing and not allow Wade Barrett to defeat Randy Orton for the WWE Title without earning it. Hit Zack Ryder with a coconut at WrestleMania XXVII. Defeated The Miz on 6/13/11 on RAW, winning $5,000 of Miz's money.

16. JAKE ROBERTS; Somehow still alive. Wrestled in what was billed his retirement match in January '11, defeating Sinn Bowdee at a Pro Wrestling Guerilla show. Prior to that, had a brief run in TNA in '08.

17. JIM DUGGAN; Wrestled as a full-time RAW superstar from 2005-09. Came out as #29 in the '09 Royal Rumble, which set a record for most years between Royal Rumble appearances. Was inducted into the 2011 Hall of Fame class by Ted DiBiase.

18. IRWIN R. SHYSTER; Won a 15-man battle royal on the 15th Anniversary RAW show in '07, but was paid by Ted DiBiase to eliminate himself and give The Million Dollar Man the win. Played The Price is Right with Bob Barker on RAW, substantially overbidding on both items. Threw Drew McIntyre out of a SmackDown show in May '10. Attacked by The Nexus in June '10.

19. JIMMY SNUKA; Was one of three legends to battle Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XXV, though it was Ricky Steamboat who really stole the show.

20. THE UNDERTAKER; Last wrestled at WrestleMania XXVII, and not really expected to appear again until next year's WrestleMania, if then. Between these two posts, however, he's won a couple world championships, and had phenomenal matches with Shawn Michaels at WrestleManias XXV and XXVI.

21. RANDY SAVAGE; Deceased. The only wrestler on this list to have died between the original post and now.

22. THE BERZERKER; Retired; works at an auto dealership.

23. VIRGIL; Worked as Ted DiBiase Jr.'s personal assistant when he was walking around with the Million Dollar Title. He also has a hilarious picture on Wikipedia in which he poses with a U.S. soldier by pretending to give him a neckbreaker.

24. COLONEL MUSTAFA; Retired. The man also known as The Iron Sheik made appearances with Volkoff on RAW in '07 and '08, and wrestled his last match in April '10 in the indies.

25. RICK MARTEL; Made an appearance at Vengeance '07 when he and Tony Garea saved Jimmy Snuka and Sgt. Slaughter from a post-match attack by Deuce 'n Domino.

26. HULK HOGAN; A semi-retired member of the TNA roster, doing his best to destroy TNA like he did with WCW.

27. SKINNER; Retired, works as president of Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental promotion.

28. SGT. SLAUGHTER; Retired, working as WWE road agent. Failed in the Masterlock Challenge in '05. Was one of the three choices to be Ric Flair's partner to go against The Spirit Squad at Cyber Sunday '06, but Piper won the vote. Teamed with Flair, Ron Simmons and Dusty Rhodes to defeat The Spirit Squad at Survivor Series '06. Lost a tag-team title match with Jimmy Snuka against Deuce 'n Domino at Vengeance '07. Lost to Randy Orton in July '07. Was part of Ric Flair's retirement ceremony in March '08. Lost to Jack Swagger on the July 4, 2011 edition of RAW, but later led Evan Bourne and the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.

29. SID JUSTICE; Semi-active in indies. Had a feud with Jerry Lawler in Memphis Wrestling. Wrestled Eddie Kingston at Pro Wrestling Syndicate's Refuse to Lose II event in May '11.

30. THE WARLORD; Indies. In '06, defeated Chaz to win the MXPW Heavyweight Championship, his first singles title.
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