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Jeremy Billones

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Which Royal Rumble do y'all think was the best ever?

CRZ tabbed the '92 Rumble, with Flair's 60-minute-man performance. And it's definitely one of the top two. But I'd also like to nominate the '97 Rumble, with Austin's tour de force and a nice performance by Big Daddy Dentist.

I do think '92 is better, though.

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I recently reviewed 97, and it's not really all THAT good in my opinion.

The last two have ROCKED but nothing can compare with 92. When DiBiase is the FIRST guy eliminated, you know you're in for a wild night!

2001 was the second best, followed by 2000 in the world according to ME!

The worst? 1998 was pretty horrid...

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#3 Posted on
2001 was my favorite.

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#4 Posted on
1992 is bar none the best Rumble ever, though the last two have been quite good.

1999 is bar none the worst Rumble ever. Come on, Vince McMahon winning? He and Austin getting #1 and #2, and "lasting the whole way" (coughcoughleavingthering), thus tarnishing the memories of Michaels/Bulldog in 1995?

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The result from 99 pisses me off more than any other - however the Sportz Entertainment saved it from being a TOTAL drag like the 98 edition where literally NOTHING happened.

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I liked how last year's had different sections. It started with wrestling with the Hardyz, moved into the Hardcore section, then moved back to wrestling with the midcard and then brought out the big guys. Meanwhile, Kane was pretty much the constant the entire time. I thought it was well put together and the winner (austin) stayed as the challenger for the title at WM. That's the only thing I haven't liked about some past rumbles, winning it should mean something. Just like King of the ring should as well.

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You can never top an hour of the Nature Boy in the ring, esp. with Bobby Heenan's last great mike performance on the announce table. I give some points to the 94 edition for at least trying something a little different with the tie at the end. Plus that rumble did give us the excellent Owen/Bret match at WM. Also honorable mention to 90, for the very cool moment where the Warrior and Hogan finally met in the ring for a few moments. At the time it was like the clash of the titans.

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Of course I'd have to go with '92, but since that will be mentioned ad naseum, I will go with whatever year Ax and Smash were numbers 1 & 2 (I think it was '89). Maybe the rest of it wasn't the best, but that beginning made the whole match for me.

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I actually liked the 2001 rumble better, but I think 1992 gets the nod because of all the "big names" it had in it.

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'92 still sticks out as the best, mainly cause it was the first one I saw on PPV live. Flair's win meant my friend Rick died his hair blond.

I still hate '94...with the lame Hart/Luger tie.

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Be Fair to Flair.
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I agree that, as cool as Flair winning was, Hennan's histrionics pushed the match into the upper echelon.

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I think all of the Rumbles from 1988 to 1993 (with 92 being the best) were great.

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I really liked last years. It had the right mix of comedy and other entertaining bits to keep it fresh for the whole hour. I am biased though. For me, the rumble has been usually the best WWF ppv every year. I don't know, maybe its the fresh anticaption of a new year, but you gotta love the rumble.

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Why's everybody gotta hate on '98? There were spots in that Rumble that were JUST AWESOME. Cactus and Funk starting things off with the chairs and the chainsaw had me marking out like mad. That, and when Austin's music hit and EVERYBODY just STOPPED fighting and turned toward the entrance to wait for Austin... man, I STILL laugh when I watch that!

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98 and 99 were great story line rumbles. WIth 98 being that Austin would whip everybody's ass so they all wanted a piece of him, and 99 the whole vince/austin saga.

2000 was rather well done, with this time The Rock telling he would whoop ass and calling everyone a jabroni.
It was also very well put together as we got the whole Rikishi bit, where he first danced with his buddies, got rid of Viscera (the crowd giving a loud OOOOH when Rikishi stood there, and Vis came out ..and then the Bossman being clever enough not to just walk in.
Backlund coming in, Rikishi going out after six men teaming up..and then the Rock vs Show thing towards the end..

2001 had the same style written all over it. Give the crowd some mark out moments, some spots and then build towards the end..I loved it when Austin and Rock were opposite eachother and just staring at the other one. I believe Austin was bleeding and the look in the eyes of both men was just amazing.

I am hoping for a good rumble again this year, with some nice spots and moments and a great storyline.

As for the best? The 92 rumble had a whole different vibe ofcourse, it was about something completely different. I would say 2000 myself, as I was there and it was very good no matter what.

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2001 Rumble was fantastic. Best move in the rumble is going out under the rope and then resting for a while. Unless of course you're Vince McMahon and you use this trick to win.

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If it's the actual show 2001 is better, because it had a better undercard. Benoit/Jericho ladder, HHH/Angle WWF Title.

But for overall Rumble's hard to go against an hour of Flair as well as a mini-Flair/Micheals battle. 92 wins. but 01 is a very close second.

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