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Since: 3.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
Royal Rumble Competitors (total, since 1988):
186

Canadians:
11 (Edge, Christian, Lance Storm, Chris Jericho, Dino Bravo, Val Venis, Test, Earthquake, Owen Hart, Bret Hart, Rick Martel)

Olympic Gold Medalists:
1 (Kurt Angle)

*WWF Champions (at one time or another):
*-includes Undisputed, WWF, World & WWE Championships
21 (Steve Austin, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage, Undertaker, Bret Hart, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Triple H, Andre the Giant, Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Yokozuna, Kevin Nash, Mick Foley, Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, the Big Show & Kurt Angle)

Tough Enough Competitors:
1 (Maven)

Comic Book Writers:
1 (Raven)

Average Entry Number of Winners (1989-2002):
11.24

Predicted Entry Number of Winner:
22

Average Rumble Experience of Winners (88-02):
2.68 Royal Rumbles

Predicted Rumble Experience of Winner:
1 (*cough*Brock*cough*)



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#2 Posted on
Here's a fact no one else but me would remember. In 1991, the Ultimate Warrior lost the WWF Title to Sgt. Slaughter due to the interference of Macho King Randy Savage (who smashed Warrior's cranium with his scepter in one of the coolest looking things I've ever seen). Later, when Savage was in the Rumble match itself he never showed up to actually enter the ring due to having the Warrior come after him. As a result of this, once the two minute interval between Savage's placement (18) and the ninteenth entrant's passed (who was Animal of LOD), Savage's oppotunity for participation was voided. Gorilla Monsoon covered this by saying Savage had missed his chance. Oddly enough, in 2001 Steve Austin was ambushed by Triple H who he cost the WWF title earlier in the night (history repeating itself exactly 10 yrs later?) and even though Austin (27) was unable to enter before Billy Gunn at 28th on the list, he was still allowed to participate and went on to win the thing!

That, friends, was a miscarriage of justice!

Also, I believe in the '92 Rumble Savage eliminated himself but was allowed to come back in based on the premise he had to be eliminated under someone else's power. Was Mil Mascaras granted the same concession in 1997? HELL NO!

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#3 Posted on
And, of course, this year Maven should have to be eliminated twice to make up for his bullshit "count-out" deal last year. Damn that Undertaker to Hell!
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Since: 29.10.02
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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by PowerPB13

      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      And, of course, this year Maven should have to be eliminated twice to make up for his bullshit "count-out" deal last year. Damn that Undertaker to Hell!


    Maven WAS eliminated, by Undertaker. Granted, it happened after Taker had been eliminated himself, but there's plenty of precedent for people who have already been eliminated(or people who aren't even participants) eliminating competitors from battle royals.

    -Patrick



True that - in fact, Undertaker HIMSELF was the victim of such an elimination in 1993 when Giant Gonzales made his debut and tossed him. So I guess Taker's elimination by Maven shouldn't have counted, retroactively =)



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#5 Posted on
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.


    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    And, of course, this year Maven should have to be eliminated twice to make up for his bullshit "count-out" deal last year. Damn that Undertaker to Hell!


This is true, but we're forgetting something. Our kind, benevolent Undisputed Champion (Chris Jericho) gave Maven a title shot out of the goodness of his heart, just to eliminate any doubts as to whether or not Maven could win the main event of WrestleMania. Y2J was victorious, and Maven's non-elimination was avenged. To throw in a factoid of my own, Chris Benoit is undefeated in Januray Pay-Per-View championship matches. Kurt Angle has never had a championship match at a January Pay-Per-View.



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#6 Posted on

    Kurt Angle has never had a championship match at a January Pay-Per-View.


Except for that time he fought Triple H for the World title belt.



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#7 Posted on
"Kurt Angle has never had a championship match at a January Pay-Per-View."

The WWF title match at Royal Rumble 01' was HHH vs. Angle. Angle was not only the champ but he also retained, only to lose the next month at No Way Out to the Rock.



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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by gugs
    To throw in a factoid of my own, Chris Benoit is undefeated in Januray Pay-Per-View championship matches.

Incorrect, and I'm shocked since you're a Jerichoholic, since Benoit lost the IC title to Jericho in a ladder match at RR '01.



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#9 Posted on
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.


    Originally posted by HrdCoreJoe
    "Kurt Angle has never had a championship match at a January Pay-Per-View."

    The WWF title match at Royal Rumble 01' was HHH vs. Angle. Angle was not only the champ but he also retained, only to lose the next month at No Way Out to the Rock.



OK, I forgot that. My bad.


    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    Incorrect, and I'm shocked since you're a Jerichoholic, since Benoit lost the IC title to Jericho in a ladder match at RR '01.


That I did not forget. I was alluding to Benoit's undefeated January record in World Championship matches. The Rabid Wolverine is 1-0 in such contests, as he defeated (I think) Sid Vicious at whatever the WCW January PPV was in 2000 to win the big, gold belt.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
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Yet another factoid:

Since the "winner gets a WM title shot" rule was introduced as part of the Royal Rumble in 1993, the Royal Rumble winner is 6-3 at the advertised Wrestlemania main event. This includes co-winners Lex Luger (loss) and Bret Hart (win) getting separate shots at the title in 1994, but does not include Yokozuna's loss to Hulk Hogan in a post main-event match in 1993 (Yoko's win over Bret did count though). Obviously, Austin's 1997 victory and Vince McMahon's 1999 win aren't included, as neither one ended up in the Wrestlemania event in their respective years.

Edit: Added a little bit more detail to my post.

(edited by Swordsman Yen on 13.1.03 1228)

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#11 Posted on
So, in essence, Vince winning the damn thing at #2 EQUALLED Shawn Michaels's feat of doing it as #1....
Wow... way to push yourself....



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    Also, I believe in the '92 Rumble Savage eliminated himself but was allowed to come back in based on the premise he had to be eliminated under someone else's power. Was Mil Mascaras granted the same concession in 1997? HELL NO!




So, then, should Drew Carey still be in the Rumble?
Gugs
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Since: 9.7.02
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#13 Posted on
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.


    Originally posted by Iron Mike Sharpe

      Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      Also, I believe in the '92 Rumble Savage eliminated himself but was allowed to come back in based on the premise he had to be eliminated under someone else's power. Was Mil Mascaras granted the same concession in 1997? HELL NO!




    So, then, should Drew Carey still be in the Rumble?



You know, I think you've got a point. Can we get Drew Carey in here to job to Triple H please? Or do we have to do a "Which way will he go?" story first?



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