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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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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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    Originally posted by Freeway420
    5. HAKU; Retired, now a car salesman in Florida.


Now, THAT, I've got to see.




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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 | Instant Rating: 4.25

    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*



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    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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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 | Instant Rating: 3.28
    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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Could have sworn Saggs had passed on
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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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Didnt Tito Santana used to do Spanish commentry for the WWF?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
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.
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I cannot begin to imagine how horrible that must be now!





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    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 | Instant Rating: 9.07
    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 | Instant Rating: 4.74
    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 | Instant Rating: 0.00
    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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