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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 01:12 am
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The 1999 Royal Rumble was easily my least favorite.  That whole thing with McMahon and Austin being out the the ring for an hour is just stupid to me.  There should be a rule that the officials on the outside count you out if you do not (or cannot) return to the ring. 

Look at this entry roster.  Holy mid-carder, Batman. 


Royal Rumble entrances and eliminations A new entrant came out approximately every 90 seconds.[13]

1 Steve Austin  2 Mr. McMahon - Winner  3 Golga 4 Droz 5 Edge 6 Gillberg 7 Steve Blackman 8 Dan Severn 9 Tiger Ali Singh 10 The Blue Meanie 11 Mabel  12 Road Dogg  13 Gangrel  14 Kurrgan  15 Al Snow 16 Goldust  17 The Godfather 18 Kane  19 Ken Shamrock  20 Billy Gunn  21 Test  22 Big Boss Man  23 Triple H  24 Val Venis  25 X-Pac  26 Mark Henry  27 Jeff Jarrett  28 D'Lo Brown 29 Owen Hart  30 Chyna

Which is your least favorite Royal Rumble?

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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 01:46 am
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I watched the last 10-12 minutes of the 1996 Rumble again recently and found the whole presentation to be subpar. The first 5-6 events had a rough-around-the-edges charm to them in terms of spontaneity, and the production value along with the announcing made them must-view. As a final four participant, using Kama elicited zero drama. Horrendous. Missing key eliminations and even the mic'ing of the ring added to the disappointment.

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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 03:53 am
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I didn't pay much attention past 1999, but I'll go with 1995 if that was the one where the time between entrants was one minute instead of two.

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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 05:21 am
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95 is probably the worst



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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 04:55 pm
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broke wrote: 95 is probably the worst
This is generally a safe answer for any "worst of WWE" question.

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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 06:15 pm
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The one with entries every 60 seconds was horrible.  There was also one that didn't go on last, and even worse, a Mark Henry match did.  Just ridiculous.  Which one was that?



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 Posted: Mon May 12th, 2014 07:30 pm
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srossi wrote: The one with entries every 60 seconds was horrible.  There was also one that didn't go on last, and even worse, a Mark Henry match did.  Just ridiculous.  Which one was that?
2006 World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry. Rey Jr won the Rumble that year.

There has been 5 times since the Event has been on PPV that the Rumble has not been on last.

2013 Rock vs CM Punk
2006 Kurt Angle vs Mark Henry
1998 Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker
1997 Shawn Michaels  vs Sid
1996 Undertaker vs Bret Hart



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Though the 1999 one looks bad on paper, you have to remember a lot of the guys cited as midcarders were on the cusp of being in main events or at the very least the upper midcard at that time.

And that Rumble was essentially a vehicle to further the McMahon-Austin storyline. It did that well and set up the McMahon-Austin showdown at St. Valentine's Day Massacre and the Rock-Austin match at WM XV.



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The one that Michaels won by going "from start to finish" which lasted just over half an hour.



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 Posted: Tue May 13th, 2014 03:14 am
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I think if there was a poll or write in here that the 1995 Royal Rumble would win by a large margin



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 Posted: Tue May 13th, 2014 05:12 am
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martini wrote: Though the 1999 one looks bad on paper, you have to remember a lot of the guys cited as midcarders were on the cusp of being in main events or at the very least the upper midcard at that time.

Agreed.  A few were on the cusp, but how many people on that list actually had a chance of winning (as compared to other years)?

And that Rumble was essentially a vehicle to further the McMahon-Austin storyline.

While this is true, that is why I disliked it so much.  I like the Rumble itself as an event.  I felt like this Rumble was completely hijacked for the Austin/McMahon storyline.  The Rumble is a once a year specialty match.  I felt like I got ripped off or something.


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While not the worst overall, 1991 was the worst of the "classic era" Rumbles. Slow, boring, too many guys in the ring at once, and mid-carders with no chance inexplicably hanging around forever (Martel, Santana, Hercules, Valentine).

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