The 1994 Royal Rumble Leaves An Unprecedented Ending

By Maurice D. Proffit
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After history was made at the 1993 Royal Rumble, of establishing the stipulation that the winner of the Rumble match would earn a world title match at Wrestlemania. We see just how serious this stipulation actually is since the rule came back the next year for this match. The ante would be especially higher for this stipulation since the winner of the 1994 Rumble match will be on the main stage for Wrestlemania 10. The intensity and the seriousness of this match has been elevated to a level like never before.

Making history once again, this would be the first Royal Rumble pay per view, where all three championship titles are on the line, independent to the Rumble match. Owen and Bret Hart would fail in winning the WWF Tag Team titles. Razor Ramon would retain the Intercontinental Championship. And, in what may be one of the most controversial matches in Royal Rumble history, Yokozuna retains the WWF Championship by defeating The Undertaker in a Casket Match.

The Royal Rumble match made up for the lackluster event it was a year ago, buy adding more elements of young, established star power and drama. With the likes of Diesel, Adam Bomb, Crush, Shawn Michaels and Jeff Jarrett. The Rumble had some pockets of mini story lines, which brought a different level of intrigue to the match. Showing that just like a good match, the Rumble can be booked just as well. And good booking and drama is what we received in the end, as the winner of the match would not be one man, but TWO men. Bret The Hitman Hart and Lex Luger would be the co-winners of the Royal Rumble as they both eliminated each other when they were the last two men. A decision and an outcome never done before, but was executed properly.


Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer For Rant Sports

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