1992 Royal Rumble: This is Your Life, Ric Flair

Just over a year ago in my Royal Rumble series, I made clear that the ’92 Rumble is my favorite match ever because it is a This Is Your Life story for Ric Flair. But how exactly can you connect Flair at some point in the Nature Boy’s career to everyone else in the match? I managed to go 28 for 30.

1. British Bulldog: Bulldog was on the set of the Flair For The Gold segment in 1993 that featured the infamous Shockmaster incident.

2. Ted DiBiase: They had been on the same team at the 1991 Survivor Series, but more famous is their 1985 match in Mid-South for Flair’s NWA World Title.

3. Ric Flair: Wrestled himself on numerous occasions, such as a drug addled Kerry Von Erich in Texas in the 80s. Continue reading 1992 Royal Rumble: This is Your Life, Ric Flair

1992 Royal Rumble match

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The 1992 Royal Rumble match is my favorite match of all time for a lot of reasons but the main one is the concept that it was a partial history of the wrestling business crammed into an hour. There are 15 WWE Hall of Famers out of 30 and that number will be higher when the Undertaker is inducted and if deserving guys like Rick Martel and Demolition Smash (Repo Man here) get their due. Back in the 1950s, there was a documentary reality show called This Is Your Life where a guest would be taken through their entire life with appearances by people from their past. This was an episode of “Ric Flair: This Is Your Wrestling Life” that took place in Albany, NY on that January night.

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