1993 Royal Rumble Match

Farewell old friends
Farewell old friends

The 1993 Royal Rumble match can be explained in much the same way as the dreaded Sports Illustrated cover curse: When something reaches the peak of the mountain there is nowhere to go but down. An athlete or team makes the cover of SI for accomplishing something really great in the prior week, thus the next week will likely not be as good. The ’93 Rumble suffers from the shadow of perfection thrown by the prior year’s effort. The business of wrestling had taken a huge hit in the prior year for a number of reasons including steroid and sex scandals. The match has an odd assortment of legends that adds something in retrospect that may not have been there at the time, and this is the final Rumble with Bobby the Brain Heenan on color. Continue reading 1993 Royal Rumble Match