During my illustrious career in WWE, I had the privilege of broadcasting 13 Royal Rumble events beginning in 1994 on Radio WWF with the late, great Hall of Famer, Gorilla Monsoon. This event is a star-maker to say the least as some of WWE’s most celebrated talents made their first major career mark at Royal Rumble events.Plus, the Rumble ties directly into WrestleMania as its winner the past several years has earned an automatic title match with the WWE champion at the company’s biggest event of the year. This year’s Royal Rumble will come from the sold-out Amway Arena in Orlando, Fla., the rumored host city for the 2017 WrestleMania event, on Sunday, Jan. 24 on the WWE Network. Here are my top 10, Royal Rumble memories: 10. 2002/Atlanta: HHH eliminates Kurt Angle to win the Royal Rumble match to continue their rivalry … Ric Flair and Vince McMahon had a surprisingly solid street fight that saw Flair finally win a match with his Figure Four leg lock … RVD made his Rumble debut … Y2J, the villain, actually cheated, to pin The Rock to retain the WWF Title … and then this happened … Maven, straight out of Tough Enough, eliminated The Undertaker in the Royal Rumble match! 9. 1997/San Antonio: Marked the first time that I wore a cowboy hat on a broadcast as Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler also wore hats for this cowboy-themed event deep in the heart of Texas. Vince… Read full this story
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