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Royal Rumble 1992: World Wrestling Federation's Greatest [Videos]

The 1992 Royal Rumble participates pictured (L-R) from entries 1 to 30

Below take a look at one of the greatest Royal Rumble matches of all time, the main event of the 1992 WWF Royal Rumble. Adding to the excitement of the 30-man match, the winner would be awarded the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

The match included some of the most accomplished professional wrestlers in WWF history, 22 of the 30 men in the match held a championship title at some point in their WWE career. The most famous participates included in the 1992 Royal Rumble match included: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Sgt. Slaughter, Sid Justice, The Iron Sheik (Colonel Mustafa), Jimmy Snuka, The Undertaker, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Tito Santana, Mike Rotunda (I.R.S.), Haku, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, "The British Bulldog" Davy Boy Smith, The Big Bossman, Nikolai Volkoff.

However, due to various reasons this Royal Rumble match did have some noticeable missing participates. Notable WWF wrestlers of the time and future hall of fame members missing from the 1992 Royal Rumble included Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Mr. Perfect, and Ultimate Warrior. Nevertheless, the 1992 Royal Rumble match stands as one of the top three Royal Rumble matches in the history of the event.

Invite someone to watch the 1992 Royal Rumble for the first time and using the photo from this post, have them choose their top three potential winners. Then watch as the surprise winner takes home the World Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship title. The match can also be watched in high definition on the WWE Network:

1992 WWF Royal Rumble PPV Introduction by Vince McMahon

The 1992 WWF Royal Rumble Match
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan


hobbyfan said...

Vince, I was there when this Rumble went down. It was the first PPV in Albany, and it would take 14 years before I'd see a 2nd one. Anyway, I can't recall what the sitch was with Mr. Perfect and/or Bret Hart that left them out of the Rumble. However, I do remember seeing Roddy Piper win his first championship with the then-WWF, beating the Mountie to win the IC title. Ric Flair got help from the most unlikely of sources to win the title and the Rumble, and the last memory of that night, sadly, was a disabled fellow accusing Flair of cheating, which clearly was not the case.

Vince Sanchez said...

Thanks. That must have been a cool experience to see it live. As a side note, my ancestors lived in Troy, NY from 1850-1855.