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Royal Rumble (1992) Poster

(1992 TV Special)

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When Hulk Hogan was eliminated late in the match, a lot of the crowd actually cheered his exit. Those cheers were edited out of subsequent showings of the match as this was a reaction not expected.
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Ric Flair broke the record for longest lasting in a Royal Rumble. The record would be broken again the following year by Bob Backlund.
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Nine wrestlers made their first appearance in the Royal Rumble match: Ric Flair, Jerry Sags, Irwin R. Schyster, The Berzerker, Virgil, The Iron Sheik, Skinner, Sgt. Slaughter, and Sid Justice.
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Final Royal Rumble appearance for Hulk Hogan.
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First WWF PPV for Owen Hart since WrestleMania V in 1989, and the first one where he wrestles under his real name.
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According to his autobiography, Bobby Heenan had made the initial suggestion that Ric Flair come out #3, and after Vince McMahon agreed, he claimed it as his own idea.
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Ric Flair became the 1st man ever to enter as one of the first 5 entrants and win the Royal Rumble.
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This is the only Royal Rumble where the WWF/WWE title was on the line in the Royal Rumble match until 2016.
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Spike Dudley was in attendance.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for "The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich, Hercules Hernandez, and The Warlord of the Powers of Pain. In Von Erich's case, it was his last PPV match ever, for any company.
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First Royal Rumble to not feature Bret "The Hitman" Hart.
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First WWF PPV appearance for Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart since WrestleMania VII in 1991, and his final one until King of the Ring 1994, and his final PPV match until Survivor Series 1994.
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Last ever PPV match for the Orient Express (Kato and Pat Tanaka). Paul Diamond (Kato) would make his final PPV appearance the following year at Royal Rumble 1993 as Max Moon.
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Only WWF PPV appearance for Jamison Winger.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Haku until Royal Rumble 2001.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for The Barbarian until Survivor Series 1994.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Nikolai Volkoff until WrestleMania XI in 1995, and his last WWF PPV match until WrestleMania X-7 in 2001.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for Greg "The Hammer" Valentine until Survivor Series 1993.
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Final WWF PPV appearance for "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka until Survivor Series 1996.
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The Iron Sheik's last PPV match as Col. Mustafa, his last PPV appearance until WrestleMania XIII in 1997, and his last WWF PPV match until WrestleMania X-7 in 2001, which would be the final PPV match of his career.
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Dave Meltzer's "The Wrestling Observer Newsletter" gave the match between the New Foundation (Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart) and the Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka) 3 1/4 stars and the Royal Rumble match 3 3/4 stars out of a maximum possible five.
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Only PPV match for Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart as a team under the New Foundation name.
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WWE PPV in-ring debut for Sid Justice.
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The dark match before the show was Chris Walker defeating the Brooklyn Brawler (Steve Lombardi) by disqualification.
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The Royal Rumble match was the only time Jerry Sags was in a PPV match without his Nasty Boys partner Brian Knobbs.
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Shawn Michaels' first PPV match as a singles wrestler, as he had split with his Rockers tag team partner Marty Jannetty a week earlier.
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Ric Flair was the first heel to win a Royal Rumble match.
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Spoilers 

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First of (so far) two occasions when the Royal Rumble winner would win the WWF/WWE title. In 2016, Triple H became the second person to do so, behind his mentor Ric Flair who did so at this event
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