The twelfth annual WWF Royal Rumble battle royal, with the winner receiving a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania XV, WWF Title (I Quit Match) : Mankind vs. The Rock, WWF Intercontinental Title:... See full summary »
The twelfth annual WWF Royal Rumble battle royal, with the winner receiving a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania XV, WWF Title (I Quit Match) : Mankind vs. The Rock, WWF Intercontinental Title: Ken Shamrock vs. Billy Gunn, WWF European Title: X-Pac vs. Gangrel, WWF Women's Title: Sable vs. Luna Vachon, and The Big Boss Man vs. The Road Dogg Written by
The WWF was so into their storyline over actual action that they runied an event that could have been so much better. The only real highlight would have to be the Mankind vs. the Rock match for the world title. These guys give it all they got and give definately some of the best performance in their careers. The only flaw of this match is the ending which is the exact same as Survivor Series 98. The rest of the card is not very interesting: Bossman beats Road Dogg out of nowhere, X-Pac fighting Gangrel is pretty weak, Billy Gunn getting pounded by Ken Shamrock isn't too thrilling, and Sable vs. Luna has to be one of the worst matches in Rumble history. As for the actual Rumble, there is such an emphasis by the Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler regarding the whole Austin vs. McMahon issue that you know that one of them is going to win the match. Both Austin and McMahon spend more than half of the Rumble away from the ring and we are stuck with few potential winners(Triple-H, Owen Hart, Shamrock), some longshots(D-Lo Brown, Bossman, X-Pac), a few with even longer shots(Steve Blackman, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett), a large number of no-shots(Golga, Droz, Blue Meanie, Al Snow), and even a few that you know were just in it because they ran out of guys(Gillberg, Mabel, Chyna). Besides, how can enjoy a Royal rumble that doesn't have the Undetaker compete?
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