Ranking The Royal Rumble Winners – Part 3
It’s Royal Rumble season, which means it’s almost WrestleMania season. Thanks to the WWE Network, you can go back and watch all the old Royal Rumble pay per views and matches, and in that spirit, I decided to rank the winners. Vince McMahon came in at #22 on the list, Hacksaw Jim Duggan came in at #21 and now it’s time to see who’s next!
20. Big John Studd – 1989 Royal Rumble
The first three on this list were pretty easy to pick. Big John Studd, as seen above, won the 1989 Royal Rumble by eliminating Virgil, which isn’t exactly the greatest victory in Rumble history. With that said, the 1989 Royal Rumble was stacked with Hall of Fame talent, including Hogan, Savage, Andre the Giant, Ted DiBiase, Jake Roberts, Shawn Michaels and many more. The main story line for most of 1988 and 1989 was the Mega Powers, the short lived friendship and tag team of Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, but the feud between Andre the Giant and Big John Studd was also a huge talking point heading into Wrestlemania V that year. While he may not be the greatest Rumble winner in history, at least Big John Studd wasn’t the worst. Tomorrow we’ll rank #19!