|Ax vs. Smash at 1989 Royal Rumble|
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My attempt is to post a few of my favorite moments from past Royal Rumbles in the days leading up to the 2012 event. With 24 of them in the history books, this shouldn't be hard to fill six days worth, right?
There are many great memories of the Royal Rumble. As I've mentioned before, it's my favorite speciality match in wrestling, or at least in the WWE.
One of my favorite moments goes back to the first year the Rumble was on pay per view back in 1989. The first two entrants in the match... the WWF tag team champions, Demolition! I was like 15 years old at the time and marked like a fool. That's because back then we didn't a whole lot of friends/partners doing battle against one another. Now it's become cliche. For two minutes though, Ax and Smash beat each other up, until Andre the Giant made his way into the matchup.
Take a look back at this opening segment from the 1989 Rumble.