Saturday, January 28, 2012

Royal Rumble: Mega Powers, Mega Problems

Mega meltdown (from WWE)
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

For 25 years, the Royal Rumble has provided plenty of great memories for wrestling fans.  Over the last week, I've shared some of my favorites.  Looking back all of them are "old school" memories.  The only exception being Chris Benoit's win from 2004.

In 1989, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage were ruling the world as the Mega Powers.  But as they say, all good things must come to an end, including the Mega Powers.  The two were destined to split and feud, and at the Royal Rumble that year, Hogan "accidentally" eliminated the Macho Man from the match.  This of course sent Savage into a rage, who slid back into the ring and confronted his partner.  Miss Elizabeth rushed to the ring to diffuse the situation, and it worked, at least for a bit.  Hogan and Savage eventually were finished with each other and battled it out at Wrestlemania 5.

Here's a look back.  This is also a sequence of another infamous rumble moment involving the Warlord and his quick exit.

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