Here, Enjoy This ECW Royal Rumble Match!

January 31st, 2010 by | Tags: , ,

Tonight is the WWE Royal Rumble. Here’s hoping someone other than Triple H or Cena wins this one. Come on, Kofi Kingston or CM Punk!

What better timing than for me to find this gem that I’ve been looking for for 13 years? In my Royal Rumble Week articles, I made mention of an ECW Rumble match I saw back in the mid-90’s. It was actually my very first ECW experience, so it stuck with me. Finally, I found it.

It’s called the King of the Hill Battle Royal, which is like a Royal Rumble, except for two differences. One, pinfalls and submissions count. Two, tag teams can enter together, as long as they’re willing to split the winner’s purse. The contestants:

Balls Mahoney
The Blue World Order (Stevie Richards, Blue Meanie and Nova)
Bubba Ray Dudley
Chris Candido
D-Von Dudley
The Eliminators (Perry Saturn and John Kronus)
“The Franchise” Shane Douglas
The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustafa)
Little Guido
Louie Spicolli
“Prime Time” Brian Lee
Rob Van Dam
The Sandman
Spike Dudley
Tommy Dreamer

Ah, the good old days.

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8 comments to “Here, Enjoy This ECW Royal Rumble Match!”

  1. There are older days but certainly none better.

  2. I’m not a big fan of the old ECW but this is interesting. I’m surprised they didn’t do it more often.

    I’m rooting for Kofi Kingston myself. Put the WWE title on Orton and build it based on whether Kofi can finally beat Orton.

  3. I used to have to watch ECW late night on a mexican television station on a tiny black and white TV… this just makes me justified (perhaps even justin credible) for doing that.

    And thank you, Gavok, for reminding me of the greatness that was the Dreamer/Raven/Beulah storyline, as it was one of my all time favorite things wrestling related ever.

  4. I’m hoping for John Morrison to take it. He’s ready for that next step and this would be the perfect way to make it happen.

  5. Morrison would be a cool choice, but his losses to McIntrye seems to suggest he’ll be out of the title picture for a while. Unless it’s to move him out of the IC title picture into the World title picture.

  6. Yeah, I figured dropping the IC belt and his upcoming DVD set suggest a move to the main event.

  7. Hoping for a Miz or Morrison win.

    Miz has been on fire ever since trading in his shorts for wrestling briefs. His promos and interactions with MVP (the past two Raws) were golden.

  8. I’m hoping HHH and HBK don’t get it for two reasons: 1) Taker should face someone new and 2) HHH vs HBK at Mania would be jawsome.

    Aside from that, I don’t know who’s going to win.