Royal Rumble is one of WWE’s most popular events. It is also considered as one of the ‘big four’ pay-per-views alongside WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and SummerSlam. However, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, one of the most decorated wrestlers of WWE, has made a shocking revelation about the Battle Royale.
Austin holds the record for winning the most Royal Rumble matches with three wins. He won back to back in 1997 and 1998 and again in 2001.
However, in a recent interview with Ryan Satin of Fox Sports, the Hall of Famer has revealed he never liked Royal Rumble as “there’s so much going on.”
“I won three Royal Rumbles, but I didn’t really like Royal Rumbles,” he said. “So many things that can’t go wrong because everything’s gotta work out. You know what I’m speaking of, without just spelling it out.”
Austin is right; with so many wrestlers moving everywhere and anywhere, anything can happen. Although wrestlers might not like this, fans utterly enjoy the unpredictability.
Who could forget Vince McMahon tearing both of his quads during the 2005 Royal Rumble?
When Austin says something as controversial as never liking a pay-per-view, we must understand the context. The Hall of Famer gave us a backstory from his first Royal Rumble in San Diego where he slipped on Baby Oil!
“I was supposed to be the fourth guy left in the ring and Rikishi, or somebody, gave me a clothesline and the ropes were so baby oiled up from everybody wearing baby oil, I slipped.
“There was a bunch of guys in the ring and I went out way early. I hit the ground, and I’m still pretty new in the company at this time, Ryan, but they’re gonna try to keep me in the Rumble, so they’re giving me a little bit of a push and I blew it!“
For a newbie at that point in time, the experience would surely have been traumatizing. However, Austin recovered well enough to win the most Royal Rumble.
Although he does not like the pay-per-view, he is grateful he won three, “I didn’t really care for Royal Rumbles. I won three and I’m glad that I won three.”
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