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History of Wrestling Podcast #2: Outrage and the Royal Rumble

January 30, 2015

Why didn’t fans revolt when Hulk Hogan was ousted in 1989?

Why did they revolt when Daniel Bryan was in 2015?

And how has the Royal Rumble concept evolved since its debut nearly 30 years ago?

In the latest episode of The History of Wrestling podcast, Graham Cawthon, Brad Stutts, and Dan McGinn take a look at the 2015 Royal Rumble match and share their experiences both watching it on TV and being in attendance. They also compare the match to previous incarnations, breakdown the storytelling, discuss what worked and what didn’t as well as the backlash that followed.

Topics include: Bryan’s early elimination, Roman Reigns winning, Kane and Big Show as monsters in 2015, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Fandango’s pants, Antonio Cesaro, and more.

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