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Royal Rumble 1994: The Phenom Prevails in a Casket Match Extravaganza


Date: January 22, 1994

Location: Providence Civic Center - Providence, Rhode Island


The Rumble Match:

Entrants and Eliminations:

1. Scott Steiner (Entry #1, eliminated by Diesel)

2. Samu (Entry #2, eliminated by Scott Steiner)

3. Rick Steiner (Entry #3, eliminated by Owen Hart)

4. Kwang (Entry #4, eliminated by Diesel)

5. Owen Hart (Entry #5, eliminated by Diesel)

6. Bart Gunn (Entry #6, eliminated by Diesel)

7. Diesel (Entry #7, eliminated by Crush, Bam Bam Bigelow, Mabel, Thurman, Sparky Plugg and Shawn Michaels)

8. Bob Buckland (Entry #8, eliminated by Diesel)

9. Billy Gunn (Entry #9, eliminated by Diesel)

10. Virgil (Entry #10, eliminated by Diesel)

11. Randy Savage (Entry #11, eliminated by Crush)

12. Jeff Jarrett (Entry #12, eliminated by Randy Savage)

13. Crush (Entry #13, eliminated by Bam Bam Bigelow, Thurman, Sparky Plugg Lex Luger and Bret Hart)

14. Doink The Clown (Entry #14, eliminated Bam Bam Bigelow)

15. Bam Bam Bigelow (Entry #15, eliminated by Lex Luger)

16. Mabel (Entry #16, eliminated by Crush, Bam Bam Bigelow, Thurman, Sparky Plugg, Shawn Michaels, Greg Valentine, Tatanka, and The Great Kabuki)

17. Thurman Sprky Plugg (Entry #17, eliminated by Shawn Micheals and Bret Hart)

18. Shawn Micheals (Entry #18, eliminated by Lex Luger)

19. Mo (Entry #19, eliminated by Fatu)

20. Greg Valentine (Entry #20, eliminated by Rick Martel)

21. Tataka (Entry #21, eliminated by Bam Bam Bigelow)

22. The Great Kabuki (Entry #22, eliminated by Lex Luger)

23. Lex Luger (Entry #23, Co-Winner)

24. Genichiro Tenryu (Entry #24, eliminated by Lex Luger And Bret Hart)

25. Bastion Bogger (Entry #25, unable to compete due to illness)

26. Rick Martel (Entry #26, eliminated by Tatanka)

27. Bret Hart (Entry #27, Co-Winner)

28. Fatu (Entry #28, eliminated by Bret Hart )

29. Marty Jannetty (Entry #29, eliminated by Shawn Micheals)

30. Adam Bomb (Entry #30, Lex Luger)



Thoughts on the Match:


The 1994 Royal Rumble featured an intense competition, culminating in a rare double victory as Bret Hart and Lex Luger simultaneously eliminated each other. This led to the first-ever co-winners of the Royal Rumble match.


Casket Match:


The main event showcased The Undertaker facing Yokozuna in a Casket Match. Despite interference from various heels, The Undertaker emerged victorious, solidifying his supernatural persona.


Full Event Card:


1. The Brooklyn Brawler vs. Jim Powers (The Brooklyn Brawler wins)


2. Tatanka vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (Tatanka wins)


3. The Quebecers vs. Bret "Hitman" Hart and Owen Hart for the WWE Tag Team Championship (The Quebecers win)


4. Razor Ramon vs. Irwin R. Schyster for the WWE Intercontinental Championship (Razor Ramon wins)


5. Yokozuna vs. The Undertaker in a Casket Match (Yokozuna wins)


6. Royal Rumble (winner - Bret Hart and Lex Luger)



Highlights and Aftermath:


- The co-winners, Bret Hart and Lex Luger set the stage for a unique WrestleMania main event, leading to a title shot for each.

- The Undertaker's triumph over Yokozuna in the Casket Match added another chapter to his legendary streak.

- Various rivalries and alliances formed during the Royal Rumble continued to unfold in the buildup to WrestleMania X.


Impact on Storylines:


- The co-victory of Bret Hart and Lex Luger added an unprecedented dynamic to the WrestleMania X main event picture.

- The Undertaker's resilience in the Casket Match reinforced his status as an unstoppable force.

- The continued tensions among factions and superstars during the Royal Rumble set the stage for future confrontations.


Conclusion:


The 1994 Royal Rumble remains a standout edition in WWE history, marked by the unique co-winnership and The Undertaker's eerie triumph in a Casket Match. The event set the tone for the road to WrestleMania X, promising intriguing storylines and unforgettable moments.



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