For the first time, The Lapsed Fan rumbles. This week it’s the 1991 WWF Royal Rumble, a show with sentimental and historic value for your co-chairmen.
The extravaganza from Miami set the controversial table for the Hulk Hogan v. Sgt. Slaughter showdown amid Dessert Storm hostilities, as Slaughter ends the Ultimate Warrior’s title reign in a shocker and Hogan survives 29 other superstars to wave Old Glory.
Join hosts Jack Encarnacao and JP Sarro as they muse on:
– The referee who refused to allow Rick Martel to use the “but I went under the top rope” loophole, actually threatening a 10-count during the Rumble match
– The subtlety of the WWF’s leveraging of the Persian Gulf conflict for heat, including having Warrior tear the Iraqi flag to shreds and attempt to eat it
– Sherri comes on to Warrior as he radiates discomfort
– One of the best PPV openers in WWF history, including a spot involving a karate belt that should be celebrated for generations
– Mr. Fuji is compared to the Michelangelo, the painter
– Those fantastic cartoon posters for Rumble 91, 92, and 01, with all participants portrayed as a marauding street gang
– The Mountie’s passive aggression and apprehension training
And so much more. Get Lapsed across the face, 91 Rumble style, by downloading the latest Lapsed Fan wrestling podcast here.
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