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Allan and Parv, love the show, and always enjoyable to hear some British voices pontificating on all things wrestling.

 

Given we are fast approaching the Royal Rumble, a question I had was around the fields and how many times you thought there was genuine competition/intrigue for who would win? Do you think the older Rumbles have more uncertainty going in for who might have been the winner than the modern ones? Which era do you think had the more predictable fields?

 

I'm actually really excited for this years as there is a really strong lineup on paper and a few different routes they could potentially go down. If you look back though - and from your period the 1995 Rumble particularly stands out - that was just so obvious Shawn was going to win. Even taking away what people may have 'known' from things like the Observer on who was the favourite, in a completely kayfabe way, just look at that 95 field outside of Shawn, and then maybe Bulldog/Luger - The Blu Twins, Jimmy Del Ray, Kwang, Well Dunn, Aldo Montoya...

 

Cheers!

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Letters from Kayfabe #19




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Allan and Parv dig into a bit of trivia in this week’s mailbag


1. The Mailbag: Non-filmed Title Changes / Longest tenured WWF-employees / Acknowledged Retirements

2. The Event Center with JT Rozzero: Royal Rumble 92

3. The Long Topic: Favourite Jobbers


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Pedro over Patera was on an untelevised MSG show, which there were 3 or 4 a year at the time

 

Tito over Muraco is on the old history of the IC title CHV. Missing the finish as you mentioned

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Letters from Kayfabe #20




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In a special long edition, Allan and Parv empty out the sack.


1. The Mailbag: Hogan in mid 87 / Donnybrook Theatre / Wrestlers without music after 1990

2. The Event Center with JT Rozzero: Providence, RI – Civic Center – January 30, 1993 (matinee)

3. The Long Topic: The Life and Times of Virgil.




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Me too. Thanks Parv. This has been a rough ten months in my life actually but Titans, WTBBP and LFK have really helped me through a rough patch in my life. You will be missed.

 

Also that Hogan-Savage match was an interesting thing. In order to boost house show sales, they sent Hogan-Savage in 87 around the loop to the smaller towns, drawing huge houses for them since Hogan didn't work the B and C towns all that often.

 

History of the Heavyweight Championship is one of the few Coliseum Videos I don't own and have never seen a physical copy (along with Women of the WWF) or digital copy for that matter.

 

The Texas Death match with Hogan is one of the oddest things ever. The WWF's Even More Unusual Matches Coliseum video put BOTH the Boston and MSG versions of the match on the tape, back to back. This would be fine except the two matches are virtually identical, move for more and spot for spot. It's virtually impossible to believe in kayfabe as a kid after you've seen that.

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Didn't at one point during his run WWF lose the rights to Jive Soul Bro? That might explain why in 91 Slick's guys had no music and almost never entrances either, usually their squash matches started with them already in the ring, though I have seen exceptions.

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