New E-Book: KB’s History of the Royal Rumble

Back in late 1987, the WWF started messing with the NWA’s pay per view schedule by airing Survivor Series 1987 on the same night as Starrcade 1987. This worked so well that they decided to do it again in January 1988 but as a free special on the USA network. Nearly thirty years later, the show has become one of the biggest events of the year and contains one of the most important matches on the Road to Wrestlemania: the Royal Rumble.

For twenty seven years, the Royal Rumble has given us the biggest battle royal of the year and some of the best matches of all time. Ranging from Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit in a ladder match to Triple H vs. Cactus Jack in a street fight to Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle in a technical masterpiece, you’re almost guaranteed to get a solid title match in addition to the Royal Rumble itself.

In this book, we’ll look at every edition of the Royal Rumble starting in 1988 and break down every show, segment and match as WWE starts their Road to Wrestlemania. The book contains twenty seven pay per view reviews and looks at everything that has taken place at the first major show of the year on the WWE calendar. As usual I’ll be providing play by play, historical context and analysis of every show.

The books runs about 350 pages on a Kindle and only costs $3.99, or the equivalent in other currencies. If you don’t have a Kindle or e-book reader, there are several FREE apps you can use to read it on pretty much any electronic device. You can find those from Amazon here.

You can pick up the book from Amazon here.

From the UK Amazon here.

From the Canadian Amazon here.

Or if you’re in another country with its own Amazon page, just search KB Rumble and my book will be the first thing that pop up.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the WWE Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1998 and 2001, Monday Nitro from 1995-97, In Your House, Summerslam, Starrcade, ECW Pay Per Views and Clash of the Champions at my author’s page here.

I hope you like it and shoot me any questions you might have.

KB

Smackdown – November 21, 2014: I’m Sick Of This Match

Smackdown
Date: November 21, 2014
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield

It’s the final show before Survivor Series and we’re all the way up to five matches for Sunday. With the addition of the always treasured Divas elimination match, the card….is pretty much exactly the same as it was on Monday. There’s a major change to Sunday’s main event announced though so things aren’t all finalized. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Smackdown – November 21, 2014: I’m Sick Of This Match

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2012: Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta

Survivor Series 2012
Date: November 18, 2012
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 8,500
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield

I don’t remember much about this show and I think that says a lot about it. The main event is a triple threat with Punk defending against Cena and Ryback because WWE loves their three way matches. The original main event was going to be Team Punk vs. Team Foley in a Survivor Series match but WWE realized no one would pay to see that, so the new main events were made. Team Punk was replaced by Team Ziggler, despite the two of them having no real animosity at all. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Survivor Series Count-Up – 2012: Sierra Hotel India Echo Lima Delta

Wrestler of the Day – November 16: British Bulldogs

Today we’re looking at one of the most popular tag teams of all time: the British Bulldogs. Continue Reading »Wrestler of the Day – November 16: British Bulldogs

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2011: Woo Woo Woo The Rock Is Back

Survivor Series 2011
Date: November 20, 2011
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 16,749
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Booker T

This show is all about the Rock. Seriously, that’s it. The main event is Rock/Cena vs. Awesome Truth in Rock’s first match in seven years. They totally gave away the announcement of the match before the announcement on Raw but they were trying at least. This show didn’t sell that well for reasons we’ll get to later. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Survivor Series Count-Up – 2011: Woo Woo Woo The Rock Is Back

NXT – November 20, 2014: The Fastest Show In Wrestling

NXT
Date: November 20, 2014
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Renee Young, Alex Riley, Rich Brennan

We’re getting close to the end of the year and ultimately the next Takeover special, but now the main event isn’t as clear. Last week Sami Zayn was tricked into losing his NXT Title shot against Adrian Neville, leaving his future up in the air. Other than that we have Itami/Balor getting ready for their showdown against the Ascension which will be the newcomers’ official welcome to the company. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »NXT – November 20, 2014: The Fastest Show In Wrestling

New Column: Destination: Hope

Today we’re looking at TNA’s new home and how it might be a blessing in disguise as a bullet to the leg.

 

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Impact Wrestling – November 19, 2014: Last One Out, Lock Dreamer In

Impact Wrestling
Date: November 12, 2014
Location: Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tazz

And so, it ends. Well at least on SpikeTV. Tonight is the last episode of Impact Wrestling on the major network before it takes two months off and returns on a network in about 40 million less homes. To be fair though, it’s better than no network at all…..in theory. Tonight is about setting up Roode vs. Lashley III so let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Impact Wrestling – November 19, 2014: Last One Out, Lock Dreamer In

Potential Upcoming Maintenance

Got a message from my hosting company and they’re doing some work on the server that hosts my site.  There’s a chance that the site may be down for a short amount of time sometime in the next few days.  Everything is fine and I know it’s coming but please bear with me if you can’t get on for a bit.  This should only be a one time thing.

 

KB

Wrestler of the Day – November 15: The Patriot

Today we’re looking at a real American: the Patriot. Continue Reading »Wrestler of the Day – November 15: The Patriot