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50 Moments That Remind You Why The 1994 Royal Rumble Was The Best One In WWE History

We are officially on the cusp of the Royal Rumble, which is arguably the best PPV of the year. The 2016 WWE Royal Rumble has nostalgia written all over it, as the last time the title was up for grabs in the Rumble match itself was 1992! The truth of the matter though, is that this year's Royal Rumble probably won't hold a candle to the Rumble we all witnessed in 1994, some 22 years ago. Here are 50 moments that will take you back and remind you why.

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50. Live from the Providence Civic Center!!!

Providence truly shined her light upon us as Vince announced that the 1994 Royal Rumble was finally here! The Civic Center was rockin'! WWE Fans around the globe were about to witness the best Royal Rumble in WWE History!
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Providence truly shined her light upon us as Vince announced that the 1994 Royal Rumble was finally here! The Civic Center was rockin'! WWE Fans around the globe were about to witness the best Royal Rumble in WWE History!

49. Vince McMahon

The atmosphere was thick in Providence Rhode Island the night of the 1994 Royal Rumble. Vince McMahon was all in for this PPV. I don't know if I've ever been more pumped up to watch a PPV than the 1994 Royal Rumble, especially with the way Vince called the action as the night unfolded!
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The atmosphere was thick in Providence Rhode Island the night of the 1994 Royal Rumble. Vince McMahon was all in for this PPV. I don't know if I've ever been more pumped up to watch a PPV than the 1994 Royal Rumble, especially with the way Vince called the action as the night unfolded!

48. Luna Vachon's thongish attire

Luna Vachon. Guess the only logical thing to say here is, I would.
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Luna Vachon. Guess the only logical thing to say here is, I would.

47. Bret & Owen Hart's Nips during Promo

Perhaps the cheesiest most fake promo of all time occurred right before Bret & Owen Hart's Tag Team Championship match vs. The Quebecers, but it was CLASSIC 90's WWE, making the audience think that things were just dandy between the Hart Brothers, until, the match of course. One thing is for sure though, the Hart brothers love giving their nipples camera time.
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Perhaps the cheesiest most fake promo of all time occurred right before Bret & Owen Hart's Tag Team Championship match vs. The Quebecers, but it was CLASSIC 90's WWE, making the audience think that things were just dandy between the Hart Brothers, until, the match of course. One thing is for sure though, the Hart brothers love giving their nipples camera time.

46. Classic Heel Owen

Owen Hart's heel turn on his brother Bret was perfect. In a post interview Owen said "That's why I kicked your leg outta your leg". I think he meant to say I kicked your leg out from under you. The heel turn was inevitable and it was classic heel Owen. I AM NOT A NUGGET!
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Owen Hart's heel turn on his brother Bret was perfect. In a post interview Owen said "That's why I kicked your leg outta your leg". I think he meant to say I kicked your leg out from under you. The heel turn was inevitable and it was classic heel Owen. I AM NOT A NUGGET!

45. Razor's Edge on IRS

Shawn Michaels interfered in this match, hitting Razor Ramon with a phony belt. The refs were too good in this one though, and they got it right, which allowed Razor to give IRS the Razor's Edge and retain the title. I would be remiss if I didn't give IRS credit for telling Providence Rhode Island that they better pay their taxes.
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Shawn Michaels interfered in this match, hitting Razor Ramon with a phony belt. The refs were too good in this one though, and they got it right, which allowed Razor to give IRS the Razor's Edge and retain the title. I would be remiss if I didn't give IRS credit for telling Providence Rhode Island that they better pay their taxes.

44. The Undertaker/Yokozuna Match Promo(s)

Arguably the best promo set in all of WWE history. The Undertaker and Paul Bearer put together quite an incredible set of promos to scare the diaper off of Yokozuna. The creepiness of the casket construction to the cold winter sounds in the background made the anticipation of this casket match just that much better. As a 9 year old boy this scared the bajeezus out of me.
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Arguably the best promo set in all of WWE history. The Undertaker and Paul Bearer put together quite an incredible set of promos to scare the diaper off of Yokozuna. The creepiness of the casket construction to the cold winter sounds in the background made the anticipation of this casket match just that much better. As a 9 year old boy this scared the bajeezus out of me.

43. Paul Bearer driving Yokozuna's coffin, playing with whip during promo

"Are you affffrrrraaaiiiidddd Yoooookkooooozuuuuunnnaaa???? Areee youuuu afffraaaaiiiidddd???
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"Are you affffrrrraaaiiiidddd Yoooookkooooozuuuuunnnaaa???? Areee youuuu afffraaaaiiiidddd???

42. Fear not...Yokozunaaaaaaa....

Just another shot from the promos, because they were just so good.
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Just another shot from the promos, because they were just so good.

41. Taker/Yoko stare-down from the legendary casket match

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40. Undertaker Choke Slams Yokozuna

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39. Taker fights off superstars after he was almost stuffed in the casket. The power of the urn is still working.

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38. Green smoke bellows from Undertaker's urn

Wow. Something about this green smoke pouring out of this urn that just made for such a creepy and mysterious addition to the events of this match. Vince's commentary was incredible, as he sounded scared as can be.
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Wow. Something about this green smoke pouring out of this urn that just made for such a creepy and mysterious addition to the events of this match. Vince's commentary was incredible, as he sounded scared as can be.

37. Taker inside the casket and his eerie monologue about death

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36. Undertaker Being Electrocuted in his Casket on the "JumboTron"

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35. Electric Undertaker

By now youngsters watching this PPV were terrified as the Undertaker's "soul" rose up from the "JumboTron". Again Vince was stunned and this was by far the best segway into a rumble match we will ever see.
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By now youngsters watching this PPV were terrified as the Undertaker's "soul" rose up from the "JumboTron". Again Vince was stunned and this was by far the best segway into a rumble match we will ever see.

34. Tatanka

Tatanka had a promo before the Rumble match, like he had a shot of winning, pssshhhhh. You gotta love Tatanka though.
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Tatanka had a promo before the Rumble match, like he had a shot of winning, pssshhhhh. You gotta love Tatanka though.

33. Doink & Dink Promo

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32. The Fink Announces that it is now time for the Royal Rumble Match and explains the rules

"It is nowwww tiiiime, to find out whoooo drreeeeewwww nuuuummmbeerrrrr oooooonnnneeee"
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"It is nowwww tiiiime, to find out whoooo drreeeeewwww nuuuummmbeerrrrr oooooonnnneeee"

31. Samu of the Headshrinkers enters the rumble match after Scott Steiner drew #1

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30. Kwang spits Rick Steiner with green stuff upon Rumble entry

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29. Samu gets his neck tangled in the ropes

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28. The Casio Countdown Clock

You have to love the fact that the Royal Rumble countdown clock is sponsored by Casio. Definitely makes a little more sense than Stridex sponsoring Summerslam.
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You have to love the fact that the Royal Rumble countdown clock is sponsored by Casio. Definitely makes a little more sense than Stridex sponsoring Summerslam.

27. Diesel clearing house in the Rumble match

Diesel breaks the record of continuous eliminations when he throws 7 superstars over the top rope one after the other.
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Diesel breaks the record of continuous eliminations when he throws 7 superstars over the top rope one after the other.

26. Double J argues with refs after he is eliminated

DON'T PISS ME OFF!
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DON'T PISS ME OFF!

25. Macho Man attacks Crush during the Rumble match

Macho Man and Crush were feuding and Macho Man went nuts when he learned Crush had entered the rumble.
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Macho Man and Crush were feuding and Macho Man went nuts when he learned Crush had entered the rumble.

24. Bret Hart's Limping Rumble Entry

After being on turned on by his brother Bret Hart enters the rumble with a bum knee, the crowd goes wild.
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After being on turned on by his brother Bret Hart enters the rumble with a bum knee, the crowd goes wild.

23. Lex Luger is attacked by Tenryu & Kabuki backstage before he enters the Rumble

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22. Adam Bomb

Adam Bomb drew #30. Vince & Ted Dibiase thought it was all over, until Luger eliminated the big man. Adam Bomb was cool.
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Adam Bomb drew #30. Vince & Ted Dibiase thought it was all over, until Luger eliminated the big man. Adam Bomb was cool.

21. Ironically Luger & Hart work together to eliminate Tenryu from the Rumble match

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20. Luger & Hart face off as they realize they are on the cusp of creating the most memorable end to any Royal Rumble match in WWE history

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19. Luger & Hart start to go at it...

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18. Luger begins his quest to eliminate Bret Hart...

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17. Luger about to toss Bret over and win the Rumble......

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16. Luger and Hart on their way over, history will be made...

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15. Both Superstars are going over the top rope at the same time!

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14. Luger & Hart go over from a different angle

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13. Luger & Hart lay on the ground, but who hit the mat first?

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12. The Refs argue about what happened. Earl Hebner claims Hart is the winner, Joey Marella argues that Luger is the winner.

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11. Luger & Hart still laying on the ground...

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10. Luger is laid out, still tired from body slamming Yokozuna in 1993

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9. Luger is announced as the winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble!

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8. Earl Hebner pleads his case to the Fink, explaining that Bret Hart is the winner.

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7. Hebner is Team Hart, The Fink now announces that Bret The Hitman Hart is the winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble!

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6. Jack Tunney gets word that there is some confusion ensuing down at ringside and arrives to the scene of the most incredible ending to any Pay Per View in WWE history to declare a winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble

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5. Tunney tries to break down what the world just witnessed, probably not even aware that this would go down as the most crucial decision in his career

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4. Luger & Hart get heated. Luger agues that he has won the Rumble. Hart argues that he has won the Rumble. The controversy is at it's highest point right now.

Luger vs Hart
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Luger vs Hart

3. The Fink Tries to Understand Jack Tunney's decision

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2. The Fink is about to announce the winner but he is still confused about Jack Tunney's decision

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1. The Fink announces that Bret Hart & Lex Luger are declared the WINNERS of the 1994 Royal Rumble!!!

Hart & Luger would go on to both face Yokozuna for the championship at Wrestlemania X, which is another classic pay per view from 1994. To say this Rumble was "one for the ages" doesn't even do it proper justice. We can only hope that there will be another Royal Rumble of this caliber, but it is highly doubtful.
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Hart & Luger would go on to both face Yokozuna for the championship at Wrestlemania X, which is another classic pay per view from 1994. To say this Rumble was "one for the ages" doesn't even do it proper justice. We can only hope that there will be another Royal Rumble of this caliber, but it is highly doubtful.

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