5 Years Later: AJ Styles Debuts in the 2016 Royal Rumble Match

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AJ Styles is one of the most high-profile stars in WWE. Since making his WWE pay-per-view five years ago, he has accomplished more than many long-time fans thought. Three United States Championship reigns, one run with the Intercontinental Championship, and a two-time WWE Champion status can’t be overlooked. Without question, “The Phenomenal One” has punched […] READ MORE


20 Years Later: The 2001 Royal Rumble Match

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Twenty years ago today, the World Wrestling Federation held its fourteenth annual Royal Rumble event. To say that there was excitement heading in would be an understatement. Given the Royal Rumble‘s reputation, even during this period in the company that would later be known as WWE, this should come as no surprise. The 2001 Royal […] READ MORE


Royal Rumble: How Rumble Winners Fared in World Title Matches (1990s)

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Ever since 1988, the Royal Rumble has been one of WWE’s marquee pay-per-views, one of The Big Four that included WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. Held annually in January of each year, it usually launches the Road to WrestleMania, and treats WWE fans to surprises and thrills in the most important battle royal of the […] READ MORE


50 Years Ago: Record Reign of Bruno Sammartino Ends at 2803 Days

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Fifty years ago, on January 18, 1971, Ivan Koloff delivered a Russian Leg Drop to World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino in Madison Square Garden in New York City to get the 1-2-3, becoming only the third man to hold the WWWF World Championship. But it wasn’t just any new championship […] READ MORE



History of the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championships

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On October 24, 2020, at IMPACT Bound for Glory, Madison Rayne revealed the return of the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championships (something we here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling anticipated back in June). In November, a tournament began to crown the brand new IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Champions, featuring IMPACT tandems and some top […] READ MORE


Lucky 27: The Historic Royal Rumble Number

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When it comes to the WWE Royal Rumble, statistics matter. From the total number of eliminations in a single match to the cumulative time that a wrestler has spent in Rumbles throughout history, this is one event where stats are the most interesting. When it comes to numbers that can be described as historic, one […] READ MORE


Scrap Iron: The Storied (and Decorated) Career of Adam Pearce

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In one of the oddest swerve in recent times in the WWE Universe, WWE Producer (and now on-screen official) Adam Pearce will be facing off against Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at Royal Rumble on January 31. Adam Pearce has been working with the WWE for seven years now, starting as a guest […] READ MORE


Why You Should Watch IMPACT In 2021

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The new year has finally arrived, and 2021 is shaping up to be a great year in wrestling. There is no shortage of wrestling content to view on a variety of platforms. We believe IMPACT Wrestling is worth watching and is a promotion you should watch in 2021. Below you’ll find a few reasons why […] READ MORE