Mike Tyson: A Wrestling Influence

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Back in March, we looked at Muhammad Ali‘s influence on the world of professional wrestling.  A near-thirty year love affair saw Muhammad Ali become inspired by Gorgeous George, main event WrestleMania and end up on the receiving end of a Gorilla Monsoon airplane spin.  It was announced this week that WWE Hall of Fame inductee […] READ MORE


No One Was Ready: Asuka Secures Her Spot In WWE History

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No one was ready. Despite the warnings as soon as she signed with the company, no one was ever ready. Asuka has been one of the best women in the WWE since debuting in NXT and following this week, she may have become the company’s most historic. On Sunday evening, she brought down the Money […] READ MORE


Roman’s Rumble: Roman Reigns Continues Astonishing Royal Rumble Track Record

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While we must acknowledge it is a small sample size, it seems there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Roman Reigns doing really well in the Royal Rumble. On Sunday, Roman Reigns’ track record of rumble excellence continued as for the fourth time in six tries, the Big Dog finished as the runner-up, […] READ MORE


The Harsh Reality: WWE Royal Rumble (1/26/20)

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Irrespective of the build-up and wrestlers involved, WWE Royal Rumble is always going to be the most intriguing pay-per-view of every year. The show is not just about the in-ring quality, but also about the sheer excitement of who might show up in the match. This year too, it was no different. All the matches […] READ MORE


Report: Edge Signs Three-Year Contract With WWE

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“The Rated R Superstar” is officially back. Edge made his grand, stunning return in the men’s Royal Rumble match on Sunday night at number 21 and finished in third. After months of speculation and denial on Edge’s part (but, that’s what wrestlers do), it would appear, much like Rey Mysterio‘s surprise rumble appearance two years […] READ MORE


The Element of Surprise: A History of Surprise Entrants in The Royal Rumble

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Since 1988, the Royal Rumble Match has always proven to be one of the highlights of the calendar year. Used to kick off the road to WrestleMania, the Rumble has produced countless memorable moments, while also propelling the careers of numerous of its winners. One of the best things about the match, particularly in the […] READ MORE


Royal Rumble Week: NXT’s Greatest Opportunity To Win

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“Royal Rumble Week” here at the Last Word On Pro Wrestling continues with another special installment surrounding the huge event on Sunday night. More specifically, the two matches that the pay-per-view is named after. This time we focus on the third brand of the WWE, the same brand that has zero participants named for either […] READ MORE


Wrestling With Edwards: Episode 4 “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble”

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It’s the Royal Rumble week. So of course, that means its time for another edition of the Wrestling With Edwards podcast. This is an exciting one, as the Royal Rumble has been and will continue to be my favorite wrestling event of the year. That means it is time to discuss this year’s event and […] READ MORE


Preview: WWE – Royal Rumble (1/26/20)

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“The Road to WrestleMania” officially begins this Sunday, live from Houston, as one of the biggest events of the year goes down. The Royal Rumble has by all accounts become a favorite for every wrestling fan far and wide as the surprises, unexpectedness, and overall fun of the event continue to be a mainstay in professional […] READ MORE


Royal Rumble Betting Odds And What They Mean

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While betting odds have become more prevalent in pro wrestling recently, especially for WWE‘s Big Four PPVs, one of the best times to think about putting some money on the odds is when the calendar strikes January and the Royal Rumble serves to kick off the Road to WrestleMania build. When it comes to the […] READ MORE