Having a guaranteed draw is such a precious commodity in the world of wrestling for many reasons, but one of the often overlooked factors is that it allows you to experiment with the formula a bit and put together matches that you wouldn’t otherwise, safe in the knowledge that fans will still tune in. The Royal Rumble itself is one of those. Everyone is already watching for the main event, so what do you do with the rest of the card?
Aside from the headline battle royale, there have been many matches over the years that have really stood out either from a quality perspective or the fact that they’re even being put together in the first place. Title challengers that wouldn’t otherwise get a look in, iconic bouts from down the years that have lived in the shadows of the Rumble match itself and so much more.
Quite a lot of classic encounters from years past have been slept on and as such it’s up to Beyond The Beermat to go back and bring them to you. Consider this your podcast wake up call.
Listen now on the player below or you can directly download Beyond The Beermat #30 here.