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New E-Book: 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.

Thomas Hall


  1. I've bought your books before and have always enjoyed going back and reading your old posts. I'm down to buy a copy.

  2. Much appreciated. Thanks.

  3. Still so ironic that the Rumble came about by Vince trying to sabotage a PPV that Crockett himself bungled beyond reason.

  4. My title for the Bunkhouse Stampede review: "You Wish TNA Could Be This Bad."


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