– Randy Orton was feeling ill backstage at the Royal Rumble but was able to work just fine.
– WWE’s tease of Jeff Hardy overdosing on the morning of the Survivor Series pay-per-view this past November was named the “Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic” in the 29th annual Wrestling Observer Newsletter readership awards announced this past week. Here is the final voter tally regarding this dubious award:
1. WWE JEFF HARDY TEASED OVERDOSE TO GET HITS 241
2. TNA Using Jill Jarrett’s death in Angle vs. Jeff storyline 165
3. WWE having the set collapse on Vince McMahon just days after a TNA crew member was killed in similar fashion 49
4. ROH Larry Sweeney rape tease on Allison Danger 46
5. IWA Mid South Mike Levy incident 41
6. Elite XC pushing Kimbo Slice as a main eventer 29
7. AAA using Antonio Pena’s ashes in an angle 25
8. WWE McMahon’s Millions 23
– Nick Cleroux sent in the following… I was on WWE.COM a few weeks ago and noticed that their Royal Rumble history section is wrong. The first Royal Rumble was indeed held back in 1988 but it took place in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at Copps Coliseum not at MSG as the WWE states on their Rumble History page. I’ve E-Mailed WWE several times without response which makes me think that they don’t really care about being correct. They even show pictures of the first Rumble match and the pictures clearly aren’t of MSG. Whenever there is a WWE show at MSG, the ring is always dead centre with that tunnel that leads to the back (They’ve used it as an entrance way for countless PPV’s). You will notice that in the pictures of the ’88 Rumble, there is no tunnel. Just thought you guys might like to know.