HBK Hangs Tough

Jan. 22, 1995

Entering the Royal Rumble Match in the unenviable No. 1 spot, Shawn Michaels spends nearly an hour dodging WWE’s finest, including his fellow finalist, The British Bulldog. Seemingly eliminated, Michaels dangles for dear life but ensures that only one foot touches the arena floor. He crawls back into action and wins it, becoming the first man to ever go start-to-finish in the Rumble, emerge the victor and head to the main event of WrestleMania.

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