Record-Setting Rumble

Jan. 24, 1993

Following a 10-year absence, Backlund returns to WWE, but fans do not expect much from the aging former champion. Backlund proves the doubters wrong and enters the Royal Rumble Match at No. 2. The grappling great lasts more than an hour, a record that stands for 11 years, and he is one of the final three competitors along with “Macho Man” Randy Savage and eventual winner Yokozuna.

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