Originally Posted by Kane-UK
How do you propose they do it without actually showing Benoit?
WWE (quite rightly) don't want to show Benoit in any kind of glory and by acknowledging his Royal Rumble achievement on-screen, they would be doing just that.
Just be thankful they haven't rewritten history and said HBK is the only person to do it.
I checked out the 2007 promo a few hours ago and that one is a good example. They don't specify "So and so have won from this number" and make it just a bunch of statistics. It's just a well done video that shows a lot of things that have taken place at the Royal Rumble, including epic endings, Kane destroying everyone in 2001 and so on. Just generally hyping the show up to be something that we get once in a year and should be excited about. With the statistic video, it is barely hyping up the event itself, it's just displaying a bunch of statistics, updated every year to include the previous year. And they make it clear that only 2 have won from #1, the same amount as #30 but they just show 3 people which handicaps it.