Re: Why did Stone Cold win the 1997 Royal Rumble?
They had several different people going after the title at that time. HBK, Sid, Vader, Taker, Bret, and Austin were all in the mix, I'm guessing they weren't sure exactly how everything was going to shake out. There were just too many around the situation to go with the typical "One man on his quest for the gold" standard storyline. It would've left several key players with nothing to do during the most important time of the year.
Going about it this way was different and they left their options open. The screwy finish kept everyone relevant and gave them all something to do. I'm sure Vince knew HBK was in no mood for jobbing, so he wrote himself several outs.
Was one of the best RTWM seasons I remember.
Last edited by Dr. Jones : 01-06-2013 at 09:47 PM.