Big WWE fan and talented pixel artist Christopher Grimm has created this awesome portrait of every WWE Heavyweight Champion since 1963. The attention to detail for a pixelated picture is pretty awesome, not to mention it is bursting with Nostalgic memories for anyone who grew up a Wrestling fan. I’ve included the names of every wrestler in the tags, so make sure you memorize the answers then you can impress your friends by naming them all! Oh, just don’t let them read that last sentence… Advertisements
It’s one can’t miss event of the year for both wrestling fans and used to be wrestling fans. It’s the Royal Rumble, where 30 men try to throw each other over the top rope for a main event slot at WrestleMania. The Rumble has been running since 1988, when “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan became the inaugural winner. Since then, the event has been come a staple for the WWE. Even though they don’t do it as much now, I get most nostalgic about the Royal Rumble when thinking about the classic intros where they show all 30 competitors. Remember the SNES version… The Rumble has had many great moments, from Ric Flair 1992 win, Rey Mysterio winning for the late great Eddie Guerrero, to Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior squaring off for the first time. Every year, the WWE puts out a great video package called “by the numbers” that always gets me hyped. The Royal Rumble is on Sunday, January 25th.
It’s once again time to rumble…. Well, actually yesterday was time to rumble as the WWE put on it’s annual battle royal style pay-per-view known as the Royal Rumble. Don’t tell me who won, I PVR’d it. The Royal Rumble has been a January tradition dating back to 1988 when the first Rumble was won by Hacksaw Jim Duggan in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For hardcore wrestling fans and casual fans alike, this is the most entertaining event the WWE puts on (outside of WrestleMania). The pay-per-view centers around it’s main event in which 2 wrestlers start in the ring, every 90 seconds a new wrestler enters until 30 men have entered the match. You eliminate opponents by throwing them over the top rope and both feet must touch the floor. Last man standing is the winner and gets a championship match at WrestleMania. I’ve seen every Royal Rumble match in history. Growing up I would rent the VHS tapes from my local video rental store (hey, remember when store’s rented movies). My personal favorite Rumbles …
In the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and even for a few years in the 2000’s, the Nature Boy Ric Flair was among the best (if not the best) wrestlers in the world. But without a shadow of a doubt he was the best interview. He was so charismatic in his interviews that you could take a series of his sound bites and cut them together to make a catchy song (without all of this auto tune BS). In fact that’s what someone has done. WOOOOOOOOOOO And there is also this one….