1. It Was The Most Bought Rumble Ever (To That Point)
Shouldn't come as much of a surprise that WWE saw their overall numbers spiking during the last golden age. SummerSlam 1998 was the most bought SummerSlam in company history, and WrestleMania XIV before it was the most-purchased 'Mania since 1989. That TV rating for Sunday Night Heat indicated huge interest in the Rumble, and the numbers after the fact backed it up.
The 1999 Royal Rumble did 650,000 buys, a record at the time for any Rumble. That's up 48 percent from the previous record holder, which was the 1991 show that did 440,000 buys. No other Rumble had done more than 400,000, though that would certainly change.
As of today, the 1999 show is the second-most bought Rumble in history. It won't take long for these lists to tell you what the current top dog is.
Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.