8. Battle Royal At The Albert Hall
By 1991, it was clear that the United Kingdom had become a key market for Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, and the UK was seen as the promotion’s second-most pivotal audience behind North America.
As a way to reward its UK fans – and to cash-in on that fandom – it was decided that a special event would be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Dubbed Battle Royal at the Albert Hall, the show made sure that British fans were left with a smile on their face by the time all was said and done.
Getting to see big wins for Ric Flair, The Undertaker, and The Legion of Doom was one way to impress the watching audience, but the icing on the cake was seeing Davey Boy Smith first defeat The Barbarian in singles action before he would then close out the show by winning a 20-man Battle Royal contest which featured heavy hitters such as the aforementioned Flair, ‘Taker, and LOD, and other major stars like Roddy Piper, Earthquake, and Kerry Von Erich.
While the then-WWF clearly couldn’t have predicted it, the London audience were also treated to the last TV appearance of the iconic Andre the Giant, who would pass away in January 1993.