Anything can happen in WWE. There are a lot of shows on the WWE calendar in any given year but there are some that stand out more than others. WWE has a series of signature shows that are bigger than the rest and as a result, they will have bigger stars around. While the shows can be planned out as well as possible, sometimes there are going to be some issues. That was the case with one of the most important ones this year.

According to Fightful Select, there was a mishap backstage during the men’s Royal Rumble. Randy Orton was scheduled to enter the match at #28 but as he was ready to go through the curtain, Shane McMahon’s music played instead. McMahon went to the curtain to complain about the mistake but Orton burst into laughter and “fell to the floor” over the situation. McMahon entered at #28 and Orton composed himself before entering at #29. Both would be eliminated by Brock Lesnar, the match’s eventual winner.

Opinion: This is one of those things that happens occasionally and gives the people involved a fun moment. At the end of the day, who enters at #28 or #29 doesn’t particularly matter, as the end of the match was all about Lesnar anyway. It wasn’t the most memorable Rumble, but I’m sure the people involved will remember the incident for a pretty long while to come.

What did you think of the Rumble? What is your favorite funny backstage WWE story? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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