Wasn’t a wrestling fan around the time so wondering what was the reaction of the general community? Surely it wasn’t expected? Obviously the Bret match at ss96 put him on the map but was he seen as a genuine contender around this time? After being at best a Midcarder in WCW he’d won the KOTR and Royal Rumble in little over a year with the WWF.
Where does it rank as most surprising Rumble wins?