Building the Perfect Royal Rumble

#19: Roman Reigns(2015)

In his short WWE career, Roman Reigns has made a name for himself in the Royal Rumble. He already holds the record for most eliminations in a single bout which he accomplished in 2014, he was the WWE Champion heading into the 2016 Royal Rumble,  and in 2015 he won the whole thing. After entering at #15, Reigns eliminated 6 superstars over 27 minutes to win the bout for the first time in his career.

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via WrestlingNewsWorld

#20: Kurt Angle(2005)

Kurt Angle didn’t exactly have a successful outing in the 2005 Royal Rumble, but his elimination and the events that followed proved that nothing is off limits when it comes to this kind of match.

Angle was eliminated by Shawn Michaels after 37 seconds which caused a heated Angle to return to the ring and eliminate HBK. Since there are no disqualifications, everything the Olympic gold medalist did was legal and it set up a feud between two of the best to lace up. The Royal Rumble is a great place to kick off other feuds and this was a classic case of that happening to perfection.

#21: Mick Foley(2004)

The 2004 Royal Rumble saw Mick Foley enter at the last minute after the original entrant, Test, was found unconscious. Foley joined the match to a thunderous roar from the crowd and immediately went after Randy Orton who had been controlling the match thus far. It was a great moment and one that earns Foley the #21 spot even though he eliminated himself in the process of knocking out Orton.

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via Daily DDT

Honorable Mention: Booker T(2011)

Author: Kyle Boris

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