The Royal Rumble is the most entertaining event for every WWE fan. There is something extraordinary in over-the-rope eliminations and staggered eliminations that set the souls on fire. The annual extravaganza held during the month of January draws the attention of fans as WWE begins its journey towards Wrestlemania.
The rules are simple. Two competitors start off in the ring and after every two minutes, a new opponent enters. Elimination is possible only when an opponent is thrown out of the ring over the top rope and both feet touch the floor.
The 30-man mayhem event has been going on since 1988. The winner of the event gets to challenge the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Over the years, some of the royal rumbles have been exciting till the last stage giving a thrilling finish while some have been equally disappointing. Let us take a look at The 3 most exciting Royal Rumble finishes.
#3 Royal Rumble 2007
Undoubtedly Royal Rumble 2007 defined a prime rivalry of the attitude era. A 30-man line up which clearly lacked star powers, Royal Rumble 2007 was deemed to have a disappointing finish.
However, Edge, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, and Undertaker were the last four in the ring. Michaels knocked out Edge and Randy Orton and the Deadman and Heartbreak Kid were the final two standing.
What followed on was a magnificent rivalry for two consecutive Wrestlemanias. The two living legends went on a 10-minute classic encounter which defined the incredible chemistry in the Attitude era.
When Taker scooped Michaels with a burst of energy and eliminated him, it did not shock the home fans. They all knew they had witnessed the start of something big. They would go on to treat their fans with their great shape and sheer athleticism in Wrestlemania 25 and 26 respectively.