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3 of WWE's best Royal Rumble victories and 2 of their worst

Shakil Ahmed
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Steve Austin has won three Royal Rumble matches throughout his career
Steve Austin has won three Royal Rumble matches throughout his career

We are over two weeks away from the 32nd edition of the historic Royal Rumble PPV. There is no denying that when it comes to Royal Rumble matches, they provide the best storylines, surprises, and suspense, as the fans are always kept on their toes, not knowing what will happen after each minute.

The element of surprise is something that you will not find in any other WWE PPV event. However, sometimes results can be very predictable, but nevertheless, we have had 32 winners of the Royal Rumble match already. That is 32 superstars who outlasted everybody else.

So here is a list that consists 3 of WWE's best Royal Rumble victories, as well as 2 of their worst.


#5. Best - John Cena (2008 winner)

John Cena shocked the world by winning the 2008 Royal Rumble match
John Cena shocked the world by winning the 2008 Royal Rumble match

The 2008 Royal Rumble match was a very special one, due to the environment of the PPV event as it was held in the world's most famous arena: Madison Square Garden. The New York crowd was as fired up as you would expect them to be, and it created a fantastic atmosphere that just couldn't be missed.

The overall match began with two of WWE's biggest stars at the time, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, at #1 and #2 respectively. The Deadman had lasted for 32 minutes and 33 seconds whereas The Heartbreak Kid lasted just 7 seconds longer than Undertaker did, at 32 minutes and 39 seconds.

When you fast forward to 2019, you can just tell how significant that moment was as the two legends went onto put the matches of their careers at Wrestlemania 25 and 26.

It was John Cena's victory that was the most shocking aspect of the entire Royal Rumble 2008 match. The Franchise of the WWE was out with a torn pectoral muscle, and he was estimated to be out of action for at least 7 months to an entire year. But when his music hit, it created the loudest ovation of the night and the shocked face of Triple H when Cena eventually did come put the icing on the cake.

Cena then went on to get 6 eliminations, more than any other superstar during the match, and he then also eliminated Triple H over the top rope to gain his first Royal Rumble victory.

The Franchise then went onto cash in his Royal Rumble victory at No Way Out instead of Wrestlemania, in a bout against the WWE Champion at the time, Randy Orton.

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