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5 Best No. 18 Entries in the Royal Rumble

Edan Nissen
ANALYST
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#4 Hulk Hogan (1989) - Eliminated 21st - 10 Eliminations

The 1989 Royal Rumble marked the first Royal Rumble that former WWF Champion Hulk Hogan participated in. The Hulkster would come into the Royal Rumble at the 18th position, but would fail to win the event, and would be eliminated by Akeem and the Big Boss Man. Hogan came in and saved his Mega Powers tag team partner, Macho Man Randy Savage, but would later accidentally eliminate him, causing friction.

Hogan would set a record for eliminations in a Royal Rumble with 10, which would stand until it was equalled by Stone Cold in 1997, and only broken in the 2001 Royal Rumble when Kane would eliminate 11 participants. Hogan eliminated Mr. Perfect, Bushwhacker Butch, Koko B. Ware, Bushwhacker Luke, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, The Warlord, Bad News Brown, Randy Savage, and the Big Boss Man.

His elimination of Randy Savage was one of the most memorable moments in Royal Rumble history as it would hint towards dissension between the two Mega Powers in Hogan and Savage.

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