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5 Best Royal Rumble Matches

Adam Dormer
Top 5 / Top 10
Published Jan 14, 2018
Jan 14, 2018 IST

The worlds favourite WWE match
The worlds favorite WWE match

We shall soon have the 2018 Royal Rumble upon us, and the first ever women Royal Rumble match. The Royal Rumble always sits high on everyone's favorite WWE event and match and therefore, here are the consistently rated best 5 Royal Rumble matches from WWE, since the inaugural match in 1988 (won by Hacksaw Jim Duggan!)

#5 The one with John Cena - 2008

The face that runs the place was back
The face that runs the place was back

The 2007 match saw the final two, Shawn and 'Taker battling it out before Undertaker finally got the better of HBK and eliminated him, going on to WrestleMania. Therefore it was fitting that the first two competitors in the ring for this Madison Square Garden edition of the Rumble were HBK and Undertaker who both battled each other and various other superstars for 30 minutes before being eliminated. This match also had Hornswoggle enter and hide for the majority of his time.

The lasting memory of this match was HHH appearing at #29 and looking like the obvious winner, until John Cena's music hit at #30 and the Dr. of Thuganomics appeared. Cena had been out of action with a torn pectoral muscle and wasn't scheduled back for months, so the surprise from the crowd and from HHH built a great atmosphere for the final 10 minutes, until finally Cena was triumphant by eliminating HHH for the win.

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