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5 best Royal Rumble matches of all time 

The most anticipated event of the year has had some quality encounters in the past.

Top 5 / Top 10 06 Jan 2018, 23:29 IST

AJ Styles' debut was probably the saving grace for a scrappy 2016 Rumble
AJ Styles' debut was probably the saving grace for a scrappy 2016 Rumble.

WWE's first mega event of the year, the highly anticipated Royal Rumble is three weeks away. One of the most exciting match concepts present in WWE currently, Royal Rumble is widely known for its novelty.

Royal Rumble matches are known to deliver almost every year, and the WWE Universe is always waiting for the next surprise during the match. The start of Wrestlemania season officially begins at the Rumble, and its the time when most of the Wrestlemania rivalries will be set into motion.

That being said, we look at five of the greatest Rumble matches to have taken place in WWE.

#5 Winner - John Cena, 2008

Creme of the Crop
Creme of the Crop

This Royal Rumble featured the beginning of one of the most epic rivalries of all time in the form of Shawn Michaels-The Undertaker. Both of these superstars went on to steal the show at the next two WMs and this is where it all started. Starting off as No.1 and No.2, both the legendary superstars gave a terrific performance which is still a vivid memory for many.

This Rumble featured some great storytelling with a lot of rivalries getting proper time. John Cena's inhuman return was the major highlight of the show, with not a single soul in the Madison Square Garden, including a legitimately shocked-looking Triple H.

John Cena's first-ever Rumble victory came after a final four consisting of Kane, Batista and Triple H. Talk about a better ending!

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