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5 Greatest WWE Royal Rumble Performances

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The Royal Rumble
The Royal Rumble

As we are officially on the road to Wrestlemania, the first stop is always the Royal Rumble. With the Royal Rumble comes the eponymous match.

Thirty participants all have that one goal of headlining Wrestlemania. Superstars will be giving it all for that one shot to be in the main event. To headline the biggest sports entertainment spectacle is an accomplishment for any wrestler, and it all starts with the Royal Rumble.

What number you draw is always the issue for some. Numbers 27 and 30 are one and two respectively of providing the most Rumble winners, so the chances are much higher than someone who is entering number 1 and 2.

The superstars with the lower numbers have had to fight and claw their ways just to get into position to win.

They need to have the stamina, will, and strength to make it to the mountain top and to hear their name announced as the winner. Here are the 5 greatest Royal Rumble performances.

#5 Chris Benoit (2004)

The 2004 Royal Rumble match is one that likes to be forgotten for obvious reasons, but it was a big stepping stone towards Wrestlemania XX.

I will keep it brief because it is a touchy subject for people - the performance by Chris Benoit that night should not go unnoticed.

He spent over an hour in the win plus became the second man ever to win the Rumble from the No. 1 spot. He had six eliminations on his way to the main event of Wrestlemania.

His win was also unique as it created a stipulation still used today. He was a member of Smackdown and showed up on RAW the next night looking to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship. Thus, it created the rule that the winner of the Rumble can challenge any champion on any show.

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