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5 most memorable WWE Championship wins in Royal Rumble history

James Ojuoke
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#4 Triple H wins the 2016 Royal Rumble match

Triple H eliminated Dean Ambrose to win the WWE Championship at the 2016 Royal Rumble
Triple H eliminated Dean Ambrose to win the WWE Championship at the 2016 Royal Rumble

On January 4, 2016, an episode of Raw, Vince McMahon decided that Roman Reigns would have to defend his title in the 2016 Rumble match which took place at the Amway Center in Orlando Florida. The Royal Rumble match was the second that was contested for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (after the 1992 Rumble), and the first match in which the champion defended his title in the Rumble match.

Triple H entered the Rumble at number 30 and eliminated Dolph Ziggler. He thereafter teamed up with Sheamus to eliminate Wyatt. Triple H then eliminated the defending Champion Roman Reigns after Roman had just eliminated Sheamus following a "Superman Punch". The final two men remaining were Dean Ambrose and Triple H. After a back-and-forth scuffle, Triple H eliminated Ambrose, resulting in Triple H winning his second Royal Rumble and becoming WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the ninth time, and a 14-time World Champion overall in what was a moment to remember.

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