Honorable Mention: Kurt Angle ( 2002 runner-up; 3 appearances)
5. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Macho Man was an important figure in the early Rumbles, appearing consecutively in the first six of them from 1989 to 1994. Despite being a top superstar, Macho Man could never win the Rumble, coming close two times; came 4th in 1992 and 2nd in 1993. As it is said, he was the first wrestler who used the Rumble match to begin or enhance his rivalry, this became common later on. He was also the first wrestler who failed to show when his number was called in 1991. Macho Man accomplished everything in the WWF except for winning the Royal Rumble, unfortunately.