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Ranking the top 5 WWE Championship matches in Royal Rumble history

  • The Rumble is obviously the main selling point, but these WWE title matches stole their respective shows.
Divesh Merani
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 12 Jan 2019, 15:45 IST

#2 Royal Rumble Match (1992)

With a tear in my eye...
With a tear in my eye...

Speaking of Ric Flair, the Nature Boy stole the entire show at the 1992 Royal Rumble. After the controversy surrounding The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan, the WWF Championship was held vacant and would be up for grabs in the Royal Rumble match.

This was the first time ever that there were stakes to a Rumble match and a year before the WrestleMania championship match would start to be awarded to the winner. There may not have been a more star-studded Rumble than this one. From entrant number 3 Ric Flair to the larger than life stars entering later on, all the stars were out.

A couple of feuds were incorporated in this match, with Randy Savage involved in a bitter and personal feud with Jake Roberts and the ongoing issue between Hogan and Undertaker. It all came down to the scrappy Nature Boy who stuck around till the end and a pair of babyface powerhouses in Hogan and Sid Justice.

The Hulkster would get thrown out by Sid and assist Flair in picking up the shocking final elimination, as he went on to lift his first WWF title. This match and victory was enhanced by the ever-passionate and consistently brilliant Bobby Heenan on commentary. With a tear in his eye, this was one of the greatest moments of Ric Flair's life.

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Published 12 Jan 2019, 15:45 IST
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