Every Match @ Every Royal Rumble, Ranked (1988-2021)

Every Match @ Every Royal Rumble, Ranked (1988-2021)

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-5*, -100%, F -, Contender for the worst fucking thing I’ve ever seen across any form of media

205. Michelle McCool v. Mickie James – Diva’s Title – Royal Rumble 2010 -Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)

HIGH COMEDY

This was the conclusion to the infamous “Piggy James” storyline, wherein Michelle McCool and Layla bullied Mickie James for months, calling Mickie fat and ugly (despite the evidence on your television screen clearly stating otherwise) via a NEVER-ENDING SERIES of increasingly embarrassing skits.

I could talk about the match itself, but all you really need to know is that Layla comes down to the ring wearing a pig costume. Which wasn’t even the first time she had done that! What a bit to bring back. Also, we had to listen to 2010 Matt Stryker on commentary, arguably the worst announcer to ever live.

The only thing saving this from being one of the worst matches of all time is that the good guy actually won in the end, but that doesn’t save this from being dire, bottom of the barrel professional wrestling. Terrible television, made by pigs, for pigs (about pigs?).


204. The Boogeyman v. John “Bradshaw” Layfield – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)

A paragraph I wish I were making up: Fresh off the heels of eating a disgusting growth straight the fuck off of the face of Jillian Hall, The Boogeyman squashes a former World Champion in under 5 minutes, and then spits chewed up worms into Jillian Hall’s mouth.

The fact that this *isnt* the worst match in Royal Rumble history is a testament to how appalling the previous match on our list was. If your significant other walked in while you were watching this, you would be single before the Royal Rumble started. Vile, terrible television, that no sane or well-adjusted person would define as “wrestling” or “entertainment”.


-1*. less than zero, F+, An embarrassment to pro wrestling and ourselves

203. The Bushwhackers (Butch & Luke) v The Beverly Brothers (Beau Beverly & Blake Beverly) – Royal Rumble 1992 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Bobby Heenan (Colour)

Fucking Jamison.

Lo, the brief era where the Bushwhackers had a mentally challenged man as a manager. It was never expressly said out loud (unlike say a Eugene), and I know we aren’t supposed to say this type of thing in civilized society anymore, so please understand that I am stating a medical fact to you and if I am heretofore cancelled, I understand. But the character of Jamison in WWF was mentally retarded. Straight up. I don’t know what else to tell ya.

A shamefully stupid match and gimmick, but sadly it gets a lot worse out there. At least we had Heenan and Gorilla trying to make something of this, which helped to bump it above WOAT contender. Even with their efforts, this was unfunny, insensitive, and completely irredeemable.


202. The Mountie v. Koko B. Ware – Royal Rumble 1991 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)

Wellp. The Mountie does a Nazi goose-step for heat, which promptly gets this match cut off of the coliseum video release of this show. To be clear, I’m not 100% on that (I mean, the match itself was garbage too), but I have to believe the BIG HEEL Nazi walk was what got this match removed from the WWE oeuvre for years. Maybe WWE just decided this match was useless. If WWE is embarrassed by you, you’re officially pretty fucking embarrassing.

As an aside, remember when the entire world agreed that Nazis were pieces of shit? And even a passing reference to Nazis was enough to get everybody to boo you? Lol good times. These days The Mountie would be a babyface in 37 states.


1* 20% F. Sizeable Fail

201. John Cena v. Kane – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

This was part of the Kane/Cena/Zack Ryder/Eve Torres storyline, one of the few cases in wrestling where an open attempt to bury someone actually worked in the fans eyes. Congratulations, guys! You did it. Zack Ryder was a complete loser from this point forward (with two or three exceptions, admittedly).

Had Zack just left WWE in 2010 when he was starting to get super over, who knows what could have been. I strongly doubt it could have gone worse for him no matter where he went, including TNA or Lucha Underground or what have you. Well, I guess it would have been much worse financially. Alas, here we are in 2021, and dear sweet Matt Cardona can barely catch on in AEW or TNA.

A very bad wrestling match, centered around a very bad storyline. Not “embarrassing” to wrestling, but only because WWE is so often this corny that I’d argue the layman expects wrestling to look like this.


200. Maven v. Rhyno – Royal Rumble 2005 (Sunday Night Heat) – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Dope theme though

As a teenager, I remember wondering why Maven didn’t catch on more. As it turns out, Maven was pretty fucking bad at professional wrestling. This is probably the worst match of Rhyno’s career, and the absolute definition of a Sunday Night Heat match in the mid 00’s. Which is in no way a compliment.


199. Kaientai (Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku) v. Lo-Down (Chaz & D-Lo Brown) – Royal Rumble 2001 (Sunday Night Heat) – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Chaz and D-Lo Brown! It may surprise you to find out, but the tag team of Lo-Down did not go on to great heights.

A note for you trivia buffs out there: this match was slated to be for the last spot in the Royal Rumble (the winning team would have to then choose a representative to enter the match). HUGE SPOILER the shitheads in neon win. However, (~!~!) in a backstage promo during the 2001 Royal Rumble event, Vince McMahon actually took the spot away from Lo-Down, eventually gifting it to the current host of the Price is Right, Drew Carey.

Every word of this is true. I would not lie to you. Terrible wrestling match.


198. Dawn Marie v. Torrie Wilson – Royal Rumble 2003 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)

Torrie Wilson seeks her revenge, after Dawn Marie KILLED HER FATHER (death by Snu-Snu). They worked hard enough that it wasn’t a total joke, but this was very much a Dawn Marie vs. Torrie Wilson wrestling match. Seek it out only if you’re an Al Wilson completionist.


197. Judy Martin v. Rockin’ Robin – WWF Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 1989 – Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)

See, the main problem with this match is that Stephanie McMahon was only 13 years old, and thus hadn’t invented and perfected women’s wrestling yet. A low-end 1980s WWF women’s wrestling match.


196. Luna Vachon v. Sable – Strap Match – WWF Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 1999 – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)

Fun trivia note: this is the match referenced at the start of the documentary Beyond The Mat, where Vince Russo instructs Sable to “sell” her back throughout the match.

It goes exactly as well as you would expect.


195. Heidenreich v. The Undertaker – Casket Match – Royal Rumble 2005 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)

In the annals of WWE history, there are very few wrestlers who were worse than Heidenreich. Possibly the worst casket match of all time, which is saying a lot.


194. Big Boss Man v. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan – Royal Rumble 1990 – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)

A bad match with a bad finish. The Boss Man would be a babyface by Wrestlemania VI, and could have afforded a loss to the Hacksaw. Or the other way around, honestly. What they gave us was not something you need to seek out, or that you will remember if you do find it.


193. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake v. The Genius – Royal Rumble 1990 – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)

The Genius was actually pretty good! He’s like the best possible version of Peter Avalon, mixed with an incredible gymnast, with the BLOOD OF THE POFFO / SAVAGE FAMILY PUMPING THROUGH HIS VEINS. He was way ahead of his time. Unfortunately, he was against Brutus Beefcake, one of the all-time schmuckbags in wrestling (but living proof that in life, it’s not what you know but who you know).


192. The Miz v. Montel Vontavious Porter – United States Title – Royal Rumble 2010 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)

If you think Miz sucks now, go back and watch him at the start of his career. Miz, the visibly inferior wrestler, outwrestles MVP and pins him clean. Clunky, disjointed match.


191. The Ascension (Konnor & Victor) v. The New Age Outlaws (“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & “Road Dogg” Jesse James) – Royal Rumble 2015 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Hands up if you’ve completely forgotten the New Age Outlaws mid 2010’s return. More on this later.


1.25* 25% F. Fail, but had a certain something about it

190. The Islanders (Haku & Tama) v. The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) – 2/3 Falls – Royal Rumble 1988 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)

Jim Powers takes a classic Royal Rumble elimination-style bump in this match (over the top rope to the floor) and sells his knee so wildly, so cartoonishly ham-like, that it is impossible to take seriously. And in all fairness, you know what? If this match went on *before* the first ever Royal Rumble in 1988, I would have accepted that story. When a man gets thrown over the top rope, injury is liable to occur. It is DANGEROUS to throw a man into the air, out of the ring, and onto the floor.

Unfortunately, this match went on *after* the 1988 Royal Rumble. This was the technical main event of the ’88 Rumble show, in the now-antiquated 1980’s TV format that saw the biggest matches placed at the start or middle of cards. So instead of a clever set-up for the Royal Rumble, we saw 19 men get thrown over the top rope without incident — and then this jabroni takes the same bump and reacts like he’s caught in a bear trap, en route to the Islanders winning two straight falls.

Bad, unsatisfying professional wrestling, saved only by Jesse and Vince in the booth, and Haku slapping the Christ out of these Young Stallion shit heads.


189. El Canek, Hector Garza & Perro Aguayo vs. Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal & Jerry Estrada – Royal Rumble 1997 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

A slow, botchy, old-man lucha tag team match in front of the San Antonio faithful. Listening to those three men call a match between those six men was a trip, though.


188. Ahmed Johnson v. Faarooq – Royal Rumble 1997 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Ahmed Johnson was fucking hideous in the ring. Up there with Heidenreich. By 1997, Ron Simmons had slowed down significantly. A slowwwww grudge match with a nothing finish. It’s possible that I overrated this one. 1.25* might be generous. Back-to-back jacks from the 1997 Rumble, a sneaky awful television show.


187. The Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk) v. The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 1992 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Bobby Heenan (Colour)

In the pre-match promo, Hawk gets off a great line: “The Natural Disasters want to throw their weight around. Welllll. We want to throw their weight around too.” YES. Awesome. Predictably, that line was far and away the highlight of this match. Another slowwww, boring match with a cop-out, indecisive finish.


186. The Bushwhackers (Butch & Luke) v. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) – Royal Rumble 1990 – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)

Three cheers to Jacques Rougeau for WILLING this into something that wasn’t a total waste of time. Having said that, there were multiple arse-biting spots in this match. It’s very possible that this was negative stars, and that I am unabashedly biased towards the works of THE MOUNTIE. Tony and Jesse helped a lot.


185. The J.O.B. Squad (Bob Holly & Scorpio) v. Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor) – Royal Rumble 1999 (Sunday Night Heat) – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Kevin Kelly (PBP), Shane McMahon (Colour)

Shane McMahon’s 1999 Sunday Night Heat commentary is the real MVP here. A lukewarm bowl of vanilla nothing.


184. Brie Bella & Nikki Bella v. Paige & Natalya – Royal Rumble 2015 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Gotta say, I forgot how overtly sexual Paige’s wrestling style was in the mid 2010’s PG-era of WWE. Feels like she was 20 years after her time. Not much of a match here, but Nikki Bella had already visibly improved. She was easily the biggest star, and probably the best wrestler in this match on this night.


183. Cody Rhodes & Goldust v. The New Age Outlaws (“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & “Road Dogg” Jesse James) – WWE Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2014 (Pre-Show) – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Hands up if after two mentions, you still don’t remember a second of the New Age Outlaws mid-2010’s WWE run. The old ass men pin Cody Rhodes clean to win the tag team titles on the pre-show. Something, something, AEW.


182. Mankind v. MANKIND’S MYSTERY OPPONENT (Mabel) – Royal Rumble 1999 (Sunday Night Heat) – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Kevin Kelly (PBP), Shane McMahon (Colour)

Not offensive, but not good in any way. I mean, it was Mabel under a ski-mask vs Mankind hours before the most violent match of his life arguably (and this is after he plummeted 15 feet off of Hell in a Cell through the announcer’s table).


181. Mascarita Sagrada Jr. & La Parkita v. Mini Vader & Mini Mankind – Royal Rumble 1997 FREE-4-ALL – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Mascarita Sagrada Jr. would go on to have a fun little stint as Max Mini, and was honestly one of the top 5 workers in the company in 1997-98. Not a ton to this match, but at least MSjr. got a chance to shine.


180. The Ascension (Konnor & Victor) v. Damien Sandow & Darren Young v. The Dudley Boys (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) v. Jack Swagger & Mark Henry – Winners Qualify for the Royal Rumble – Royal Rumble 2016 (Pre-Show) – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)

I spoiled the match for you so you don’t have to watch it. You’re welcome. A mish-mosh of a match.


179. I.R.S. v. The Undertaker – Royal Rumble 1995 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Part of the not-at-all-famous “DO THE DEAD PAY TAXES!?! (WHO GIVES A SHIT!?!)” angle. Bad storyline, bad match. IRS, with his long extended abdominal stretches, might be the most boring wrestler of the 1990s.


178. The Body Donnas (Skip & Zip) v. The Smoking Gunns (Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn) – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 1996 – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)

Thanks, VintageWWEMoments316! Sunny was the MVP of this match and arguably of WWF in 1996. She’s at least top 5. My list would be HBK, Bret, Austin, Sunny and Alex “The Pug” Porteau, not in that order.


177. Bam Bam Bigelow v. Big Boss Man – Royal Rumble 1993 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (Colour), Bobby Heenan (PBP)

Dammit, I so wanted this match to be better. Awful lotta husky guys bear-huggin’ here. Sigh. What can you do? *unzips*

Sorry lol that was disgusting. Some fucking decorum, please. Seriously though. If these two guys had a thousand matches, this would have been the worst possible one. Give this to me on a 1990s NJPW card, or give me a grim death via flying headbutt.


176. Big Boss Man v “Road Dogg” Jesse James – Royal Rumble 1999 – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)

They tried really hard to have a good match, and did not succeed. God bless the Road Dogg, he was an incredible talker and is highly charismatic, but he wasn’t very good in the ring. Make it a hardcore match, you cowards!


175. The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) v. The New Age Outlaws (“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & “Road Dogg” Jesse James) – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2000 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

A two minute match with referee shenanigans. Nothing to write home about, but the hot hot crowd and incredible announce team at the height of their prime added at least a quarter star to everything WWF did in the early 00s.


174. Nia Jax v. Sasha Banks – Royal Rumble 2017 (Pre-Show) – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)

Sasha Banks drags Nia Jax KICKING AND SCREAMING to a not-embarassing performance.


173. Bayley v. Lacey Evans – Smackdown Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2020 – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, (Colour)

Sasha Banks Bayley drags Nia Jax Lacey Evans KICKING AND SCREAMING to a not-embarassing performance.


172. Ahmed Johnson v. Jeff Jarrett – Royal Rumble 1996 – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)

Sasha Banks Bayley Jeff Jarrett drags Nia Jax Lacey Evans Ahmed Johnson KICKING AND SCREAMING to a ..well you get the idea here. As an aside, it’s been 15 years and I still can’t decide if Mr. Perfect was good on commentary or not.


171. Chyna v. Ivory – WWF Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2001 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

A very strange match. Chyna gives literally 100% of the offense to Ivory, sets her up in the corner, does the Great Muta-style handspring elbow, and then “re-aggrevates” her neck injury, leading to Ivory winning the women’s title. Kudos to WWF for coming up with something unique, but they could have let Ivory do something. Like, one single thing.


170. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable v. Scott Dawson & Razar – Royal Rumble 2019 (Pre-Show) – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Renee Young (Colour)

Speaking of a very strange match. Ten bucks to everybody who remembers this one off the top of their head. This was actually a somewhat-interesting angle, where Dawson and Razar teamed up, and if they won, each of their respective teams would get a future tag team title shot. That could have been a fun few months, especially if it turned out Dawson and Razar had some kind of weird chemistry. They could have gotten a lot out of that story. So of course, Dawson and Razar lost immediately, and this was forgotten forever.


169. “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay v. Drew McIntyre – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Hahaha, wow. Brodus Clay squashes YOUR WWE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION in minutes. Not the greatest squash match of all-time (which is CLEARLY Goldberg vs. La Parka) and really, inarguably a bad match by any definition. But y’know this was a bit of fun.


168. Bobby Lashley v. Test – ECW Title – Royal Rumble 2007 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Joey Styles (PBP), Tazz (Colour)

Similar to the previous selection, an inarguably rotten pro wrestling match. But one with a certain car-crash charisma to it.


167. The Mountie v “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1992 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Bobby Heenan (Colour)

Cheesy 1990s ‘rasslin entertainment, here. The New York crowd was fucking MOLTEN HOT for this wrestling match. It would be incorrect to call this a total fail. It would also be incorrect to say that this was good in any form or fashion. I mean the Mountie’s ELECTROSHOCK SOUND EFFECT~!~! played over the loudspeakers when Piper shocked him with the fucking cattle prod thing. Bad match, but a charming presentation.

Oh! One more important thing: A great “……..and NEWWWWWWWWWWWW” call from Howard Finkel and an ALL-TIME GREAT post match celly. Legitimately worth watching for that moment alone. In fact, here. Have some.

TO THIS DAY Piper’s reaction gives me chills every time. P. insane considering the joy buzzer sound effect seconds earlier.

166. The Miz & Mizdow v. The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) – Royal Rumble 2015 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)

It’s criminal how much WWE fights themselves on babyfaces, and how long they’ve been doing that for. Mizdow was the only popular wrestler in this match, and of course barely did anything at all in it, much to the fans’ dismay.

This is a master class on how to troll an audience, which is a class that should not exist but goddamn if WWE aren’t dishing out PHD’s in that discipline.


165. The Big Show v. John “Bradshaw” Layfield v. Kurt Angle – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2005 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)

Bunch of interference, bunch of chicanery, bunch Big Show. Disappointing match, but perhaps it’s on me for expecting something more out of 66% of this field.


164. The Undertaker v. Yokozuna – Casket Match – WWF World Title – Royal Rumble 1994 – Providence Civic Center – Providence, RI, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP) Ted DiBiase (Colour)

The very definition of morbidly entertaining, this match set the gold standard for bullshit in WWF. In a match where you have to throw your opponent into a casket to win, 10 people (literally! Ten different living humans!) run-in to help Yokozuna beat the Undertaker, only to watch The Dead Man rise up to the heavens after the match.

I’m not sure what more to add to this. It was bad, but tell me you didn’t have a wee bit of fun the first time you saw it.


2* 40% F. Fail, but strong effort

163. 1991 Royal Rumble Match – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)

10/10 cover though

Here we go. My pick for the worst Royal Rumble match in history (non-Saudi division). Just a nothing happening, boring match, where a man who did not need the win got it. The commentary was weird, the lack of Randy Savage broke my heart (but made sense in kayfabe) and overall this was the most useless Royal Rumble of all time, by my count.


162. Chris Jericho v. Chyna v. Hardcore Holly – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 2000 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)

Wellp it was better than the 1991 Royal Rumble, I’ll tell ya that much. Once again, it’s tough to expect a lot from a triple threat if 66% of the field isn’t very good.


161. Eve Torres v. Layla v. Michelle McCool v. Natalya – Diva’s Title – Royal Rumble 2011 – TD Garden – Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)

Pre-match, the anonymous Raw GM (!!) makes what was a 2v1 handicap match (LayCool v Natalya) into a fatal 4-way match with Eve Torres, which Eve wins! Nice moment, bad wrestling match.


160. Alicia Fox, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly & Tamina Snuka v. Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Natalya & Nikki Bella – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


159. Jack Swagger v. Matt Hardy – ECW Title – Royal Rumble 2009 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Commentators: Todd Grisham (PBP), Matt Stryker (Colour)


158. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) v. Jason Jordan & Seth Rollins – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Corey Graves (Colour)


157. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) v. Lance Storm & William Regal – World Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2003 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


156. Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) v. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow – Royal Rumble 2013 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


155. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows v. The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Corey Graves (Colour)


154. Spike Dudley v. Steven Richards – Royal Rumble 2003 (Sunday Night Heat) – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


153. Ashley Massaro v. Mickie James – Special Ref: Trish Stratus – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Joey Styles (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


152. Jazz v. Trish Stratus – Special Referee: Jacqueline – WWF Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2002 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


151. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) v Evolution (Batista & Ric Flair) – Tables Match – World Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2004 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


150. Asuka & Charlotte Flair v. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler – Women’s Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2021 (Pre-Show) – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe (Colour)


149. Duke “The Dumpster” Drose v. Hunter Hearst Helmsley – Winner gets #30 in the Royal Rumble, Loser gets #1 – Royal Rumble 1996 FREE-4-ALL – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)


148. Bobby Roode v. Mojo Rawley – United States Title – Royal Rumble 2018 (Pre-Show) – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


147. Chris Jericho v. John “Bradshaw” Layfield – Royal Rumble 2008 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


146. Batista v. Mr. Kennedy – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2007 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL (Colour)


145. Randy Orton v. Sheamus – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2010 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


144. Kurt Angle v. Mark Henry – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


143. Vader v. The Undertaker – Royal Rumble 1997 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


142. Jamie Noble v. Rey Mysterio – WWE Cruiserweight Title – Royal Rumble 2004 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


141. Brock Lesnar v Hardcore Holly – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2004 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


140. “Psycho” Sid v. “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 1997 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


139. HHH v. Scott Steiner – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2003 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


138. Braun Strowman v. Brock Lesnar v. Kane – Universal Title – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Corey Graves (Colour)


137. AJ Styles v. Daniel Bryan – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


136. 2015 Royal Rumble Match – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


135. 2014 Royal Rumble Match – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


134. 2016 Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)


133. 1993 Royal Rumble Match – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (Colour), Bobby Heenan (PBP)


2.5* 50% D Average

132. 1996 Royal Rumble Match – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)


131. 1999 Royal Rumble Match – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)


130. Dustin Rhodes & Dusty Rhodes v Ted DiBiase & Virgil – Royal Rumble 1991 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)


129. Molly Holly v Victoria – Royal Rumble 2004 (Sunday Night Heat) – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


128. “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn v. Ken Shamrock – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1999 – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)


127. Antonio Cesaro v. The Miz – United States Title – Royal Rumble 2013 (Pre-Show) – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tony Luftman (PBP), Matt Stryker (Colour)


126. The Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk) v. The New Age Outlaws (“Bad Ass” Billy Gunn & “Road Dogg” Jesse James) – WWF Tag Team Title – Royal Rumble 1998 – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


125. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) v. Miz & Shane – Smackdown Tag Titles – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


124. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik, Kalisto & Lince Dorado) v. Drew Gulak, Jack Gallagher & TJP – Royal Rumble 2018 (Pre-Show) – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Vic Joseph (PBP), Byron Saxton (Colour)


123. Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) v. Spike Dudley & Tazz – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2002 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


122. Edge & Christian v. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2001 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


121. Andrade v Humberto Carillo – United States Title – Royal Rumble 2020 (Pre-show) – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


120. Edge v. John Cena – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Joey Styles (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


119. CM Punk v. Dolph Ziggler- Special Ref: John Laurinaitis – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


118. Chavo Guerrero Jr. v. Eddie Guerrero – Royal Rumble 2004 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


117. 1998 Royal Rumble Match – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


116. 2003 Royal Rumble Match – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


115. 2012 Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


3* 60% C Slightly Above Avg

114. Montel Vontavious Porter v. “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair – If Ric Flair Loses, He Must Retire – Royal Rumble 2008 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jonathan Coachman (Colour)


113. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine v. “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin – Submission Match – Royal Rumble 1990 – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Tony Schiavone (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


112. Haku v. Harley Race – BATTLE FOR THE CROWN – Royal Rumble 1989 – Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


111. Gangrel v. X-Pac – WWF European Title – Royal Rumble 1999 – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)


110. Brian Kendrick v. Finlay – Royal Rumble 2006 (Sunday Night Heat) – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


109. The Beverly Brothers v. The Steiner Brothers – Royal Rumble 1993 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (Colour), Bobby Heenan (PBP)


108. Bam Bam Bigelow v. Tatanka – Royal Rumble 1994 – Providence Civic Center – Providence, RI, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP) Ted DiBiase (Colour)


107. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & Natalya v. Becky Lynch, Naomi & Nikki Bella – Royal Rumble 2017 (Pre-Show) – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Mauro Renallo (PBP), David Otunga, JBL, Tom Phillips (Colour)


106. The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) v. The OC (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) – WWE Raw Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2017 (Pre-Show) – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


105. Goldust v. Hunter Hearst Helmsley – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1997 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


104. I.R.S. v. Razor Ramon – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1994 – Providence Civic Center – Providence, RI, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP) Ted DiBiase (Colour)


103. Edge v. William Regal – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 2002 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


102. Dino Bravo & The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) v. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan & The Hart Foundation (“Hitman” Bret Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart) – 2/3 Falls – Royal Rumble 1989 – Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


101. The New Foundation (Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & “The Rocket” Owen Hart) v. The Orient Express (Kato & Tanaka) – Royal Rumble 1992 – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Bobby Heenan (Colour)


100. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin v. The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) – 2/3 Falls – Smackdown Tag Titles – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


99. Carmella v. Sasha Banks – Smackdown Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2021 – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves (Colour)


98. “Ravishing” Rick Rude v. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat – Royal Rumble 1988 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


97. Ezekiel Jackson v. Christian – ECW Title – Royal Rumble 2010 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


96. John Cena v. John “Bradshaw” Layfield – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2009 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


95. The Miz v. Randy Orton – Royal Rumble 2011 – TD Garden – Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


94. Ken Shamrock v. The Rock – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1998 – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


93. The Big Show v. Brock Lesnar – Winner Gains Entry to Royal Rumble – Royal Rumble 2003 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


92. Funaki v. Gregory Helms v. Jamie Noble v. Kid Kash v. Nunzio v. Paul London – Cruiserweight Open – WWE Cruiserweight Title – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


91. Goldust v Vader – Royal Rumble 1998 – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


90. The Barbarian v. Big Boss Man – Royal Rumble 1991 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)


89. Big Show v. Daniel Bryan v. Mark Henry – Steel Cage Match – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2012 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


88. Becky Lynch v. Charlotte Flair – Royal Rumble 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)


87. Jeff Hardy v. Randy Orton – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2008 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


86. John Cena v. Randy Orton – WWE World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2014 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


85. Bret Hart & Owen Hart v. The Quebecers – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 1994 – Providence Civic Center – Providence, RI, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP) Ted DiBiase (Colour)


84. 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Beth Phoenix, Corey Graves, Renee Young (Colour)


83. 1997 Royal Rumble Match – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA – MOTN 1997
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


3.5* 70% B Good

82. 1989 Royal Rumble Match – Houston, TX, USA – MOTN 1989
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


81. 2009 Royal Rumble Match – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


80. 2000 Royal Rumble Match – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


79. 2013 Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2013 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


78. 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2021 – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


77. “Hitman” Bret Hart v. Razor Ramon – WWF World Title – Royal Rumble 1993 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (Colour), Bobby Heenan (PBP)


76. Jeff Jarrett v. Razor Ramon – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1995 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


75. Goldust v. Razor Ramon – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1996 – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)


74. Sheamus v. Shorty G – Royal Rumble 2020 (Pre-show) – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves (Colour)


73. Alberto Del Rio v. Kalisto – United States Title – Royal Rumble 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)


72. Battalion, El Torito & Tarantula v. Max Mini, Mosaic & Nova – Royal Rumble 1998 – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


71. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd v. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) – Royal Rumble 2015 (Pre-show) – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


70. Shinsuke Nakamura v. Rusev – US Title – Royal Rumble 2019 (Pre-Show) – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


69. Beth Phoenix v. Melina – WWE Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2009 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


68. Asuka v. Becky Lynch – Raw Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2020 – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


67. Rey Mysterio v. The Undertaker – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2010 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


66. HHH v. Randy Orton – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2005 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


65. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) v. The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) – Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)


64. AJ Styles v. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


63. Ronda Rousey v. Sasha Banks – Raw Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Renee Young (Colour)


62. Drew McIntyre v. Goldberg – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2021 – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe (Colour)


61. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt v. Daniel Bryan – Strap Match – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2020 – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves (Colour)


60. 1-2-3 Kid & Thurman “Sparky” Plugg v. Million Dollar Corporation (Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka) – WWF Tag Team Titles – Royal Rumble 1995 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


59. Kurt Angle v. Tazz – Royal Rumble 2000 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


58. Bayley v. Charlotte – Raw Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2017 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


57. Bret Hart v. The Undertaker – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 1996 – Selland Arena, Fresno, CA, USA – MOTN 1996
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Mr. Perfect (Colour)


56. Edge v. Rey Mysterio – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2008 – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jonathan Coachman (Colour)


55. “King” Baron Corbin v. Roman Reigns – Falls Count Anywhere – Royal Rumble 2020 – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves (Colour)


54. 1994 Royal Rumble Match – Providence Civic Center – Providence, RI, USA – MOTN 1994
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP) Ted DiBiase (Colour)


53. 1995 Royal Rumble Match – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL, USA
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


52. 2011 Royal Rumble Match – TD Garden – Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


51. The Big Show v. Brock Lesnar – Royal Rumble 2014 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


50. Kurt Angle v. HHH – WWF World Title – Royal Rumble 2001 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


3.75* 75% B+ Very good, not quite great

49. 2007 Royal Rumble Match – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


48. 2017 Royal Rumble Match – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


47. 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


46. 2010 Royal Rumble Match – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


45. The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin & Leilani Kai) v. The Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki & Noriyo Tateno) – WWF Women’s Tag Team Titles – 2/3 Falls – Royal Rumble 1988 – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


44. The Hardy Boys (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) v. MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) – Royal Rumble 2007 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


43. Edge v. Shawn Michaels – Royal Rumble 2005 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


42. Edge v Jeff Hardy – No Disqualification – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2009 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


41. Dolph Ziggler v. Edge – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2011 – TD Garden – Boston, MA, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler, Matt Stryker (Colour)


40. Sgt. Slaughter v. The Ultimate Warrior – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 1991 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)


39. CM Punk v. The Rock – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2013 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


38. 2018 Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Stephanie McMahon lol (Colour)


37. 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble Match – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Samoa Joe (Colour)


36. Mankind v. The Rock – I Quit Match – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 1999 – Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA, USA – MOTN 1999
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), Jerry Lawler (PBP)


4* 80% A-, Great (but A minus, if you want to be a dick about it)

35. 1988 Royal Rumble Match – Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, Canada – MOTN 1988
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


34. 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Corey Graves, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


33. 1990 Royal Rumble Match – Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL, USA – MOTN 1990
Commentators: Tony Schiavone (PBP), Jesse Ventura (Colour)


32. Neville v. Rich Swann – Cruiserweight Title – Royal Rumble 2017 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Mauro Ranallo (PBP), Austin Aries, Corey Graves (Colour)


31. Akira Tozawa v. Buddy Murphy v. Hideo Itami v. Kalisto – Cruiserweight Title – Royal Rumble 2019 (Pre-Show) – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Vic Joseph (PBP), Aiden English, Nigel McGuinness (Colour)


30. Mr. McMahon v. Ric Flair – Street Fight – Royal Rumble 2002 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


29. Kevin Owens v. Roman Reigns – Last Man Standing – WWE Universal Title – Royal Rumble 2021 – THE THUNDERDOME, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, (Colour)


28. Brock Lesnar v. Finn Balor – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Corey Graves, Renee Young (Colour)


27. Asuka v. Becky Lynch – Smackdown Women’s Title – Royal Rumble 2019 – Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Tom Phillips (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


26. HHH v Shawn Michaels – World Heavyweight Title – Last Man Standing Match – Royal Rumble 2004 – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


25. Alberto Del Rio v. The Big Show – Last Man Standing – World Heavyweight Title – Royal Rumble 2013 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


24. Dean Ambrose v. Kevin Owens – Last Man Standing – Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando, FL, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, JBL (Colour)


23. “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels v. The Undertaker – Casket Match – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 1998 – San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA – MOTN 1998
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


22. 2005 Royal Rumble Match – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA, USA – MOTN 2005
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


21. 2002 Royal Rumble Match – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


4.25* 85% A, Somewhere between great and classic? Something Special

20. 2006 Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2006 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL, USA – MOTN 2006
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


19. The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) v. The Orient Express (Kato & Tanaka) – Royal Rumble 1991 – Miami Arena, Miami, FL, USA – MOTN 1991
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Roddy Piper (Colour)


18. Marty Jannetty v. “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 1993 – ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA, USA – MOTN 1993
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (Colour), Bobby Heenan (PBP)


17. Bret Hart v Diesel – WWF World Title – Royal Rumble 1995 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL, USA – MOTN 1995
Commentators: Vince McMahon (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


16. Kevin Owens v. Roman Reigns – No DQ, Chris Jericho SUSPENDED IN A SHARK CAGE – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2017 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators : Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves (Colour)


15. The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) v. The Hardy Boys (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) – Tag Team Tables Match – Royal Rumble 2000 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


14. Chris Jericho v. The Rock – Unified WCW/WWF Championship – Royal Rumble 2002 – Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA – MOTN 2002
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


13. 2008 Royal Rumble Match – Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY, USA – MOTN 2008
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Joey Styles, Jonathan Coachman, Michael Cole, Tazz (Mish Mosh)


12. 2018 Men’s Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2018 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Byron Saxton, Corey Graves, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


4.5* 90% A+ Indisputable Classic (at least at the time)

11. 2001 Royal Rumble Match – Royal Rumble 2001 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


10. Chris Benoit v. Kurt Angle – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2003 – Fleet Center, Boston, MA, USA – MOTN 2003
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


9. Chris Benoit v. Chris Jericho – Ladder Match – WWF Intercontinental Title – Royal Rumble 2001 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA, USA – MOTN 2001
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


8. Bray Wyatt v. Daniel Bryan – Royal Rumble 2014 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – MOTN 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


7. 2004 Royal Rumble Match – Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA – MOTN 2004
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Tazz (Colour)


6. 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match – Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), Booker T, Corey Graves (Colour)


5. Brock Lesnar v. John Cena v Seth Rollins – WWE Title – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PN, USA – MOTN 2015
Commentators: Michael Cole (PBP), JBL, Jerry Lawler (Colour)


4. AJ Styles v. John Cena – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2017 – Alamo Dome, San Antonio, TX, USA
Commentators: Michael Cole (Colour), David Otunga, Mauro Renallo, Tom Phillips (Colour)


3. John Cena v. Umaga – Last Man Standing – WWE Title – Royal Rumble 2007 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX, USA – MOTN 2007
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


5* 100% Perfect, Legendary, Beautiful.

2. Cactus Jack v. HHH – Street Fight – WWF Title – Royal Rumble 2000 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA – MOTN 2000
Commentators: Jim Ross (PBP), Jerry Lawler (Colour)


1992 Royal Rumble Match – Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, USA – MOTN 1992
Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon (PBP), Bobby Heenan (Colour)

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