The fact that Steve Austin is the only man to win the Royal Rumble on three separate occasions makes his place at the top of the list a total no-brainer. And if it wasn't for Mr. McMahon's shady tactics in 1999, The Rattlesnake could have won four.
Stone Cold entered the 1997 Rumble at No. 5 and eliminated no less that 10 superstars, with Bret Hart the last man to go over the top. However, The Hitman had actually eliminated Austin earlier, but The Rattlesnake rolled back into the ring while the referees were distracted.
Austin never got his title shot at WrestleMania, as Shawn Michaels soon vacated the WWF Championship, which set off a chain of events that resulted in the classic confrontation between The Bionic Redneck and Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13.
The following year, Austin stormed the ring at No. 24 and had the match won less than 16 minutes later, sealing victory by eliminating The Rock. This time, Stone Cold would get his title shot and usher in the start of the Attitude Era by capturing his first WWF Championship from Shawn Michaels.
The record-breaking third Rumble win came three years later, when The Rattlesnake was the 27th entrant in the match. This time, it took him less than 10 minutes to claim victory, and he would go on to WrestleMania 17 to have one of the most famous matches in WrestleMania history against arch-nemesis The Rock, where he would shockingly turn heel and align with Vince McMahon after winning the WWF Championship.
As well as being the only man to win the Royal Rumble three times, Stone Cold also racked up an impressive 36 eliminations in just six appearances, which also means he won half of the Rumbles he appeared in!