My 10 Favorite WWE Royal Rumble Memories

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My 10 Favorite WWE Royal Rumble Memories
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I love the Royal Rumble.

I have loved it since the first time I saw Hacksaw Jim Duggan win a 20 man Royal Rumble match in 1988. Since then, the match has become a 30 man (sometimes women too) bout, with a 40 man edition in 2011 as well.

I think the concept of the Rumble match is brilliant. Two people start the match, then every 90 seconds (sometimes less than that and sometimes more) somebody else runs into the ring until all 30 contestants have entered.

To eliminate somebody from the match, they have to go over the top rope to the floor with BOTH feet touching the floor.

As WWE likes to inform us all the time, there are no friends in the Royal Rumble—only foes.

In addition to the match itself, the Rumble is special because—since 1993—the winner of the match has gone on to receive a WWE or World Title match at WrestleMania (with a few exceptions we won't get into here). That raises the stakes of the Rumble match over a regular match and adds to its appeal.

The unquestioned number one WWE pay-per-view event is WrestleMania, but over the years, the Royal Rumble has proven to be the second biggest.

While there are many great individual matches at the Rumble that stand out as special to me, what I'm here today to provide you with my 10 favorite Royal Rumble memories.

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