Royal Rumble winners are an exclusive fraternity of WWE superstars who almost always launch their careers into superstardom.
For every Steve Austin or Shawn Michaels, there lingers a Lex Luger who just wasn't quite able to effectively use a Royal Rumble win as a vehicle to the top.
Some of the more underwhelming winners of years past are bona fide stars in their own right; however, they were either unable to capitalize on these wins or won the Royal Rumble in unspectacular fashion.
Recent history has suggested that winning the Royal Rumble no longer guarantees an imminent world title reign. Some winners know this better than others.