Ric Flair's 1992 Royal Rumble win is the greatest Royal Rumble moment ever.
What makes this moment the greatest is the context in which it happened.
The WWE Championship was vacant and would be given to the winner of the 30 man Royal Rumble. Ric Flair was the poster boy for the territories of the National Wrestling Alliance and then what would become WCW.
In all the talent around the country that Vince McMahon and WWE had acquired, Flair remained the big star for the NWA and WCW to have in competition with McMahon.
In late 1991, Flair joined WWE.
Just a few months later, he entered the Rumble at number three. At this point in history, nobody entering that early ever won the Rumble match.
Flair lasted over an hour and won the WWE Championship over the likes of Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Sid Justice, The Undertaker and Sgt. Slaughter.
In a matter of months, the NWA guy had come to “New York” as WWE was referred to in the business and had done the unprecedented and won the WWE title. After the match, his celebration promo was just as significant. He held up the WWE Championship and declared it was the only belt in the wrestling world that mattered and truly made him No. 1.
If you've never gotten to see this match, watch the full thing. It's an entertaining Rumble match and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's commentary with Gorilla Monsoon is spectacular.
Ric Flair walking in to the WWE and winning the 1992 Royal Rumble to become champion is the top moment in Royal Rumble history. WOOOOO!