Hall of Famers present and future occupy the list of WWE Superstars who never managed to be the last man standing at the Royal Rumble.
Winning the Rumble is a triumph 27 men have experienced. The best wrestlers to never do so includes a giant, an Olympian and a collection of madmen.
Only Superstars who competed in a Royal Rumble are considered. So Buddy Rogers isn't part of the discussion.
The wrestlers are ranked here based on their connection with fans, impact on the WWE, the number of WrestleManias they headlined, how long they remained a top star and how often they won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Wrestler of the Year award.
Points are also awarded for entry in the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame as well as the WWE Hall of Fame. Should someone be generally considered worthy of induction into the latter, but hasn't been only because of politics, that is taken into account, too.
Let's begin the difficult task of quantifying wrestling greatness, starting with the Superstars who just landed outside the top 10.