Throughout the long and illustrious history of World Wrestling Entertainment's Royal Rumble match, some of the greatest Superstars in professional wrestling have delivered match-stealing performances that have become the stuff of legend.
Ric Flair's performance in 1992, outlasting some of the biggest stars the industry has ever seen to become WWE champion and Bob Backlund's hour-long run in 1993 are two examples of extremely fit Superstars running the equivalent of a marathon with one goal in mind: leaving with their arms raised in victory. Flair was able to achieve that goal while Backlund fell just short.
Diesel's dominant run in 1994 and Kane's unprecedented, history-making performance in 2001 were two cases where a single Superstar tore through the competition, piling up eliminations and creating a buzz about their roles in the matches the next morning.
Those are four examples of Superstars whose performances are talked about to this day.
But what about the competitors whose performances have gone overlooked or have been underrated over the last 26 years?
In anticipation for this year's Royal Rumble match and what are hopefully more enduring performances from some of the most talented and popular Superstars in professional wrestling, here is a look back at the most underrated performances in Rumble history.