Throughout the 26-year history of the Royal Rumble match, fans have witnessed some truly great bouts. Whether it was Ric Flair outlasting some of the biggest stars in WWE history to capture the WWE title in 1992 or Chris Benoit going the distance and dumping the massive Big Show to win in 2004, the Rumble has been responsible for some of the best, most competitive and well-booked matches in the long and illustrious history of WWE.
But not every Rumble can be a great one.
For whatever reason, some fail to make the most of the concept and instead come off more like overhyped Battle Royals.
The star power does not live up to the standards of those that came before them or there's very little in the way of spots for fans to sink their teeth into.
Whatever the case may be, they are major disappointments to those fans eagerly anticipating them.
With high hopes that the 2014 Royal Rumble does not one day land on a revised version of this list, here is a look back at the five worst Rumble matches in WWE history.