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The Royal Rumble match is consistently one of the most entertaining and exciting matches of the year, so it's no surprise that it would be a highlight of the night.
After all, the pay-per-view is built around the marquee match!
Despite being over 20 years old, the concept for the gimmick is still perfectly sound and the fans love it.
A new record was set with Roman Reigns having the most eliminations.
We were treated to some surprise entrances with Kevin Nash, JBL and the returning Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus.
NXT star Alexander Rusev made a pretty impressive WWE debut.
Kofi Kingston had another impressive means to evade elimination by running along the security barricade.
WWE was even able to incorporate a comedic spot with El Torito eliminating Fandango.
Your mileage may vary on whether it was a highlight that Batista came out the victor, but as far as the match itself, this Royal Rumble definitely lived up to the tradition and was easily the match of the night.
So what do you think were the best and the worst parts of the pay-per-view?
Did anything stand out to you as a highlight or a low point that wasn't covered?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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