WWE Royal Rumble Runner-Up: So Near and Yet So Far

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WWE Royal Rumble Runner-Up: So Near and Yet So Far

Some of the greatest moments in wrestling history have come at the WWE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. At the conclusion of the Royal Rumble match, there is a feeling of celebration and realization that the competitor who won the contest is likely on to bigger and better things.

But for the last remaining participant with that competitor, the odds are not always in their favor. Rather, coming so close to victory only to have it snatched away by another superstar has led to some pretty interesting outcomes over time.

In this slideshow, we'll continue our Royal Rumble history lesson with a look at the runner-up in each and every Royal Rumble match, proving that second place may not always be what it is cracked up to be.

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