History YMMV / RoyalRumble

25th May '18 5:47:36 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* SignatureSong: "Hero" by Music/{{Skillet}}, the 2010 theme. Which was so awesome they included it in ''Smackdown vs Raw 2010''.

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** Greatest Royal Rumble: Titus O'Neil's trip running down the ramp [[EpicFail and sliding underneath the ring]].
* SignatureSong: "Hero" by Music/{{Skillet}}, the 2010 theme. Which was so awesome they included it in ''Smackdown vs ''[=SmackDown=] vs. Raw 2010''.
3rd May '18 8:24:24 PM Gimere
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** The 2018 Rumble, and the finish with Shinsuke Nakamura eliminating Cena and Reigns, was regarded as an apology to the Philadelphia crowd for 2015.

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** The 2018 Men's Rumble, and the finish with Shinsuke Nakamura eliminating Cena and Reigns, was regarded as an apology to the Philadelphia crowd for 2015.
6th Apr '18 10:00:42 PM Gimere
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble in 2018 would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years, and exceeded a lot of people's expectations. While opinions vary as to whether or not it was as good as the men's Rumble that year, the women's Rumble is regarded as deserving of its main event spot.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble in 2018 would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years, and exceeded a lot of exceeding many people's expectations. While opinions vary as to whether or not it was as good as the men's Rumble that year, the women's Rumble is regarded as deserving of its main event spot.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Every Rumble after the 2015 Rumble has gotten this reaction, with the 2018 Rumble having been considered one of the best Rumbles of all time.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Every Rumble after the 2015 Rumble has gotten this reaction, with the 2018 men's Rumble having been considered one of the best Rumbles of all time.
11th Feb '18 3:45:54 PM nirao01
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** 1990: Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/UltimateWarrior's showdown during the Rumble match.
** 1991: Wrestling/SgtSlaughter defeating the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior for the WWF championship.



** 1993: Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} winning the Royal Rumble.
** 1994: Wrestling/BretHart and Wrestling/LexLuger becoming the only co-winners to date.



** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena, but only after both men had gone over the top ''simultaneously'' in one of the best botches in wrestling history.
** 2006: [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]] surviving the Royal Rumble match in over an hour.

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** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena, Wrestling/JohnCena, but only after both men had gone over the top ''simultaneously'' in one of the best botches in wrestling history.
** 2006: [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]] Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}} surviving the Royal Rumble match in over an hour.



** 2012: Wrestling/KofiKingston doing his very first "Rumble Save" moment.



** 2015: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins for the WWE title.

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** 2014: Wrestling/{{Batista}}'s controversial Rumble victory.
** 2015: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins Either Wrestling/BrockLesnar vs. Wrestling/JohnCena vs. Wrestling/SethRollins for the WWE title.title or Wrestling/RomanReigns' controversial Rumble victory.



* WTHCastingAgency: Some people were somewhat annoyed at Kelly Kelly's appearance in the first Women's Royal Rumble match, as they felt that she personified many things that the division had gotten away from in recent years. It should be noted that Alicia Fox and Paige both got injured shortly before the Rumble, so she may have been a last minute replacement.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Some people were somewhat annoyed at Kelly Kelly's Wrestling/KellyKelly's appearance in the first Women's Royal Rumble match, as they felt that she personified many things that the division had gotten away from in recent years. It should be noted that Alicia Fox Wrestling/AliciaFox and Paige Wrestling/{{Paige}} both got injured shortly before the Rumble, so she may have been a last minute replacement.
30th Jan '18 9:03:51 AM KingLyger
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years and exceeded a lot of people's expectations. While not as good as the men's Rumble that year, the match is regarded as deserving of its main event spot.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: The 2005 finish was a great fix to a hilarious screw up.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble in 2018 would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years years, and exceeded a lot of people's expectations. While opinions vary as to whether or not it was as good as the men's Rumble that year, the match women's Rumble is regarded as deserving of its main event spot.
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The 2005 finish was a great fix to a hilarious screw up.up. After Batista botched the ending, sending both himself and John Cena to the floor at the same time, the referees improvised a bit until things were restarted to get a proper ending.



** History repeated itself as the 2015 Royal Rumble also ended with the live crowd loudly booing winner Wrestling/RomanReigns in similar fashion, including chants for Bryan long after his elimination (including a Wrestling/CMPunk chant, despite his departure from the company). This has produced [[BrokenBase a similarly split reaction]], with some fans angry at the company as a whole for more or less {{Retcon}}ning what happened in the previous year, others angry at the creative team (but not ''at'' Reigns) for derailing Bryan's return momentum, and another group simply happy with how things turned out[[note]]Reigns being given the win coincides with his rumored bump to main event status prior to the Rumble[[/note]]. [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] coming out to support his cousin's victory and endorsing it didn't stop the jeers. That's right: one of the most popular and beloved wrestlers of all time couldn't calm down the raging crowd.

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** History repeated itself as the 2015 Royal Rumble also ended with the live crowd loudly booing winner Wrestling/RomanReigns in similar fashion, including chants for Bryan long after his elimination (including a Wrestling/CMPunk chant, despite his departure from the company). This has produced [[BrokenBase a similarly split reaction]], with some fans angry at the company as a whole for more or less {{Retcon}}ning what happened in the previous year, others angry at the creative team (but not ''at'' Reigns) for derailing Bryan's return momentum, and another group simply happy with how things turned out[[note]]Reigns being given the win coincides with his rumored bump to main event status prior to the Rumble[[/note]]. [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] coming out to support his cousin's victory and endorsing it didn't stop the jeers. That's right: one of the most popular and beloved wrestlers of all time couldn't calm down the raging crowd.
30th Jan '18 1:23:26 AM Laevatein
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** The 2018 Rumble, and the finish with Shinsuke Nakamura eliminating Cena and Reigns, was regarded as an apology to the Philadelphia crowd for 2015.



* WTHCastingAgency: Some people were somewhat annoyed at Kelly Kelly's appearance in the first Women's Royal Rumble match, as they felt that she personified many things that the division had gotten away from in recent years.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Some people were somewhat annoyed at Kelly Kelly's appearance in the first Women's Royal Rumble match, as they felt that she personified many things that the division had gotten away from in recent years. It should be noted that Alicia Fox and Paige both got injured shortly before the Rumble, so she may have been a last minute replacement.
29th Jan '18 3:21:14 PM Nyame
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years and exceeded a lot of people's expectations.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years and exceeded a lot of people's expectations. While not as good as the men's Rumble that year, the match is regarded as deserving of its main event spot.


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* ToughActToFollow: Due to the novelty of the women's Rumble, it was decided it would main event the 2018 ''Royal Rumble'' PPV, so the men's Rumble was placed in the middle of the show. Said Rumble was the best Rumble the company had in ''years'', and subsequently wore out the crowd. The fans were dead for the following two matches, and it's believed that one of the main reasons why the women's Rumble had a proportionally higher amount of nostalgia entrants was to pop the crowd for the match and re-energize them.
29th Jan '18 3:05:18 PM Nyame
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* RootingForTheEmpire: It really says a lot about how hated Wrestling/RomanReigns is when the fans are willing to cheer for Wrestling/TripleH to win the title in 2016 as long as Reigns isn't the one to hold it. In fact, one of the only times Hunter was not universally cheered during that match is when it was down to the final two and his last opponent was EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, and the pop Hunter got when he personally eliminated Reigns (and followed it up with Wrestling/DGenerationX crotch chops) was one of the biggest in the entire match.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: It really says a lot about how hated Wrestling/RomanReigns is when the fans are willing to cheer for Wrestling/TripleH to win the title in 2016 as long as Reigns isn't the one to hold it. In fact, one of the only times Hunter was not universally cheered during that match is when it was down to the final two and his last opponent was EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, and the pop Hunter got when he personally eliminated Reigns (and followed it up with Wrestling/DGenerationX crotch chops) was one of the biggest in the entire match. It's all but confirmed that the reason Ambrose was the runner-up was because eliminating him was the only way Hunter was going to get heel heat after eliminating Reigns.



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The 2018 Royal Rumble match was far better received than the previous three Royal Rumbles.

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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The 2018 Royal Every Rumble match was far better received than after the previous three Royal Rumbles.2015 Rumble has gotten this reaction, with the 2018 Rumble having been considered one of the best Rumbles of all time.
29th Jan '18 1:47:08 PM TruebloodJoe
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* WTHCastingAgency: Some people were somewhat annoyed at Kelly Kelly's appearance in the first Women's Royal Rumble match, as they felt that she personified many things that the division had gotten away from in recent years.
29th Jan '18 12:27:08 PM Nyame
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be a match that was on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years and exceeded a lot of people's expectations.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many expected the first women's Royal Rumble would be an epic botch fest that would convince the company to never do it again. The match turned out to be a match that was on par with some of the better men's Royal Rumble matches over the years and exceeded a lot of people's expectations.
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