History YMMV / RoyalRumble

17th Jan '17 5:25:49 PM nombretomado
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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event. Also, during the undercard, JesseVentura giving a little too much assistance to Dino Bravo in "helping" set a (non-legit) bench press record of 715 pounds.

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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event. Also, during the undercard, JesseVentura Wrestling/JesseVentura giving a little too much assistance to Dino Bravo in "helping" set a (non-legit) bench press record of 715 pounds.
23rd Dec '16 6:55:48 PM SomeoneElse17
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** 2014 ended with a floodgate of resentment against WWE over the apparent shafting of Wrestling/DanielBryan in the Rumble, alongside a lackluster performance of the rest of the other matches, and Wresting/{{Batista}} winning the event for a second time. To put this into perspective, Bryan's match against Wrestling/BrayWyatt (which the former lost) was largely declared "Match of the Night". Although it didn't rule him out on being excluded from the Royal Rumble, as the number of entrants appeared and Bryan became a no-show, other superstars (like fan favorite and perpetual-{{Face}} Wrestling/ReyMysterio) were met with boos when they appeared...yes, '''BOOS'''; no other Royal Rumble in its 20+ year history ended with hisses and jeers from the audience, be it {{Smark}}s or not.

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** 2014 ended with a floodgate of resentment against WWE over the apparent shafting of Wrestling/DanielBryan in the Rumble, alongside a lackluster performance of the rest of the other matches, and Wresting/{{Batista}} winning the event for a second time. To put this into perspective, Bryan's match against Wrestling/BrayWyatt (which the former lost) was largely declared "Match of the Night". Although it didn't rule him out on being excluded from the Royal Rumble, as the number of entrants appeared and Bryan became a no-show, other superstars (like fan favorite and perpetual-{{Face}} Wrestling/ReyMysterio) were met with boos when they appeared...yes, '''BOOS'''; no other Royal Rumble in its 20+ year history prior to that event ended with hisses and jeers from the audience, face or heel winner, be it {{Smark}}s or not.
4th Nov '16 1:36:47 PM Gimere
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** After the two events illustrated above, fans have lost so much faith in the main roster's booking that many admit they're watching the Royal Rumble just to see how the company screws it up this year. In fact, many believe that the crowd hijacking the show for a ''third time'' might not be enough to convince the company to change their plans and give the fans what they want, which, after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2015'', seems to be a ForegoneConclusion these days.

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** After the two events illustrated above, fans have lost so much faith in the main roster's booking that many admit they're admitted they were only watching the 2016 Royal Rumble just to see how if the company screws would screw it up this year.again. In fact, many believe that the crowd hijacking the show for a ''third time'' might not be enough to convince the company to change their plans and give the fans what they want, which, after ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2015'', seems to be a ForegoneConclusion these days.
29th Aug '16 9:26:34 AM Briguy52748
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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event. Also, during the undercard, JesseVentura giving a little too much assistance to DinoBravo in "helping" set a (non-legit) bench press record of 715 pounds.

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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event. Also, during the undercard, JesseVentura giving a little too much assistance to DinoBravo Dino Bravo in "helping" set a (non-legit) bench press record of 715 pounds.
29th Aug '16 9:26:16 AM Briguy52748
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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event.

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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event. Also, during the undercard, JesseVentura giving a little too much assistance to DinoBravo in "helping" set a (non-legit) bench press record of 715 pounds.
29th Aug '16 9:24:23 AM Briguy52748
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** 1988: HacksawJimDuggan's signature "Hoooo!" and a big thumbs up after winning the first event.
14th Aug '16 10:15:14 PM Gimere
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** History repeats 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 a similarly split reaction, although one that's more of a BaseBreaker, 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 repeats 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, although one that's more of a BaseBreaker, 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.
11th Aug '16 2:58:48 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 Wrestlig/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.
20th Apr '16 6:58:50 PM ironballs16
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** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena.

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** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena.Cena, but only after both men had gone over the top ''simultaneously'' in one of the best botches in Wrestling history.
3rd Mar '16 7:52:35 AM 313Bluestreak
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** 1995: Wrestling/ShawnMichaels winning the Royal Rumble under very controversial circumstances.

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** 1995: Wrestling/ShawnMichaels winning the Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant, under very controversial circumstances.
** 1997: Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin winning the Royal Rumble under controversial
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** 1999: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] in the first-ever I Quit match.

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** 1999: [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] vs [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] in the first-ever I Quit "I Quit" match.



** 2001: Stone Cold Steve Austin winning his third Royal Rumble.

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** 2001: Stone Cold "Stone Cold" Steve Austin winning his third Royal Rumble.



** 2004: Chris Benoit winning the Royal Rumble as the No. 1 entrant.
** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning by last eliminating John Cena.
** 2006: Rey Mysterio surviving the Royal Rumble match in over an hour.

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** 2004: Chris Benoit winning the Royal Rumble as the No. 1 #1 entrant.
** 2005: Wrestling/{{Batista}} winning the Rumble by last eliminating John Cena.
** 2006: [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio Mysterio]] surviving the Royal Rumble match in over an hour.



** 2016: AJ Styles debuting in the Royal Rumble match.

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** 2016: AJ Styles Wrestling/AJStyles debuting in the Royal Rumble match.match or Triple H winning the match to win the WWE Title.
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