* To start us off, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVSNW0LvE1w WWE's official Top 10 Fails]] has a number of the examples below contained therein.
* 1991: Entry #27 was Bushwhacker Luke who, after doing Wrestling/TheBushwhackers' signature SillyWalk to the ring, was grabbed by Earthquake mid-stride and tossed out. This barely slows Luke down, and he simply continues the walk back out of the arena.
* 1992: Just prior to interviewing Wrestling/ShawnMichaels before the Rumble match for the WWF Championship, Sean Mooney nearly gets down when The Barbarian gruffly walks past him.
* 1993: Wrestling/RandySavage executes his [[FinishingMove flying elbow drop]] on {{Wrestling/Yokozuna}}, and goes for the pin, apparently forgetting that it was the Royal Rumble. Yokozuna responds by tossing Savage over the ropes ''[[StoutStrength while still lying on the ground]]''.
* 1994: Wrestling/DoinkTheClown comes out as [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]] and [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Crush]] are beating on each other, opting to take the LetsYouAndHimFight approach by standing in the other corner laughing at them... until they notice his presence. He then uses a ''squirting flower'' to blind them and gain the upper-hand.
* 1997:
** Wrestling/JerryLawler's entry into the Royal Rumble match. He was already sitting at the commentator's booth when his music began to play, and the last thing he said to Vince was "It takes a King,". He climbed into the ring and was almost immediately knocked out by BretHart. He walked back to the commentator's booth and said "to know a King." And for the rest of the Royal Rumble match [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain he forgot he was ever in it.]]
** In the same Rumble, three Superstars eliminate themselves: Ahmed Johnson leaves the ring [[RevengeBeforeReason to attack Farooq]], Mil Mascaras jumps to the outside, and Farooq is forced to flee from Ahmed after he interferes with a 2x4.
* Kaientai's repeated interference in the 2000 Rumble. One instance led to Gangrel throwing Wrestling/TakaMichinoku out of the ring, causing Taka to land on his face. Jerry Lawler repeatedly requested to watch the replay throughout the rest of the Rumble.
* 2001:
** Wrestling/{{Kane}} eliminating the Honky Tonk Man immediately after he sang his song-- grabbing his guitar and smashing him over the head with it. And then shaking his head slowly.
--->'''Jerry Lawler:''' [Kane]'s a music hater!
** Wrestling/AlSnow hitting Wrestling/{{Raven}} [[GroinAttack in the balls]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser with a bowling ball.]]
** [[UnexpectedCharacter Drew Carey]] enters the ''Royal Rumble'' just as Wrestling/MattHardy and Wrestling/JeffHardy eliminate each other. Drew celebrates while he's alone in the ring, but then the timer runs out, and Kane makes his entrance. Drew desperately tries to get out of it, first by [[AintTooProudToBeg begging the referees for help]], then offering a handshake to Kane, then trying to bribe him. Just as Kane is setting him up for a chokeslam, however, Raven enters, saving him from certain doom by smacking Kane with a pool cue. While Kane's distracted by Raven, Drew quickly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere climbs over the ropes and eliminates himself]].
* 2002:
** Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/TripleH were in the ring with [[Wrestling/HurricaneHelms the Hurricane]] and Hurricane got the goozle on both of them, prepping them for a chokeslam. They sold it like he's Wrestling/TheUndertaker or Wrestling/{{Kane}} for about five seconds before [[AsideGlance they both looked at each other]] and realized they're being choked by ''the freakin' Hurricane.'' Just as it dawned on the Hurricane that he just grabbed the necks of the two most decorated wrestlers of the Rumble that year, they grabbed him by the back of the neck and threw him over the ropes.
** Maven eliminates '''''The Undertaker''''' [[https://youtu.be/mYZoGACeqt4 with a dropkick]], due to the timely distraction from the Hardy Boyz. [[TranquilFury It does not]] [[RageBreakingPoint go well with Taker]], who [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats the shit out]] of Maven afterwards.
* 2003:
** Wrestling/JohnCena entered the Rumble with what is quite possibly his best {{Heel}} rap ever, where he manages to rhyme "explain to ya" with "Wrestling/WrestleMania" and the thing ends with the brilliant line, [[spoiler: "my style is like a swollen penis, you can't beat me."]]
** Maven, who in the 2002 Rumble became famous for eliminating TheUndertaker with a dropkick, tried to repeat the feat in 2003, and failed miserably.
** Matt Hardy ([[RunningGag Version 1]]) avoiding elimination on numerous occasions because of Shannon Moore actively keeping Matt from touching the floor through such tactics as lying on the ground & letting Matt stand on him. It took Wrestling/BrockLesnar ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill F-5ing]]'' Hardy out of the ring onto Moore to eliminate him.
* 2004: Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/RandyOrton had just eliminated several guys in a row and then collapsed from exhaustion. The announcers mentioned that the next person to come out would have a huge advantage. But that person turned out to be Ernest "The Cat" Miller, who decided to dance to his theme music alongside his ostentatiously-wigged manager, Lamont, instead. Benoit and Orton were not amused, and threw ''both'' of them over the top rope, which was made even funnier by Lamont's wig coming off in Benoit's hand in mid-elimination. One recap listed "Lamont's wig eliminated" in the timeline.
* 2005:
** Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/RicFlair were drawing their numbers to enter the rumble. Flair seemed overjoyed with his number. Eddie pulled Flair in for a congratulatory hug, and swiftly left the room. Only a little later did Flair find out that Eddie had somehow swapped numbers with him during the hug! Later on Flair and Teddy Long were able to track down Eddie, and Teddy Long forced Eddie to give Flair his number back. But, after Eddie had already handed the number over, Teddy was still holding his hand out. Eddie shook his hand, but Teddy still wasn't impressed. "Hand it over, playa." Eddie then sheepishly handed over Flair's ''wallet''. Cue Eddie making a speedy exit, and Flair becoming absolutely enraged. We later found out during the rumble that Eddie had drawn number one, while Flair had drawn number 30.
** Eddie and Chris Benoit began the rumble with an exhibition of mat wrestling, when ''[[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough Tough Enough]]'' winner Daniel Puder comes down at #3, grabs a mic and boasts that he'll be the first Tough Enough winner to win the Royal Rumble, to Eddie and Benoit's consternation. As soon as he enters the ring, the two veterans immediately begin laying into him with ''stiff'' [[Wrestling/RicFlair Whooooooooo! chops]], taking turns abusing the rookie. Just as they begin throwing him around, notorious rookie hazer Wrestling/BobHolly enters next and right away begins laying the chops himself. This eventually devolves into the three taking turns holding Puder's arms behind while the others chop him up. This is made funnier by Eddie's reactions the entire time, and even the famously stoic Benoit starts playing it up. Puder is mercifully eliminated after an Alabama Slam from Holly.
*** Considerably less-funny [[FridgeHorror when you stop and think about it a second]] and realise that what you're actually watching is ''real-life bullying'' going on right before your eyes. Puder was being publicly punished by three of the biggest backstage enforcers for the heat he'd earned in his infamous shoot fight on Tough Enough with Wrestling/KurtAngle (which, in case you forgot, was all Kurt's fault) so Eddie, Chris and Holly were actually beating the shit out of him in front of the entire world to "teach him a lesson". Nothing makes more of a mockery of WWE's later anti-bullying campaign than this ugly public scene, and WebVideo/WhatcultureWrestling highlighted it on their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwG2NnlwpYk '10 Things WWE Want You To Forget About The Royal Rumble']] video as being really uncomfortable to watch.
** With eight guys in the ring, four from [=SmackDown!=] and four from Raw, they temporarily split up, then a [=SmackDown!=] versus Raw fight ensues. When Wrestling/MuhammadHassan enters the Rumble, however, all the fighting in the ring stops, and all eight superstars immediately gang up on him, setting him up for Rey Mysterio to hit him with a 619, then six of them work together to dump Hassan out of the ring.
** Wrestling/KurtAngle came in with a full head of steam and just starts suplexing everyone until he got to Shawn Michaels who super kicked him out of the ring. That was Angle's shortest time in the rumble.
* 2006:
** Wrestling/TripleH was so confident he would get a high number. He and Wrestling/RandyOrton pulled around the same time, and Triple H revealed his number to Randy, then looked at it in shock. [[spoiler:Triple H pulled #1. Randy Orton had pulled #30, [[WhosLaughingNow and wasted no time rubbing it in his face]].]]
** Wrestling/ReyMysterio, when we went to pull his number, told [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Mr. McMahon]] that he was sure Eddie Guerrero would have a hand in which number he would pick. When he made his pick, he laughed, and made it look like Eddie had pulled a prank on him from beyond the grave. [[spoiler:Rey pulled #2. Naturally, [[Awesome/RoyalRumble he would end up winning the whole thing]].]]
* 2008:
** Wrestling/TheMiz getting eliminated by Hornswoggle. You're just paying your dues, Miz.
** Shelton Benjamin was eliminated by Shawn Michaels with Sweet Chin Music after 18 seconds in the ring. The funniest part is the announce table was literally in the middle of praising him and saying how well he would do when it happened.
** Wrestling/JimmySnuka enters at #18. You know who enters after him? ''Wrestling/RoddyPiper''. In the words of good ol' JR, it was as if "time stood still" as the two confronted one another while every other wrestler in the Rumble watches from the sides in disbelief. Wrestling/CMPunk can visibly be seen {{Corpsing}} as this happens.
* 2009: Wrestling/SantinoMarella. Full stop. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTTWsQk3j2I His entry and elimination]] makes The Warlord rest in peace as he did a huge favor for him. Courtesy of Kane who ends up laughing after his elimination. Funnier that most of the Superstars in the ring stop in confusion regarding his elimination in disbelief or amazement.
** The Warlord is not dead yet. But the elimination definitely killed his career.
* 2011:
** Again with Santino Marella, who at this point had averaged about 15 seconds in two Rumble matches, would get knocked out by Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} within 20 seconds of his appearance and would have the fortune to fall under the bottom rope. This became a BrickJoke when later on, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio would be celebrating his apparent victory only to turn around and get hit the with The Cobra! Unfortunately for Santino, he would take a few seconds too long to celebrate, and would instead go home as the runner up when Del Rio reversed his elimination attempt.
** The New Nexus lead by CM Punk. He's very happy after having four members including himself. He's acting all and mighty [[MemeticMutation with a nice troll face]] until [[OhCrap Khali's music hits in]]. What he does next? Hide behind his fellow members. Not to mention, CM Punk is still scared in facing Khali in past Royal Rumble matches starting from the first time Khali enters the Royal Rumble in 2007.
* 2012:
** '''[[Wrestling/SantinoMarella The Cobra]] vs. [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mr Socko]]'''. After the elimination of Ricardo Rodriguez, these two have a standoff and decide to take out their own 'weapons' and wear it. It's more funnier that once Epico enters the ring and interrupt their battle, he gets Santino's Cobra and eliminated by Foley's Mr Socko in just 11 seconds.
** Before the Big Show enters the ring, he helps Sheamus eliminate Wrestling/JackSwagger. [[TooDumbToLive Swagger complains and shoves him]] and Big Show responds by punching him out cold.
* 2013:
** The Godfather's cameo in the Rumble. He came out with two of his hoes, removed his coat, sunglasses and hat, entered, and 5 seconds later, was eliminated by Ziggler. All while his music ''still played''! Then, his reaction, which was merely a shrug, take the ladies by the arms and walk back again. All while his music still played!
** Wrestling/TeamHellNo's elimination. After Team Hell No eliminates Khali, Daniel Bryan eliminates his own partner Kane. Knowing it's the rumble, Kane is still in shock while looking at his partner. But it was short-lived for Daniel as he was sent out of the ring by Antonio Cesaro but Kane catches Daniel Bryan. Daniel tells Kane to put him back but he refuses as both Kane and Daniel keep yelling "NO!" And "YES!". After that Daniel was trying to go back in the ring but Kane decides to drop him down instead, eliminating him.
* 2014:
** [[http://www.wwe.com/videos/an-extended-look-at-the-2014-royal-rumble-commercial-26171286 This]] extended version of the commercial for the Royal Rumble is full of hilarious moments.
** And when El Torito came and managed to take out Wrestling/{{Fandango}} before setting his sights on Wrestling/CMPunk, who just looks at dumbfounded at this sight and turns to Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, one of [[Wrestling/TheShield three guys]] sent to make sure he doesn't win and asks him something along the lines of [[YouCanSeeThatRight "Tell me I'm not the only one who sees this, right?"]] and Ambrose for a quick second seems to be as confused and shrugs.
** [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]] is introduced at #24, whereupon he stands up from his spot at the announce table, climbs into the ring, hands his coat to Michael Cole... and is promptly eliminated by Wrestling/RomanReigns, whereupon he resumes his spot at the table and continues on commentary as if nothing had happened.
** The crowd hating on the Cena/Orton match chanting "Daniel Bryan", "Randy Savage" and "We Want Divas". And the Royal Rumble match itself, after the crowd realized that Daniel Bryan wasn't going to participate in it.
** [[StrawmanPolitical Zeb Colter]] had signs during the entrances of his allies.
*** For Jack Swagger: Every 90 seconds another one crosses the border. (Entrances were officially every 90 seconds this year)
*** For Cesaro: [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall You could time it, but THEY stole your watch.]]
* 2015:
** Once again the crowd hating on Daniel Bryan's elimination during the Royal Rumble match. Dean Ambrose's and Dolph Ziggler's eliminations didn't help, either. Note that if you hear the crowd chanting "CM Punk" (despite his departure from the company ''one year ago'', mind you) or just getting booed, you know this is coming. And then there was a riot after the show. Why? The fans were demanding the Royal Rumble match continue because Wrestling/CurtisAxel, of all people, had never been eliminated. They ''[[{{Understatement}} really]]'' didn't want Wrestling/RomanReigns to win. Given that the 2015 Rumble took place in smark-heavy Philadelphia, hardly any of this should be surprising.
** Normally Wrestling/KofiKingston has loads of crazy moves that save him from being eliminated. What is this year's safe move? As Wrestling/AdamRose is about to fall backwards from the apron into the arms of the [[{{Posse}} 'Rosebuds']] as Rose makes his entrance, Kofi goes flying over the top rope into the waiting arms of the [[FailedASpotCheck completely oblivious Rosebuds]] as Rose looks on confused before yelling at the Rosebuds. As the Rosebuds carry Kofi around the ring, Rose is pulled into the ring & thrown back over the top rope, 2 seconds after the Rosebuds put Kofi on the apron. Only ''then'' do the Rosebuds realise their error, as JBL accurately calls them idiots.
* 2016:
** [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]]'s WrongGenreSavvy moment of thinking he was in a Ladder Match. He runs to the ring, pulls out a ladder from underneath it, tosses it in, sets it up, climbs it... and then realizes there's ''nothing there waiting for him''. The ref and the other wrestlers are watching stunned before Kane gets him down and promptly tosses him out.
** Wrestling/TheNewDay were a treat the entire night. Not only did Wrestling/XavierWoods get a new trombone, but a fan in the audience, who was sitting in plain view of the hard-cam, had a sign with a giant [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Horn of the Unicorn card on it, saying he increased New Day's attack power by 700 pts.]] Unfortunately, it wasn't Creator/LittleKuriboh.
** Speaking of The New Day, Kofi Kingston [[RunningGag again avoided elimination]], this time by getting caught by Big E, then getting carried around the ring on his shoulders. However, Kofi would be eliminated by getting dropkicked off the apron by Wrestling/ChrisJericho while trying to get back in the ring.
** During the Last Man Standing match between Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]:
---> '''Fan:''' ''[while Owens is setting up tables]'' Happy Thanksgiving!\\
'''Owens:''' Thanksgiving is in November, moron!
** Also from the Last Man Standing match is Ambrose and Owens {{troll}}ing Wrestling/MichaelCole. Owens gets tossed over the announce table thanks to a suicide dive and lands on Cole. As he tries to get up, he starts to pie Cole in the face with his hands as Ambrose takes a seat on the table and starts playing around with Cole's iPhone.
* 2017
** During the Rumble itself, Jack Gallagher comes out [[ICallItVera with his umbrella, William III]], which he used on opponents until being downed by Wrestling/ChrisJericho. Jericho takes the opportunity to gloat, giving Gallagher enough time to get William [[GroinAttack between his legs for an attack]]. Double points for when he then ''opened'' the umbrella, leaving it spinning in Jericho's hands.
** Chris Jericho, who'd entered at number 2, promptly slipped beneath the ropes when he heard [[WrestlingMonster Braun Strowman]]'s music start up, spending most of his Rumble appearance on the outside of the ring from then on.
** Wrestling/BrockLesnar comes in at number 26, demolishing everyone in the ring. The timer counts down, with the only known entrants (of 4 slots remaining) are Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} and Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Whose music plays? [[spoiler: [[Wrestling/EnzoAndCass Enzo]] [[BoisterousWeakling Amore]]]].
** When [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Cesaro]] came out, he gave a Giant Swing to practically everyone that approached him, eventually reaching his tag-team partner, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, and hesitating long enough for someone else to kick him.
** Wrestling/DeanAmbrose convinces James Ellsworth to team up and take on Braun Strowman... only to ditch Ellsworth at the last minute and let the bigger man toss him clean out of the ring. [[ContinuityNod Clearly Dean still hasn't forgiven James for costing him the WWE Championship at TLC.]]

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