* When it comes to the '''''RoyalRumble''''', it's technically an inter-gender match because it's open to ''all divisions'', including [[Characters/WWEDivas Divas]] and there have been three so far[[note]]Chyna in 1999 and 2000, Beth Phoenix in 2010, and Kharma in 2012[[/note]]. Since the winner is given a chance to challenge the current champion (in this case WWE World Heavyweight Champion), but there ''isn't a rule it has to be a guy''. Haven't said that, if a diva enters and wins the RoyalRumble, she could in theory challenge the current champion, even if it's an inter-gender since the WWE Divas Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, nor WWE United States Championship is mention... it used to be the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight before it was unified.
** Others have pointed out that nothing in the rules explicitly states that the winner must challenge for a ''WWE'' world championship (which is assumed to be a given); all it says is that the winner gets a championship match at ''[=WrestleMania=]''. Thus, the winner could theoretically jump promotions by challenging for the TNA Heavyweight Championship, necessitating [[CanonWelding a cross-promotional main event]] at ''[=WrestleMania=]'' (although this has, of course, never actually happened).
* In recent years, ''the commentators themselves'' have been eligible to be named as Royal Rumble participants, which can lead to surreal scenarios such as that of the 2012 match, when JerryLawler, BookerT and MichaelCole were all entered and at one point were out of their seats at the same time (actually, Lawler and Booker had already been eliminated, but the Rumble is a No-DQ match so ain't no rule an outside party can't get involved), so for a very brief period of time ''nobody'' was calling the match!
* The Rumble is also open to any human being on the planet Earth. So in 1999, actor DrewCarey was able to be entered despite not even being a WWE employee!
* One of the main rules of the Royal Rumble Match, for an entrant to be eliminated both feet have to touch the ground after being toss over the top rope. However, many wrestlers got around some loopholes.
** One: Have to been seen by the referee in order for an elimination to count.
*** Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin took advantage at the 1997 Rumble while the referees had to deal with Wrestling/TerryFunk and [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] when Wrestling/BretHart eliminated him, but Austin got back into the ring because of the distraction and the ring announcers didn't have a say... the referees do.
*** Those won't aren't entrants can do this to just as long the referees don't see them. At the 1999, The Undertaker simply had the room darken in order to have [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield The]] [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Acolytes]] and [[Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness Mideon]] to go get Mabel [[spoiler: in order to turn him into Viscera]].
** Two: ''Both'' feet have to be on the ground in order to count. At the 1995 Royal Rumble, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels had one foot after being tossed over the top ropes by [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith The British Bulldog]] but not the other one, which was still in the ring.
** Three: The feet have to be on the mat to count as elimination, but there are no rules against any method to avoid elimination.
*** Landing on a fallen wrestler, as [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]] did by jumping on Wrestling/TheMiz and Wrestling/JohnMorrison in 2009.
*** Landing and walking on the railing to the steel steps, like Wrestling/JohnMorrison did in 2011.
*** Hand walkingÖ Wrestling/KofiKingston resorted to this in 2012, winning a Slammy for it. Then, bunny hopped on JBL's announcer chair in 2013, and then did a running jump from the barricade to the ring mat in 2014. 2015 had him receive some unexpected help from the Rosebuds, who caught him instead of Adam Rose.
** Four: Top Rope only, through the ropes doesn't count. Many wrestlers had this happened and they were safe because of it.
*** Most famous example of this was in the 1999 Royal Rumble when both Steven Austin and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon went through the ropes and returned later on, though the latter had help in hopes of keeping the former from return in order to have him eliminated since that can be happened if the wrestler isn't able to return. [[spoiler: It didnít work, as Austin was able to return by driving an ambulance while Wrestling/TheUndertaker was taking Mable]].
*** However, holding on the top rope and getting back in is considered safe. Wrestling/SantinoMarella thought he got Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/DolphZiggler, and Wrestling/CodyRhodes by throwing them over the rope, as the rule states, only to discover all the men held on and who can guess who's next.
*** Hiding underneath the ring, provided you were tossed through the ropes, can help you avoid elimination just as long you'll be able to return. Wrestling/JerryLawler tried in 1996, only to be caught and later eliminated by [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels another]] who's was threw through ropes and knew what to find Lawler.
** Five: The only way to get a disqualification is going before your number. When your number is up after the ten-count, how you enter isnít listed and you can enter the match in other ways.
*** Steve Austin did this at the 1998 Royal Rumble by going through the French Commentators when he was called.
** Six: There are no rules on bringing in a weapon.
*** Mick Foley and Terry Funk did just that in 1998, although a chainsaw brought by the latter should've been banned [[note]] a referee did remove the chainsaw, much to the relief of Wrestling/JerryLawler[[/note]] while the former brought in trash cans and steel chairs, which are okay. Later on, Austin used his jacket.
** Seven: One gimmick at a time, but there are no rules on multiple ones by the same person.
*** Foley took advantage of this in 1998 with his: Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love.
** Eight: There wasnít a rule about [[AnimalAthleteLoophole snakes]] in the Royal Rumble.
*** Wrestling/JakeTheSnakeRoberts brought one in 1989 in order to deal with Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes who's afraid of snakes]]. He did it again in 1996 and 1997, though Steve Austin wasnít going to let that happened. The snakes were later removed and [[ObviousRulePatch hopefully this is changed]] to only allow humans, though dressing up as an animal like a bull is still okay... we're looking at you El Torito.
** Nine: Speaking of which, size doesn't matter... much like Divas, those with dwarfism are ALSO ALLOWED... hence where Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} joined in 2011 and El Torito in 2014.
*** One loophole that was considered, but never actually played involved Zach Gowen, a one-legged wrestler that, the script said, could not be eliminated because he doesn't have "both feet".
** Ten is a spoof one: If for some reason you cannot enter the match or are prevented from entering it and the match ends before you can climb in the ring, then, technically, you're "still in the Royal Rumble Match." Of course, this loophole doesn't count because the match has to end ''sometime'', and anyone who does not enter the match - for whatever reason - is considered a "no-show" and is forfeited. But in 2015 that didn't prevent Wrestling/CurtisAxel, who was attacked from behind by non-entrant Wrestling/ErickRowan and knocked unconscious just as he was about to enter, to rant about "never having been eliminated" for ''more than three months'' after the event ended. This mindset [[SanitySlippage gradually drove him insane]] - and, oddly enough, culminated in his HeelFaceTurn.
** Eleven: In the days (2007 and earlier) when a Superstar was officially entered in a match by the choosing of a slip of paper with a number on it from a backstage bingo tumbler, a non-entrant could technically steal an entrant's number or simply intimidate him into handing it over, as Wrestling/KurtAngle did to Nunzio in 2005. And because the paper didn't actually have anyone's name on it, it counted for everyone.
** Twelve: If an entrant is the contractual employee of another entrant, the boss can simply order his employee to stay out of the match while the boss enters in the employee's place, and the employee must agree to this or risk being fired. Invoked by Wrestling/TheMiz in 2015 when he ordered Wrestling/DamienSandow, his official "stunt double" at the time, to let him enter the match in Sandow's place - and this after Miz had ''already'' been eliminated! It came to nothing, though.
* In a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Ring of Fire]] Match, having a wrestler set on fire no longer will result in a win unlike itsí predecessor [[note]]Inferno Match, set in a ring surrounded by fire[[/note]], but it can only be won by pinfall or submission. The fire is to prevent outside interference, but thereís no rules of any simply putting a fire-resistant blanket to create a path to allow it. Wrestling/TheWyattFamily members, Harper and Rowan, resorted to this to help Bray Wyatt be deal with Wrestling/{{Kane}} at SummerSlam 2013.
* When it comes to an ''open'' championship match (which is "open" to anyone standing in the ring when the opening bell chimes), you can run across the ring upon the bell being ringed and stay underneath until the right moment; the match would still be valid. A [[Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} certain leprechaun]] was able to get the cruiserweight by doing that at TheGreatAmericanBash in 2007!
* Classic ProfessionalWrestling trope. The most obvious is the loophole that a title (usually) can't change hands unless the victory is 'clean'; if a heel were to, say, disqualify himself by hitting an opponent (restrained by his allies) in the groin with a foreign object while outside the ring over 10 seconds, he'd retain it. Then there's the classic No Holds Barred/Street Fight/Hardcore match, where there Ain't No Rules. Aside from 'win via pinfall or submission'.
** As with so many other things, Eddie Guerrero was the master of this. While the ref was distracted, he would grab a chair, hit it against something to make a noise, throw it to his opponent, and then lay down. The ref would reach the logical conclusion and DQ his opponent. Or he would take the chair away from the opponent and thus be too distracted to notice Eddie [[GroinAttack hitting the opponent with a low blow]] and then rolling him up for a pinfall. Ain't no rule against giving your opponent a weapon.
* When it comes to men and women, itís rare for a match between them these days. However, nothing says a woman canít break up a fight or hitting a guy outside of a match. At the 1000th episode of Raw, Stephanie got around this when Wrestling/PaulHeyman started to trash talk about her children, and [[MamaBear she let him have it]]. Wrestling/TripleH warned Heyman about this since heís the father of Stephanie's children and [[PapaWolf heís protective of them too]].
* When it comes to the '''''[[GimmickMatches Elimination Chamber Match]]''''', there is no rule that forbids one for a chance at any other Championship matches. Considering, this type of match is offered for those who failed to win a chance for a match up at '''''Wrestling/WrestleMania''''' via the '''''RoyalRumble''''' for a chance at another title match and the World and Heavyweight have been unified, thereís a chance to allow Intercontinental Championship or United States Championship to be offered this way, same goes with Divas.
* At the 2014 Royal Rumble, Wrestling/JohnCena learned there wasnít going to be any outside interference or added stipulations but the match was going only to win by pinfall or submission, which The Authority promised. Unfortunately for Cena, he wasn't aware that rule was implied for the Authority including Wrestling/TheShield, which they did [[CannotTellALie live up to their word]], because they didnít mention ďwhoĒ would be that interference. [[spoiler: This cost Cena the match when the Wrestling/TheWyattFamily showed up.]] The next, Wrestling/TripleH promised Cena and two others, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], a chance to take part in the Elimination Chamber Match via 6-man tag team match against. [[spoiler: However, Cena, Sheamus, Bryan got the [[WhosLaughingNow last laugh]] because Wrestling/TripleH didnít realized disqualification rule applied as the Wyatt Family did it again, costing the Shield the match.]]
* Really, anything with Kofi Kingston will definitely have him use LoopholeAbuse somehow. At the Wrestlemania XXX Andre the Giant Battle Royal, he was hurled over the ring post, with his feet landing on the bottom ring step, to avoid elimination.
* In Extreme Rules 2012, there was a Table Match between The Big Show and Cody Rhodes in which the winning stipulation was to have someone thrown through a table to win. They didn't specify how, which is why Cody won when he kicked Big Show as he attempted to get back into the ring, stepping on and ''breaking'' the table. The Big Show's OhCrap look when he broke it and the ring announcers' total disbelief over it is priceless.
* In two different Last Man Standing matches, one between John Cena and Batista at Extreme Rules 2010, and another between Alberto Del Rio and Big Show at Royal Rumble 2013, Cena and Del Rio won their respective matches by using duct tape on their legs inside the ring post to keep their opponents from being able to stand up by the count of 10. There is no rule against doing this, and other than the losers whining about their losses, nothing was done to make this illegal.
* At Wrestlemania 31, Seth Rollins cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase on the champion, Brock Lesnar. What's unusual about that? Lesnar was in the middle of a championship match with Roman Reigns at the time. Apparently there wasn't any rule saying that he couldn't cash in ''during'' a championship match, thus making it into a triple threat- which he then proceeded to win.
* Rollins also invoked (he never actually mentioned it, but the commentators did) a particularly sneaky one in his WWE Championship match with RandyOrton, where he was granted a stipulation and he chose to set the rule that "the RKO is banned." The beauty of this rule (which Rollins may or may not have been aware of when he made it, but he was certainly aware of it when the time came), is that signature moves are often just standard, classic moves named after the Superstar using them; in this case, the RKO is merely Orton's term for the "jumping cutter" move. So...an RKO is only an RKO if ''Randy Orton'' performs it - or, at its broadest, if someone whose first name begins with the letter ''R'' performs it. Seth Rollins's first name does ''not'' begin with an ''R''; therefore, he was able to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use a jumping cutter on Orton and call it an "SKO."]] (Of course, Rollins had the backing of TheAuthority anyway, which meant that [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem he could just have them invalidate the rule]] even if someone had found a way to close the loophole.)
* In any match except for a No-DQ Match, the referee has the power to disqualify a competitor who 1) hits an opponent with a low blow or a "foreign object"; 2) benefits from a third party hitting the opponent on his or her behalf, even if he or she didn't want this to happen or never intended it; 3) refuses to release a submission hold on an opponent who has grabbed the ropes after a count of 10; or 4) hits the referee. However, precisely because the referee is granted the power to enforce these rules, then technically he or she has final word on the subject; simply put, the ''referee'' can violate the rules and simply not count it as a disqualification. (Well, not quite: a referee's decision can theoretically be overturned by the higher-ups; and, as BretHart proved at WCW's 1997 ''Starrcade'' technically speaking, the match does not end ''until the timekeeper rings the bell'', a fact that can be exploited to devastating effect; but in reality neither of these scenarios comes to pass for the most part.) Thus, there is no rule preventing a referee from knocking out a competitor he/she doesn't like, letting the other competitor cover him/her, and counting it as a victory. Strangely enough, this is a loophole [[MoralDissonance exploited by the faces more than the heels]].
* This is the main reason why Wrestling/ReyMysterio was allowed to keep his mask in the WWE in spite of the fact that he was unmasked in WCW. He was unmasked as Rey Mysterio ''Jr.'', and by dropping the "Jr." In his ring name, he was representing his uncle's image on TV. At least, that's the ''official'' ruling -- the reality is because Wrestling/EricBischoff's handling of his unmasking was extremely disrespectful, especially when his reasoning for doing so was that masked wrestlers weren't "marketable" (which, as the thousands of Rey Mysterio masks amongst legions of WWE fans can tell you, is the ''farthest'' from the truth). This angered the commission enough to allow Rey to re-mask without any repercussions.