The Royal Rumble has been a staple of WWE’s January ever since 1988, when it was invented to mess with WCW. Thirty men enter at two minute intervals and try to throw each other over the top rope, with the winner getting a shot at the World title at Wrestlemania. It’s an extraordinarily difficult concept to mess up, and great fun to watch with a large group of people and some alcohol. And yet, particularly in recent years, the company has apparently forgot how to put on an entertaining Rumble. Case in point, the following five Rumble matches, which demonstrate just how badly things can go wrong when the wrong people are booked to win, or the wrong people put the match together.
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