The Daily Five - Top 5 Royal Rumble Wins
by, 01-30-2012 at 05:08 PM (4031 Views)
Hi all and welcome to the second edition of 'The Daily Five'.
As we revel in the aftermath of the Royal Rumble we are going to look at the top 5 Royal Rumble wins.
A Royal Rumble win means a lot, it means the WWE has faith in you, that you are now at the top and it means the you have attained a prestige you have looked for from the beginning. However how you win the Rumble can also be an important factor in how your are perceived after you win.
Royal Rumble 1994 - Lex Lugar & Bret 'The Hitman' Hart
Never before had the Rumble been so shocked by an ending to the Rumble then when Lugar and Hart both went over the top rope at the same and were declared joint winners of the Rumble.
Royal Rumble 1995 - Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels did the impossible and in 1995 when he entered in the number 1 position and lasted all the way until the end a feat that only Ric Flair had come close to in 1992 when he entered at 3 and won. When Shawn was thrown over the rope by the British Bulldog everyone thought it was over but Michaels came back with an incredible feat of agility to win the match.
Royal Rumble 2002 - HHH
Finally 'The Game' accomplished on of the feats that alluded him through his career. In shades of 1995 Kurt Angle though he had won when he threw HHH over the ropes only for Hunter to hold on, he then came in and hit the facebuster followed by a clothesline over the top to win
Royal Rumble 2010 - Edge
After 8 months out the R-Rated superstar made a surprise return at the 2010 rumble to a massive ovation and went on to win. This propelled him to the major leagues where he stayed until his retirement.
Royal Rumble 2012 - Sheamus
Although not yet a classic as this has only just happened the sheer shock of Sheamus winning over the dead cert Y2J was brilliant, the look on Sheamus's face was priceless as the realisation of what he had just done.
Although such greats as Flair and Austin did not appear on this list I do believe the above is the top 5 Rumble wins.
As always feel free to comment below any agreement or disagreement.