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WWE Royal Rumble 2021 was a highly enjoyable PPV event which starts off the Road To WrestleMania 37 in a memorable fashion.
This wasn't the best Royal Rumble show ever, but it was one that I definitely got a kick out of.
With a massive debut, one historic Rumble match and another Rumble exceeding expectations, WWE Royal Rumble 2018 was a truly awesome PPV.
WWE Royal Rumble 2017 was an excellent show, with a classic WWE Title bout, a strong Universal Title clash and a memorable Rumble match.
The path to the biggest WWE PPV event of the year, that being WrestleMania 32 of course, began with a mostly enjoyable Royal Rumble 2016.
Royal Rumble 2015 did set up the main event of WrestleMania 31 but otherwise the Royal Rumble match flatlined for the second consecutive year.
Royal Rumble 2014 was pretty good, but the show will always be remembered for the fans telling WWE what was wrong with their booking.
WWE Royal Rumble 2013 was a big success. CM Punk vs. The Rock lived up to the hype, delivering a feel-good ending to set up WrestleMania 29.
WWE Royal Rumble 2012 was an underwhelming show due to a disappointing under-card and a Rumble match that satisfied few.
WWE Royal Rumble 2011 was actually a low-key smash hit on a quality level in hindsight with several strong encounters on the night.
Fittingly, WWE Royal Rumble 2010 is most notable for the Rumble match itself, and in particular the surprising return of Edge.
WWE Royal Rumble 2009 is a really solid card overall, and it's a nice snapshot of this particular time period in the company.
WWE Royal Rumble 2008 has a lot to offer with two very exciting championship matches, a majestic location, and a classic Rumble encounter.
I feel that WWE Royal Rumble 2007 is a topsy-turvy show but Cena vs. Umaga is tremendous as is the closing stretch of the Rumble itself.
WWE Royal Rumble 2006 stands out for one of the more unlikely triumphs in Rumble history. The rest of the card? We've definitely seen better.
Overall, WWE Royal Rumble 2005 was a fun show with a very good main event. And of course we had a visual that no fan will ever forget.
See WWE Royal Rumble 2004 for a textbook example of how to book a Royal Rumble match, but not necessarily how to book a Royal Rumble event.
WWE Royal Rumble 2003 is a real mix of the spectacular and the sucktacular. One title match is a classic, while the other is a stinkbomb.
WWF Royal Rumble 2002 was very good. Flair vs. Vince is fun, Jericho vs. Rock is outstanding, and the Rumble match itself is memorable.
WWF Royal Rumble 2001 is one of the best Rumble PPV events of all time, fittingly in part due to a truly awesome 30-man Royal Rumble match.
WWF Royal Rumble 2000 was and remains an awesome card to watch between the Street Fight, the Tables match and the WWF debut of Tazz.
WWF Royal Rumble 1999 is memorable, but do we remember the I Quit match and the Rumble bout for good or bad reasons? Both, I would say.
The first half of WWF Royal Rumble 1998 ranges from acceptable to frustrating, but the second half is well worth watching.
WWF Royal Rumble 1997 was a show of two halves, not unlike other Rumble shows. And the Alamodome setting also enhances this PPV event.
WWF Royal Rumble 1996 more or less came and went, but some small teasers were dropped about the rebellious years to come.
WWF Royal Rumble 1995 is a weird show. The main event is both an artistic triumph and an artistic disaster, which is some achievement.
On the whole, WWF Royal Rumble 1994 is a bit of a mess. The main event has its moments, but the controversial ending could frustrate viewers.
WWF Royal Rumble 1993 is a card of two halves in terms of quality, but in the reverse order from most Rumble events.
WWF Royal Rumble 1992 Is an unforgettable night in WWE history. To quote Ric Flair at the end of the show: "I love it. I love it! I LOVE IT!"
In terms of WWF Royal Rumble 1991 as a whole, it was a mixed bag. There are some really good matches, but also a few stinkers as well.
WWF Royal Rumble 1990 might have a bumpy under-card, but it ends with one of the greatest Royal Rumble matches of all-time.
On the whole, WWF Royal Rumble 1989 is a one-match show, and no prizes for guessing which bout that was: the Royal Rumble match itself.