Saturday, January 19, 2019

Who will win the Ultimate Royal Rumble?

@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
Since 1988 25 men have won the Royal Rumble. There have been a handful of two time winners, including Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Batista, John Cena and Randy Orton. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has won the event three times and Braun Strowman is the winner of the first Greatest Royal Rumble. I did include him in this post. 

But of the 25 winners who would win the Ultimate Royal Rumble? 

Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Steve Austin, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Vince McMahon (yes, I know) all proved they can go the distance, choosing single digital numbers and winning. Yokozuna had the massive size. Braun Strowman, Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Batista, Sheamus, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar Lex Luger and John Cena are among the most powerful.

I loved Flair's performance in the 1992 Royal Rumble. He's on my shortlist of men to win this time around too. The raw power and dominance that Strowman has shown for the past year or so has made him unstoppable. But I'm picking the guy who has won the most Rumbles, even though he kinda cheated in 1997, and that's Austin. 

Who is your choice? 

  • 1988: Hacksaw Jim Duggan (entrant No.13)
  • 1989: Big John Studd (No. 27)
  • 1990: Hulk Hogan (No. 25)
  • 1991: Hulk Hogan (No. 24)
  • 1992: Ric Flair (No. 3)
  • 1993: Yokozuna (No. 27)
  • 1994: Bret Hart (No. 27) and Lex Luger (No. 23), co-winners
  • 1995: Shawn Michaels (No. 1)
  • 1996: Shawn Michaels (No. 18)
  • 1997: Steve Austin (No. 5)
  • 1998: Steve Austin (No. 24)
  • 1999: Vince McMahon (No. 2)
  • 2000: The Rock (No. 24)
  • 2001: Steve Austin (No. 27)
  • 2002: Triple H (No. 22)
  • 2003: Brock Lesnar (No. 29)
  • 2004: Chris Benoit (No. 1)
  • 2005: Batista (No. 28)
  • 2006: Rey Mysterio (No. 2)
  • 2007: The Undertaker (No. 30)
  • 2008: John Cena (No. 30)
  • 2009: Randy Orton (No. 8)
  • 2010: Edge (No. 29)
  • 2011: Alberto Del Rio (No. 38)
  • 2012: Sheamus (No. 22)
  • 2013: John Cena (No. 19)
  • 2014: Batista (No. 28)
  • 2015: Roman Reigns (No. 19)
  • 2016: Triple H (No. 30)
  • 2017: Randy Orton (No. 23)
  • 2018: Shinsuke Nakamura (No. 14)
  • 2018: Braun Strowman (No. 41 in Greatest Royal Rumble)

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