6. Batista (2005)
Eleven years after Lex Luger and Bret Hart went over the top rope at the same time on purpose, Batista and John Cena did it by accident. The conclusion of the 2005 Royal Rumble will go down as one of the most chaotic moments in the company. Everyone was already confused enough BEFORE Mr. McMahon came raging down to the ring looking like a human tomato.
To make matters even worse, Mr. McMahon charged into the ring and tried to stand up, and went right back down. We know now that he tore both of his quads when he tried to slide into the ring. However, at the time, nobody knew why Vince was sitting down in the ring yelling at everybody. The moment was never meant to be funny, but the chaos will give you a chuckle.
McMahon called for the match to continue as he was assisted to the back. Cena and Batista went at it once more for a few minutes before Batista got the upper hand and sent Cena flying. However, everyone knew that they had just seen the future of the company before them. Both men would go on to win world championships at WrestleMania 21.
Batista decided to stay on Raw and fight his former mentor and World Heavyweight Champion Triple H. While John Cena won the right to fight John Bradshaw Layfield for the WWE Championship. Both men rose to superstardom during this road to WrestleMania with both becoming top babyfaces on Raw and SmackDown for years to come, especially in the case of John Cena.
5. The Undertaker (2007)
When it comes down to a battle between the final two in a Rumble, this match would top that list. Before they waged two legendary battles at WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker went to war in the 2007 Royal Rumble. Shawn Michaels was determined to win his third Rumble match while The Undertaker was looking for his first victory.
They only had a few minutes compared to the epic clashes they had at WrestleMania, but they stole the show in this match. The final four of this match was one of the best of all-time as it came down to Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Randy Orton, and Edge, while the latter two were still teaming as Rated RKO; two who are already WWE Hall of Famers and two who are certain to be added.
Edge and Randy Orton would find themselves in the same situation 13 years later at the 2020 Royal Rumble, being eliminated in the same order. This match featured a huge showing by The Great Khali when he was still presented as an unstoppable monster; he eliminated seven men. He was later tossed out by The Undertaker, who got some vengeance from their earlier feud.
In the end, The Undertaker won his first-ever Royal Rumble match and became the first man to win from number 30. John Cena would follow in his footsteps just a year later and Triple H in 2016. The luckiest number in the rumble, however, is still number 27 which has produced four separate winners. Although, everyone will always remember the first who won from the last spot.