20 Greatest Royal Rumble Matches Ever
11. 2003 Royal Rumble
The 2003 Royal Rumble pretty much officially marked the start of the Ruthless Aggression Era and the end of the Attitude Era in terms of Royal Rumble Matches... The match starts with Christian impersonating Y2J's entrance so Y2J can attack HBK from behind. He then dumps him out. Great heel heat and DECENT booking as this led to their amazing match at WrestleMania 19. One thing that made this Rumble actually feel like a new era was the Rumble debut of several superstars including Rey, Chavo, Tajiri, RVD, Eddie, and Tommy Dreamer, all coming out in the early going. Nothing too spectacular towards the middle. Cena makes his way out and raps his way down the ramp, sporting an Astros jersey... Stay classy, Johnny. After the 25th entrant, HBK runs to the ring, bandaged up, and attacks Y2J, dumping him out and getting his revenge. Batista makes his way out at 28. And then Brock, who immediately eliminates Matt, Shelton, and Haas. Maven tries to recreate the highlight of his career by eliminating The Undertaker AGAIN by dropkicking him in the back, but fails. Taker then dumps his ass over the top rope. The final four is between Taker, Brock, Kane, and Batista, pretty great final four. Brock ends up taking it all, setting up our main event for WrestleMania 19. This was a perfectly average Rumble Match. Y2J was definitely the MVP of this match, lasting all the way until the 25th entrant. Entertaining Rumble Match.