For me it was 2000, I remember staying awake all night for it, it was shown on channel 4 in UK. Last time I remember watching a WWE event and genuinely thinking wow. Unfortunately also remember Mae Young in it.
Based solely on the rumble match it has to be 1992 and I don't think any of them are close. Silver medal goes to 2004 with 1998 taking home the bronze even it was predictable. Foley as all 3 characters was money.
As a full PPV.....1998 or 1993
1993 is a very underrated Royal Rumble....good Steiner Brothers tag match, a good HBK/Jannetty IC title match when the IC title still meant something, Bret Hart v Razor Ramon for the title which I liked a lot and a fun Rumble (Backlund ).....not to mention Heenan introducing Lex Luger which was hilarious
"This is what I do while you chose to leave and write books and have a radio show and be on game shows. And you chose to be a rock star. And all the while I'm here on top, swimming with sharks while you're dancing with stars." ~ to in 2012
My top 5 favorite wrestlers of all time
1. Macho Man Randy Savage (RIP...thanks for the memories)
2. Mick Foley (Cactus Jack)
3. Bret Hart (The Hart Foundation best tag team ever)
5. Ted DiBiase (best heel of all time)
1992 if it's just the Rumble. That match pretty much cemented Flair as my all time favorite wrestler. Sid getting cheered over jerk Hogan was gold. As was Heenan's commentary.
I also really enjoyed 2007 for the Taker/Michaels finish and 2002 for Mr. Perfect's last moment of greatness.
2000 if we're talking the entire show. Not an all time great Rumble, but it had some fun moments. HHH/Cactus is my favorite singles match ever. Tazz/Angle was a massive markout moment and I loved the Hardys/Dudleys actionfest.
I've always enjoyed the 2002 Royal Rumble. Had some surprise entrants before surprise entrants were a thing, and was just action packed. Plus you got that epic Maven/Taker elimination and the return of Perfect. Was predictable in that you knew Trips would probably win, but it was still a damn good Rumble.
2001 mainly because of domination-station Kane.
The 98 Rumble pay per view was pretty dope as a whole. It was just before things really took off and was a mixture of mid 90s booking and a glimpse of the future. Plus they had a hot crowd that night in San Jose, which put it over the top.
The best part of those old school RRs? The intro videos... lol
IT'S TIME TO RRRRUMBLE.... IT'S TIME FOR THE RRRR-ROYAL RRRR-RUMBLE!
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