The Royal Rumble has come and gone as the first peg in WrestleMania season is now behind us. Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble and will now “main event” WrestleMania. John Cena tied Ric Flair’s 16-time world championship reigns and Kevin Owens successfully defended his Universal Title. Neville and The Club also won their first championships in WWE and are now poised to control their respective divisions. Also a quick note, the three members of the Wyatt Family will once again be ranked separately.
The Royal Rumble is one of the WWE’s best events of the calendar year. It kicks off Wrestlemania season in style with one of the most exciting matches of the year (thanks, Pat Patterson).
But one of the things that makes the Royal Rumble so great is the surprise entrants that are usually sprinkled throughout.
No. 1 through N0. 29, there were no such surprises.
That’s why when No. 30 rolled around people were getting excited.