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10 Times Wrestlers Were Eliminated From WWE Royal Rumble By A Teammate

8. The Nation Of Domination - 1998

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The Nation of Domination's performance in the 1998 must surely go down as one of the most idiotic of all time. Led by Faarooq, the five-man group found themselves in a position of dominance throughout the match, only to squander that power by attacking and targeting each other. There was no rhyme and certainly no reason for the cannibalisation, other than an obsession with the idea of "every man for himself".

As the leader of the Nation, Faarooq must take most of the blame for what happened on that night. It was the former and future Ron Simmons who instigated the majority of the attacks, and it was also Faarooq who eliminated Nation members when it made more sense to keep them around.

After managing to eliminate D'Lo Brown in the middle of the match, Faarooq's insanity reached peak levels when he tossed Mark Henry at the end of the match. The Rumble was down to the final five, and as The Rock faced off with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dude Love his leader was busy eliminating The World's Strongest Man.

With all that in mind, The Rock can be forgiven for throwing Faarooq over the top at the end. Faarooq's attacks on the Nation had severely compromised the group's potential in the bout so The Rock had to take matters into his own hands.

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