Approximately 1,000 WWE stars have entered the Royal Rumble match since its inception over 30 years ago with a mere three percent of them going on to win the whole thing.
Of those 1,000 competitors, it's safe to say that some of them didn't belong and never had a chance of punching their ticket to WrestleMania in the first place.
The Rumble is known, and beloved, for its surprises. Fans look forward to the feeling of not knowing who's going to enter the annual Battle Royal and when. Booker T, Edge, Chris Jericho and John Cena have all made returns in the Rumble over the years, which resulted in all-time amazing Royal Rumble moments.
For every one of those unexpected entries, there have been just as many fans were either not satisfied with or flat-out confused by, or both. They were the ones viewers have since forgotten about because of how insignificant their role was in their respective Rumble.
To call them a waste of a spot may be too harsh, but surely their numbers could have gone to someone more deserving and a lot less... weird.
The appearances from the following wrestlers in the Rumble can be considered shocking, but that doesn't mean anyone was clamoring for them. In fact, they just might have been the last people fans ever thought they'd see in a Rumble ring.
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.