Every WWE Royal Rumble 'Final Four' - From Worst To Best
It doesn't matter when you enter but where you end up.
Too often, the Royal Rumble can seem like a one-man match. Despite being a 30-entrant free-for-all, it's regularly remembered as little more than a setup for the WrestleMania title match main event. The upshot is that the winner of the Royal Rumble is usually pretty easy to call. WWEs booking is transparent enough that most savvy viewers can guess who'll be closing out WrestleMania by the time they're halfway through watching Survivor Series. What really makes things interesting in the Rumble, more than the actual winner, are the last three men eliminated. They're the understudies, so to speak: the ones whom WWE didn't choose this year, but COULD have, had things panned out differently. Those three, along with the winner, form the 'final four', representing WWEs theoretical top contenders for that year. The very conceit that these four are supposed to be believable as the most bankable stars in the company is what makes them worthy of closer examination. Taking this into account, I've ranked the final four competitors of every Royal Rumble (so far) based on overall star power, strength of their booking, the inclusion of memorable moments and the creation of new stars.