The Rock's Five Greatest Royal Rumble Moments

Finally, The Rock is WWE Champion again after dethroning CM Punk at the Royal Rumble, bringing the champion’s 434-day reign to a crashing halt after an epic contest that saw The Brahma Bull thwart each and every underhanded trick in Punk’s playbook to claim his first World Title in 10 years. That The Great One was able to scale the mountaintop after so long a sojourn from the ring may seem incredible on paper, but it’s really just par for the course for the now-eight-time WWE Champion. When one considers The Rock’s history at the Royal Rumble — both the event itself and its eponymous battle royal — one realizes just how much of an odd home-field advantage The People’s Champion has racked up in that particular arena. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic: The man simply cannot lose at the Royal Rumble. So in celebration of The Brahma Bull’s latest ascension to sports-entertainment glory, we look back at his greatest moments at the January classic. Maybe CM Punk should have known better.