The 5 coolest things that happened in the 2014 Royal Rumble Match

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January 27, 2014

Alexander Rusev makes his debut

Emerging from the six-spot was a bare-foot Bulgarian monster named Alexander Rusev. Displaying his Muay Thai background, Rusev was shockingly impressive, decimating Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins and CM Punk inside the ring before coming face-to-face with the equally imposing Jack Swagger. Rusev overpowered the Real American and made an immediate impact on the unsuspecting WWE Universe.

Despite being dumped over the top (a feat that took the combined might of three Superstars, mind you), Rusev wasn’t done yet. When Punk tossed Kofi Kingston over the top rope, Rusev caught the highflyer and proceeded to dump him atop the barricade before making an angry exit.

And speaking of Kofi ...