WWE.com's All-Time Royal Rumble Match

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

HOOOOO!!!! Who better to tussle in an all-time Royal Rumble Match than the inaugural victor of the epic battle royal? WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan holds the distinction of being the first man to survive the Royal Rumble, triumphing over 19 other Superstars in the 1998 contest. And while Duggan’s WWE title history (he never won any) suggests over-the-top-rope victory did not translate into traditional wrestling success, trust us when we say the win was far from a fluke. “Hacksaw” expelled future Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff en route to Royal Rumble Match victory, and the man he eliminated to clinch glory — The One Man Gang — had the most eliminations to his name in the ’88 bout with six. Sadly, Duggan never managed to replicate the feat despite numerous other forays into the Rumble bout (most recently last year’s, where he was quickly eliminated by Cody Rhodes), but persistence and pedigree give him the spot. One more time for good measure: HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!