There are rules in the Royal Rumble match but it’s rare said rules are ever actually followed to the letter. In fact, they’re broken quite often and that sometimes leads to eliminations and even victory for said rulebreakers.
The video above showcases a few instances of this happening. WWE released it, which makes it all the more amazing. Instead of correcting the results due to the broken rules, they simply refer to the various outcomes as “controversial” and sell it that way.
Just something to keep in mind for both the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches scheduled for Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.