One of the best parts of the Royal Rumble is the surprises. Most years, WWE makes sure to leave a few spots in the Rumble match empty for potential shocking appearances. Over the years, we’ve seen legends of the past, big debuts, unexpected returns from injury, and even Drew Carey. Yes, WWE has rarely disappointed when it comes to Royal Rumble surprises, and here’s our list of the absolute ten best surprise entrants to make an appearance when the clock counts down!
10. 2015 – Diamond Dallas Page
You really can’t find anyone who doesn’t like DDP. He seems like a fun guy, he’s a huge crowd favorite, and he’s pretty much dedicated his post-wrestling career to helping former wrestlers with substance abuse issues get their lives back on track, as well as helping regular people get healthy through his DDP Yoga program. When you combine those great PR benefits with his multiple WCW World titles and the number of friends he seems to have in places of influence in wrestling, it is a consistent surprise that DDP hasn’t been inducted into the Hall of Fame yet (although the two greatest accomplishments of his rehabilitation program, Scott Hall and Jake Roberts, both have, and both pointed to Page as the reason why they were alive to accept them). But, at least we got Page as a surprise entrant in an otherwise terrible Royal Rumble, being in better shape than a man his age should be, and showing Randy Orton the proper way to hit a Diamond Cutter.