10 Landmark Firsts in Wrestling That Fans Should Know About

The Royal Rumble is one of the most iconic match types in pro wrestling because it’s a testament to the creativity allowed by scripted fighting. The first Royal Rumble was held in 1988, with Brett Hart and Tito Santana starting it off at #1 and #2 respectively. The first person to be eliminated was Butch Reed, with Hacksaw Jim Duggan emerging as the winner.