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Dates, venues and winners
Royal Rumble winner's WrestleMania title shots
|01||Yokozuna||WrestleMania IX||1993||Yokozuna defeated Bret Hart for the WWF Championship; first instance of the WWF title reward|
|02||Lex Luger||WrestleMania X||1994||Luger lost to Yokozuna by DQ for the WWF Championship|
|02||Bret Hart||WrestleMania X||1994||Hart defeated Yokozuna for the WWF Championship|
|03||Shawn Michaels||WrestleMania XI||1995||Michaels lost to Diesel for the WWF Championship|
|04||Shawn Michaels (2)||WrestleMania XII||1996||Michaels defeated Bret Hart in a 60 Minute Iron Man match (1:56 of overtime) for the WWF Championship|
|05||Steve Austin||WrestleMania 13||1997||Then-champion Shawn Michaels vacated the WWF Championship on the Thursday Raw Thursday special. Due to this and the controversial situation over the Royal Rumble ending, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and Vader were pitted against each other at In Your House 13: Final Four in a Four Corners match for the WWF Championship, which saw Hart win the vacant WWF title|
|06||Steve Austin (2)||WrestleMania XIV||1998||Austin defeated Michaels for the WWF Championship|
|07||Mr. McMahon||WrestleMania XV||1999|| Vacated title opportunity when McMahon declined to face champion The Rock|
WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels then awarded the title opportunity to runner-up Steve Austin.
McMahon challenged Austin to a steel cage match at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House; if Austin won, he would get his shot.
Austin won via escape after a debuting Paul Wight (aka Big Show) threw Austin through the steel cage wall, breaking it.
At WrestleMania Austin defeated Rock for the championship.
|08||The Rock||WrestleMania 2000||2000||Video footage later showed Rock's feet hit the floor first before runner-up Big Show.|
After multiple attempts name a rightful #1 contender, both were added to the main event along with Mick Foley.
Triple H was able to successfully defend the WWF title in a four corner elimination match.
|09||Steve Austin (3)||WrestleMania X-Seven||2001||Austin defeated The Rock in a No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship|
|10||Triple H||WrestleMania X8||2002||Triple H defeated Chris Jericho for the Undisputed WWF Championship|
|11||Brock Lesnar (Smackdown)||WrestleMania XIX||2003||Lesnar defeated Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship|
First instance of the World Heavyweight Championship as an option for the Rumble winner
Triple H was reigning World Champion on Raw
|12||Chris Benoit (Smackdown)||WrestleMania XX||2004||Benoit defeated Triple H (c) and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
Eddie Guerrero was the WWE Champion on SmackDown
|13||Batista (RAW)||WrestleMania 21||2005||Batista defeated Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship|
JBL was the WWE Champion on SmackDown
|14||Rey Mysterio (Smackdown)||WrestleMania 22||2006||Mysterio defeated Kurt Angle (c) and Randy Orton in a triple threat match for the World Championship|
John Cena was WWE Champion on Raw
|15||The Undertaker (Smackdown)||WrestleMania 23||2007||This was also Streak Match #15.
Taker defeated Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship
|16||John Cena (RAW)||No Way Out
|2008||Cena used WWE Championship opportunity earned in Rumble at No Way Out against Randy Orton. Orton remained champion due to disqualifying himself.|
Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship is held at WrestleMania XXIV, also including Triple H. Orton successfully retains.
Chavo Guerrero was ECW Champion; Edge was World Heavyweight Champion
|17||Randy Orton (RAW)||WrestleMania XXV||2009||Orton lost to Triple H for the WWE Championship.|
Edge was World Heavyweight Champion; Jack Swagger was ECW Champion
|18||Edge (Smackdown)||WrestleMania XXVI||2010||Edge lost to Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship.|
Batista was WWE Champion on Raw; Christian was ECW Champion.
Last year ECW Championship was an option as the ECW brand closed and the title was retired on February 16, 2010.
|19||Alberto Del Rio (Smackdown)||WrestleMania XXVII||2011||Del Rio lost to Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship|
The Miz was WWE Champion on Raw
|20||Sheamus||WrestleMania XXVIII||2012||Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship|
CM Punk was WWE Champion
|21||John Cena (2)||WrestleMania 29||2013||Cena defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship|
Alberto Del Rio was World Heavyweight Champion
|22||Batista (2)||WrestleMania XXX||2014||Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match.|
The WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship were unified on December 15, 2013, meaning there was no longer a choice for the Royal Rumble winner.