4. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wins Royal Rumble 1998
1998 was the year of the Rattlesnake as he won the Royal Rumble match and went on to win the WWF Title at WrestleMania 14 by defeating Shawn Michaels with special outside enforcer being Mike Tyson.
The Austin Era finally began at WWF WrestleMania XIV as he became the champion, but that happened only because of the title shot he got by winning the Rumble. And as everyone knows, WWF has never been the same after that!