Which one of the Royal Rumble PPVs was the best ever? I can say that my favorite is the 2001 Royal Rumble. First of all, it was the most star filled PPV in history of the Royal Rumble. Jericho and Benoit had the most amazing ladder match for the Intercontinental title. We had one of the first 'heel vs heel' matches in Triple H vs Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship.