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WWE Royal Rumble by Numbers (Statistics, Records & Facts)

Published at :January 29, 2024 at 1:46 PM
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The Royal Rumble match is one of the most exciting matches in WWE, where wrestlers are focused on eliminating their opponents, by tossing them over the top rope. The match has a separate fanbase for a number of reasons including the match stipulation, surprise entrances, extreme athleticism and so on.

More than that, there are a number of things to look out for in a Royal Rumble match. Here we brought out some of the interesting facts of Royal Rumbles based on the numbers.

Most Royal Rumble wins

Winning a rumble match is not an easy task, however nine wrestlers have won it multiple times. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has won the most number of Rumble matches with three wins. In which four wrestlers had won it back to back, Austin in 1997 & 1998, Hulk Hogan in 1990 & 1991, Shawn Michaels in 1995 & 1996 and Cody Rhodes in 2023 & 2024.

WWE SuperstarsRoyal Rumble winsYear
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin31997, 1998, 2001
Hulk Hogan21990, 1991
Shawn Michaels1995, 1996
Triple H2002, 2016
Brock Lesnar2003, 2022
Batista2005, 2014
John Cena2008, 2013
Randy Orton2009, 2017
Edge2010, 2021
Cody Rhodes2023, 2024

Winners by entrance number

When it comes to Royal Rumble matches, as late as the entry is, the high probability is the winning chances. It was justified here as WWE stars who had entered at number 30 had won five times, which is most when compared to other spots. Number 27 is the next luckiest number to enter. However, some proved wrong as three of them had won entering the match first.

Entrance NumberYear
302007, 2008, 2016, 2022, 2023
271989, 1993, 1994, 2001
11995, 2004, 2021
241991, 1998, 2000
231994, 2017
192013, 2015
282005, 2014
222002, 2012
292003, 2010
21999, 2006
162020
102019
142018
382011
82009
51997
181996
31992
251990
131988
172024

Longest time spent in a single Royal Rumble match

Gunther spent most time in the ring in a rumble match by surviving 1 hour 11 minutes 40 seconds in the 2023 rumble match. He broke Rey Mysterio’s record of 1 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds which was the previous best for the last 17 years.

WrestlerTimeYear
Gunther1:11:402023
Rey Mysterio1:02:152006
Chris Benoit1:01:352004
Bob Backlund1:01:101993
Triple H1:00:162006
Chris Jericho1:00:132017
Ric Flair1:00:021992
Roman Reigns59:482016
Edge58:302021
Randy Orton58:302021
Finn Bálor57:382018
Stone Cold Steve Austin56:381999
Mr. McMahon56:381999
Kane53:462001
Sheamus52:332023
Rick Martel52:171991
The Rock51:321998
Chris Jericho50:472016
Triple H50:002009

Shortest time spent in a single Royal Rumble match

As spending the longest time in the rumble match makes a record, the shortest time spent inside the ring makes a record. Santino Marella has the shortest time inside the ring in a rumble match with 1.9 seconds, followed by The Warlord & Sheamus with 2 seconds.

WrestlerTimeYear
Santino Marella0:00:01.92009
The Warlord0:00:021989
Sheamus0:00:022018
No Way Jose0:00:022019
Mo0:00:031995
Owen Hart0:00:031995
Mike Kanellis0:00:03GRR
Xavier Woods0:00:032019
Bushwhacker Luke0:00:041991
Jerry Lawler0:00:041997
Titus O’Neil0:00:042015

Most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble

Braun Strowman & Brock Lesnar has the record for most number of eliminations in a single rumble match with 13 eliminations each, followed by Roman Reigns (12) and Kane (11).

WrestlerNo. of eliminationsYear
Braun Strowman13GRR
Brock Lesnar2020
Roman Reigns122014
Kane112001
Hulk Hogan101989
Stone Cold Steve Austin1997
Shawn Michaels81995, 1996
Stone Cold Steve Austin1999

Total eliminations

Kane has the most number of eliminations in the Royal Rumble match with 46 eliminations in his 20 appearances, followed by The Undertaker with 40 eliminations in his 11 appearances. However Stone Cold Steve Austin has the high average of 36 eliminations in just 6 appearances making it 6 eliminations in average. 

WrestlerNo. of eliminationsRoyal Rumbles entered
Kane4620
The Undertaker4011
Shawn Michaels3912
Stone Cold Steve Austin366
Braun Strowman347
Triple H329
Big Show3212
Roman Reigns326
Brock Lesnar326

Most Rumble appearances

Kane entered the rumble matches 20 times, which is the most number of times a person entered the rumble match, followed by Dolph Ziggler & Kofi Kingston, who entered 15 times.

WrestlerRoyal Rumbles enteredFirstLast
Kane2019962021
Kofi Kingston1620092024
Dolph Ziggler152022
The Miz20072024
Randy Orton1420042022
Rey Mysterio20032023
Goldust131997GRR
Shawn Michaels1219892010
Big Show20002017
The Undertaker111991
Chris Jericho2000GRR
Shelton Benjamin20032020

Wrestlers who have competed multiple times in the same night

Mick Foley & Nia Jax had entered the rumble matches multiple times in the same night. Where Foley entered three times in different gimmicks in 1998 and Jax entered in both men’s & women’s rumble matches in 2019.

WrestlerTimes enteredYear
Mick Foley31998
Nia Jax22019

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