Royal Rumble Winners


Royal Rumble Winners

Since the Royal Rumble began in 1988 winning it became on of the highest and rarest accolades in the WWE. From it’s humble beginnings, to receiving the WWF Championship, to headlining Wrestlemania, winning the Royal Rumble has helped skyrocket the careers of 27 superstars. For the full list of the Royal Rumble winners, the facts and stats behind them, follow the link.

  • 1988  Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  • 1989  Big John Studd
  • 1990  Hulk Hogan
  • 1991  Hulk Hogan
  • 1992  Ric Flair
  • 1993  Yokozuna
  • 1994  Bret Hart/Lex Luger
  • 1995  Shawn Michaels
  • 1996  Shawn Michaels
  • 1997  Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • 1998  Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • 1999  Vince McMahon
  • 2000  The Rock
  • 2001  Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • 2002  Triple H
  • 2003  Brock Lesnar
  • 2004  Chris Benoit
  • 2005  Batista
  • 2006  Rey Mysterio
  • 2007  The Undertaker
  • 2008  John Cena
  • 2009  Randy Orton
  • 2010  Edge
  • 2011  Alberto Del Rio
  • 2012 Sheamus
  • 2013 John Cena
  • 2014 Batista

1988 Jim Duggan

  • Entry Number: 13
  • Time: 14:43
  • Eliminations: Nikolai Volkoff (#12), Danny Davis (#9); One Man Gang (#19)
  • Age: 34 years, 10 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

1989 Big John Studd

  • Entry Number: 27
  • Time: 12:21
  • Eliminations: Akeem (#23); Ted DiBiase (#29)
  • Age: 40 years, 10 months, 27 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

1990 Hulk Hogan

  • Entry Number: 25
  • Time: 12:49
  • Eliminations: Jimmy Snuka (#17); Haku (#14); Honky Tonk Man (#24); Ultimate Warrior (#21) with Rick Rude & The Barbarian; Rick Rude (#28) with Mr. Perfect; Mr. Perfect (#30)
  • Age: 36 years, 5 months, 10 days
  • Number of Attempts: 2

1991 Hulk Hogan

  • Entry Number: 24
  • Time: 19:55
  • Eliminations: Smash (#15); Greg Valentine (#3); Crush (#20); The Warlord (#29); Tugboat (#30); Brian Knobbs (#28); Earthquake (#22)
  • Age: 37 years, 5 months, 8 days
  • Number of Attempts: 3

1992 Ric Flair

  • Entry Number: 3
  • Time: 59:26
  • Eliminations: British Bulldog (#1); Texas Tornado (#9); Big Boss Man (#13); Randy Savage (#21) with Sid Justice; Sid Justice (#29) with Hulk Hogan
  • Age: 42 years, 10 months, 25 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

1993 Yokozuna

  • Entry Number: 27
  • Time: 14:53
  • Eliminations: Tatanka (#19); Carlos Colon (#24); Earthquake (#23); Tito Santana (#25); Owen Hart (#28); Bob Backlund (#2); Randy Savage (#30)
  • Age: 26 years, 3 months, 22 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

1994 Lex Luger

  • Entry Number: 23
  • Time: 21:58
  • Eliminations: The Great Kabuki (#22); Crush (#13) with Sparky Plugg & Bret Hart; Adam Bomb (#30); Bam Bam Bigelow (#15); Genichiro Tenryu (#24) with Bret Hart; Shawn Michaels (#18)
  • Age: 35 years, 7 months, 20 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

1994 Bret Hart

  • Entry Number: 27
  • Time: 15:08
  • Eliminations: Crush (#13) with Sparky Plugg & Lex Luger; Sparky Plugg (#17) with Shawn Michaels; Genichiro Tenryu (#24) with Lex Luger; Fatu (#28)
  • Age: 36 years, 6 months, 20 days
  • Number of Attempts: 4

*The 1994 Royal Rumble was the first and only Royal Rumble that resulted in a tie. At the end of the match both Bret Hart & Lex Luger eliminated each other at the same time, and both of them touched the floor simultaneously. As a result they were declared co-winners.

1995 Shawn Michaels

  • Entry Number: 1
  • Time: 38:41
  • Eliminations: Duke Droese (#4); Tom Prichard (#7); Bushwhacker Luke (#13); Jacob Blu (#14); Bushwhacker Butch (#18); Aldo Montoya (#21); Lex Luger (#19) with Crush; British Bulldog (#2)
  • Age: 29 years, 6 months
  • Number of Attempts: 5

1996 Shawn Michaels

  • Entry Number: 18
  • Time: 26:09
  • Eliminations: Yokozuna (#9); Vader (#13); 1-2-3 Kid (#10); Jerry Lawler (#4); Owen Hart (#17) with Diesel; Isaac Yankem (#27); British Bulldog (#29); Diesel (#22)
  • Age: 30 years, 5 months, 30 days
  • Number of Attempts: 6

1997 Stone Cold Steve Austin

  • Entry Number: 5
  • Time: 45:07
  • Eliminations: Phineas Godwinn (#4); Bart Gunn (#6); Jake Roberts (#7); Marc Mero (#16); Owen Hart (#13); Savio Vega (#19); Jesse James (#20); Vader (#28); Undertaker (#30); Bret Hart (#21)
  • Age: 32 years, 1 month, 1 day
  • Number of Attempts: 2

1998 Stone Cold Steve Austin

  • Entry Number: 24
  • Time: 15:58
  • Eliminations: Marc Mero (#13); 8-Ball (#7); Thrasher (#15); Kama Mustafa (#23); Savio Vega (#26); Chainz (#29); The Rock (#4)
  • Age: 33 years, 1 month
  • Number of Attempts: 3

1999 Vince McMahon 

  • Entry Number: 2
  • Time: 56:38
  • Eliminations: Stone Cold Steve Austin (#1)
  • Age: 54 years, 5 months
  • Number of Attempts: 1

2000 The Rock

  • Entry Number: 24
  • Time: 14:47
  • Eliminations: Big Boss Man (#9); Crash Holly (#6); Al Snow (#20); Big Show (#26)
  • Age: 27 years, 8 months, 21 days
  • Number of Attempts: 3

2001 Stone Cold Steve Austin 

  • Entry Number: 27
  • Time: 9:43
  • Eliminations: Haku (#29); Billy Gunn (#28); Kane (#6)
  • Age: 36 years, 1 month, 3 days
  • Number of Attempts: 5

2002 Triple H

  • Entry Number: 22
  • Time: 23:14
  • Eliminations: The Hurricane (#23) with Stone Cold Steve Austin; Faarooq (#24); Mr. Perfect (#25); Kurt Angle (#26)
  • Age: 32 years, 5 months, 24 days
  • Number of Attempts: 4

2003 Brock Lesnar 

  • Entry Number: 29
  • Time: 8:59
  • Eliminations: Shelton Benjamin (#23); Charlie Haas (#19); Matt Hardy (#19); Undertaker (#30)
  • Age: 25 years, 6 months, 7 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

2004 Chris Benoit

  • Entry Number: 1
  • Time: 61:30
  • Eliminations: Bradshaw (#5); Mark Henry (#3); Rhyno (#6); Matt Morgan (#9); A-Train (#16); Big Show (#24)
  • Age: 36 years, 8 months, 4 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1

2005 Batista 

  • Entry Number: 28
  • Time: 10:54
  • Eliminations: Snitsky (#26); Chris Jericho (#11); Christian (#29); Edge (#7) with John Cena; John Cena (#25)
  • Age: 36 years, 12 days
  • Number of Attempts: 2

2006 Rey Mysterio 

  • Entry Number: 2
  • Time: 62:12
  • Eliminations: Simon Dean (#3) with Triple H; Psicosis (#4); Super Crazy (#24) with Rob Van Dam; Rob Van Dam (#20); Triple H (#1); Randy Orton (#30)
  • Age: 31 years, 1 month, 17 days
  • Number of Attempts: 3

2007 Undertaker 

  • Entry Number: 30
  • Time: 13:15
  • Eliminations: The Great Khali (#28); MVP (#26); Shawn Michaels (#23)
  • Age: 41 years, 10 months, 4 days
  • Number of Attempts: 8

2008 John Cena

  • Entry Number: 30
  • Time: 8:28
  • Eliminations: Carlito (#21); Chavo Guerrero (#26); Mark Henry (#26); Triple H (#29)
  • Age: 30 months, 9 months, 4 days
  • Number of Attempts: 4

2009 Randy Orton 

  • Entry Number: 8
  • Time: 48:27
  • Eliminations: Kane (#23) with Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes; Big Show (#30); Triple H (#7)
  • Age: 28 years, 9 months, 24 days
  • Number of Attempts: 3

2010 Edge

  • Entry Number: 29
  • Time: 7:19
  • Eliminations: Chris Jericho (#28); John Cena (#19)
  • Age: 36 years, 3 months, 1 day
  • Number of Attempts: 6

2011 Alberto Del Rio

  • Entry Number: 38
  • Time: 9:33
  • Eliminations: Randy Orton (#39); Santino Marella (#37)
  • Age: 33 years, 8 months, 5 days
  • Number of Attempts: 1
2012 Sheamus
  • Entry Number: 22
  • Time: 22:21
  • Eliminations: Kofi Kingston (#11); Chris Jericho (#29)
  • Age: 34 years, 1 day
  • Number of Attempts: 2
John Cena
 2013 John Cena
  • Entry Number: 19
  • Time: 26:39
  • Eliminations: Heath Slater (#10); Cody Rhodes (#3); Antonio Cesaro (#22); Ryback (#30)
  • Age: 35 years, 9 months, 4 days
  • Number of Attempts: 7
Batista
 2014 Batista
  • Entry Number: 28
  • Time: 12:52
  • Eliminations: Erick Rowan (#25); Ryback (#26); Alberto Del Rio (#27); Roman Reigns (#15)
  • Age: 45 years, 8 days
  • Number of Attempts: 5

Facts & Stats

  • There have been a total of 28 Royal Rumble winners despite there being only 27 Royal Rumbles.
  • Only 21 different men have won the Royal Rumble, with five men winning the match more than once.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin has won the Royal Rumble a record 3 times and Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, John Cena & Batista have won two Royal Rumbles each.
  • Batista is the only Royal Rumble winner to have won two Royal Rumbles from the same entry number (#28).
By the Numbers
  • The entry #27 has provided the most winners in history, creating 4 winners since 1988.
  • The #27 was also the first number to produce more than one winner.
  • The #27 was also the first entry number to produce consecutive winners, and only the #30 has done so since.
  • The #24 has produced a total of three numbers.
  • The following entry numbers have produced two winners: 1, 2, 22, 28, 29 & 30.
  • The following entry numbers have produced one winner: 3, 5, 8, 13, 18, 23, 25 & 38.
  • The following entry numbers have yet to produce a winner: 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39 & 40.
  • A total of 7 winners have entered at numbers between 1 & 10, 3 winners have entered between 11 & 20, 16 winners have entered between 21 & 30 and 1 winner has entered between 31 & 40.
Winning Times
  • Longest Time to Win: Rey Mysterio – 62:12
  • Shortest Time to Win: Edge – 7:19
  • Total Combined Time: 11:28:52
  • Average Time: 24:36
Eliminations
  • Most Eliminations: Stone Cold Steve Austin – 10
  • Least Eliminations: Vince McMahon – 1
  • Total Eliminations: 129
Age & Experience
  • Youngest Winner: Brock Lesnar – 25 years old
  • Oldest Winner: Vince McMahon – 53 years old
  • Most Attempts to Win: Undertaker – 8
  • Least Attempts to Win: A total of 10 men have won the Royal Rumble on their first attempt
  • Shortest Time in the Company: Yokozuna - 3 months
  • Longest Time in the Company: Undertaker – 16 years
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45 Responses to Royal Rumble Winners

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  2. Actually, this is interesting….. If it weren’t for those stupid referees in the 1997 rumble match, we’d have 4 men right now with two Royal Rumble victories apiece: Hogan, Michaels, Bret Hart (who should have been the winner in 1997, also co-won in 1994), and Steve Austin, who has the most with 3 wins, but was clearly thrown out by Bret in ’97. And if they applied the 1994 rule in the 2005 rumble match, when John Cena and Batista hit the lloor at the same time, instead of restarting the match, Cena would also be a 2-time winner on this list.

    • royalrumbler says:

      That’s true! Never really thought about it that way before. I get the feeling Cena will win another one at some point anyway.

      • He very well may, but I hope not. I’m hoping for Chris Jericho to finally win one, but Ziggler beat him on RAW last Monday and I guess he’s done. I don’t believe any of it, he’ll hopefully be back. As I said before, there hasn’t been a repeat winner since Austin in 2001 I hope that changes soon.

  3. Another interesting fact….. Steve Austin is the only wrestler ever to compete in a Royal Rumble match with 3 victories already to his credit. Came close in 2002, made the final 4. Might stay that way forever, or a very very long time……

  4. Oh, Sheamus lasted 22 minutes, 20 seconds in 2012. Entered the ring at 32:30 and was the winner when Chris Jericho hit the floor at 54:50. Only six wrestlers lasted 10 or more minutes in this one, one of the worst in history.

  5. Best wrestler EVER to never win the Royal Rumble match who has entered at least one, probably Kurt Angle. If Bret Hart had stayed in the WWE a couple more years, that would have been an extraordinary killer match between he and Kurt Angle.

    But Angle is my pick for best never to win.

    My next two choices would have to be RVD and Randy Savage.

  6. bharath kumar says:

    cena has won only one title…but he has the power to win one more,,,

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  8. Cena’s a 9-time champ isn’t he?

    I’d be up for another Cena/Rock at WM 29……

    Great rumble overall…..title match was dramatic, lots of Iron Men in this year’s, lots of guys jumped up the all time minutes list. A few hilarious comedy spots.

    Kane has the worst winning % ever in the Rumble and he will so forever more. Why do they waste him like that…..

    • royalrumbler says:

      I agree! I liked that the ring got a little crowded and it took a while for everyone to be eliminated. I don’t think Kane will ever win it, just because they probably don’t think he could main event Wrestlemania.

  9. Well if he can get away from Daniel Bryan maybe he’d be worthy and have a shot. I mean he’s a tag champ right now. That stuff is silly, lol.

  10. justin says:

    I like the wwe

  11. Alexander Mathis says:

    I don’t see why the undertaker even compete in the Royal Rumble Match when he is already undefeated at wrestle mania.

    Kane will never ever win the royal rumble now I could be wrong I could be right I don’t know.

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  13. Robert Anderson says:

    Disappointing ending. I was rooting so much for Roman Reigns, he broke Kane’s elimination record, even if he eliminated a midget, and a comedy entrant (JBL). Make that two comedy entrants. That was kind of funny though!

    But Batista etched his name into the history books as the 5th man to ever win at least two Royal Rumble matches (Hogan, HBK, Austin, Cena).

    CM Punk didn’t do enough in his 49 minutes, 11 seconds, he pretty much coasted after the beginning, but he still vaulted up the alltime minutes list with his performance. Sheamus is putting up quite a rumble match resume, over the last four years.

    But I think the writers are running out of ideas. I don’t get why they have the surprise entrants, and they only last a little bit anyway. RVD did that a couple times, and did very well. Why is Great Khali CONSTANTLY wasted in these matches? He had one good showing, eliminating 7 guys in less than a minute in ’07 in his rumble debut, then pretty much seven straight complete washouts.

    Not the worst rumble match, just a disappointing ending. But congrats to Dave Batista on #2!

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  15. Robert Anderson says:

    Now we seem to be on a streak of repeat winners, Cena in 2013, and Batista this year. Who will win next year? HHH? The Rock? They’ve won it each once before……

  16. Rob Anderson says:

    This might be pretty long. Ever wonder how Royal Rumble match winners have fared AFTER winning their first one? Here’s the list of RR match winners competing in the same match, and who eliminated them, “who got who” by year:

    1988 (None, Duhhhhhhh)!
    1989 (None)
    1990 (None)

    1991
    Jim Duggan by Mr. Perfect
    Hulk Hogan by (WON)

    1992
    Jim Duggan by Virgil
    Hulk Hogan by Sid Justice

    1993
    Ric Flair by Mr. Perfect

    1994 (None)

    1995
    Lex Luger by Shawn Michaels & Crush

    1996
    Yokozuna by Shawn Michaels
    Shawn Michaels by (WON)

    1997
    Bret Hart by Steve Austin

    1998
    Steve Austin by (WON)

    1999
    Steve Austin by Vince McMahon

    2000 (None)

    2001
    Steve Austin by (WON)
    The Rock by Kane

    2002
    Steve Austin by Kurt Angle

    2003
    Shawn Michaels by Chris Jericho

    2004 (None)

    2005
    Ric Flair by Edge
    Shawn Michaels by Kurt Angle
    Chris Benoit by Ric Flair

    2006
    Ric Flair by Triple H
    Shawn Michaels by Shane McMahon
    Triple H by Rey Mysterio
    Chris Benoit by Randy Orton

    2007
    Ric Flair by Edge
    Shawn Michaels by Undertaker
    Chris Benoit by Great Khali

    2008
    Shawn Michaels by Mr. Kennedy
    Triple H by John Cena
    Batista by Triple H
    Undertaker by Shawn Michaels

    2009
    Jim Duggan by Big Show
    Triple H by Randy Orton
    Rey Mysterio by Big Show
    Undertaker by Big Show

    2010
    Shawn Michaels by Batista
    Triple H by Shawn Michaels
    Batista by John Cena
    John Cena by Edge

    2011
    Rey Mysterio by Wade Barrett
    John Cena by Miz
    Randy Orton by Alberto Del Rio

    2012
    Jim Duggan by Cody Rhodes
    Randy Orton by Chris Jericho

    2013
    Rey Mysterio by Wade Barrett
    John Cena by (WON)
    Randy Orton by Ryback
    Sheamus by Ryback

    2014
    Sheamus by Roman Reigns
    Alberto Del Rio by Batista
    Batista by (WON)
    Rey Mysterio by Seth Rollins

    Some notes:

    Edge has eliminated Ric Flair TWICE.
    Wade Barrett has also eliminated Rey Mysterio twice.
    Shawn Michaels leads the way having eliminated a former RR winner on 4 occasions.
    Edge and the Big Show are next, having eliminated a former RR winner on 3 occasions.
    The Big Show eliminated 3 former Rumble match winners in one Rumble match (2009).

    • Rob Anderson says:

      Actually Mike Knox eliminated Rey Mysterio in 2009, Wikipedia is incorrect. So put the number down to 2 for Big Show…….

  17. Rob Anderson says:

    A total of ten different times the eventual winner of that year’s Royal Rumble match has eliminated the #30 entrant:

    1989 Ted Dibiase by Big John Studd
    1990 Mr. Perfect by Hulk Hogan
    1991 Tugboat by Hulk Hogan
    1993 Randy Savage by Yokozuna
    1994 Adam Bomb by Lex Luger
    1997 Undertaker by Steve Austin
    2003 Undertaker by Brock Lesnar
    2006 Randy Orton by Rey Mysterio
    2009 Big Show by Randy Orton
    2013 Ryback by John Cena

    Undertaker obviously has been thrown out twice being the #30 entrant, but he also won from the #30 in 2007.

  18. Alexander Mathis says:

    Sheamus has 3rd place in 2 consecutive Rumbles so it is a good that he may win another one.

    Actually four men has won the Royal Rumble twice BATISTA, HOGAN, MICHAELS, AND CENA. So remember STEVE AUSTIN has won 3 Royal Rumbles more than anyone for the last 13 years now.

    The Record as far as consecutive win as consecutive is still has not change every since 1998 when Steve Austin won his second rumble in a row.

  19. Alexander Mathis says:

    If Batista win the 2015 ROYAL RUMBLE the his Record will be 3 of 6 just like Steve Austin’s record currently.

  20. Alexander Mathis says:

    John Cena is the only Royal Rumble winner to be undefeated in I QUIT MATCHES.

  21. Alexander Mathis says:

    From 1992 to 1994 there were 3 men to win this match on their debut which is the record of debut competitors winning the Royal Rumble back to back to back.

    33.3 percent of Royal Rumble Matches was won by a Rookie Competitor which is the highest percentage currently.

  22. Rob Anderson says:

    Yes, four men have won 2, five have won at least 2.

  23. Alexander Mathis says:

    I didn’t know there were 6 Royal Rumble Matches where there are no formal winners.

  24. Alexander Mathis says:

    Three have won the Royal Rumble Match spending more than 50:00 minutes during their debut appearance.

    Ric Flair: 59:26
    Vince McMahon: 56:38
    Chris Benoit: 1:01:30

    That’s noticeable.

  25. Alexander Mathis says:

    The 80s have 2 winners and both of them won the match on their debut.

    The 90s have a total of 8 different winners despite the fact the event won by the same people. Also the 90s holds the record the most men winning consecutive Rumbles at 3 superstars today still.

    Steve Austin is the only winner to win the Royal Rumble in two different millenniums which too many people barely notice.

    2000-2009 There are 9 or 10 different winner if you include Steve Austin in 2001.

    Brock Lesnar, Chris Benoit, and Alberto Del Rio were all Smackdown superstars when they won this match on their debut which are last three men to achieve this goal recently.

  26. Rob Anderson says:

    Cool. Yes it’s hard to believe there were 6 rumbles where no former winners participated……

  27. Rob Anderson says:

    Well 1988 was the first, no former winners obviously. So actually 5……..still amazing.

  28. Rob Anderson says:

    Here are the FUTURE winners competing in all the RR matches. I’m including the guys who have won the match the year they competed.

    1988: Bret Hart, Jim Duggan
    1989: Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, John Studd
    1990: Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels
    1991: Bret Hart, Undertaker
    1992: Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker
    1993: Undertaker, Yokozuna
    1994: Shawn Michaels, Lex Luger, Bret Hart
    1995: Shawn Michaels
    1996: Triple H, Steve Austin
    1997: Steve Austin, Triple H, The Rock, Undertaker
    1998: The Rock
    1999: Vince McMahon, Edge, Triple H
    2000: Edge, The Rock
    2001: Undertaker
    2002: Undertaker, Triple H
    2003: Rey Mysterio, Edge, John Cena, Batista, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker
    2004: Chris Benoit, Randy Orton, John Cena
    2005: Edge, Rey Mysterio, John Cena, Batista
    2006: Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton
    2007: Edge, Randy Orton, Undertaker
    2008: John Cena
    2009: Randy Orton
    2010: Edge
    2011: Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio
    2012: Sheamus
    2013: (none)
    2014: ?????????

    It took the Undertaker the most tries (8) to win his first Royal Rumble.

    2013 was the only year there are no future winners, obviously Cena won, he had already won in 2008, Batista won in 2014, he already won back in 2005. There could very well be a good number of future winners who competed in 2014.

  29. Rob Anderson says:

    Again here are the all-time winning % of all the Royal Rumble Winners:

    100%
    Big John Studd (1-1)
    Vince McMahon (1-1)
    Brock Lesnar (1-1)

    50%
    Hulk Hogan (2-4)
    Yokozuna (1-2)
    Lex Luger (1-2)
    Steve Austin (3-6)
    Alberto Del Rio (1-2)

    40%
    Batista (2-5)

    29%
    John Cena (2-7)

    25%
    The Rock (1-4)
    Chris Benoit (1-4)
    Sheamus (1-4)

    20%
    Jim Duggan (1-5)
    Ric Flair (1-5)
    Bret Hart (1-5)

    17%
    Shawn Michaels (2-12)
    Edge (1-6)

    14%
    Rey Mysterio (1-7)
    Randy Orton (1-7)

    12.5%
    Triple H (1-8)

    10%
    Undertaker (1-10)

    Will be interesting 20 years from now, even 10 years from now how the list might change……

  30. Rob Anderson says:

    There have been 6 Royal Rumble winners who have also been crowned King of the Ring. And each of these men won it BEFORE any of them had won a Rumble match.

    Bret Hart in 1991 (before it changed to PPV), and also 1993, the first year it was on PPV.
    Steve Austin in 1996
    Triple H in 1997
    Edge in 2001
    Brock Lesnar in 2002
    Sheamus in 2010

    Brock Lesnar and Sheamus are the only two that didn’t have any experience in the Royal Rumble match when winning the KOTR.

  31. Rob Anderson says:

    On the other hand, there have been FOUR men to win a Royal Rumble AND a Money In The Bank ladder match:

    Alberto Del Rio
    John Cena
    Edge
    Randy Orton

    Edge is the ONLY man to win a Royal Rumble match, be crowned King of the Ring, and win at least one Money in the Bank match.

  32. Alexander Mathis says:

    Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan are the only two men to have a 66.6 percent winning the Royal Rumble in just 3 attempts.

    No superstars have scored between 67 percent to 99 percent by winning the match as of today.

  33. Alexander Mathis says:

    No Royal Rumble competitor has ever 2 Royal Rumble matches without losing however if Steve Austin never compete as The Ringmaster in 1996 he would been the very first superstar and maybe the only superstar.

  34. Rob Anderson says:

    Ric Flair, Rey Mysterio and the Undertaker are the only Royal Rumble winners who have drawn both entry numbers 1 and 30.

  35. Rob Anderson says:

    Wow I just stumbled across this. Wikipedia says there actually was an experimental Royal Rumble match, that took place on Oct. 4, 1987. And the One Man Gang won it…….. Interesting. But they are not considering it having taken place.

  36. Alexander Mathis says:

    No one from the RAW brand has ever won this event on their debut.

    As of right now, only 3 men have won the Royal Rumble as a rumble superstar and they were Batista, John Cena and Randy Orton and 2 of 3 of these men have won this match twice.

    • Alexander Mathis says:

      I meant to saw Raw superstar not Rumble super star.

  37. Alexander Mathis says:

    Brock Lesnar is the only winner to win every Royal Rumble match he has competed in including non royal rumble matches too.

  38. Alexander Mathis says:

    Here are the percentages where the each superstar finally won the Royal Rumble in just one victory.

    Jim Duggan: 1-1 = 100.0%
    John Studd: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Ric Flair: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Yokozuna: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Lex Luger: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Vince McMahon: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Brock Lesnar: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Chris Benoit: 1-1 = 100.0%
    Alberto Del Rio: 1-1 = 100.0%

    Hulk Hogan: 1-2 = 50.0%
    Steve Austin: 1-2 = 50.0%
    Batista: 1-2 = 50.0 %
    Sheamus: 1-2 = 50.0%

    The Rock: 1-3 = 33.3%
    Rey Mysterio: 1-3 = 33.3%

    Bret Hart: 1-4 = 25.0%
    Triple H: 1-4 = 25.0%
    Randy Orton: 1-4 = 25.0%

    Shawn Michaels: 1-5 = 20.0%

    Edge: 1-6 = 16.6%

    The Undertaker: 1-8 = 12.5%

  39. Alexander Mathis says:

    6 winners have won the Royal Rumble when they were 36 years old.

  40. Alexander Mathis says:

    Most of these winners have won this every between 32 and 37 years of age.

    Yokozuna was the youngest winner of the Royal Rumble for 10 years until Brock Lesnar won the event at 25 years old.

    Brock Lesnar and Yokozuna are the only 2 competitors to have debuted in a Royal Rumble Match and this event lessthan 30 years age.

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