Entry #22


Entry #22

The entry number 22 has provided two winners and is one of the most impressive entry numbers in Royal Rumble history. It’s 25 years worth of good performances means it has one of the highest average times in the ring, and one of the highest number of total eliminations, boosted mostly by John Cena’s 2011 appearance. It’s not without it’s fair share of duds however, bearing in mind that between 1997 & 1998, the #22 entrants clocked up a measly 4 seconds of in ring time between them. For more on the #22, follow the link below.

Facts & Stats:

  • Number of Winners: 2
  • Best Result: Won
  • Worst Result: Did Not Compete
  • Longest Time: 33:17
  • Shortest Time: 0:04
  • Most Eliminations: 7
  • Total Eliminations: 36
  • Total Combined Time: 4:37:22
  • Average Time: 11:05

1989 Big Boss Man 

  • Performance: 9th
  • Time: 4:18
  • Eliminations: Hulk Hogan (#18)
  • Eliminated by: Hulk Hogan
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: Lost a match to Hacksaw Jim Duggan

 

1990 Rick Martel

  • Performance: 7th
  • Time: 8:14
  • Eliminations: Jim Neidhart (#20) with Ted DiBiase & Ultimate Warrior
  • Eliminated by: Ultimate Warrior (#21)
  • Previous Year: #29
  • Next Year: #6

 

1991 Earthquake

  • Performance: 3rd
  • Time: 24:42
  • Eliminations: Animal (#19); Tito Santana (#11); Bushwhacker Luke (#27); Davey Boy Smith (#14) with Brian Knobbs
  • Eliminated by: Hulk Hogan (#24)
  • Previous Year: #19
  • Next Year: Defeated the Legion of Doom by countout for the WWF Tag Team Championship

 

1992 The Berzerker

  • Performance: 13th
  • Time: 9:00
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Hulk Hogan (#26)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #14

 

1993 Fatu 

  • Performance: 13th
  • Time: 6:32
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Bob Backlund (#2)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #28

 

1994 The Great Kabuki

  • Performance: 16th
  • Time: 2:46
  • Eliminations: Mabel (#16) with Crush, Bam Bam Bigelow, Sparky Plugg, Shawn Michaels, Greg Valentine & Tatanka
  • Eliminated by: Lex Luger (#23)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: n/a

 

1995 Henry Godwinn

  • Performance: 5th
  • Time: 14:40
  • Eliminations: Dick Murdoch (#27)
  • Eliminated by: Lex Luger (#19)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #2

 

1996 Diesel 

  • Performance: 2nd
  • Time: 17:51
  • Eliminations: Tatanka (#20); Hunter Hearst Helmsley (#1); Owen Hart (#17) with Shawn Michaels; Duke Droese (#30) with Kama; Kama (#28)
  • Eliminated by: Shawn Michaels (#18)
  • Previous Year: Retained the WWF Championship against Bret Hart
  • Next Year: n/a

 

1997 Jerry Lawler

  • Performance: 10th
  • Time: 0:04
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Bret Hart (#21)
  • Previous Year: #4
  • Next Year: n/a

 

1998 Skull

  • Performance: DNC
  • Time: 0:00
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: None
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: n/a

 

1999 Big Boss Man

  • Performance: 3rd
  • Time: 18:53
  • Eliminations: X-Pac (#25); Chyna (#30)
  • Eliminated by: Stone Cold Steve Austin (#1)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #9

 

2000 Prince Albert 

  • Performance: 10th
  • Time: 11:23
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Kane (#28)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #17

 

2001  Test

  • Performance: 16th
  • Time: 2:08
  • Eliminations: William Regal (#21)
  • Eliminated by: Big Show (#23)
  • Previous Year: #10
  • Next Year: #21

 

2002 Triple H 

  • Performance: Won
  • Time: 23:14
  • Eliminations: The Hurricane (#23) with Stone Cold Steve Austin; Faarooq (#24); Mr. Perfect (#25); Kurt Angle (#26)
  • Eliminated by: None
  • Previous Year: Lost a match for the WWF Championship against Kurt Angle
  • Next Year: Retained the World Heavyweight Championship against Scott Steiner

 

2003 Kane

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 3rd
  • Time: 20:24
  • Eliminations: Rosey (#16); A-Train (#25) with Rob Van Dam; Rob Van Dam (#12)
  • Eliminated by: Undertaker (#30)
  • Previous Year: #28
  • Next Year: #12

 


2004 Christian

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 12th
  • Time: 7:39
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Chris Jericho (#25)
  • Previous Year: #6
  • Next Year: #29

 

2005 Mark Jindrak

  • Brand: Smackdown
  • Performance: 12th
  • Time: 8:15
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Kane (#27)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: n/a

 

2006 Chavo Guerrero

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 20th
  • Time: 0:59
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Triple H (#1)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #25

 

2007 Hardcore Holly 

  • Brand: ECW
  • Performance: 13th
  • Time: 10:21
  • Eliminations: Viscera (#19) with Edge, Shelton Benjamin, CM Punk, Chris Benoit, Rob Van Dam, Johnny Nitro & Kevin Thorn
  • Eliminated by: The Great Khali (#28)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #5

 

2008 Mick Foley 

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 11th
  • Time: 11:29
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: Triple H (#29)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: n/a

 

2009 Kofi Kingston 

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 19th
  • Time: 6:58
  • Eliminations: None
  • Eliminated by: The Brian Kendrick (#26)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: #27

 

2010  Big Show

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 9th
  • Time: 4:04
  • Eliminations: Chris Masters (#24)
  • Eliminated by: R-Truth (#25)
  • Previous Year: #30
  • Next Year: #35

 

2011 John Cena

  • Brand: Raw
  • Performance: 5th
  • Time: 33:17
  • Eliminations: Mason Ryan (#20); David Otunga (#15); Michael McGillicutty (#13); CM Punk (#1); Tyson Kidd (#24); Heath Slater (#25); Alex Riley (#34) with Kofi Kingston
  • Eliminated by: The Miz
  • Previous Year: #19
  • Next Year: n/a
2012 Sheamus

  • Brand: Smackdown
  • Performance: Won
  • Time: 22:21
  • Eliminations: Kofi Kingston (#11); Jack Swagger (#25); Chris Jericho (#29)
  • Eliminated by: None
  • Previous Year: #28
  • Next Year: n/a

 

Antonio Cesaro

2013 Antonio Cesaro

  • Performance: 13th
  • Time: 7:50
  • Eliminations: Daniel Bryan (#22)
  • Eliminated by: John Cena (#19)
  • Previous Year: n/a
  • Next Year: n/a
Best to Worst
  1. Triple H (2002)
  2. Sheamus (2012)
  3. Diesel (1996)
  4. Earthquake (1991)
  5. Kane (2003)
  6. Big Boss Man (1999)
  7. John Cena (2011)
  8. Henry Godwinn (1995)
  9. Rick Martel (1990)
  10. Big Boss Man (1989)
  11. Big Show (2010)
  12. Prince Albert (2000)
  13. Jerry Lawler (1997)
  14. Mick Foley (2008)
  15. Mark Jindrak (2005)
  16. Christian (2004)
  17. Hardcore Holly (2007)
  18. The Berzerker (1992)
  19. Fatu (1993)
  20. Antonio Cesaro (2013)
  21. The Great Kabuki (1994)
  22. Test (2001)
  23. Kofi Kingston (2009)
  24. Chavo Guerrero (2006)
  25. Skull (1998)
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8 Responses to Entry #22

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  2. Rob Anderson says:

    #22 is the latest entry to have lasted over 30 minutes in a RR match.

  3. Alexander Mathis says:

    In 1998, the commentary never mention who number #22 was but the guy has competed in the Royal Rumble in 1995 as one of the Blue Brothers.

    4 of 5 members of The New Nexus was eliminated by the #22 entrant single handedly JOHN CENA

    SHEAMUS has won the match at 22 despite lasting 22:22 in the rumble 2012.

  4. Rob Anderson says:

    Haha, nice. I have a few posts under “Sheamus” and quite a few of the other wrestlers.

    Shelton Benjamin is the only other guy to last 22:22, but he wasn’t #22……

  5. Rob Anderson says:

    lol are you kidding me? look at the time when i posted the above comments, 2:22 lol no way……..

  6. Rob Anderson says:

    Hulk Hogan eliminated the #22 entrant 3 times, as well as the #30…..he was only in 4 rumbles!

  7. Rob Anderson says:

    The total accumulated times for entry #22, they’re even more impressive than the #21 spot, take a look:

    1.John Cena ——– 34:15
    2.Earthquake ——- 24:44
    3.Big Boss Man —- 23:13 (2 times)
    4.Triple H ———— 23:10
    5.Sheamus ———- 22:20
    6.Kane ————— 20:25
    7.Diesel ————– 17:49
    8.Luke Harper —— 15:02
    9.Henry Godwinn— 14:40
    10.Mick Foley ——- 11:29
    11.Albert ————- 11:23
    12.Hardcore Holly— 10:21
    13.Berzerker ——– 09:01
    14.Rick Martel —— 08:15
    —-Mark Jindrak —- 08:15
    16.Christian ——— 07:38
    17.Antonio Cesaro–07:34
    18.Kofi Kingston —- 06:58
    19.Fatu ————– 06:31
    20.Big Show ——– 04:05
    21.Test ————– 02:09
    22.Great Kabuki — 01:47
    23.Chavo Guerrero-01:00
    24.Jerry Lawler —- 00:04
    25.Skull ————- 00:00

  8. Rob Anderson says:

    Entry #22 is a great one for eliminations and popular superstars. 38 total among 15 wrestlers:

    John Cena ———(7)
    Diesel —————(5)
    Earthquake ——–(4)
    Triple H ————-(4)
    Big Boss Man ——(3)
    Kane —————-(3)
    Sheamus ———–(3)
    Luke Harper ——-(2)
    Rick Martel ———(1)
    Great Kabuki ——(1)
    Henry Godwinn —-(1)
    Test —————–(1)
    Hardcore Holly —-(1)
    Big Show ———–(1)
    Antonio Cesaro —(1)

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