Rumble Fact #51: The Campaign Trail


Sheamus Wrestlemania 28Sheamus’ campaign as a Royal Rumble winner; taken from the time to win the Royal Rumble match to the time of his title match at Wrestlemania; is the shortest in history, taking just 22:39.

Conversely, the campaign of Chris Benoit in 2004 is the longest in history, taking a total of 1:42:19, more than four times that of Sheamus.

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Rumble Fact #49: The Champ is Here


Hulk Hogan became the first Royal Rumble winner to re-enter the Royal Rumble match, by winning the 1990 Rumble and then entering the 1991 Rumble.

Hogan also managed to be the first Rumble winner to defend his crown, by winning both the 1990 & 1991 Royal Rumbles.

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Royal Rumble Winners: Title Reigns


Winning the Royal Rumble match is one of the most important moments in the careers of any wrestler, because since 1993, it has granted them a championship match at the following Wrestlemania. Here’s a look at every Royal Rumble winner who went on to successfully win a championship, including how and when they won, who they defeated as well as their reigns as champion. Follow the link for more.

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Has Winning the Royal Rumble Ever Meant Less?


The lack of build, excitement and anticipation in the match between the 2012 Royal Rumble winner between Sheamus & World Heavyweight Champion has raised the issue – is winning the Royal Rumble worth as much as it used to be? Here’s a look at how the prestige of the Rumble has fallen in recent years, and my take on it. Follow the link for more.

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Entry #30


Entry #30

The #30 is traditionally the luckiest number in Royal Rumble history, granting whoever drew it the final entrance into the match (except for 1988 & 2011). However, it wasn’t until recent years that the last man in won the whole match, and it happened twice in a row. Over the years it’s proven to be an interesting number, producing several runners-up, the first female entrant and one particular superstar has been lucky enough to enter the match last three times in his career. For the full story of #30, follow the link.

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The Trouble with Wikipedia Part 3


Earlier this year I posted about how using Wikipedia for some information has it’s downsides, and it seems the Wiki demons are out in force again, with someone using the Rumble dates, winners and locations table to claim that a guy call Hornsagle won the 1999 Royal Rumble. We can only assume they meant Hornswoggle of course. I’m still deciding if he’s more preferable as a winner than Vince McMahon was. Probably not. Click the image to see it full size.

Entry #28


Entry #28

Despite being one of the better numbers to draw over the years, only one person has managed to win the Royal Rumble after entering just two men from the end, and even that was surrounded by controversy. Some of the WWE’s most well-known faces and consistent Royal Rumble entrants have entered at the number since 1989, and it remains the only number that Kane has drawn twice, despite being in 14 matches so far. It also plays host to the shortest ever time spent in a Royal Rumble match. For the full list of every #28 entrant, follow the link.

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Royal Rumble Appearances


Royal Rumble Match

Here’s the full list of the number of appearances by every Royal Rumble entrant in history, ranging from those in double figures to those who entered the match only once. Kane holds the record for the most Rumble appearances, closely followed by a retired Shawn Michaels. The full list of the most consecutive Royal Rumble appearances by every entrant is also listed, which unsurprisingly, is also topped by Kane. Follow the link for the full lists.

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Poll: Who will Win the 2012 Royal Rumble?


The vote to pick who you think will win the 2012 Royal Rumble match is now closed, and after months of voting, the results are in, which are revealed in the rest of the post. Follow the link to see who came top.

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Rumble Fact #27: Winning at Wrestlemania


Since 1993, winning the Royal Rumble took on more prestige than ever before; as it granted it’s victor a championship match at the main event of Wrestlemania. A total of 20 men have earned themselves that opportunity, but not all of them were successful.

Here’s the list of superstars that won the Royal Rumble and the result of their match at Wrestlemania:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Yokozuna (1993): Won
  • Bret Hart (1994): Won
  • Lex Luger (1994): Lost
  • Shawn Michaels (1995): Lost
  • Shawn Michaels (1996): Won
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin (1997): Lost
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin (1998): Won
  • Vince McMahon (1999): Did not Compete at Wrestlemania
  • The Rock (2000): Lost
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin (2001): Won
  • Triple H (2002): Won
  • Brock Lesnar (2003): Won
  • Chris Benoit (2004): Won
  • Batista (2005): Won
  • Rey Mysterio (2006): Won
  • Undertaker (2007): Won
  • John Cena (2008): Lost
  • Randy Orton (2009): Lost
  • Edge (2010): Lost
  • Alberto Del Rio (2011): Lost
  • Sheamus (2012): Won
  • John Cena (2013): Won

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