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Most Rumble Victories

Wrestler Royal Rumble Wins Year
Steve Austin 3 1997, 1998, 2001
Hulk Hogan 2 1990, 1991
Shawn Michaels 2 1995, 1996

Superstars who won their Royal Rumble Match debuts

Wrestler Year
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1988
Big John Studd 1989
Ric Flair 1992
Yokozuna 1993
Lex Luger 1994
Mr. McMahon 1999
Brock Lesnar 2003
Chris Benoit 2004
Alberto Del Rio 2011

^ - Alberto Del Rio has the shortest period of time between WWE debut and Royal Rumble win, debuting on the 20th of August 2010.

Most Final Four Appearances

Wrestler Final Four Appearances Year
Shawn Michaels 5 1994, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2010
Steve Austin 5 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
Kane 5 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008
Randy Orton 5 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
Batista 4 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010
Triple H 4 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
Big Show 3 2000, 2004, 2012
Davey Boy Smith 3 1991, 1995, 1996
Edge 3 2005, 2007, 2010
Hulk Hogan 3 1990, 1991, 1992
John Cena 3 2005, 2008, 2010
The Rock 3 1998, 2000, 2001
The Undertaker 3 1997, 2003, 2007

^ - Wrestled as New Diesel in the 1997 Royal Rumble

Most Times Becoming Runner-up

Wrestler Runner-up Times Year
Shawn Michaels 2 1994, 2007
Big Show 2 2000, 2004
Triple H 2 2008, 2009
John Cena 2 2005, 2010

Longest Time Spent in a Single Royal Rumble
Top ten longest time in the single match. As of the 2012 Royal Rumble.

Wrestler Time Year
Rey Mysterio 1:02:12 2006
Chris Benoit 1:01:30 2004
Bob Backlund 1:01:10 1993
Triple H 1:00:09 2006
Ric Flair 59:36 1992
Steve Austin 56:38 1999
Vince McMahon 56:38 1999
Kane 54:49 2001
Rick Martel 52:17 1991
The Rock 51:32 1998

Shortest Time Spent in a Single Royal Rumble
Only wrestlers that spent less than 15 seconds in a single rumble are shown.

Wrestler Time Year
Santino Marella 0:00:01 2009
The Warlord 0:00:02 1989
Mo 0:00:03 1995
Owen Hart 0:00:03 1995
Bushwhacker Luke 0:00:04 1991
Jerry Lawler 0:00:04 1997
Gillberg 0:00:07 1999
The Miz 0:00:07 2007
Montel Vontavious Porter 0:00:07 2010
Tazz 0:00:10 2001
Epico 0:00:11 2012
Bushwhacker Luke 0:00:12 1995
Shawn Michaels 0:00:12 1990
Tom Brandi 0:00:12 1998
The Sandman 0:00:13 2007
Billy Gunn 0:00:14 1994
The Goodfather 0:00:14 2001
Brian Kendrick 0:00:15 2009
Finlay 0:00:15 2008
Golga 0:00:15 1999

Shortest Time Spent by a Royal Rumble winner

Wrestler Total Year
Edge 07:19 2010
John Cena 08:28 2008
Alberto Del Rio 08:33 2011
Brock Lesnar 08:59 2003
Steve Austin 09:43 2001
Batista 10:54 2005

Most Eliminations in a Single Royal Rumble
Top wrestlers with most eliminations in a single match. As of the 2012 Royal Rumble.

Wrestler # of Eliminations Year
Kane 11 2001
Hulk Hogan 10 1989
Steve Austin 10 1997
Shawn Michaels 8 1996
Steve Austin 8 1999
Shawn Michaels 7 1995
John Cena 7 2011
Hulk Hogan 7 1991
Diesel 7 1994
Steve Austin 7 1998
Rikishi 7 2000
The Undertaker 7 2002
Steve Austin 7 2002
The Great Khali 7 2007
CM Punk 7 2011
Yokozuna 7 1993

Most Consecutive Eliminations in a Single Rumble
Only wrestlers with at least 5 consecutive eliminations are shown.

Wrestler Total Year
Hulk Hogan 8 1989
Diesel 7 1994
Rikishi 7 2000
The Great Khali 7 2007
CM Punk 7 2011
Kane 6 2001
The Undertaker 6 2002
Steve Austin 6 2002
Shawn Michaels 6 2010
John Cena 6 2011
Mabel 5 1999
Kane 5 1999
Sid Justice 5 1992
The Big Show 5 2009

Diva Entrants

Diva Rumbles Entered
Chyna 2 (1999, 2000)
Beth Phoenix 1 (2010)
Kharma 1 (2012)


Total Eliminations in Cumulative Royal Rumbles
The ten wrestlers with the most eliminations. As of the 2012 Royal Rumble.

Wrestler # of Eliminations Rumbles Entered
Shawn Michaels 41 12
Kane 39 15
Steve Austin 36 6
The Undertaker 35 10
Hulk Hogan 27 4
Triple H 26 8
Big Show 25 8
John Cena 18 6
Randy Orton 18 6
Edge 17 6

^ Totals include Kane's previous personas as Isaac Yankem and the new Diesel.

Only wrestlers with at least 6 appearances are shown. As of the 2012 Royal Rumble.

Wrestler Rumbles Entered First Rumble Most Recent Rumble
Kane 15 1996 2011
Shawn Michaels 12 1989 2010
Rikishi 10 1993 2004
The Undertaker 10 1991 2009
Big Show 9 2000 2012
Big Daddy V 9 1994 2008
Triple H 8 1996 2010
Shelton Benjamin 8 2003 2010
Booker T 8 2002 2012
Billy Gunn 7 1994 2004
Rick Martel 7 1989 1995
Jake Roberts 7 1988 1997
Owen Hart 7 1993 1999
The Godfather 7 1993 2002
Hardcore Holly 7 1994 2008
Goldust 7 1997 2009
Matt Hardy 7 2001 2010
Mark Henry 7 1998 2011
Chris Jericho 7 2000 2012
Tito Santana 6 1988 1993
Randy Savage 6 1989 1994
British Bulldog 6 1991 2000
Steve Austin 6 1996 2002
Edge 6 1999 2010
Rob Van Dam 6 2002 2009
John Cena 6 2003 2011
John Morrison 6 2006 2011
Randy Orton 6 2004 2012
The Great Khali 6 2007 2012
Mick Foley 6 1997 2012

^ Totals include Kane's previous personas as Isaac Yankem and the new Diesel.

^ Totals include Rikishi's previous personas as Fatu and the Sultan.

^ Totals include Triple H's previous personas as Hunter Hearst Helmsley.

^ Totals include Big Daddy V's previous personas as Mabel and Viscera.

^ Totals include The Godfather's previous personas as The Goodfather, Papa Shango, and Kama Mustafa.

^ Totals include Hardcore Holly's previous personas as Sparky Plugg and Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly.

^ Totals include Booker T's previous persona as King Booker.

^ Totals include Steve Austin's previous persona as The Ringmaster.

^ Totals include John Morrison's previous persona as Johnny Nitro.

^ Totals include Mick Foley's previous personas as Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack.

Most Wrestlers Required to Eliminate Someone
Only wrestlers that needed 4 or more people to eliminate them are shown.

Wrestler Total Year
Viscera 8 2007
Mabel 7 1994
Rikishi 6 2000
Kurrgan 6 1998
Muhammad Hassan 6 2005
Diesel 5 1994
Earthquake 5 1990
John Morrison 4 2011
Mark Henry 4 2011

Superstars who eliminated themselves

Wrestler Year
Andre the Giant 1989
Randy Savage 1992
Faarooq 1997
Ahmed Johnson 1997
Mil Máscaras 1997
Kane 1999
Mick Foley 2004
Montel Vontavious Porter 2010

Celebrity who eliminated himself

Special Guest Year
Drew Carey 2001

^ Drew Carey made a surprise entrant just to be scared out of the ring after Kane made his way into the contest.

The Number Chosen with the Most Rumble Victories:
27

Wrestler Year
Big John Studd 1989
Yokozuna 1993
Bret Hart 1994
Steve Austin 2001

Superstars who won the Royal Rumble as entrant Number 1:

Wrestler Year
Shawn Michaels 1995
Chris Benoit 2004

Superstars who won the Royal Rumble as entrant Number 2:

Wrestler Year
Vince Mcmahon 1999
Rey Mysterio 2006

Superstars who won the Royal Rumble as entrant Number 30:

Wrestler Year
The Undertaker 2007
John Cena 2008

Hall of Famers who won the Royal Rumble

Wrestler Year
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1988
Big John Studd 1989
Hulk Hogan 1990, 1991
Ric Flair 1992
Yokozuna 1993
Bret Hart 1994
Shawn Michaels 1995, 1996
Stone Cold Steve Austin 1997, 1998, 2001
Edge 2010

Winners who have gone on to Wrestlemania and win a championship

Wrestler Year
Hulk Hogan 1991
Yokozuna 1993
Bret Hart 1994
Shawn Michaels 1996
Steve Austin 1998, 2001
Triple H 2002
Brock Lesnar 2003
Chris Benoit 2004
Batista 2005
Rey Mysterio 2006
Undertaker 2007
Sheamus 2012

^ The WrestleMania Title Shots Did Not Start Until 1993.

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