AT A GLANCE

WWE Royal Rumble matches

Results and statistics for this annual event held since 1988

The winners

Year
Winner
Name
Age at time Entered Lasted Eliminations
2017
Randy
Orton
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
36 23 20:52 1
(of 20 total)
2016
Triple H
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
46 30 9:03 4
(33)
2015
Roman
Reigns
30 19 27:29 6
(18)
2014
Batista
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
44 28 14:34 4
(16)
2013
John
Cena
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
35 19 26:39 4
(22)
2012
Sheamus
34 22 22:21 3
(11)
2011
Alberto
Del Rio
Debutant
33 38 9:33 2
(2)
2010
Edge
36 29 7:19 2
(17)
2009
Randy
Orton
28 8 48:27 3
2008
John
Cena
30 30 8:28 4
2007
The
Undertaker
41 30 13:15 5
(35)
2006
Rey
Mysterio
31 2 62:12 6
(12)
2005
Batista
35 28 10:54 5
2004
Chris
Benoit
Debutant
36 1 61:35 6
(14)
2003
Brock
Lesnar
Debutant
25 29 8:59 4
(8)
2002
Triple H
32 22 23:14 4
(31)
2001
Steve
Austin
3rd Royal Rumble match victory
36 27 9:38 3
(36)
2000
The
Rock
27 24 14:47 4
(10)
1999
Mr.
McMahon
Debutant
53 2 56:38 1
(1)
1998
Steve
Austin
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
33 24 15:58 7
1997
Steve
Austin
32 5 45:07 10
1996
Shawn
Michaels
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
30 18 26:09 8
(40)
1995
Shawn
Michaels
29 1 38:41 8
1994
Bret
Hart
36 27 15:08 4
(7)
Lex
Luger
Debutant
35 23 21:58 6
(10)
1993
Yokozuna
Debutant
26 27 14:53 7
(10)
1992
Ric
Flair
Debutant
42 3 60:02 5
(8)
1991
Hulk
Hogan
2nd Royal Rumble match victory
37 24 19:55 7
(26)
1990
Hulk
Hogan
36 25 12:49 6
1989
Big John
Studd
Debutant
40 27 12:21 2
(2)
1988
Jim
Duggan
33 13 14:44 3
(4)

The matches

Year & Location
Time Entrant 1 Entrant 30 Most eliminations Longest in
2017
San Antonio
TX
62:06
Big Cass
Roman
Reigns
7
Braun
Strowman
60:13
Chris
Jericho
2016
Orlando
FL
61:42
Roman
Reigns
Triple H
5
Roman
Reigns
Braun
Strowman
59:48
Roman
Reigns
2015
Philadelphia
PA
59:31
The
Miz
Dolph
Ziggler
6
Roman
Reigns
47:29
Bray
Wyatt
2014
Pittsburgh
PA
55:07
CM
Punk
Rey
Mysterio
12
Roman
Reigns
49:11
CM
Punk
2013
Phoenix
AZ
55:07
Dolph
Ziggler
Ryback
5
Sheamus
Ryback
49:47
Dolph
Ziggler
2012
St. Louis
MO
54:55
The
Miz
Big Show
5
Cody
Rhodes
45:39
The
Miz
2011
Boston
MA
54:55
CM
Punk
Kane
7
CM
Punk
John
Cena

35:21
CM
Punk
2010
Atlanta
GA
49:55
Dolph
Ziggler
Batista
6
Shawn
Michaels
22:11
John
Cena
2009
Detroit
MI
58:40
Rey
Mysterio
Big Show
7
Triple H
Big Show
49:58
Triple H
2008
NYC
NY
51:26
The
Undertaker
John
Cena
6
Triple H
37:40
Batista
2007
San Antonio
TX
56:18
Ric
Flair
The
Undertaker
7
Great
Khali
44:02
Edge
2006
Miami
FL
56:18
Triple H
Randy
Orton
6
Rey
Mysterio
62:12
Rey
Mysterio
2005
Fresno
CA
51:27
Eddie
Guerrero
Chris
Benoit
5
Batista
47:26
Chris
Benoit
2004
Philadelphia
PA
61:35
Chris
Benoit
Goldberg
6
Chris
Benoit
61:35
Chris
Benoit
2003
Boston
MA
53:41
Shawn
Michaels
The
Undertaker
6
Chris
Jericho
38:54
Chris
Jericho
2002
Atlanta
GA
69:22
Rikishi
Booker T
7
Steve
Austin

21:52
Steve
Austin
2001
New Orleans
LA
61:55
Jeff
Hardy
Rikishi
11
Kane
53:46
Kane
2000
NYC
NY
51:54
D'Lo
Brown

X-Pac
7
Rikishi
26:17
Test
1999
Anaheim
CA
56:38
Steve
Austin*

Chyna
8
Steve
Austin

56:38
Mr.
McMahon
1998
San Jose
CA
55:25
Cactus
Jack

Chainsaw
Charlie

7
Steve
Austin*

51:32
The
Rock
1997
San Antonio
TX
50:29
Crush

The
Undertaker

10
Steve
Austin*

51:32
Steve
Austin

1996
Fresno
CA
58:49
Triple H
(as Hunter Hearst-Helmsley)
Duke
Droese

10
Steve
Austin*

51:32
Steve
Austin

1995
Tampa
FL
38:41
Shawn
Michaels

Crush
8
Shawn
Michaels

38:41
Shawn
Michaels

1994
Providence
RI
55:08
Scott
Steiner

Adam
Bomb

8
Shawn
Michaels

30:12
Bam Bam
Bigelow

1993
Providence
RI
66:35
Ric
Flair

Randy
Savage

7
Yokozuna
61:10
Bob
Backlund

1992
Albany
NY
62:02
British
Bulldog

Ted
DiBiase

6
Sid
Justice

60:02
Ric
Flair

1991
Miami
FL
65:17
Bret
Hart

Tugboat
7
Hulk
Hogan

52:17
Rick
Martel

1990
Orlando
FL
58:46
Ted
DiBiase

Mr.
Perfect

6
Hulk
Hogan

44:47
Rick
Martel

1989
Orlando
FL
58:46
Ax
Ted
DiBiase

9
Hulk
Hogan

27:58
Mr.
Perfect

1988
Hamilton
ON, Canada
33:00
Bret
Hart

Junkyard
Dog
6
One Man Gang
21:52
Jake
Roberts

Success rate of entry number

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 1 4 2 2 3
There have been 31 winners of the Royal Rumble match in total due to the 1994 match producing two joint winners. In the 2011 Royal Rumble match featuring 40 particpiants Alberto Del Rio won having been the 38th entrant.

Most appearances

  • 19
    Kane
    Also as Isaac Yankem and as "Diesel"
  • 12
    Big Show
    Shawn Michaels
    R
    R = officially retired
  • 11
    Goldust
    The Undertaker
    R
  • 10
    Chris Jericho
    The Miz
    Mark Henry
    Rikishi
    R
    Also as The Sultan and as Fatu
  • Most victories

  • 3
    Steve Austin
    R
    As Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • 2
    John Cena
    Randy Orton
    Triple H
    Batista
    Shawn Michaels
    Hulk Hogan
    R
  • Most eliminations overall

  • 44
    Kane
    Also as Isaac Yankem and as "Diesel"
  • 39
    The Undertaker
    Shawn Michaels
  • 36
    Steve Austin
    As Stone Cold Steve Austin, also as The Ringmaster
  • 33
    Triple H
    Also as Hunter Hearst-Helmsley
  • 31
    Big Show
  • Most Rumbling overall

  • 4:56+
    Chris Jericho
    Total time participating in Royal Rumble matches in hours and minutes
  • 3:59+
    Triple H
    Also as Hunter Hearst-Helmsley
  • 3:42+
    Shawn Michaels
  • 3:38+
    Kane
    Also as Isaac Yankem and as "Diesel"
  • 3:20+
    Rey Mysterio
  • 3:08+
    Cody Rhodes
    Also as Stardust
  • The 30 best Royal Rumblers 1988-2017

    The positions 1-30 are based on a weighted value system taking into account the number of matches participated in, the total number of other participants eliminated per participant and the total duration of each participant in Royal Rumble matches. The number under each year (from 1988 to 2017) shows where each participant finished out of the 30 competing.
    #
    Rumbler 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
    1 Shawn Michaels 22 8 21 4 1 1 30 16 6 2 19 4
    2 Steve Austin 8* 1 1 2 1 4
    3 Triple H 12* 19* 7 1 3 2 2 14 1
    4 Kane 6* 3* 15 4 2 7 3 25 9 23 20 4 7 20 7 16 29 4 22
    5 Randy Orton 14 2 4 1 3 3 5 1
    6 The Undertaker 22 14 16 4 6 21 2 1 20 5 5
    7 John Cena 9 7 2 1 2 5 1
    8 Big Show 2 14 8 2 24 5 9 11 4 4 21 25
    9 Roman Reigns 2 1 3 2
    10 Chris Jericho 21 17 5 10 8 5 2 6 5 4
    11 Batista 4 1 3 3 1
    12 Hulk Hogan 10 1 1 3
    13 Edge 23 17 21 3 3 1
    14 Sheamus 9 1 3 3 4 17
    15 Rey Mysterio 28 4 1 11 6 18 9
    16 The Rock 8* 3 1 3
    17 Chris Benoit 1 6 14 16
    18 Bret Hart 23 22 27 1 2
    19 The British Bulldog 5 24 2 4 23 18
    20 CM Punk 9 14 13 24 21 4
    21 Diesel 18 2 3 14 22*
    22 Ric Flair 1 27 5 28 30
    23 Cody Rhodes 12 3 19 7 18 19 15* 16*
    24 Randy Savage 11 27 4 2 20
    25 Lex Luger 1 4
    26 Rick Martel 4 7 6 6 4 12 26
    27 Dolph Ziggler 14 29 14 5 4 23 7 14
    28 Mr. Perfect 20 2 9 23 3
    29 Bray Wyatt 26* 7 6 3
    30 Brock Lesnar
    1
    10 12
    * Steve Austin competed in 1996 as The Ringmaster. Triple H competed in 1996 and 1997 as Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Kane competed in 1996 as Isaac Yankem and in 1997 as a Diesel impostor. The Rock competed in 1997 as Rocky Maivia. Bray Wyatt competed in 2011 as Husky Harris. Diesel competed in 2014 as Kevin Nash. Cody Rhodes competed in 2015 and 2016 as Stardust.
    Information sources: Wikipedia | WWE