WWE Royal Rumble Winners – History and Stats

Here are the full list of WWE Royal Rumble Winners + History and Stats.

The first Royal Rumble event took place on January 24, 1988, and was broadcast live on the USA Network. The following year, the event started to be broadcast on pay-per-view and thus became one of WWE’s “big four” pay-per-views, along with WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and SummerSlam.

The Royal Rumble is based on the classic Battle Royal match, in which a number of wrestlers (traditionally 30) aim at eliminating their competitors by tossing them over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. The winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated. Participants may learn their eliminations by knowing the two wrestlers who are eliminated before them and which wrestlers are entering the Royal Rumble before and after their elimination.

The 2018 Royal Rumble was the first to include a women’s Royal Rumble match, which was the main event for that year.

  • Royal Rumble 1988: #13 Hacksaw Jim Duggan  (via eliminating One Man Gang)
  • Royal Rumble 1989: #27 Big John Studd (via eliminating Ted DiBiase)
  • Royal Rumble 1990: #25 Hulk Hogan (via eliminating Mr. Perfect)
  • Royal Rumble 1991: #24 Hulk Hogan (via eliminating Earthquake)
  • Royal Rumble 1992: #3 Ric Flair (via eliminating Sid Justice)
  • Royal Rumble 1993: #27 Yokozuna (via eliminating Randy Savage)
  • Royal Rumble 1994: #27 Bret Hart and #23 Lex Luger
    Both men eliminated each other at same time to become ’94 co-winners
  • Royal Rumble 1995: #1 Shawn Michaels (via eliminating British Bulldog)
  • Royal Rumble 1996: #18 Shawn Michaels (via eliminating Diesel)
  • Royal Rumble 1997: #5 Stone Cold Steve Austin (via eliminating Bret Hart)
    Bret Hart originally eliminated Austin when officials were not looking but Austin rolled back in and continued the match to eliminate Hart
  • Royal Rumble 1998: #24 Stone Cold Steve Austin (via eliminating The Rock)
  • Royal Rumble 1999: #2 Vince McMahon (via eliminating Steve Austin)
  • Royal Rumble 2000: #24 The Rock (via eliminating Big Show)
  • Royal Rumble 2001: #27 Stone Cold Steve Austin (via eliminating Kane)
  • Royal Rumble 2002: #22 Triple H (via eliminating Kurt Angle)
  • Royal Rumble 2003: #29 Brock Lesnar (via eliminating The Undertaker)
  • Royal Rumble 2004: #1 Chris Benoit (via eliminating Big Show)
  • Royal Rumble 2005: #28 Batista (via eliminating John Cena)
  • Royal Rumble 2006: #2 Rey Mysterio (via eliminating Randy Orton)
  • Royal Rumble 2007: #30 The Undertaker (via eliminating Shawn Michaels)
  • Royal Rumble 2008: #30 John Cena (via eliminating Triple H)
  • Royal Rumble 2009: #8 Randy Orton (via eliminating Triple H)
  • Royal Rumble 2010: #29 Edge (via eliminating John Cena)
  • Royal Rumble 2011: #38 Alberto Del Rio (via eliminating Santino Marella)
  • Royal Rumble 2012: #22 Sheamus (via eliminating Chris Jericho)
  • Royal Rumble 2013: #19 John Cena (via eliminating Ryback)
  • Royal Rumble 2014: #28 Batista (via eliminating Roman Reigns)
  • Royal Rumble 2015: #19 Roman Reigns (via eliminating Rusev)
  • Royal Rumble 2016: #30 Triple H (via eliminating Dean Ambrose)
  • Royal Rumble 2017: #23 Randy Orton (via eliminating Roman Reigns)
  • Royal Rumble 2018
    Men – #14 Shinsuke Nakamura (via eliminating Roman Reigns)
    Women – #25 Asuka (via eliminating Michelle McCool)
  • Royal Rumble 2019:
    Men – #10 Seth Rollins (via eliminating Braun Strowman)
    Women – #28 Becky Lynch (via eliminating Charlotte Flair)
  • Royal Rumble 2020:
    Men – #16 Drew McIntyre (via eliminating Roman Reigns)
    Women – #17 Charlotte Flair (via eliminating Shayna Baszler)
  • Royal Rumble 2021:
    Men – #16 Edge (via eliminating Randy Orton)
    Women – #17 Bianca Belair (via eliminating Rhea Ripley)

Some Royal Rumble Stats and Records:

  • Most Royal Rumble Victories – Stone Cold Steve Austin (3) 1997, 1998, 2001
  • Most Royal Rumble Eliminations (Single) – Brock Lesnar (13) in 2020
  • Most Royal Rumble Eliminations (Total) – Kane (46)
  • Longest time spent in a single Royal Rumble – Rey Mysterio (1:02:15) in 2006
  • Shortest time spent in a single Royal Rumble – Santino Marella (0:00:01) in 2009
  • Most Rumble appearances – Kane/Isaac Yankem/Fake Diesel (20)
  • Royal Rumble Luckiest Number – #27 (4 times). Number 27 is the luckiest number with the most Royal Rumble winners at 4, but #24, #28 and #30 are close with 3 a piece.
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WWE Royal Rumble Winners – History and Stats


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