WWE Royal Rumble In Numbers: Stats And Facts!
Get the lowdown on the over-the-top-rope favourite from across nearly three decades of Royal Rumble goodness...
WWE's 28th annual Royal Rumble takes place this Sunday in Philadelphia.
And for fans of a particularly nostalgic bent, the January spectacular contains a mother lode of WWE stats and facts.
Give the video below a squiz to see the Royal Rumble in numbers illustrated in eye-popping WWE-motion - and you can also find them handily below, to drop into conversation casually when watching the over-the-top-rope special with mates and whoever else you’re staying up with.
782 - entrants have taken part in the Rumble match over the years
2 - feet must touch the floor to be eliminated, after being hurled over the top rope
39 - record held by Shawn Michaels for all-time eliminations over the years
38 - opponents pitched out by Kane, who is also in this year’s match, in over 15 Rumbles… he tossed out over 11 in 2001!
12 - the record held by Roman Reign for the number of eliminations by one person, made in 2014 when Kane’s record was broken
216,557 - in lbs, the cumulative weight of Rumble entrants over the years, which also comes out at over 108 tonnes
9 - the amount of superstars who won on their Rumble debut
43 - number of Hall of Famers that have participated
26 - how many different nations have been represented
1 - the 2014 Rumble will be the show’s first time broadcast on the WWE Network, to over 170 countries
470,822 - how many fans have attended all the Rumbles, live
3 - the record number of victories piled up by one competitor, Stone Cold Steve Austin
1 - the quickest elimination duration in seconds, with the dubious honour belonging to Santino Marella
62:12 - the longest tenure in the ring for one Rumble, held by Rey Mysterio
3:51:32 - the longest cumulative in-ring time across all Rumble appearances is held by Triple H