2018 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PARTICPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. As of press time, the entire Rumble Participant List for either match has not been released, so for simplicity’s sake, every active wrestler on the WWE Roster will be listed with their Rumble history in case they get added to the Rumble Match. To see the entire 31 year history of the Royal Rumble, visit the Rumble History Page HERE or search “#RRWL” or #DBWL” on Twitter. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

The Royal Rumble Match itself will be the Main Event of the show, which will be the 5th year in a row that happened. This will be the 5th year in a row in the Main Event for Kofi Kingston, The Miz, & Rusev, & if they are in the match, Harper, Roman Reigns, & Dolph Ziggler. This will be the 3rd year in a row in the Main Event for Mark Henry, if he’ in the match. This will be the 2nd year in a row in the Main Event for Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Tye Dillinger, Big E, & Xavier Woods, & if they are in the match Cesaro, Jack Gallagher, Kalisto, & Mojo Rawley. It will be the 1st Main Event since 2016 for Titus O’Neil & Bray Wyatt, & if they are in the match, Curtis Axel, Tyler Breeze, Goldust, & Rowan. If Sin Cara, Fandango, or Zack Ryder is in the Main Event, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2015. If The Usos or Seth Rollins also compete in the Rumble, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2014. If Epico, Jinder Mahal, or Primo are in the Main Event, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2013. It will be Matt Hardy’s 1st Main Event & if he’s in the Rumble, Shelton Benjamin’s 1st since 2010. If the Universal Title or WWE Title Match is the Main Event, it will be the 1st time since 2013 that a Royal Rumble is not the Main Event, making it Kane’s 1st since 2016, & Brock Lesnar & Braun Strowman’s 3rd Main Event in a row, or AJ Styles & Kevin Owens’ 1st Main Event since 2016, & Sami Zayn’s 3rd Main Event in a row. It will be everyone else’s 1st Main Event.

 

Also, a wrestler may be doing double duty by competing in a match & the Rumble match. No Rumble participants have been announced to compete in another match, & no other match participants have been announced to participate in the Rumble. But if it happens, it will be the 8th year in a row someone competed twice at a Royal Rumble. And to avoid redundancy, the wrestlers will only be listed under their respective matches, and not in the Rumble, but I will refer to their Rumble history.

 

Since no Opening Match was announced, here are the facts. If the Women’s Royal Rumble opens, it will be the 2nd year in a row that a Women’s Match opened up a Royal Rumble PPV & Bayley’s 2nd year in a row in the opener. If the Universal Title or WWE Title Match opens up the Royal Rumble, it will be Kevin Owens’ 1st Royal Rumble opener since 2016, Brock Lesnar’s 1st opener since 2003, & the 1st World Title Match to open up a Royal Rumble since 2013. If a Tag Team Title Match opens up the Royal Rumble PPV, it will be the 1st Tag Team Title Match to open up the Royal Rumble since 2004. It will be everyone else’s 1st Royal Rumble opener.

 

 

This will be the 2nd Royal Rumble in a row to not have a WWE Intercontinental Title Match. It will be the 1st Royal Rumble PPV since 2015 to not have a Women’s Title Match. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Royal Rumble Matches in WWE History.

 

30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH (ANNOUNCED PARTICIPANTS ARE: FINN BALOR, JOHN CENA, BARON CORBIN, APOLLO CREWS, TYE DILLINGER, BIG E, ELIAS, AIDEN ENGLISH, MATT HARDY, KOFI KINGSTON, WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA, TITUS O’NEIL, RANDY ORTON, ROMAN REIGNS, RUSEV, XAVIER WOODS, & BRAY WYATT & 12 TBA)

This is the 31st or 32nd Royal Rumble & the 30th year in a row that there was a Royal Rumble Match. If you count each Rumble as 30 separate participants and the Women’s Rumble take place before the men’s match, the 20th participant of the men’s match will be the 950th Rumble participant in history. For each wrestlers’ individual Rumble Records, look for their name below.

 

Finn Balor (0-0-0)

This will be Balor’s Rumble debut

 

John Cena (6-7-1)

This will be Cena’s 15th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, his 8th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 7 Appearances, he won twice, has lasted 2 hours, 4 minutes, & 17 seconds, & has eliminated 22 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 9:38 at #21] (1/19/03)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 7:37 at #25] (1/25/04)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #25, eliminated (3) Edge (w/Batista), Kane, & Viscera, & was eliminated by Batista in 15:28 at #28] (1/30/05)
  4. Defeated WWE Champion Edge to win the title (1/29/06)
  5. Defeated Umaga in a Last Man Standing Match to retain the WWE Championship (1/28/07)
  6. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #30, eliminated (4) Carlito, Chavo Guerrero, Triple H, & Mark Henry, in 8:27] (1/27/08)
  7. Defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/25/09)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #19, eliminated (4) Batista, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, & Yoshi Tatsu, & was eliminated by Edge in 22:11 at #29] (1/31/10)
  9. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #22, eliminated (7) Tyson Kidd, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, CM Punk, Alex Riley (w/Kofi Kingston), Mason Ryan, & Heath Slater, & was eliminated by The Miz, who was not an official entrant in 34:17 at #36] (1/30/11)
  10. Wrestled Kane to a Double Count Out (1/29/12)
  11. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #19, eliminated (4) Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Ryback, & Heath Slater, in 26:39 at #30] (1/27/13)
  12. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a Pinfall or Submission Only Match (1/26/14)
  13. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar along with Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match (1/25/15)
  14. Defeated WWE Champion AJ Styles to win the title (1/29/17)

 

Baron Corbin (0-1-0)

This will be Corbin’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 32 minutes & 45 seconds & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #13, eliminated (1) Braun Strowman, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 32:45 at #21] (1/29/17)

 

Apollo Crews (0-1-0)

This will be Crews’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 5 minutes & 47 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 5:47 at #15] (1/29/17)

 

Tye Dillinger (0-1-0)

This will be Dillinger’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 5 minutes & 30 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 5:30 at #8] (1/29/17)

 

Big E (1-3-0)

This will be Big E’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row, but will be his 6th match, since he competed twice in 2015. This will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 27 minutes & 21 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant # 29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 2:41 at #21] (1/26/14)
  2. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day lost to Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 14:50 at #18] (1/25/15)
  4. With Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) to retain the titles (1/24/16)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 9:50 at #12] (1/29/17)

 

Aiden English (0-0-0)

This will be English’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Matt Hardy (2-8-0)

This will be Matt Hardy’s 11th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2010. It will be his 8th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2010. In his 7 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 17 minutes, & 29 seconds & has eliminated 3 wrestlers.

  1. With Jeff Hardy as The Hardy Boyz defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in an Elimination Tables Match (1/23/00)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #3, eliminated (3) Bull Buchanan (w/Jeff Hardy), Faarooq (w/Jeff Hardy), Jeff Hardy, & was eliminated by Jeff Hardy at the same time in 4:45 at #3] (1/21/01)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 4:16 at #10] (1/20/02)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #13, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 27:13 at #20] (1/19/03)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rene Dupree in 14:18 at #8] (1/25/04)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Viscera in 7:42 at #14] (1/29/06)
  7. With WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy defeated MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) (1/28/07)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 18:55 at #9] (1/28/07)
  9. Lost to ECW Champion Jack Swagger (1/25/09)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 0:20 at #10] (1/31/10)

 

Kofi Kingston (1-10-0)

This will be Kofi Kingston’s 10th Royal Rumble PPV, & 10th in a row, but 12th match since he competed twice in 2015 & 2016. This will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match, & 10th in a row, making him tied for 2nd with Dolph Ziggler, unless Dolph doesn’t compete this year, for most Consecutive Rumble Matches. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 56 minutes, & 56 seconds, & has eliminated 6 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Brian Kendrick in 6:58 at #12] (1/25/09)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #27, eliminated (2) R-Truth & Jack Swagger, & was eliminated by John Cena in 3:51 at #25] (1/31/10)
  3. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #26, eliminated (1) Alex Riley (w/John Cena), & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 26:04 at #31] (1/30/11)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #11, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 17:55 at #18] (1/29/12)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #4, eliminated (2) Tensai & Darren Young, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 22:18 at #9] (1/27/13)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #8, eliminated (1) Alexander Rusev (w/CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, & Seth Rollins), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 12:32 at #7] (1/26/14)
  7. With Big E as The New Day lost to Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 2:51 at #13] (1/25/15)
  9. With Big E as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) to retain the titles (1/24/16)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 8:15 at # 6] (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #14, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 16:12 at #10] (1/29/17)

 

The Miz (2-12-0)

This will be The Miz’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & his 12th in a row, but will be his 15th match, since he competed twice in 2010, 2013, & 2015. This will be his 11th Royal Rumble Match & 7th in a row. In his 10 Appearances, he has lasted 2 hours, 2 minutes, & 41 seconds, & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 0:07 at #20] (1/28/07)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Hornswoggle in 13:07 at #13] (1/27/08)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #13, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H in 1:18 at #6] (1/25/09)
  4. Defeated MVP to retain the WWE United States Championship (1/31/10)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by MVP in 0:17 at #8] (1/31/10)
  6. Defeated Randy Orton to retain the title (1/30/11)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #1, eliminated (2) Alex Riley & R-Truth, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 45:39 at #24] (1/29/12)
  8. Lost to WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro in the Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV (1/27/13)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Ryback in 5:08 at #24] (1/27/13)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 12:01 at #16] (1/26/14)
  11. With Damien Sandow lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (1/25/15)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #1, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bubba Ray Dudley in 4:01 at #1] (1/25/15)
  13. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 8:23 at # 22] (1/24/16)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #15, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 32:40 at #24] (1/29/17)

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Nakamura’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Titus O’Neil (0-3-0)

This will be Titus O’Neil’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 9 minutes & 29 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by David Otunga in 7:30 at #3] (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #26, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns in 0:04 at #17] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 11, eliminated (1) Goldust, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 8:55 at # 7] (1/24/16)

 

Randy Orton (4-8-0)

This will be Randy Orton’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, but will be his 13th match, since he competed twice in 2011. This will be his 9th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 8 Appearances, he has won twice, has lasted 2 hours, 47 minutes, & 44 seconds, & has eliminated 20 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #2, eliminated (5) Shelton Benjamin, Ernest Miller, Rico, Rikishi, & Booker T, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 33:43 at #17] (1/25/04)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (1/30/05)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #30, eliminated (2) Chris Benoit & Orlando Jordan, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 13:04 at #29] (1/29/06)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #16, eliminated (2) Super Crazy (w/Edge) & Matt Hardy, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 27:15 at #27] (1/28/07)
  5. Defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Championship (1/27/08)
  6. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #8, eliminated (3) The Big Show, Triple H, & Kane (w/Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes), in 48:27] (1/25/09)
  7. Lost to WWE Champion Sheamus by Disqualification (1/31/10)
  8. Lost to WWE Champion The Miz (1/30/11)
  9. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #39, eliminated (3) Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston, & King Sheamus, & was eliminated by Alberto Del Rio in 8:18 at #38] (1/30/11)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #28, eliminated (3) Wade Barrett, The Big Show, & Jey Uso, & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 5:46 at #28] (1/29/12)
  11. Defeated John Cena in a Pinfall or Submission Only Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/26/14)
  12. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #23, eliminated (1) Roman Reigns, in 20:51] (1/29/17)

 

Roman Reigns (1-4-0)

This will be Reigns’ 5th Royal Rumble PPV, but 6th match since he competed twice in 2017. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he won once, has lasted 2 hours, 6 minutes, 3 seconds, & has eliminated 26 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #15, eliminated (12) Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Goldust, The Great Khali (w/Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins), Luke Harper, Kofi Kingston, John Bradshaw Layfield, Kevin Nash, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, El Torito, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Batista in 33:41 at #29] (1/26/14)
  2. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #19, eliminated (6) The Big Show, Goldust, Kane, Titus O’Neil (w/Dean Ambrose), Rusev, & Stardust in 27:29] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H in a 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant # 1, eliminated (5) Tyler Breeze (w/AJ Styles), Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Rusev, & Sheamus & was eliminated by Triple H in 59:50 at # 28] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost to WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification (1/29/17)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #30, eliminated (3) Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, & Bray Wyatt, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 5:03 at #29] (1/29/17)

 

Rusev/Alexander Rusev (0-4-0)

This will be Rusev’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match, & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 6 minutes & 6 seconds, & has eliminated 6 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #6, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, Seth Rollins, & Cody Rhodes in 6:42 at #3] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #15, eliminated (6) Big E, Fandango, Kofi Kingston, Diamond Dallas Page, Adam Rose, & Damien Sandow, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 35:17 at #28] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 2, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 1:30 at # 1] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 22:37 at #20] (1/29/17

 

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

This will be Woods’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row. This will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 4 minutes & 48 seconds & has eliminated nobody.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 4:48 at #11] (1/29/17)

 

Bray Wyatt/Husky Harris (1-3-0)

This will be Bray Wyatt’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV, & 1st since 2016. This will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 13 minutes, & 32 seconds, & has eliminated 9 wrestlers.

  1. (As Husky Harris) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #9, eliminated (3) Ted DiBiase (w/Michael McGillicutty), Mark Henry (w/Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk) & John Morrison (w/Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk), & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 15:48 at #15] (1/30/11)
  2. (As Bray Wyatt) Defeated Daniel Bryan (1/26/14)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #5, eliminated (6) The Boogeyman, Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Bubba Ray Dudley, Luke Harper, & Zack Ryder, & was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane in 46:58 at #24] (1/25/15)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H & Sheamus in 10:46 at # 25] (1/24/16)

 

30-WOMEN ROYAL RUMBLE (ANNOUNCED PARTICIPANTS ARE: ASUKA, SASHA BANKS, BAYLEY, DANA BROOKE, CARMELLA, SONYA DEVILLE, ALICIA FOX, MICKIE JAMES, NIA JAX, LANA, SARAH LOGAN, BECKY LYNCH, LIV MORGAN, NAOMI, NATALYA, RUBY RIOTT, MANDY ROSE, & TAMINA & 12 TBA)

This is the 31st or 32nd Royal Rumble & the 30th year in a row that there was a Royal Rumble Match. If you count each Rumble as 30 separate participants and the Women’s Rumble take place before the men’s match, the 20th participant of the men’s match will be the 950th Rumble participant in history. This will be the most participants to make their Rumble debut since the 1st Royal Rumble in 1988. Natalya & Tamina will become the 1st daughters of a previous Rumble participant to also participate in a Rumble, unless Charlotte Flair & Stephanie McMahon enter the match. Lana, Naomi, & Natalya will join Beth Phoenix as the only spouse of a previous Rumble participant to also participate in a Rumble, unless Brie Bella & Stephanie McMahon enter the match.

 

Asuka (0-0-0)

This will be Asuka’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Sasha Banks (0-1-0)

This will be Banks’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to Nia Jax in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Bayley (0-1-0)

This will be Bayley’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Womens’ Champion Charlotte Flair (1/29/17)

 

Dana Brooke (0-0-0)

This will be Brooke’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Carmella (0-0-0)

This will be Carmella’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Sonya Deville (0-0-0)

This will be Deville’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Alicia Fox (0-2-0)

This will be Fox’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012

  1. With Katie Lea Burchill, Jillian Hall, Maryse, & Natalya lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, & Eve Torres in a 10-Diva’s Tag Team Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/31/10)
  2. With Kelly Kelly, Tamina Snuka, & Eve Torres lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Natalya, & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)

 

Mickie James (2-1-0)

This will be James’ 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row.

  1. Defeated Ashley with Special Guest Referee WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus (1/29/06)
  2. Defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool to win the title (1/31/10)
  3. With WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Natalya lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Nia Jax (1-0-0)

This will be Jax’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Defeated Sasha Banks in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV(1/29/17)

 

Lana (0-0-0)

This will be Lana’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Sarah Logan (0-0-0)

This will be Logan’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Becky Lynch (1-1-0)

This will be Lynch’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to WWE Diva’s Champion Charlotte (1/24/16)
  2. With Nikki Bella & Naomi defeated WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Liv Morgan (0-0-0)

This will be Morgan’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Naomi (1-0-0)

This will be Naomi’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. With Nikki Bella & Becky Lynch defeated WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Natalya (1-4-0)

This will be Natalya’s 6th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row.

  1. With Katie Lea Burchill, Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall, & Maryse lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, & Eve Torres in a 10-Diva’s Tag Team Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/31/10)
  2. Lost the WWE Diva’s Championship to Eve Torres along with Layla & Michelle McCool in a Fatal 4-Way Match (1/30/11)
  3. With The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella) & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, Tamina Snuka, & Eve Torres in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)
  4. With Paige lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella) (1/25/15)
  5. With WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Mickie James lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Ruby Riott (0-0-0)

This will be Riott’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Mandy Rose (0-0-0)

This will be Rose’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Tamina/Tamina Snuka (0-1-0)

This will be Tamina’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012.

  1. (As Tamina Snuka) With Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, & Eve Torres lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Natalya, & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)

 

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP: KANE VS WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION BROCK LESNAR VS BRAUN STROWMAN

This will be the 42nd or 43rd WWE/World Championship Match, also counting ECW Championship Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. The WWE/World Title has changed hands 9 times at a Royal Rumble PPV, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 5th Triple Threat Match at a Royal Rumble & 1st since 2015. This will be the 4th WWE or World Title to be defended in a Triple Threat Match. It has never changed hands in a Triple Threat Match.

 

Kane/Isaac Yankem DDS/Diesel II (1-19-1)

This will be Kane’s 20th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016, but 22nd match since he competed twice in 2013. It will be his 2nd Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st Triple Threat Match at the Royal Rumble & 1st Non-Rumble Match since 2013. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 20th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 19 Appearances, he has lasted 3 hours, 36 minutes, & 44 seconds, & has eliminated 45 wrestlers, which is the Record for Most Eliminations & Most Rumble Matches.

  1.  (As Isaac Yankem DDS) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Shawn Michaels [As Entrant #27, eliminated (1) Fatu, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 7:05 at #25] (1/21/96)
  2. (As Diesel II) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Steve Austin in 17:49 at #28] (1/19/97)
  3. (As Kane) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #18, eliminated (4) Road Dogg, The Godfather, Goldust, Kurrgan, & eliminated himself, as he ran away from orderlies in 0:53 at #15] (1/24/99)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Rock [As Entrant #28, eliminated (3) Prince Albert, Billy Gunn, & Val Venis, & was eliminated by X-Pac in 6:11 at #27] (1/23/00)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #6, eliminated (11) Albert, Steve Blackman, Crash Holly, The Honky Tonk Man, Scotty 2 Hotty (w/The Undertaker), Raven, The Rock, Perry Saturn, Grand Master Sexay, Al Snow, & Tazz, & was eliminated by Steve Austin in 53:46 at #29] (1/21/01)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #28, eliminated (1) The Big Show, & was eliminated by Kurt Angle in 1:02 at #25] (1/20/02)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #22, eliminated (3) A-Train, Rosey, Rob Van Dam, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 20:24 at #28] (1/19/03)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #12, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Booker T in 1:30 at #6] (1/25/04)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #27, eliminated (2) Mark Jindrak & Chris Jericho, & was eliminated by John Cena in 3:54 at #21] (1/30/05)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Bobby Lashley (w/The Big Show), & was eliminated by Triple H in 3:33 at #8] (1/29/06)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #10, eliminated (3) King Booker, Tommy Dreamer, & Sabu, & was eliminated by King Booker, who was already eliminated in 13:21 at #11] (1/28/07)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #20, eliminated (3) John Morrison, Roddy Piper, & Jimmy Snuka, & was eliminated by Batista & Triple H in 17:58 at #27] (1/27/08)
  13. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #23, eliminated (3) Finlay, Santino Marella, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Ted DiBiase, Randy Orton, & Cody Rhodes in 18:21 at #24] (1/25/09)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #12, eliminated (1) Matt Hardy, & was eliminated by Triple H in 10:59 at #11] (1/31/10)
  15. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #40, eliminated (1) Ezekiel Jackson, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 1:36 at #34] (1/30/11)
  16. Wrestled John Cena to a Double Count Out (1/29/12)
  17. With Daniel Bryan as WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No defeated Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) to retain the titles (1/27/13)
  18. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #24, eliminated (2) Daniel Bryan (w/Antonio Cesaro) & The Great Khali (w/Daniel Bryan), & was eliminated by Daniel Bryan in 1:46 at #15] (1/27/13)
  19. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #5, eliminated (1) CM Punk after he was already eliminated, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 0:56 at #2] (1/26/14)
  20. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #24, eliminated (4) Dean Ambrose (w/The Big Show), Ryback (w/The Big Show), Bray Wyatt (w/The Big Show), & Dolph Ziggler (w/The Big Show), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 16:56 at #26] (1/25/15)
  21. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 7, eliminated (1) R-Truth, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 18:44 at # 9] (1/24/16)

 

 

Brock Lesnar (5-2-0)

This will be Brock Lesnar’s 7th Royal Rumble PPV, & his 4th in a row, but his 8th match, since he competed twice in 2003. This will be his 3rd Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since 2015, which was also the last time he was not in a Rumble Match. If he is also in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he won once, has lasted 21 minutes & 42 seconds, & has eliminated 11 wrestlers.

  1. Defeated The Big Show in a Royal Rumble Qualifying Match (1/19/03)
  2. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #29, eliminated (4) Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Matt Hardy, & The Undertaker, in 8:59] (1/19/03)
  3. Defeated Hardcore Holly to retain the WWE Championship (1/25/04)
  4. Defeated The Big Show (1/26/14)
  5. Defeated John Cena & Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/25/15)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 23, eliminated (4) Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Jack Swagger, & was eliminated by Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman, who were already eliminated in 8:13 at # 21] (1/24/16)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #26, eliminated (3) Dean Ambrose, Enzo Amore, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 4:30 at #19] (1/29/17)

 

Braun Strowman (0-2-0)

This will be Braun Strowman’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. This will be his 2nd Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st ever Non-Rumble Match & Triple Threat Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he is also in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 29 minutes & 55 seconds, & has eliminated 12 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 17, eliminated (5) The Big Show, Kane, Mark Henry (w/Luke Harper & Erick Rowan), Brock Lesnar (w/Luke Harper & Erick Rowan, after they were already eliminated), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 16:44 at # 19] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #7, eliminated (7) The Big Show, Big Cass, Tye Dillinger, James Ellsworth, Mark Henry, Kalisto, & Mojo Rawley, & was eliminated by Baron Corbin in 13:11 at #9] (1/29/17)

 

2-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS & SAMI ZAYN

This will be the 43rd or 44th WWE/World Championship Match, also counting ECW Championship Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. The WWE/World Title has changed hands 9 times at a Royal Rumble PPV, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st ever Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, therefore there has never been a title change in a Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

AJ Styles (0-2-0)

This will be AJ Styles’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 3rdWWE Title Match in a row. It will be his 1st ever Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. He & Kevin Owens will be the 1st wrestlers since Triple H in 2003-2005 to compete in 3 World/WWE Title Matches in a row. Styles will also be the 1st wrestler since CM Punk in 2012 & 2013 to be defending WWE Champion in back-to-back Royal Rumbles. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 27 minutes & 53 seconds, & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 3, eliminated (2) Curtis Axel & Tyler Breeze (w/Roman Reigns), & was eliminated by Kevin Owens in 27:53 at # 11] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the WWE Championship to John Cena (1/29/17)

 

 

Kevin Owens (1-2-0)

This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row, but 4th match, since he competed twice in 2016. It will be the 3rd year in a row that he will be in a singles match & a stipulation match, his 3rd WWE/Universal Title Match in a row, & 1st Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. He joins AJ Styles as the 1st wrestler since Triple H in 2003- 2005 to compete in 3 World/WWE Title Matches in a row. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 4 minutes & 28 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose in a Last Man Standing Match (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 18, eliminated (1) AJ Styles, & was eliminated by Sami Zayn in 4:28 at # 12] (1/24/16)
  3. Defeated Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification Match to retain the WWE Universal Championship (1/29/17)

 

Sami Zayn (0-2-0)

This will be Sami Zayn’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 2nd Title Match & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st Non-Rumble Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Rumble Match, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 51 minutes & 27 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 20, eliminated (1) Kevin Owens, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 4:33 at # 15] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 46:54 at #25] (1/29/17)

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS JASON JORDAN & SETH ROLLINS VS CESARO & SHEAMUS

This will be the 15th or 16th WWE Tag Team/World Tag Team/Unified Tag Team Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. The Tag Team Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

Jason Jordan (0-0-0)

This will be Jason Jordan’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Tag Team Title Match.

 

Seth Rollins (0-2-0)

This will be Seth Rollins’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his Tag Team Title Match or Tag Team Match of any kind at the Royal Rumble PPV. If he is also in the Royal Rumble Match, It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 48 minutes & 31 seconds, & has eliminated 3 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #2, eliminated (3) The Great Khali (w/Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns), Rey Mysterio & Alexander Rusev (w/Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, & Cody Rhodes), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 48:31 at #25] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar along with John Cena in a Triple Threat Match (1/25/15)

 

Cesaro/Antonio Cesaro (2-5-0)

This will be Cesaro’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, but 8th match since he competed twice in 2013, 2015, & 2017. This will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match in a row at a Royal Rumble PPV. Cesaro & Sheamus will be the 2nd tag team in a row after The Usos in 2014 & 2015 to compete in back-to-back Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble. If he doesn’t compete in the Rumble too, it will be the 1st time since 2014 that he only competed in 1 match. But, if he competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 37 minutes & 31 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1. (As Antonio Cesaro) Defeated The Miz to retain the WWE United States Championship in the Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #22, eliminated (1) Daniel Bryan (w/Kane), & was eliminated by John Cena in 8:50 at #18] (1/27/13)
  3. (As Cesaro) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant # 21, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 16:57 at #24] (1/26/14)
  4. With Tyson Kidd defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler in 4:56 at #22] (1/25/15)
  6. With Sheamus lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Gallows & Anderson (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #19, eliminated (3) Big E (w/Sheamus), Kofi Kingston (w/Sheamus), & Xavier Woods (w/Sheamus), & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 6:48 at #13] (1/29/17)

 

Sheamus/King Sheamus (2-6-0)

This will be Sheamus’ 8th Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match in a row. Cesaro & Sheamus will be the 2nd tag team in a row after The Usos in 2014 & 2015 to compete in back-to-back Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 7th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd year in a row. In his 6 Appearances, he has lasted 2 hours, 10 minutes, & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 13 wrestlers.

  1. (As Sheamus) Defeated Randy Orton by Disqualification to retain the title (1/31/10)
  2. (As King Sheamus) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #28, eliminated (1) Hornswoggle, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 21:49 at #32] (1/30/11)
  3. (As Sheamus) Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #22, eliminated (3) Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, & Jack Swagger (w/The Big Show), in 22:21] (1/29/12)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #11, eliminated (4) Brodus Clay (w/Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, & Darren Young), Jinder Mahal, David Otunga, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Ryback in 37:23 at #28] (1/27/13)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #17, eliminated (1) Big E, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 28:11 at #28] (1/26/14)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 29, eliminated (1) Bray Wyatt (w/Triple H), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 8:45 at # 27] (1/24/16)
  7. With Cesaro lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Gallows & Anderson (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #16, eliminated (3) Big E (w/Cesaro), Kofi Kingston (w/Cesaro), & Xavier Woods (w/Cesaro), & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 12:17 at #14] (1/29/17)

 

2 OUT OF 3 FALLS MATCH FOR THE WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPION THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO) VS SHELTON BENJAMIN & CHAD GABLE

This will be the 15th or 16th WWE Tag Team/World Tag Team/Unified Tag Team Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. The Tag Team Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. This will be the 4th 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, the 1st since 1989, & 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Title Match since the Women’s Tag Team Title Match in 1988.

 

Jey Uso (1-3-0)

This will be Jey Uso’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 11 minutes & 26 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #24, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 7:05 at #20] (1/29/12)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 4:21 at #17] (1/26/14)
  3. With Jimmy Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Sandow (1/25/15)
  4. With Jimmy Uso as The Usos lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (1/25/16)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-2-0)

This will be Jimmy Uso’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 7 minutes & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dean Ambrose in 7:46 at #5] (1/26/14)
  2. With Jey Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Sandow (1/25/15)
  3. With Jey Uso as The Usos lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (1/25/16)

 

Shelton Benjamin (0-8-0)

This will be Shelton Benjamin’s 9th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2010. It will be his 1st ever Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, & 1st ever Non-Rumble Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. In his 8 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour & 43 seconds & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #23, eliminated (2) Goldust (w/Charlie Haas) & Booker T (w/Charlie Haas), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 10:55 at #19] (1/19/03)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 0:37 at #14] (1/25/04)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Muhammad Hassan (w/Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, Luther Reigns, & Booker T), & was eliminated by Edge in 14:35 at #9] (1/30/05)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 6:51 at #24] (1/29/06)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Viscera (w/Chris Benoit, Edge, Hardcore Holly, Johnny Nitro, CM Punk, Kevin Thorn, & Rob Van Dam), & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 22:22 at #14] (1/28/07)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 0:18 at #7] (1/27/08)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 4:17 at #10] (1/25/09)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 0:48 at #18] (1/31/10)

 

Chad Gable (0-0-0)

This will be Gable’s Royal Rumble debut, 1st Tag Team Title Match, & 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

KICKOFF MATCH: US OPEN CHALLENGE VS WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION BOBBY ROODE

This will be the 4th United States Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be the 1st time that it will be defended on a Pre-Show/Kickoff Show since 2013. The United States Title has changed hands once, with the last title change taking place in 2016.

 

Bobby Roode (0-0-0)

This will be Roode’s Royal Rumble debut

 

 

KICKOFF MATCH: GALLOWS & ANDERSON (KARL ANDERSON & LUKE GALLOWS) VS THE REVIVAL (SCOTT DAWSON & DASH WILDER)

This will be the 5th year in a row that there will be a Tag Team Match on the Kickoff Show. It will be the 1st Non-Title Tag Team Match since 2016.

 

Karl Anderson (1-0-0)

This will be Anderson’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

  1. With Luke Gallows as Gallows & Anderson defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus to win the titles in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Luke Gallows (0-1-0)

This will be Gallows’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

  1. With Karl Anderson as Gallows & Anderson defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus to win the titles in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV(1/29/17)

 

Scott Dawson (0-0-0)

This will be Dawson’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Dash Wilder (0-0-0)

This will be Wilder’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

6-MAN TAG TEAM KICKOFF MATCH: LINCE DORADO, KALISTO, & GRAN METALIK VS JACK GALLAGHER, DREW GULAK, & TJP

This will be the 6th 6-Person Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be a 6-Person Tag Team Match on the Kickoff Show. Kalisto & Jack Gallagher will be the 2nd year in a row after Sheamus last year to go from the Royal Rumble main event to the following year’s Kickoff Show.

 

Lince Dorado (0-0-0)

This will be Dorado’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Kalisto (1-1-0)

This will be Kalisto’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 1st Kickoff Match & 1st Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Rumble Match, it will be his 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 8 minutes & 16 seconds, & eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Defeated WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio to win the title (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #3, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 8:16 at #4] (1/29/17)

 

Gran Metalik (0-0-0)

This will be Metalik’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Jack Gallagher (0-1-0)

This will be Gallagher’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row. It will be his 1st Kickoff Match & 1st Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, he will be 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 3 minutes & 18 seconds & eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #5, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mark Henry in 3:18 at #1] (1/29/17)

 

Drew Gulak (0-0-0)

This will be Gulak’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

TJP (0-0-0)

This will be TJP’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

REST OF THE WWE ROSTER’S ROYAL RUMBLE RECORDS

Since WWE has only announced 18 out of the 30 Participants for the Men’s Royal Rumble & 19 of the 30 Participants for the Women’s Royal Rumble, I have included everyone’s record that is on the current WWE Roster. If they are on the current roster & are not listed, then they will be making their Royal Rumble debut. If a Legend returns, then go to darrenswinloss.wordpress.com/wwerr to see all 316 Royal Rumble Participants’ Records.

 

Alexa Bliss (0-1-0)

This will be Bliss’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. With Mickie James & Natalya lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Curtis Axel/Michael McGillicutty (0-3-0)

This will be Curtis Axel’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row. It will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 16 minutes & 18 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1.  (As Michael McGillicutty) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #13, eliminated (4) Ted DiBiase (w/Husky Harris), Mark Henry (w/Husky Harris, David Otunga, & CM Punk), JTG, & John Morrison (w/Husky Harris, David Otunga, & CM Punk), & was eliminated by John Cena in 15:07 at #20] (1/30/11)
  2. (As Curtis Axel) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #6, never entered the match, as he was attacked by Erick Rowan in the aisle and couldn’t continue] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 5, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by AJ Styles in 1:11 at # 3] (1/24/16)

 

Tyler Breeze (0-1-0)

This will be Tyler Breeze’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 1 minute & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns & AJ Styles in 1:00 at # 2] (1/24/16)

 

Sin Cara (0-2-0)

This will be Sin Cara’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 2 Appearances, Cara, Sin has lasted 4 minutes & 4 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Ryback in 3:27 at #23] (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 0:38 at #6] (1/25/15)

 

Bo Dallas (0-1-0)

This will be Bo Dallas’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 21 minutes & 42 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #16, eliminated (1) Wade Barrett, & was eliminated by Wade Barrett, who was already eliminated in 21:42 at #21] (1/27/13)

 

Epico (0-1-0)

This will be Epico’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2012. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 11 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 0:11 at #6] (1/29/12)

 

Fandango (0-2-0)

This will be Fandango’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 10 minutes & 20 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #19, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by El Torito in 2:45 at #13] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #11, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 7:35 at #10] (1/25/15)

 

Charlotte Flair/Charlotte (2-0-0)

This will be Flair’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. (As Charlotte) Defeated Becky Lynch to retain the WWE Diva’s Championship (1/24/16)
  2. (As Charlotte Flair) Defeated Bayley to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship (1/29/17)

 

Goldust/Dustin Rhodes/The Artist Formally Known As Goldust (1-15-0)

This will be Goldust’s 14th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row, but will be his 17th match, since he competed twice in 1997, 1998, & 2014. It will be his 12th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 11 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 6 minutes, & 25 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1.  (As Dustin Rhodes) With Dusty Rhodes lost to Ted DiBiase & Virgil (1/19/91)
  2. (As Goldust) Defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon to win the title (1/21/96)
  3. Lost to WWF Intercontinental Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (1/19/97)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #14, eliminated (1) Hunter Hearst Helmsley, & was eliminated by Owen Hart in 5:33 at #13] (1/19/97)
  5. (As The Artist Formally Known As Goldust) Lost to Vader (1/18/98)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #17, eliminated (2) Mankind & Vader, & was eliminated by Chainz in 4:56 at #23] (1/18/98)
  7. (As Goldust) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 4:02 at #14] (1/24/99)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #2, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 13:00 at #6] (1/20/02)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in 0:47 at #14] (1/19/03)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rob Van Dam in 3:09 at #20] (1/29/06)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 1:11 at #8] (1/25/09)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 9:41 at #5] (1/27/13)
  13. With Cody Rhodes as The Rhodes Brothers lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (1/26/14)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #10, eliminated (1) Cody Rhodes, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 11:50 at #12] (1/26/14)
  15. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 6:21 at #14] (1/25/15)
  16. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Titus O’Neil in 5:55 at # 4] (1/24/16)

 

Harper/Luke Harper (0-4-0)

This will be Harper’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 52 minutes & 50 seconds, & has eliminated 7 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #22, eliminated (2) The Miz & Jey Uso, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 15:02 at #23] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 4:13 at #4] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 13, eliminated (4) Mark Henry (w/Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman), Brock Lesnar (w/Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman, after they were already eliminated), Neville, & Stardust, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 23:40 at # 18] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #25, eliminated (1) Apollo Crews, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 9:55 at #22] (1/29/17)

 

Curt Hawkins (0-1-0)

This will be Curt Hawkins’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2011. It will be his 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. Lost to R-Truth in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/30/11)

 

Mark Henry (1-11-0)

This will be Mark Henry’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row, but will be his 13th match, since he competed twice in 2016. It will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 58 minutes & 32 seconds, & has eliminated 5 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #21, eliminated (2) Phineas I. Godwinn & Ahmed Johnson (w/D-Lo Brown), & was eliminated by Faarooq in 19:07 at #25] (1/18/98)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #26, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chyna in 7:57 at #21] (1/24/99)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #3, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chris Benoit in 5:14 at #3] (1/25/04)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle (1/29/06)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 9:12 at #24] (1/27/08)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #19, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 3:14 at #9] (1/25/09)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by R-Truth in 3:09 at #22] (1/31/10)
  8. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #11, eliminated (2) Chavo Guerrero & Yoshi Tatsu, & was eliminated by Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk in 7:04 at #11] (1/30/11)
  9. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with The Big Show in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match (1/29/12)
  10. With Jack Swagger defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley), & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman in 0:30 at # 16] (1/24/16)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #6, eliminated (1) Jack Gallagher, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 3:15 at #5] (1/29/17)

 

Konnor (1-1-0)

This will be Konnor’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his Royal Rumble debut.

  1. With Viktor as The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) (1/25/15)
  2. With Viktor as The Ascension lost to Mark Henry & Jack Swagger along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/24/16)

 

Jinder Mahal (0-2-0)

This will be Jinder Mahal’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 3 minutes & 27 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #14, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 1:17 at #10] (1/29/12)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 2:10 at #19] (1/27/13)

 

Primo (0-1-0)

This will be Primo’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2012. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 1 minute & 57 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #6, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 1:57 at #3] (1/29/12)

 

Mojo Rawley (0-1-0)

This will be Rawley’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Royal Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 6 minutes & 15 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 6:15 at #2] (1/29/17)

 

Rhyno (0-2-0)

This will be Rhyno’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2005. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2004. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 14 minutes, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #6, eliminated (1) Tajiri, & was eliminated by Chris Benoit in 14:00 at #7] (1/25/04)
  2. Lost to Maven in a Sunday Night Heat Match prior to the PPV (1/30/05)

 

Rowan/Erick Rowan (0-2-0)

This will be Rowan’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 9 minutes & 1 second & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Batista in 4:47 at #18] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 21, eliminated (2) Mark Henry (w/Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) & Brock Lesnar (w/Luke Harper & Braun Strowman, after they were already eliminated), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 4:14 at # 17] (1/24/16)

 

Zack Ryder (0-4-0)

This will be Ryder’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 4 minutes & 23 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 0:32 at #6] (1/31/10)
  2. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Daniel Bryan in 0:43 at #2] (1/30/11)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 2:34 at #17] (1/27/13)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 0:34 at #7] (1/25/15)

 

Heath Slater (0-3-0)

This will be Heath Slater’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 16 minutes & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 0:57 at #23] (1/30/11)
  2. Lost to Yoshi Tatsu in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/29/12)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #10, eliminated (1) Brodus Clay (w/Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, & Darren Young), & was eliminated by John Cena in 15:49 at #11] (1/27/13)

 

Viktor (1-1-0)

This will be Viktor’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. This will be Viktor’s 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. With Konnor as The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) (1/25/15)
  2. With Konnor as The Ascension lost to Mark Henry & Jack Swagger along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/25/16)

 

Dolph Ziggler (0-11-0)

This will be Dolph Ziggler’s 10th Royal Rumble PPV, & 10th in a row, but 12th match, since he competed twice in 2011 & 2012. This will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match, & his 10th in a row, making him tied for 2nd with Kofi Kingston, for most Consecutive Rumble Matches. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 39 minutes, & 15 seconds, & has eliminated 7 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 0:21 at #14] (1/25/09)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #1, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 2:29 at #2] (1/31/10)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge (1/30/11)
  4. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #31, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 7:12 at #27] (1/30/11)
  5. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk (1/29/12)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #18, eliminated (3) The Great Khali (w/Cody Rhodes), Kharma, & Booker T (w/Cody Rhodes), & was eliminated by The Big Show in 19:46 at #26] (1/29/12)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #1, eliminated (2) The Godfather & Chris Jericho, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 49:47 at #27] (1/27/13)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #12, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 5:59 at #8] (1/26/14)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #30, eliminated (2) Bad News Barrett & Cesaro, & was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane in 2:20 at #23] (1/25/15)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H in 7:00 at # 24] (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #24, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 4:21 at #17] (1/29/17)

 

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