At Tropicana Field, 30 men and 30 women compete for a spot at WrestleMania, but unpredictability is in store this year, courtesy of Triple H and WWE Creative’s strategic tactics. Several famous wrestlers, including Cody Rhodes and CM Punk, will compete in the Royal Rumble with hopes of earning a title shot at WrestleMania.
There is a lot of rivalry in the Royal Rumble, but winning is no picnic with 29 other competitors. Data show fortunate numbers and Iron Man performances that have left their imprint on prior Royal Rumble events; thus, the match’s length is important, and the last entrant isn’t assured success.
WWE superstars spending the most time in a Royal Rumble match since 2014
A week remains before the 2024 Royal Rumble, and anticipation is rising as elite wrestlers and surprising guests enter the bouts. Only 34 (2.6%) of 1,310 contestants have ever won the Royal Rumble since it began in 1988.
Only twenty of them managed to secure a World Championship victory at WrestleMania. With an astounding 1:01:08 of endurance and a record-setting 20 eliminations, Ria Ripley created history in 2023, starting at number one.
In 2022, Gunther also made an impression by playing for a record-breaking 01:11:40 in the match. As 60% of winners are chosen from the top 10 submissions, entry position is important. With five wins under its belt, including the victorious comeback of Cody Rhodes, who was the main attraction at WrestleMania, number 30 is quite remarkable.
With an Iron Man run of just under an hour and ten seconds, Tribal Chief Roman Reigns moved up to third place in the category since 2014. WWE superstars that have competed in the Royal Rumble match the most times since 2014 are going to impress wrestling fans.
Who spent the most time in Royal Rumble match cumulatively?
When it comes to the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar holds the record with thirteen. These fights often feature the top stars in wrestling and have the potential to produce legendary characters like Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and CM Punk.
Despite not winning a Royal Rumble, Punk delivered spectacular performances in 2011 and 2014, spanning an astounding 2 hours, 48 minutes, and 11 seconds across seven battles. Orton spent a total of four hours and thirty-four minutes competing in the Rumble bouts, appearing in fourteen of them and winning twice. Meanwhile, the record for the longest total duration in Rumble battles is held by Chris Jericho with over five hours.
With Jericho’s AEW involvement keeping him out from this year’s Royal Rumble, Orton’s Fatal 4-Way match, and Punk’s record-breaking chances looking dim. At least for the time being, it seems that Jericho’s record is secure.
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