As another Royal Rumble approaches, it’s time to take a look back at one of the most important records from the event’s 30-year history.
Outside of winning the match itself, the biggest accomplishment a Superstar can hope for is gaining the most eliminations in a single match – a record that was held by Kane (11 eliminations) for 13 years before it was beaten by Roman Reigns (12 eliminations) in 2014.
In this article, we go one step further by taking a look at the top 10 Superstars who have gained the most cumulative eliminations in Rumble matches throughout their WWE careers.
With eight Royal Rumble appearances to his name, it’s not a major surprise to see Randy Orton sneak his way into this list with 20 eliminations.
“The Viper” is one of just seven men to have won two or more Rumbles, having been victorious for the first time in 2009 and most recently in 2017, and it is already confirmed that he will appear in the match again in 2018.
His best year for eliminations was in 2004 – his first-ever appearance in a Rumble – when he entered at #2 and eliminated Booker T, Rikishi, Shelton Benjamin, Ernest Miller and Rico before he was thrown over the top rope by Mick Foley.