5 Interesting Royal Rumble facts you may not know
The Royal Rumble has become an annual tradition in the WWE ever since it's inception in 1988. In the three decades of its existence, a multitude of superstars have entered the 30 men battle royal but only 23 have gone to win the match.
The Royal Rumble has a rich history in the professional wrestling industry and has given career-defining moments to the superstars who were involved in the match. We have witnessed 30 Royal Rumble matches until now and various records were created and broken in all of them. The Royal Rumble being such a legendary match makes it almost impossible for one to get all the stats & facts associated with it.
So, for now let's only look into 5 interesting facts about the Royal Rumble you may not know.
#5 The Laziest Royal Rumble Winner of all time
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, but that's not exactly the case in this instance. Throughout the years the Royal Rumble was known to test the perseverance of the superstars involved in the match, a superstar has to go toe-to-toe with 29 other superstars (39 in the case of the 2011 rumble) and the winner would've gone through hell to survive the match.
But the 1999 Royal Rumble match saw Vince McMahon eliminate only one superstar and went on to win the match. McMahon eliminated Stone Cold Steve Austin thanks to the distraction of then WWF Champion The Rock, to win his one and only Royal Rumble match.