5 WWE Royal Rumble records that are yet to be broken
The upcoming Royal Rumble event will emanate from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This will be the 30th anniversary of the event and will officially kick off the road to Wrestlemania 34.
The Royal Rumble is one of WWE's "Big Four", along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, and is one of the most anticipated shows of the year due to its unpredictability, and surprise returns, that has been synonymous with the event.
Furthermore, it is at this stage that a number of records have been set with some standing the test of time. For the past 29 years that the Royal Rumble event has been in existence, a number of records have been set and broken. However, there are accomplishments that are yet to be broken in this event. These records have cemented the legacies of the superstars who set them.
We take a look at the five Royal Rumble records that are yet to broken:
#5 Kane - 44 cumulative Royal Rumble eliminations
Kane is a three-time world champion and a 12-time world tag team champion, and is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a 2010 Money in the Bank winner. The "Big Red Machine" is, therefore, an accomplished wrestler and is guaranteed a future hall of fame induction.
Kane joined the WWE in 1995 where he played various characters before he was repackaged as the "demon" Kane in 1997. In 2015, The Rolling Stone named him the Most Underappreciated Performer. He has been a dominant performer during his long tenure and still has gas in the tank to go for another year or two.
It is at the Royal Rumble that Kane has been most dominant. He has made 19 appearances in the Royal Rumble match and has eliminated the most number of people, a cumulative of 44 eliminations. His best performance was at the 2001 Royal Rumble event where he had 11 eliminations and eliminated all of the wrestlers who came between No. 7 to 11.
This record has put Kane into the history books, and it is one that is not likely to be broken anytime soon since the only active wrestler close to this feat is Triple H who stands at 33 eliminations. If Kane competes in next year's event, his cumulative eliminations will likely increase.