5 WWE Superstars who lasted an hour in the Royal Rumble
For a wrestler to stay in the Royal Rumble match for a long time, he has to have a blend of luck, skill and timing. Luck is required with regard to the entry number the performer draws, skill’s role in the equation is obvious, and timing can matter because of who might be in the ring when a guy gets inside the ropes.
Men like Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns Chris Jericho and CM Punk have turned in marathon performances in recent years, but none of them managed to cross the one-hour mark. There are five men who have done so; how many can you name?
Ric Flair – 1:00:02 (1992)
As anyone who has watched the 1992 Royal Rumble can attest, viewers got a full hour of, “It’s not fair to Flair!” With manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan on commentary pleading his case, Ric Flair came in at No. 3 and lasted the rest of the way.
That year was a special Rumble, as the WWF Championship had been vacated due to the controversy surrounding matches involving champion Hulk Hogan in late 1991. As a result, the winner of the Royal Rumble was set to become champion, so the belt – and the legendary post-match promo – went to Flair.