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WWE News: WWE Royal Rumble infographic details intriguing facts

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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3.21K   //    21 Jan 2018, 00:03 IST

Chris Jericho has spent the highest amount of cumulative time in the Royal Rumble over the years
Chris Jericho has spent the highest amount of cumulative time in the Royal Rumble over the years

What’s the story?

Halloweencostumes.com has put forth a new WWE Royal Rumble infographic.

Ahead of the 2018 Royal Rumble event, the infographic details several intriguing facts depicted in the section of ‘Infamous Royalty’. Besides, several other essential facts were noted as well.

In case you didn’t know…

The WWE has been organizing the Royal Rumble event annually since January of 1988. Several iconic moments transpired and legendary Superstars have competed in the ‘Rumble over the years, making the event one of the most significant in WWE, from a historical as well as entertainment perspective.

The most prominent part of the infographic released by Halloweencostumes.com is the Infamous Royalty, showing several WWE Superstars who hold unique distinctions in the Royal Rumble.

The heart of the matter

Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the first ever WWE Royal Rumble (1988), whereas Ric Flair became the first man to win the Royal Rumble and then go on to win Championship gold (1992). On the other hand, Yokozuna won the ‘Rumble and went on to receive a title shot at Wrestlemania (1993).

Additionally, Hulk Hogan became the first Superstar to notch consecutive Royal Rumble wins (1990 & 1991); whereas Shawn Michaels became the first to win the ‘Rumble despite entering at number-1, (1995). Chyna became the first woman entrant in the ‘Rumble (1999); whereas Steve Austin has won the most number of ‘Rumble matches (three).

Mick Foley partook the highest number of times in the same ‘Rumble (three) as Mankind, Dude Love & Cactus Jack. Kane has the most ‘Rumble appearances of all time in 19 (13 times consecutively). Triple H has the longest gap between ‘Rumble wins (14 years); whereas Roman Reigns has the most eliminations in a single ‘Rumble (12). Kane holds the most eliminations of all time (44).

Rey Mysterio spent the longest time in a single ‘Rumble match (1:2:12 hours); whereas Santino Marella holds the record for being eliminated the fastest (1.9 seconds). Chris Jericho holds the record for the most cumulative time in a ‘Rumble match (4:56:00 hours).

WWE Royal Rumble infographic, courtesy Halloweencostumes.com
WWE Royal Rumble infographic, courtesy Halloweencostumes.com

What’s next?

The WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 28th.

The event is receiving considerable coverage in the mainstream media as well, owing to the first-ever All-Women’s Royal Rumble Match scheduled for the show.

Author’s take

Well, no one has been able to dethrone the Texas Rattlesnake yet…Three Royal Rumble wins and still atop the throne in pro-wrestling history. 

Who’s your favorite record-holder in Royal Rumble history? Sound off in the comments!    

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Johny Payne
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Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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