The evening of Sunday will be the 32nd edition of the WWE Royal Rumble on TV (on the 31st if you do not include the Greatest Royal Rumble of last year in Saudi Arabia). Looking back over 30 years of Royal Rumble matches, while many of the most interesting and relevant numbers involve an accumulation, like most eliminations or most of the time spent in the ring, there is still a lot to analyze and analyze for Sunday. showcase of the night.
ESPN's 2019 WWN Royal Rumble paid-for-session coverage, from the game map to news and stories about the first payment at the WWE session of the year.
We watched the video, analyzed the numbers and released the top 10 stats you need to know before this year's Royal Rumble Match.
Orton and Cena seek third victory in Royal Rumble
Randy Orton and John Cena both announced their participation in this year's Men's Royal Rumble Match. The two could join Steve Austin as the only superstars to win three Royal Rumbles (Cena won in 2008 and 2013, Orton won in 2009 and 2017).
Most victories in a royal rumble match
■ Steve Austin: 3
■ Randy Orton: 2
■ John Cena: 2
■ Triple H: 2
■ Batista: 2
■ Shawn Michaels: 2
■ Hulk Hogan: 2
In addition, Cena has been among the last three remaining superstars in five of his last six appearances in Royal Rumble, including a third-place finish in 2018. Another top-three finish for Cena would be a tie with Triple H, Orton and Roman Reigns. most ends in the story of Royal Rumble.
It is interesting to note that WWE.com reported that Cena was injured on the ankle Monday, January 14, Monday night Raw, questioning his status as a royal rumor. It is often difficult to analyze what is 100% real and what happens when the WWE publishes a story. We will have to wait and see. Cena did not participate in a pay-per-view event on US soil since WrestleMania 34 last April, when he lost to The Undertaker in less than three minutes. Cena fought the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia and the Super-Show Down in Australia later in 2018.
Nakamura will he repeat?
AT Last year, Royal Rumble, Shinsuke Nakamura was ranked 14th and lasted nearly 45 minutes to win the men's match in front of the Royal Rumble. At this year's event, Nakamura is expected to face Rusev for the US championship title at the launch event. If Nakamura also participates in the Royal Rumble match, he could be the fourth superstar to win two consecutive wins over Royal Rumbles – and the previous three to do so are all in the WWE Hall of Fame. . Austin won two straight games in 1997 and 1998, Shawn Michaels in 1995 and 1996 and Hulk Hogan in 1990 and 1991.
Main event at & # 39; Mania on the line
It's an annual tradition that the winner of the Royal Rumble match wins a world title match at WrestleMania. However, only three of the last 10 winners of the Royal Rumble have left the "Granddaddy of Them All" as a champion. This goes back to 2001-07, when seven consecutive Royal Rumble winners became world champions at WrestleMania.
Result of the winner of the Royal Rumble at WrestleMania
|2016||Triple H *||Lost|
|2011||Albert from Rio||Lost|
|* – Entered WrestleMania as a WWE Champion|
Last year, during the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, Braun Strowman set the record for the highest number of eliminations in a single Rumble with 13, thus beating Reigns' record of 12 in 2014. Kane holds the record for the highest number of career eliminations with 42.
Most eliminations in a single match Royal Rumble
■ 2018 Braun Strowman: 13 (2018 Grand Rumble Royal)
■ 2014 Roman Reign: 12
■ 2001 Kane: 11
■ 1997 Steve Austin: 10
Most of the Royal Rumble eliminations in career
■ Kane: 42
■ Shawn Michaels: 40
■ The Undertaker: 38
■ Steve Austin: 36 years old
■ Big show: 32
■ Triple H: 31
■ Roman reign: 30
Another moment of rumor for Kofi?
Kofi Kingston will participate in his 12th Royal Rumble match, tying Michaels and Big Show in third place in WWE history. In addition, the Royal Rumble match will be the 100th career match in the map of Kingston. He is the 12th superstar to reach this plateau and the first since The Miz reached the 100th century last year.
Most Royal Rumble match appearances starting in 2019
■ Kane: 19
■ Goldust: 13
■ Big show: 12
■ Shawn Michaels: 12
■ Kofi Kingston: 11
■ Dolph Ziggler: 11
■ The Undertaker: 11
■ Chris Jericho: 11 years old
Kingston is also famous for its athleticism and creativity to avoid an elimination at the Royal Rumble Match.
Mysterio is an Iron Man
Rey Mysterio will feature in this year's Royal Rumble Match and already has the fourth-highest ringtone time in the history of Royal Rumble matches. If Mysterio can last 23 minutes, he will join Chris Jericho as the only superstar to have spent more than four hours combined in the ring at Royal Rumble matches.
Total Time Spent on Royal Rumble Matches – WWE History
■ Chris Jericho: 4 hours, 59 minutes
■ Triple H: 3 hours, 59 minutes
■ Shawn Michaels: 3 hours, 41 minutes
■ Rey Mysterio: 3 hours, 37 minutes
■ Kane: 3 hours, 33 minutes
Last year, during the Greatest Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan broke Mysterio's record for most of the time spent in a single Royal Rumble match, scoring first and finishing more than 76 minutes before being eliminated by Big Cass and settle for a third place. Santino Marella holds the "record" of the shortest appearance, having been eliminated by Kane in 1 second in 2009.
Longer time in a single Royal Rumble
■ 2018 Daniel Bryan: 76:16 (2018 Grand Rumble Royal)
■ 2006 Rey Mysterio: 62:12
■ 1993 Bob Backlund: 61:15
■ 2004 Chris Benoit: 61:01
■ 2017 Chris Jericho: 60:13
■ 2006 Triple H: 60:13
Shortest time in a single Royal Rumble
■ 2009 Santino Marella: 0:01
■ 1989 The warlord: 0:02
■ 2018 Mike Kanellis: 0:03 (2018 Grand Rumble Royal)
■ 1995 Owen Hart: 0:03
■ 1995 Mo: 0:03
Among the participants this year, if there are people able to travel the distance, it may be Seth Rollins, whom many consider the favorite to win everything. Rollins lasted nearly 50 minutes at the 2014 Royal Rumble Match and also played 65 minutes in a 105-minute Gauntlet Match match last February – the longest match in the history of Monday Night Raw.
Chance of the draw
The No. 27 spot in the Royal Rumble has produced four winners – more than any other place – but none since 2001.
Royal Rumble winners by number
|N ° 27||4||John Studd (1989), Yokozuna (1993), Bret Hart (1994), Steve Austin (2001)|
|N ° 30||3||The Undertaker (2007), John Cena (2008), Triple H (2016)|
|N ° 24||3||Hulk Hogan (1991), Steve Austin (1998), The Rock (2000)|
Although drawing the No. 1 or No. 2 spot and being forced to start the match with Royal Rumble can be a huge disadvantage, four superstars have actually gone from start to finish to win. That's more winners than the coveted spot of number 30 (3).
Won the Royal Rumble Match as a # 1 or # 2 player
■ 2006 Rey Mysterio (2)
■ 2004 Chris Benoit (1)
■ 1999 Vince McMahon (2)
■ 1995 Shawn Michaels (1)
The first time it is the charm
Samoa Joe and Mustafa Ali participate in their first career match in the Royal Rumble. Ten of the 31 previous male winners of the Royal Rumble have made their debut in the match with Royal Rumble, including Shinsuke Nakamura last year.
Won his first career match with Royal Rumble
■ 2018 Shinsuke Nakamura
■ 2011 Albert from Rio
■ 2004 Chris Benoit
■ 2003 Brock Lesnar
■ 1999 Vince McMahon
■ 1994 Lex Luger
■ 1993 yokozuna
■ 1992 Ric Flair
■ 1989 Big John Studd
■ 1988 Jim Duggan
Disadvantage of the champions?
Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley took part in this year's Royal Rumble match. Unfortunately for Lashley, only one superstar has ever played in a Royal Rumble match by winning a championship. Hogan competed in the 1990 Royal Rumble Match as a WWE Champion and has won the game since being in 25th place.
This year, only 20 participants in the Royal Rumble match have been announced, which leaves some surprises. Only twice a Royal Rumble was won by a superstar who had not been announced before. In 2008, Cena made a surprise return to a torn pectoral muscle and won the match as No. 30 contender. In 2010, Edge made a surprise comeback on a torn Achilles and took 29th place.