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i just finished watching the Royal Rumble facts and statistics video and i made for quite interesting watching so i thought i would share it with all of you and see what you all think about it ^^

Did you know?

There has been 20 royal rumbles since 1988

the ring has seen 598 entrants enter it during all those royal rumbles

Rey Mysterio holds the record for lasting the longest time in the royal rumble with a time of 62 minutes 18 seconds...

whilst the warlord holds the record for the shortest time with a time of just 2 SECONDS

Finlay is the only superstar to ever be disqualified during a royal rumble when he entered before the timer in 2008

three men have won back to back royal rumbles - Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin

Four men have entered the ring at the start and went on to win the rumble - Shawn Micheals, Vince Mcmahon, Chris Beniot and Rey Mysterio

entrant number 27 is the luckest with 4 superstars going on to win the royal rumble - Yokozuna, Bret Hart (joint winner), Stone cold steve Austin and

Chyna still remains the only female to have ever entered the royal rumble

Stone Cold Steve Austin holds the record for most eliminations during 20 years of the rumble with a total of 36...

Whilst Kane holds the record for the most eliminations in a single royal rumble match with a total of 11

the number 30 entrant may be the favourite in the match but it has produced the same number of winners as the number 1 and number 2 entrants

70% of all the royal rumble winners from 1993 have gone on to successfully win the big one at Wrestlemania...The unlucky ones were Lex Luger, Shawn Micheals, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vince Mcmahon, The Rock and John Cena

Kane has been in the royal rumble 11 times in a row...More than anyone else in the business

Stone cold Steve Austin has won the most royal rumbles with 3 victories

Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Big John Studd, Hulk Hogan (twice), Ric flair, Yokozuna, Bret Hart, Lex Luger, Shawn Michaels (twice), Stone Cold Steve Austin (three times), Vince Mcmahon, The Rock, Triple H, Chris Beniot, Brock Lesnar, Batista, Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker and John Cena are all winners of the royal rumble...who else will join this class?

and finally the past 10 years has produced 10 different winners of the royal rumble compared to the 8 in the first 10 years



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Awesome! If I may, I'd like to add a bit of Canadian flair to it, woooooo!

From http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/01/22/8105346.html

*An unheard of 18 superstars that competed in the 2007 Royal Rumble either were former or future heavyweight title holders, three of whom were champs in ECW (Sandman, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer).

*The 2008 Rumble featured only two Canadians - Santino Marella and Roddy Piper. It was the third consecutive year of only a pair of Canucks being in the big match (2005, by comparison, had five hosers).

*Chris Benoit is the only wrestler to have been one of the first two wrestlers in the Rumble in consecutive years (2004, 2005).

*Kane has been in 10 consecutive matches. In fact, since 1996, Glen Jacobs has only missed one Rumble. That was 1998. In 1997, Jacobs appeared as Fake Diesel and in 1996 as Isaac Yankem.

*Shawn Michaels has been in 11 Royal Rumbles, the most under one name for any wrestler. Surprisingly, Triple H has only been in six.

*Without question, Vince McMahon, going one for one has the best winning percentage at the Rumble. Next up is Hulk Hogan, coming out on top in three of his four Rumbles. Other good winning percentages are Yokozuna and Lex Luger, who each won one of the two Rumbles they were in (albeit Luger's was a shared victory with Bret Hart).

*Of the 18 Rumble winners (two being "half winners"), nine are still employed by WWE, three have passed away (Big John Studd, Yokozuna and Benoit) and four (Studd, Hogan, Hart and Ric Flair) are in the WWE Hall of Fame. Steve Austin will be the fifth winner inducted into the Hall.

*Only Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Big John Studd and Lex Luger are Rumble winners who have not won a WWE Heavyweight title. Interestingly, none of them won the Intercontinental Title either.

*Luger, Hogan, Flair, Bret Hart and Benoit are the only wrestlers to hold the WCW Heavyweight Title and also win the Rumble.

*Since the "winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania" stipulation was added to the Rumble in 1993, only Luger, Michaels, McMahon, The Rock, and John Cena have not been able to go on and capture gold on the biggest stage of them all. For what it's worth, neither McMahon or Cena used their shots at WM.

*Odds are unfortunately strong that a Canadian won't win this year. The CanCon quota appears to be one Maple Leaf per decade (Hart in '94, Benoit in '04) can be the last man in the ring. Oh well, there's always next year.

*All multiple winners of the Rumble - Hogan, Michaels and Austin - have also won in consecutive years. Should Cena opt to make a surprise appearance again, he has the opportunity to join this elite club.

*From the 2008 list of entrants, 22 are still with WWE. Six wrestlers (Hardcore Holly, Chuck Palumbo, Gene Snitsky, Mick Foley, Big Daddy V and Elijah Burke) are no longer employed by the Fed, while two others (Jimmy Snuka and Roddy Piper) are long retired but still make occasional appearances.

*Even more scary is that only 12 (Triple H, Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, Kane, Carlito, John Morrison (Nitro), Chavo Guerrero, Matt Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Goldust and Randy Orton) of the entrants from 2006 are still in WWE. Of the 18 no longer with the company, only one, Booker T, is with TNA.

*Take this one for what it's worth. Three of 1998's competitors, Bradshaw, Goldust and Mark Henry, are still with WWE. By comparison two wrestlers, Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley (who that year pulled off the hat trick of three appearances in the Rumble, as Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love) are now in TNA.
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would be good but this one -
"*Without question, Vince McMahon, going one for one has the best winning percentage at the Rumble. Next up is Hulk Hogan, coming out on top in three of his four Rumbles. Other good winning percentages are Yokozuna and Lex Luger, who each won one of the two Rumbles they were in (albeit Luger's was a shared victory with Bret Hart)." is slightly wrong because Hulk Hogan only won it TWICE
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OK thanks, not my writings so they goofed on one. Enjoy the Rumble, will be doing the report in 2 hours!
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