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Would WWE & Anthem working together benefit the biz?

11 January 2017 - 14:03

I've called them Anthem but I mean TNA/Impact - whatever they're gonna settle on.

Can you see a benefit in these two working out a relationship? In my mind, it'd be similar to the ECW/WWF relationship in the 90s. We've seen in the last 18 months the benefit to WWE of acquiring guys who've worked in a sort of big time environment in TNA. AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, TJ Perkins and, to a lesser extent, Eric Young and James Storm. i've no doubt that WWE get a lot from fresh, experienced guys who can go straight on to the roster or into a prominent spot on NXT.

Anthem could benefit from a regular development fee from WWE or even a "transfer fee" for their contracted guys that WWE want to use. They could also benefit from borrowing talent WWE want developing or guys that they've not got much for but don't want to set free. They could let them have 6 months in TNA and see if they improve or revitalise their gimmick.

So do you see benefit in such an arrangement?
Does NXT make it unecessary?
If there is benefit, would either side's ego let it happen?

Royal Rumble 2017 Discussion [Stats Edition]

03 January 2017 - 10:18

Royal Rumble Stats By Year

YEAR: 1988

WINNER: Jim Duggan from number 13 lasting 14:43 (Eliminated 3 people)
RUNNER-UP: One Man Gang from number 19 lasting 06:50
FIRST MAN OUT: Butch Reed from number 3 lasting 03:18
MOST ELIMINATIONS: OMG/Akeem 4
LONGEST STINT: Bret Hart 25:42
... AND SHORTEST: Junkyard Dog 02:08
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Harley Race at 45
... AND YOUNGEST: Sam Houston at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (7 times)
DEPARTED: 3 (Dino Bravo, Junkyard Dog, Ultimate Warrior)

YEAR: 1989

WINNER: John Studd from number 27 lasting 12:21 (Eliminated 2 people)
RUNNER-UP: Ted DiBiase from number 30 lasting 06:27
FIRST MAN OUT: Demolition Smash from number 2 lasting 04:55
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Hulk Hogan 9
LONGEST STINT: Mr. Perfect 27:58
... AND SHORTEST: The Warlord 00:03
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Bad News Brown at 46
... AND YOUNGEST: Shawn Michaels at 24
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (6 times)
DEPARTED: 7 (Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Big Bossman, Hercules, John Studd, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage)

YEAR: 1990

WINNER: Hulk Hogan from number 25 lasting 12:49 (Eliminated 5 people)
RUNNER-UP: Mr. Perfect from number 30 lasting 03:32
FIRST MAN OUT: Koko B. Ware from number 2 lasting 01:36
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Ultimate Warrior 6
LONGEST STINT: Ted DiBiase 44:47
... AND SHORTEST: Shawn Michaels 00:12
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Bad News Brown / Jimmy Snuka at 47
... AND YOUNGEST: Shawn Michaels at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (6 times)
DEPARTED: 12 (Andre the Giant, Bad News Brown, Dino Bravo, Dusty Rhodes, Earthquake, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Roddy Piper, Ultimate Warrior)
RUMBLE NOTE: Barry Windham as The Widow Maker would have been in the Rumble but left the company and The Red Rooster replaced him

YEAR: 1991

WINNER: Hulk Hogan from number 24 lasting 19:55 (Eliminated 7 people)
RUNNER-UP: Earthquake from number 22 lasting 24:42
FIRST MAN OUT: Dino Bravo from number 2 lasting 03:06
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Hulk Hogan 7
LONGEST STINT: Rick Martel 52:17
... AND SHORTEST: Bushwhacker Luke 00:04
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Jimmy Snuka at 48
... AND YOUNGEST: The Undertaker at 26
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (8 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 1 (The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 10 (Crush, Davey Boy Smith, Dino Bravo, Earthquake, Hawk, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Kerry Von Erich, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage)
RUMBLE NOTE: Brian Knobbs replaced the Honkytonk Man who left the WWF. Always wondered why there was only one Nasty Boy

YEAR: 1992

WINNER: Ric Flair from number 3 lasting 59:26 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Sid Justice from number 29 lasting 05:55
FIRST MAN OUT: Ted DiBiase from number 2 lasting 01:18
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Sid Justice 6
LONGEST STINT: Ric Flair 59:26
... AND SHORTEST: Hercules 00:56
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Col. Mustafa at 50
... AND YOUNGEST: Shawn Michaels / The Undertaker at 27
AVERAGE AGE: 36 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: tipped (6 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 1 (The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 7 (Big Bossman, Davey Boy Smith, Hercules, Jimmy Snuka, Kerry Von Erich, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper)
RUMBLE NOTE: Haku and Nikolai Volkoff replaced Marty Jannetty and Brian Knobbs. Jannetty was fired (again) and Knobbs was apparently stabbed in a fight with fans in Peoria, Illinois

YEAR: 1993

WINNER: Yokozuna from number 27 lasting 14:53 (Eliminated 7 people)
RUNNER-UP: Randy Savage from number 30 lasting 09:01
FIRST MAN OUT: Papa Shango from number 3 lasting 00:28
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Yokozuna 7
LONGEST STINT: Bob Backlund 61:10
... AND SHORTEST: Terrific Terry Taylor 00:24
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Carlos Colon at 45
... AND YOUNGEST: Yokozuna at 27
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: backdropped (4 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 1 (The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 5 (Earthquake, Mr. Perfect, Owen Hart, Randy Savage, Yokozuna)
RUMBLE NOTE: Nailz was scheduled but got fired for his Heidenreich inspired attack on Vinny Mac. Kamala, Crush and Jim Duggan were also supposed to be involved. The latter two were written out in TV angles. A shame because this Rumble really needed some workrate.

YEAR: 1994

WINNER: Lex Luger from number 23 lasting 21:58 (Eliminated 6 people)
WINNER: Bret Hart from number 27 lasting 15:08 (Eliminated 6 people)
RUNNER-UP: Shawn Michaels from number 18 lasting 29:17
FIRST MAN OUT: Headshrinker Samu from number 2 lasting 03:13
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Diesel/Kevin Nash 7
LONGEST STINT: Bam Bam Bigelow 30:12
... AND SHORTEST: Billy Gunn 00:14
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Great Kabuki at 46
... AND YOUNGEST: Jeff Jarrett at 27
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: manhandled (10 times)
DEPARTED: 5 (Bam Bam Bigelow, Crush, Mabel, Owen Hart, Randy Savage)
RUMBLE NOTE: Kwang, Sparky Plugg and Virgil are said to have replaced replaced Ludvig Borga, Kamala, 123 Kid in the Rumble. Borga as a result of suffering an injury that finished his WWF career

YEAR: 1995

WINNER: Shawn Michaels from number 1 lasting 38:41 (Eliminated 9 people)
RUNNER-UP: Davey Boy Smith from number 2 lasting 38:41
FIRST MAN OUT: Jimmy Del Ray from number 5 lasting 01:25
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Shawn Michaels 9
LONGEST STINT: Davey Boy Smith 38:41
... AND SHORTEST: Owen Hart 00:03
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Bushwhacker Butch at 51
... AND YOUNGEST: Aldo Montoya at 22
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: backdropped (7 times)
DEPARTED: 6 (Crush, Davey Boy Smith, Dick Murdoch, Jimmy Del Ray, Mabel, Owen Hart)
RUMBLE NOTE: 123 Kid and Bob Holly were replaced in the Rumble match by the Heavenly Bodies. Jim Neidhart was scheduled too but was fired (again) and replaced by Rick Martel

YEAR: 1996

WINNER: Shawn Michaels from number 18 lasting 26:03 (Eliminated 8 people)
RUNNER-UP: Diesel from number 22 lasting 17:51
FIRST MAN OUT: Bob Backlund from number 3 lasting 12:22
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Shawn Michaels 8
LONGEST STINT: Triple H 48:01
... AND SHORTEST: Squat Team #2 00:24
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Dory Funk Jr. at 55
... AND YOUNGEST: Aldo Montoya at 23
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: clotheslined (7 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 2 (Isaac Yankem DDS, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 4 (Davey Boy Smith, King Mabel, Owen Hart, Yokozuna)
RUMBLE NOTE: Ultimate Warrior, Sabu and Dan Severn were called about appearing in the Rumble but deals were not agreed. Warrior eventually came back at WrestleMania

YEAR: 1997

WINNER: Steve Austin from number 5 lasting 45:07 (Eliminated 10 people)
RUNNER-UP: Bret Hart from number 21 lasting 29:00
FIRST MAN OUT: Razor Ramon II from number 3 lasting 00:17
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Steve Austin 10
LONGEST STINT: Steve Austin 45:07
... AND SHORTEST: Jerry Lawler 00:04
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Mil Mascaras at 55
... AND YOUNGEST: Cibernetico at 22
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (7 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 4 (Diesel II, Goldust, The Undertaker, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 3 (Crush, Davey Boy Smith, Owen Hart)

YEAR: 1998

WINNER: Steve Austin from number 24 lasting 15:58 (Eliminated 7 people)
RUNNER-UP: The Rock from number 4 lasting 51:32
FIRST MAN OUT: Tom Brandi from number 3 lasting 00:12
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Steve Austin 7
LONGEST STINT: The Rock 51:32
... AND SHORTEST: Tom Brandi 00:12
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Terry Funk at 54
... AND YOUNGEST: The Rock at 26
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (9 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 4 (Goldust, Headbanger Mosh, Headbanger Thrasher, Mark Henry)
DEPARTED: 1 (Owen Hart)
RUMBLE NOTE: Triple H missed the Rumble with a knee injury hence Honkytonk Man's suprise appearance

YEAR: 1999

WINNER: Vince McMahon from number 2 lasting 56:38 (Eliminated 1 person)
RUNNER-UP: Steve Austin from number 1 lasting 56:38
FIRST MAN OUT: Golga from number 3 lasting 00:15
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Steve Austin 8
LONGEST STINT: Vince McMahon 56:38
... AND SHORTEST: Gillberg 00:07
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Vince McMahon at 54
... AND YOUNGEST: Test at 24
AVERAGE AGE: 32 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (12 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 4 (Goldust, Kane, Mark Henry, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 6 (Big Bossman, Chyna, Golga, Mabel, Owen Hart, Test)
RUMBLE NOTE: The soon to be Viscera attacked Headbanger Mosh and nicked his place in the match

YEAR: 2000

WINNER: The Rock from number 24 lasting 14:47 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Big Show from number 26 lasting 11:12
FIRST MAN OUT: Headbanger Mosh from number 3 lasting 03:37
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Fatu 7
LONGEST STINT: Test 26:17
... AND SHORTEST: Faarooq 00:18
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Bob Backlund at 51
... AND YOUNGEST: Test at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 32 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 4 (Big Show, Chris Jericho, Headbanger Mosh, Kane)
DEPARTED: 6 (Big Bossman, Chyna, Crash Holly, Davey Boy Smith, Test, Viscera)
RUMBLE NOTE: Thrasher, Kaientai, Mean Street Posse, Mideon and Mark Henry are said to have been cannced from the match and replaced by double duty pulling Chris Jericho, Chyna, Acolytes, New Age Outlaws and Hardcore Holly and surprise entrant Bob Backlund

YEAR: 2001

WINNER: Steve Austin from number 27 lasting 09:43 (Eliminated 3 people)
RUNNER-UP: Kane from number 6 lasting 53:46
FIRST MAN OUT: Bull Buchanan from number 2 lasting 02:08
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Kane 11
LONGEST STINT: Kane 53:46
... AND SHORTEST: Tazz 00:10
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Honky Tonk Man at 48
... AND YOUNGEST: Jeff Hardy at 24
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 4 (Big Show, Kane, K-Kwik, The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 2 (Crash Holly, Test)
RUMBLE NOTE: An amusing one, true or not - D-Lo Brown & Chaz won a dark match with the prize being Rumble entry for one of them. But Vince McMahon sacked them both off and replaced them with Drew Carey

YEAR: 2002

WINNER: Triple H from number 22 lasting 23:14 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Kurt Angle from number 26 lasting 16:09
FIRST MAN OUT: Big Bossman from number 3 lasting 03:05
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Steve Austin / The Undertaker 7
LONGEST STINT: Steve Austin 26:46
... AND SHORTEST: Booker T 00:33
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Diamond Dallas Page at 46
... AND YOUNGEST: Jeff Hardy at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (12 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 5 (Big Show, Goldust, Kane, The Undertaker, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 3 (Big Bossman, Mr. Perfect, Test)

YEAR: 2003

WINNER: Brock Lesnar from number 29 lasting 08:59 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: The Undertaker from number 30 lasting 06:45
FIRST MAN OUT: Shawn Michaels from number 1 lasting 02:29
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Chris Jericho 6
LONGEST STINT: Chris Jericho 38:54
... AND SHORTEST: Bull Buchanan 00:24
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Booker T / Shawn Michaels / The Undertaker at 38
... AND YOUNGEST: Christopher Nowinski at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 31 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: clotheslined (7 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 6 (Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Goldust, John Cena, Kane, The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 3 (Eddie Guerrero, Jamal, Test)
RUMBLE NOTE: Tajiri was eliminated while trying to put the Tarantula submission on. He learned his lesson and got eliminated in exactly the same way a year later

YEAR: 2004

WINNER: Chris Benoit from number 1 lasting 61:30 (Eliminated 6 people)
RUNNER-UP: Big Show from number 24 lasting 22:38
FIRST MAN OUT: Bradshaw from number 5 lasting 00:38
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Chris Benoit 6
LONGEST STINT: Chris Benoit 61:30
... AND SHORTEST: Hurricane Helms 00:19
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Rico at 43
... AND YOUNGEST: Rene Dupree at 21
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (5 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 8 (Big Show, Bill Goldberg, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Kane, Mark Henry, Randy Orton, Rhyno)
DEPARTED: 1 (Chris Benoit)
RUMBLE NOTE: Jim Ross claimed on commentary that the biggest man in a Rumble "more often than not wins it". The heaviest man has won the Rumble once in history (1993). The tallest has never won it.

YEAR: 2005

WINNER: Batista from number 28 lasting 10:54 (Eliminated 5 people)
RUNNER-UP: John Cena from number 25 lasting 15:28
FIRST MAN OUT: Daniel Puder from number 3 lasting 04:09
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Batista / Edge 5
LONGEST STINT: Chris Benoit 47:26
... AND SHORTEST: Simon Dean 00:20
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Ric Flair at 56
... AND YOUNGEST: Rene Dupree at 22
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 3 (Chris Jericho, John Cena, Kane)
DEPARTED: 3 (Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Viscera)
RUMBLE NOTE: For the third successive year, Booker T treated the world to a Rumble match Spinnerooni. JR screamed like it was the first time he had ever seen it

YEAR: 2006

WINNER: Rey Mysterio from number 2 lasting 62:12 (Eliminated 6 people)
RUNNER-UP: Randy Orton from number 30 lasting 13:04
FIRST MAN OUT: Simon Dean from number 3 lasting 00:45
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Rey Mysterio 6
LONGEST STINT: Rey Mysterio 62:12
... AND SHORTEST: Sylvan Grenier 00:18
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Ric Flair at 57
... AND YOUNGEST: Chris Masters at 23
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (6 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 5 (Big Show, Goldust, Kane, Randy Orton, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 2 (Chris Benoit, Viscera)

YEAR: 2007

WINNER: The Undertaker from number 30 lasting 13:15 (Eliminated 3 people)
RUNNER-UP: Shawn Michaels from number 23 lasting 24:11
FIRST MAN OUT: Ric Flair from number 1 lasting 05:40
MOST ELIMINATIONS: The Great Khali 7
LONGEST STINT: Edge 44:02
... AND SHORTEST: The Miz 00:07
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Ric Flair at 58
... AND YOUNGEST: Kenny Dykstra at 21
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (16 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 5 (Kane, Kenny Dykstra, Randy Orton, The Miz, The Undertaker)
DEPARTED: 2 (Chris Benoit, Viscera)

YEAR: 2008

WINNER: John Cena from number 30 lasting 08:27 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Triple H from number 29 lasting 11:21
FIRST MAN OUT: Santino Marella from number 3 lasting 00:25
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Triple H 6
LONGEST STINT: Batista 37:40
... AND SHORTEST: Shelton Benjamin 00:18
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Jimmy Snuka at 65
... AND YOUNGEST: Hornswoggle at 22
AVERAGE AGE: 37 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (9 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 6 (John Cena, Kane, Mark Henry, The Miz, The Undertaker, Triple H)
DEPARTED: 4 (Big Daddy V, Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, Umaga)
RUMBLE NOTE: The first time in Rumble history that the last two in the ring of the previous Rumble (Undertaker & Shawn Michaels) drew numbers 1 & 2. It was repeated in 2016

YEAR: 2009

WINNER: Randy Orton from number 8 lasting 48:27 (Eliminated 3 people)
RUNNER-UP: Triple H from number 7 lasting 49:55
FIRST MAN OUT: The Great Khali from number 5 lasting 01:30
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Big Show / Triple H 6
LONGEST STINT: Triple H 49:55
... AND SHORTEST: Santino Marella 00:01
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Jim Duggan at 55
... AND YOUNGEST: JTG at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 35 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (14 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 12 (Big Show, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Goldust, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Randy Orton, R-Truth, The Miz, The Undertaker, Triple H)

YEAR: 2010

WINNER: Edge from number 29 lasting 07:19 (Eliminated 2 people)
RUNNER-UP: John Cena from number 19 lasting 22:11
FIRST MAN OUT: Evan Bourne from number 2 lasting 02:26
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Shawn Michaels 6
LONGEST STINT: John Cena 22:11
... AND SHORTEST: MVP 00:07
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Shawn Michaels at 45
... AND YOUNGEST: Drew McIntyre / Zack Ryder at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 12 (Big Show, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, John Cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, R-Truth, The Miz, Triple H, Zack Ryder)

YEAR: 2011

WINNER: Alberto Del Rio from number 38 lasting 09:33 (Eliminated 2 people)
RUNNER-UP: Santino Marella from number 37 lasting 12:54
FIRST MAN OUT: Justin Gabriel from number 3 lasting 00:58
MOST ELIMINATIONS: CM Punk / John Cena 7
LONGEST STINT: CM Punk 35:21
... AND SHORTEST: Tyler Reks 00:34
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Booker T at 46
... AND YOUNGEST: Hornswoggle at 25
AVERAGE AGE: 33 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (13 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 15 (Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Heath Slater, Husky Harris, Jack Swagger, John Cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Michael McGillicutty, Randy Orton, R-Truth, Sheamus, Tyson Kidd, Zack Ryder)
RUMBLE NOTE: The only 40 man Rumble in history. Designed only to make gathering stats really hard

YEAR: 2012

WINNER: Sheamus from number 22 lasting 22:21 (Eliminated 3 people)
RUNNER-UP: Chris Jericho from number 29 lasting 11:34
FIRST MAN OUT: Alex Riley from number 2 lasting 01:15
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Cody Rhodes/Stardust 6
LONGEST STINT: The Miz 45:39
... AND SHORTEST: Epico 00:11
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Jerry Lawler at 63
... AND YOUNGEST: Jinder Mahal / Ricardo Rodriguez at 26
AVERAGE AGE: 36 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 13 (Big Show, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Epico, Jack Swagger, Jey Uso, Jinder Mahal, Kofi Kingston, Primo, Randy Orton, R-Truth, Sheamus, The Miz)

YEAR: 2013

WINNER: John Cena from number 19 lasting 26:39 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Ryback from number 30 lasting 09:06
FIRST MAN OUT: Santino Marella from number 5 lasting 00:55
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Ryback / Sheamus 5
LONGEST STINT: Dolph Ziggler 49:47
... AND SHORTEST: The Godfather 00:05
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Kane at 46
... AND YOUNGEST: Bo Dallas at 23
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (5 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 16 (Bo Dallas, Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Darren Young, Dolph Ziggler, Goldust, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, John Cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, The Miz, Zack Ryder)
RUMBLE NOTE: According to Michael Cole on commentary, this was a 14th successive Rumble appearance for Kane. Except he was not in last year

YEAR: 2014

WINNER: Batista from number 28 lasting 14:34 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Roman Reigns from number 15 lasting 33:51
FIRST MAN OUT: Damien Sandow from number 3 lasting 02:17
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Roman Reigns 12
LONGEST STINT: CM Punk 49:11
... AND SHORTEST: The Great Khali 00:24
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Kane at 47
... AND YOUNGEST: Big E / Seth Rollins at 28
AVERAGE AGE: 34 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (5 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 19 (Big E, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, Fandango, Goldust, Jack Swagger, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, Roman Reigns, R-Truth, Rusev, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, The Miz)

YEAR: 2015

WINNER: Roman Reigns from number 19 lasting 27:29 (Eliminated 6 people)
RUNNER-UP: Rusev from number 15 lasting 35:40
FIRST MAN OUT: The Miz from number 1 lasting 04:01
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Bray Wyatt / Roman Reigns / Rusev 6
LONGEST STINT: Bray Wyatt 47:29
... AND SHORTEST: Titus O'Neil 00:04
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Diamond Dallas Page at 59
... AND YOUNGEST: Bray Wyatt at 28
AVERAGE AGE: 37 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (12 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 19 (Big E, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Curtis Axel, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Fandango, Goldust, Jack Swagger, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, Roman Reigns, R-Truth, Rusev, The Miz, Tyson Kidd, Zack Ryder)

YEAR: 2016

WINNER: Triple H from number 30 lasting 09:03 (Eliminated 4 people)
RUNNER-UP: Dean Ambrose from number 19 lasting 29:57
FIRST MAN OUT: Rusev from number 2 lasting 01:30
MOST ELIMINATIONS: Braun Strowman / Roman Reigns 5
LONGEST STINT: Roman Reigns 59:48
... AND SHORTEST: Jack Swagger 00:17
OLDEST COMPETITOR(S): Kane at 49
... AND YOUNGEST: Tyler Breeze at 28
AVERAGE AGE: 37 (ALL TIME AVERAGE: 34)
MOST COMMON METHOD OF ELIMINATION: thrown (11 times)
CURRENT ROSTER: 26 (AJ Styles, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Curtis Axel, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, Goldust, Jack Swagger, Kane, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Neville, Roman Reigns, R-Truth, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Sheamus, The Miz, Triple H, Tyler Breeze)

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Royal Rumble Stats By Number

NUMBER: 1

AVERAGE STINT: 28 mins
LONGEST STINT: Chris Benoit 61:30 (2004)
... AND SHORTEST: Shawn Michaels 02:29 (2003)
WHO LOVES IT?: Bret Hart 1988 & 1991. CM Punk 2011 & 2014. Dolph Ziggler 2010 & 2013. Ric Flair 1993 & 2007. Shawn Michaels 1995 & 2003. The Miz 2012 & 2015. Triple H 1996 & 2006
BIGGEST DRAW: The Undertaker 6'10" (2008)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Crush 318 lbs (1997)

NUMBER: 2

AVERAGE STINT: 22 mins
LONGEST STINT: Rey Mysterio 62:12 (2006)
... AND SHORTEST: Alex Riley 01:15 (2012)
WHO LOVES IT?: Chris Jericho 2003 & 2013
BIGGEST DRAW: Henry Godwinn 6'7" (1996)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Rusev 305 lbs (2016)

NUMBER: 3

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: Ric Flair 59:26 (1992)
... AND SHORTEST: Tom Brandi 00:12 (1998)
BIGGEST DRAW: Andre the Giant 7'4" (1989)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Andre the Giant 520 lbs (1989)

NUMBER: 4

AVERAGE STINT: 12 mins
LONGEST STINT: The Rock 51:32 (1998)
... AND SHORTEST: JTG 00:25 (2010)
WHO LOVES IT?: Cody Rhodes 2012 & 2014
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2008)
HEFTIEST DRAW: The Great Khali 347 lbs (2008)

NUMBER: 5

AVERAGE STINT: 10 mins
LONGEST STINT: Bray Wyatt 47:29 (2015)
... AND SHORTEST: Bradshaw 00:38 (2004)
WHO LOVES IT?: Bob Holly 1996 & 2008. The Great Khali 2009 & 2010
... AND WHO REALLY, REALLY LOVES IT?: Edge 1999 & 2003 & 2007
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2009)
HEFTIEST DRAW: The Great Khali 347 lbs (2009)

NUMBER: 6

AVERAGE STINT: 13 mins
LONGEST STINT: Kane 53:46 (2001)
... AND SHORTEST: Gillberg 00:07 (1999)
WHO LOVES IT?: Bart Gunn 1994 & 1997
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2006)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2006)

NUMBER: 7

AVERAGE STINT: 11 mins
LONGEST STINT: Triple H 49:55 (2009)
... AND SHORTEST: Jonathon Coachman 00:30 (2006)
WHO LOVES IT?: Steve Blackman 1999 & 2000
... AND WHO REALLY, REALLY LOVES IT?: Jake Roberts 1989 & 1996 & 1997
BIGGEST DRAW: Kane 6'8" (2016)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Kane 324 lbs (2016)

NUMBER: 8

AVERAGE STINT: 12 mins
LONGEST STINT: Randy Orton 48:27 (2009)
... AND SHORTEST: Sin Cara II 00:37 (2015)
WHO LOVES IT?: Goldust 2013 & 2016
BIGGEST DRAW: The Undertaker 6'10" (2002)
HEFTIEST DRAW: The Undertaker 309 lbs (2002)

NUMBER: 9

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: Big Bossman 22:47 (2000)
... AND SHORTEST: Billy Gunn 00:14 (1994)
WHO LOVES IT?: Shelton Benjamin 2005 & 2007
BIGGEST DRAW: Matt Morgan 7'0" (2004)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Yokozuna 621 lbs (1996)

NUMBER: 10

AVERAGE STINT: 10 mins
LONGEST STINT: Ted DiBiase II 45:11 (2009)
... AND SHORTEST: Epico 00:11 (2012)
WHO LOVES IT?: Steve Blackman 1998 & 2001. Ted DiBiase II 2009 & 2010
BIGGEST DRAW: Kane 6'8" (2007)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Kane 324 lbs (2007)

NUMBER: 11

AVERAGE STINT: 13 mins
LONGEST STINT: Carlito 38:29 (2006)
... AND SHORTEST: Owen Hart 00:03 (1995)
WHO LOVES IT?: Chris Jericho 2005 & 2009
BIGGEST DRAW: Andre the Giant 7'4" (1990)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Andre the Giant 520 lbs (1990)

NUMBER: 12

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: Rob Van Dam 32:56 (2003)
... AND SHORTEST: Timothy Well 00:23 (1995)
WHO LOVES IT?: Kane 2004 & 2010. Nikolai Volkoff 1988 & 1992
BIGGEST DRAW: Kurrgan 6'11" (1998)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Kurrgan 350 lbs (1998)

NUMBER: 13

AVERAGE STINT: 11 mins
LONGEST STINT: The Rock 38:42 (2001)
... AND SHORTEST: Bushwhacker Luke 00:12 (1995)
WHO LOVES IT?: Cody Rhodes 2008 & 2010
BIGGEST DRAW: Brodus Clay 6'8" (2013)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Vader 452 lbs (1996)

NUMBER: 14

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: Davey Boy Smith 36:43 (1991)
... AND SHORTEST: MVP 00:07 (2010)
WHO LOVES IT?: Diamond Dallas Page 2002 & 2015
BIGGEST DRAW: Kurrgan 6'11" (1999)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Kurrgan 350 lbs (1999)

NUMBER: 15

AVERAGE STINT: 12 mins
LONGEST STINT: Cody Rhodes 37:01 (2009)
... AND SHORTEST: Tazz 00:10 (2001)
WHO LOVES IT?: Demolition Smash 1990 & 1991
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2012)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2016)

NUMBER: 16

AVERAGE STINT: 8 mins
LONGEST STINT: The Undertaker 32:29 (2009)
... AND SHORTEST: Mo 00:03 (1995)
WHO LOVES IT?: Goldust 1999 & 2015. The Miz 2008 & 2010
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2014)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Rosey 360 lbs (2003)

NUMBER: 17

AVERAGE STINT: 10 mins
LONGEST STINT: Sheamus 28:22 (2014)
... AND SHORTEST: The Godfather 00:05 (2013)
WHO LOVES IT?: Albert 2001 & 2002. Goldust 1998 & 2009. Shelton Benjamin 2004 & 2008. The Godfather 1999 & 2013
BIGGEST DRAW: Braun Strowman 6'8" (2016)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Braun Strowman 385 lbs (2016)

NUMBER: 18

AVERAGE STINT: 10 mins
LONGEST STINT: Shawn Michaels 29:17 (1994)
... AND SHORTEST: Adam Rose 00:08 (2015)
WHO LOVES IT?: Faarooq 1997 & 2000. Irwin R Schyster 1992 & 1993
... AND WHO REALLY, REALLY LOVES IT?: Shawn Michaels 1994 & 1996 & 2010
BIGGEST DRAW: Kane 6'8" (1999)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Kane 324 lbs (1999)

NUMBER: 19

AVERAGE STINT: 12 mins
LONGEST STINT: Dean Ambrose 29:57 (2016)
... AND SHORTEST: Jim Duggan 00:56 (2012)
WHO LOVES IT?: Animal 1991 & 2006. John Cena 2010 & 2013
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2011)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Mark Henry 398 lbs (2009)

NUMBER: 20

AVERAGE STINT: 8 mins
LONGEST STINT: Rob Van Dam 23:52 (2006)
... AND SHORTEST: Kurt Angle 00:37 (2005)
WHO LOVES IT?: Shelton Benjamin 2009 & 2010. Val Venis 2001 & 2002
BIGGEST DRAW: The Undertaker 6'10" (1992)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Mantaur 401 lbs (1995)

NUMBER: 21

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: Bret Hart 29:00 (1997)
... AND SHORTEST: The Warlord 00:03 (1989)
WHO LOVES IT?: Aldo Montoya 1995 & 1996. Test 1999 & 2002. William Regal 2001 & 2009
BIGGEST DRAW: Erick Rowan 6'8" (2016)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Mark Henry 398 lbs (1998)

NUMBER: 22

AVERAGE STINT: 11 mins
LONGEST STINT: John Cena 34:17 (2011)
LONGEST STINT (30 MAN RUMBLE): Earthquake 24:42 (1991)
... AND SHORTEST: Jerry Lawler 00:04 (1997)
WHO LOVES IT?: Big Bossman 1989 & 1999
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2010)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2010)

NUMBER: 23

AVERAGE STINT: 10 mins
LONGEST STINT: Shawn Michaels 24:11 (2007)
... AND SHORTEST: Hurricane Helms 00:39 (2002)
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2013)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2001)

NUMBER: 24

AVERAGE STINT: 8 mins
LONGEST STINT: Big Show 22:38 (2004)
... AND SHORTEST: Jack Swagger 00:17 (2016)
WHO LOVES IT?: Chris Masters 2007 & 2010. Kane 2013 & 2015. Steve Austin 1996 & 1998
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2004)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2004)

NUMBER: 25

AVERAGE STINT: 9 mins
LONGEST STINT: John Cena 15:28 (2005)
... AND SHORTEST: Bob Backlund 00:16 (1995)
BIGGEST DRAW: The Undertaker 6'10" (2001)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Bastian Booger 401 lbs (1994)

NUMBER: 26

AVERAGE STINT: 7 mins
LONGEST STINT: Kofi Kingston 24:04 (2011)
LONGEST STINT (30 MAN RUMBLE): Kurt Angle 16:09 (2002)
... AND SHORTEST: Titus O'Neil 00:04 (2015)
WHO LOVES IT?: Rick Martel 1993 & 1994
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2000)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2000)

NUMBER: 27

AVERAGE STINT: 5 mins
LONGEST STINT: Bret Hart 15:08 (1994)
... AND SHORTEST: Bushwhacker Luke 00:04 (1991)
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2002)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Yokozuna 621 lbs (1993)

NUMBER: 28

AVERAGE STINT: 6 mins
LONGEST STINT: Sheamus 18:16 (2011)
LONGEST STINT (30 MAN RUMBLE): Batista 14:34 (2014)
... AND SHORTEST: Santino Marella 00:01 (2009)
WHO LOVES IT?: Kane 2000 & 2002
... AND WHO REALLY, REALLY LOVES IT?: Batista 2003 & 2005 & 2014
BIGGEST DRAW: The Great Khali 7'1" (2007)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Vader 452 lbs (1997)

NUMBER: 29

AVERAGE STINT: 5 mins
LONGEST STINT: Rey Mysterio 19:07 (2011)
LONGEST STINT (30 MAN RUMBLE): Chris Jericho 11:34 (2012)
... AND SHORTEST: The Miz 00:07 (2007)
WHO LOVES IT?: Rob Van Dam 2002 & 2004
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2015)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2015)

NUMBER: 30

AVERAGE STINT: 5 mins
LONGEST STINT: Wade Barrett 22:23 (2011)
LONGEST STINT (30 MAN RUMBLE): The Undertaker 13:15 (2007)
... AND SHORTEST: Booker T 00:33 (2002)
WHO LOVES IT?: Big Show 2009 & 2012
... AND WHO REALLY, REALLY LOVES IT?: The Undertaker 1997 & 2003 & 2007
BIGGEST DRAW: Big Show 7'0" (2009)
HEFTIEST DRAW: Big Show 485 lbs (2009)

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Royal Rumble Stats

NUMBER OF WINS

3 - Steve Austin
2 - Batista, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Triple H
1 - Alberto Del Rio, Bret Hart, Brock Lesnar, Chris Benoit, Edge, Jim Duggan, John Studd, Lex Luger, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Roman Reigns, Sheamus, The Rock, The Undertaker, Vince McMahon, Yokozuna

WINS BY ENTRANCE NUMBER

4 wins - 27
3 wins - 24, 30
2 wins - 1, 2, 19, 22, 28, 29
1 wins - 3, 5, 8, 13, 18, 23, 25, 38

MOST RUMBLE MATCHES

19 - Kane
12 - Shawn Michaels
11 - Big Show, Goldust
10 - Fatu, The Undertaker
9 - Mabel/Viscera, The Miz, Triple H, Chris Jericho
8 - Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes/Stardust, Booker T, Shango/Kama/Godfather, R-Truth, Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston
7 - John Cena, Jake Roberts, Rick Martel, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Owen Hart, Mick Foley, Matt Hardy, Bob Holly, Billy Gunn

LONGEST TIME SPENT IN RUMBLES

Triple H (240 mins)
Chris Jericho (236 mins)
Shawn Michaels (222 mins)
Kane (214 mins)
Rey Mysterio (192 mins)
Cody Rhodes/Stardust (187 mins)
Steve Austin (165 mins)
CM Punk (158 mins)
Chris Benoit (157 mins)
Randy Orton (146 mins)

MOST ELIMINATIONS - ALL TIME

Kane: 44
Shawn Michaels: 40
Steve Austin: 36
The Undertaker: 35
Big Show: 32
Triple H: 31

MOST ELIMINATIONS - IN A MATCH

Roman Reigns (2014) 12
Kane (2001) 11
Steve Austin (1997) 10
Hulk Hogan (1989) 9
Shawn Michaels (1995) 9
Shawn Michaels (1996) 8
Steve Austin (1999) 8

MOST MATCHES WITHOUT ELIMINATING ANYONE

Jack Swagger: 6
Albert/Tensai: 6
Honky Tonk Man: 4
Hurricane Helms: 4
Scotty Too Hotty: 4
Steve Blackman: 4
The Warlord: 4
Zack Ryder: 4

LONGEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE

Rey Mysterio (2006) 62:12
Chris Benoit (2004) 61:30
Bob Backlund (1993) 61:10
Triple H (2006) 60:09
Roman Reigns (2016) 59:48
Ric Flair (1992) 59:26
Steve Austin (1999) 56:38
Vince McMahon (1999) 56:38
Kane (2001) 53:46
Rick Martel (1991) 52:17

LONGEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE FROM NUMBER 3 OR HIGHER

Ric Flair (1992) 59:26 (3)
Kane (2001) 53:46 (6)
Rick Martel (1991) 52:17 (6)
The Rock (1998) 51:32 (4)
Chris Jericho (2016) 51:20 (6)

LONGEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE FROM NUMBER 30 OR 40

The Undertaker (2007) 13:15 (30)
Randy Orton (2006) 13:04 (30)
Big Show (2009) 09:32 (30)
Ryback (2013) 09:06 (30)
Triple H (2016) 09:03 (30)

LONGEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE BY A FATTY (350lbs+)

Bam Bam Bigelow (1994) 30:12 (15)
Umaga (2008) 26:05 (14)
Earthquake (1991) 24:42 (22)
Big Show (2004) 22:38 (24)
Yokozuna (1996) 19:14 (9)

SHORTEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE

Santino Marella (2009) 00:01
The Warlord (1989) 00:03
Owen Hart (1995) 00:03
Mo (1995) 00:03
Bushwhacker Luke (1991) 00:04
Jerry Lawler (1997) 00:04
Titus O'Neil (2015) 00:04
The Godfather (2013) 00:05
Gillberg (1999) 00:07
The Miz (2007) 00:07

SHORTEST STINTS IN A RUMBLE FROM NUMBER 30 OR 40

Booker T (2002) 00:33 (30)
Chyna (1999) 00:35 (30)
Duke Droese (1996) 01:10 (30)
Kane (2011) 01:36 (40)
The Warlord (1992) 01:43 (30)

ELIMINATED BY SAME PERSON MORE THAN ONCE

Big Show eliminated Dolph Ziggler in 2011 and 2012 and 2015
Hulk Hogan eliminated The Warlord in 1989 and 1991 and 1992
Kane eliminated Albert/Tensai in 2000 and 2001 and 2003
Shawn Michaels eliminated Shelton Benjamin in 2006 and 2007 and 2008
Triple H eliminated Kane in 2006 and 2008 and 2010
Big Show eliminated Jack Swagger in 2012 and 2015
Big Show eliminated R-Truth in 2001 and 2009
Big Show eliminated Ryback in 2015 and 2016
Big Show eliminated Test in 2000 and 2001
Billy Gunn eliminated Bradshaw in 2000 and 2002
Bob Backlund eliminated Fatu in 1993 and 2000
Bob Holly eliminated Mabel/Viscera in 1994 and 2007
Booker T eliminated Kane in 2004 and 2007
Chris Jericho eliminated Christian in 2003 and 2004
Cody Rhodes/Stardust eliminated Goldust in 2009 and 2013
Cody Rhodes/Stardust eliminated Santino Marella in 2012 and 2013
Davey Boy Smith eliminated Fatu in 1997 and 2000
Davey Boy Smith eliminated Haku in 1991 and 1992
Edge eliminated Ric Flair in 2005 and 2007
Hercules eliminated The Barbarian in 1990 and 1992
Hulk Hogan eliminated Mr. Perfect in 1989 and 1990
John Cena eliminated Heath Slater in 2011 and 2013
Kane eliminated Dolph Ziggler in 2009 and 2015
Mick Foley eliminated Terry Funk in 1997 and 1998
Randy Orton eliminated Big Show in 2009 and 2012
Randy Orton eliminated Wade Barrett in 2011 and 2012
Randy Savage eliminated Jake Roberts in 1990 and 1992
Rick Martel eliminated Jim Niedhart in 1990 and 1991
Roman Reigns eliminated Goldust in 2014 and 2015
Roman Reigns eliminated Rusev in 2015 and 2016
Roman Reigns eliminated Sheamus in 2014 and 2016
Shawn Michaels eliminated Davey Boy Smith in 1995 and 1996
Shawn Michaels eliminated John Morrison in 2006 and 2010
Steve Austin eliminated Billy Gunn in 1999 and 2001
Steve Austin eliminated Kwang/Savio Vega in 1997 and 1998
Steve Austin eliminated Marc Mero in 1997 and 1998
Steve Austin eliminated Owen Hart in 1997 and 1999
Steve Austin eliminated Test in 1999 and 2002
Ted DiBiase eliminated Koko B. Ware in 1990 and 1993
Ted DiBiase eliminated Terry Taylor in 1989 and 1993
The Rock eliminated Big Show in 2000 and 2001
The Undertaker eliminated Maven in 2002 and 2003
The Undertaker eliminated The Great Khali in 2007 and 2008
Triple H eliminated Cody Rhodes/Stardust in 2008 and 2009
Wade Barrett eliminated Rey Mysterio in 2011 and 2013
Yokozuna eliminated Bob Backlund in 1993 and 1996

LONGEST AVERAGE STINTS IN RUMBLES (AT LEAST 2 RUMBLES)

Roman Reigns (40 mins) (3 matches)
Chris Benoit (39 mins) (4 matches)
The Rock (29 mins) (4 matches)
Rey Mysterio (27 mins) (7 matches)
Steve Austin (27 mins) (6 matches)

SHORTEST AVERAGE STINTS IN RUMBLES (AT LEAST 2 RUMBLES)

Simon Dean (32 secs) (2 matches)
Chyna (36 secs) (2 matches)
Zack Ryder (65 secs) (4 matches)
Scotty Too Hotty (66 secs) (4 matches)
Bushwhacker Luke (68 secs) (3 matches)

LONGEST AVERAGE TIME PER ELIMINATION

Vince McMahon (56 mins) (56 mins in, 1 elimination(s))
Henry Godwinn (48 mins) (48 mins in, 1 elimination(s))
D-Lo Brown (47 mins) (47 mins in, 1 elimination(s))
Greg Valentine (44 mins) (88 mins in, 2 elimination(s))
Umaga (42 mins) (42 mins in, 1 elimination(s))

SHORTEST AVERAGE TIME PER ELIMINATION

Brian Kendrick (15 secs) (15 secs in, 1 elimination(s))
Chyna (24 secs) (72 secs in, 3 elimination(s))
Bill Goldberg (42 secs) (127 secs in, 3 elimination(s))
Sid Justice (59 secs) (355 secs in, 6 elimination(s))
Vladimir Kozlov (66 secs) (200 secs in, 3 elimination(s))

THE NEARLY MADE IT MEN

1991: Randy Savage (18) (00:00)
1994: Bastian Booger (25) (00:00)
1998: Skull (22) (00:00)
2004: Spike Dudley (13) (00:00)
2005: Scotty Too Hotty (15) (00:00)
2008: Hornswoggle (9) (00:00)
2008: Finlay (27) (00:00)
2015: Curtis Axel (6) (00:00)

THE HARD TO SHIFTERS

Viscera in 2007 by 8 (Edge, CM Punk, Kevin Thorn, Bob Holly, Johnny Nitro, Rob Van Dam, Shelton Benjamin and Chris Benoit)
Mabel in 1994 by 7 (Greg Valentine, Bob Holly, Crush, Shawn Michaels, Tatanka, Great Kabuki and Bam Bam Bigelow)
Rikishi in 2000 by 6 (Edge, Test, Davey Boy Smith, Gangrel, Bob Backlund and Big Bossman)
Muhammad Hassan in 2005 by 6 (Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Edge, Booker T, Luther Reigns and Shelton Benjamin)
Earthquake in 1990 by 5 (Ted DiBiase, Demolition Smash, Haku, Jimmy Snuka and Jim Niedhart)
Brodus Clay in 2013 by 5 (Chris Jericho, Heath Slater, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus and Darren Young)
Diesel in 1994 by 4 (Mabel, Bob Holly, Crush and Bam Bam Bigelow)
Crush in 1994 by 4 (Bret Hart, Bob Holly, Lex Luger and Bam Bam Bigelow)
Kurrgan in 1998 by 4 (8-Ball, Ken Shamrock, Bradshaw and Phineas Godwinn)
John Morrison in 2011 by 4 (CM Punk, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga)

SURPRISE/GUEST ENTRANTS

1994 - Genichiro Tenryu, Great Kabuki
1995 - Dick Murdoch, Headshrinker Seone
1996 - Dory Funk Jr., Doug Gilbert, Jake Roberts, Squat Team #1, Squat Team #2, Takao Omori
1997 - Cibernetico, Jerry Lawler, Latin Lover, Mil Mascaras, Pierroth Jr., Terry Funk
1998 - Honky Tonk Man, Mankind, Mankind
2000 - Bob Backlund
2001 - Big Show, Drew Carey, Haku, Honky Tonk Man
2002 - Goldust, Mr. Perfect
2006 - Tatanka
2008 - Jimmy Snuka, John Cena, Mick Foley, Roddy Piper
2009 - Goldust, Jim Duggan, Rob Van Dam
2010 - Edge
2011 - Booker T, Diesel
2012 - Booker T, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan, Kharma, Michael Cole, Mick Foley, Road Dogg
2013 - Bo Dallas, Chris Jericho, Goldust, The Godfather
2014 - JBL, Kevin Nash
2015 - Bubba Dudley, Diamond Dallas Page, The Boogeyman
2016 - AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Triple H

HEAVIEST RUMBLES

1996 - 8679 lbs
1993 - 8587 lbs
1990 - 8479 lbs

...AND THE LIGHTEST

2005 - 7466 lbs
2007 - 7554 lbs

THE RING IS BUCKLING UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THAT LOT

2009 - 15 people totalling 3784 lbs after Big Show entered
2009 - 14 people totalling 3504 lbs after Jim Duggan was eliminated
2009 - 15 people totalling 3397 lbs after Brian Kendrick entered
2009 - 14 people totalling 3299 lbs after Jim Duggan entered
2009 - 13 people totalling 3269 lbs after R-Truth was eliminated

It sounded good when I read about it...

10 November 2016 - 08:12

Thinking about stuff that I read about and it sounded great ... and then I saw it.

The World War 3 battle royal immediately jumps out. I'm a fan of battle royals anyway and when I'd read reviews of World War 3 and look at the star power (left near the end) it just sounded awesome. And then I finally saw one. And bloody hell was I disappointed. You couldn't follow what was happening, the three commentary teams were shite, the split picture was too small to see. Horrible. It might work these days with widescreen & HD but it was terrible then.

So what are your Albert in Japan stories?

Wrestler of the year

02 November 2016 - 13:32

Good thread in the MMA board (https://ukff.com/top...er-of-the-year/) got me thinking about this. Who's your wrestler of the year? There are a few weeks to go before WWE goes into hibernation for Xmas and New Year but unlikely to change anyone's perception at this point.

Up to SummerSlam, I probably would have said Roman Reigns. Taking the year as a whole though, mine is gonna have to be AJ Styles. His work on the mic and in the ring has been tremendous. He's had the best matches of the year with Reigns and Cena and good ones with Ambrose. He made Gallows and Anderson interesting for a while. He's had a cracking series with a job guy.

 

He's the best around at the moment. And he's a complete package I never envisioned as a possibility in a million years.


Main Event Jabronis

12 October 2016 - 13:58

You can take three lower card guys from the periods set below and add them to the WWE now at the top of the card. Just kidding about them being jabronis but no-one who was World Champion, no-one who was pushed heavily with a mid-card belt and no-one who main evented PPVs on his todd.

 

Who would you have?

 

Pick 1 - WWF 1985-95

 

Pick 2 - WCW 96-2000

 

Pick 3 - Any other time period or territory.

 

My first pick is The Barbarian. He had a fantastic look, perhaps for obvious reasons, but moved like a dirt bike. He was lightening, he could fly from the top, his work was snug and he could sell like a good 'un. I've always had a lot of love for the Faces of Fear and the early 90s Barbarian was the business. Amazing to think he was like 42 at the time.

 

Pick 2 - Buff Bagwell. Just edges out Jerry Flynn. Mid 90s, pre-fucked up neck Buff would be a fantastic heel on the current roster. Such a massive douchebag who dressed like a tit and absolutely believed every work that came out of his own mouth. But he could work too. He had the character down to a fine art. I'd see him as a main event Miz. Definitely wouldn't want his old lady anywhere near it though.

 

Pick 3 - Butch Reed. This fucker would stand out now. The size, the look, could talk, could go. Never quite made it big anywhere but had some great runs. He'd be on top nowadays. I'd Bill Watts him.