The fourth component of World Wrestling Entertainment’s “big four”, Royal Rumble is about to get started within hours. The 28th annual Royal Rumble 2015 will be a traditional 30 men elimination match to be aired for the very first time on WWE Network. The prize for the winner of WWE Royal Rumble 2015 being the chance to win WWE World Heavyweight Championship title, the event is a real prospect for all the competitors. With so much drama and angst to confirm, WWE Royal Rumble 2015 will surely be another action-packed-thriller from WWE. Before the war breaks at WWE Royal Rumble 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, let’s check some interesting facts from past editions of Royal Rumble.
The Only 40-men Royal Rumble:
Usually the number of participants battling in Royal Rumble is 30, entering one after another with regular intervals of time but Royal Rumble 2011 was an exception. In this match 40 men participated for the first time. Alberto Del Rio was the man standing in the ring at the end of match.
Most number of Appearances:
The record of most Rumble appearences belongs to the monster Kane. The Devil’s favourite Demon made his first appearance at 1996 Royal Rumble and his most recent entry was in Royal Rumble 2014. He has appeared 17 times in the Royal Rumble match and is still counting.
Most eliminations at a single Rumble:
The most dominant performance of eliminating single handedly 12 men was shown by Power House Roman Reigns. It was Roman’s first ever Rumble match back in 2014 when the Juggernaut stunned everybody at WWE, breaking Kane’s record of eliminating 11 men. Though Reigns was unsuccessful to get himself as the winner last time but at WWE Royal Rumble 2015 he is the most favorite to win.
Longest and shortest time Spent in the Ring:
WWE’s “biggest little-man” Rey Mysterio spent 1 hour 02 minutes and 12 seconds at Royal Rumble 2006. Entering at No.0 2 Rey Mysterio not only spent the longest time in the ring but also stood tall as the winner. On the other hand the unique record of being in the ring for the shortest instance belongs to Santino Marella. It took only 01 second to get him out of the ring at Royal Rumble 2009.
The Lucky Number:
Although the chances of winning a Rumble match are open to everyone still the candidates entering at least numbers get more opportunity as compared to the ones entering at earlier numbers. So far No.27 has been the most successful entry number at Royal Rumble. The players entering at No.27 have won the Rumble 4 times, ahead of any other entry number.
Two Rumble Winners:
At Royal Rumble 1994 final two men eliminated themselves simultaneously leaving behind the arguments relating who is the winner. Both Lex Luger and Bret Hart seemed to touch the ground at the same time so it was declared that both of them are winners.
Snake Eliminating a Wrestler? :
Although at Royal Rumble matches eliminations are caused by active participants however eliminations caused by other means are still countable. In 1989 Andre the Giant got himself dreadfully eliminated after seeing a snake in the ring.