WWE Royal Rumble Winners 1988-2018

WWE royal rumble 2017 is just around the corner and all wwe fans are waiting eagerly for the pay per view, which is going to be held at San Antonio, Texas on January 29, 2017. Royal rumble is one of the wwe’s “big four” pay-per-views, along with WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and Summerslam. The first Royal Rumble took place on January 24, 1988 and was won by the Jim Duggan. Royal rumble match is quite unique and interesting as compared to other wwe events as in this match there is not only test of contender’s stamina but also his ring awareness, exploiting the opportunity and utilizing it in one’s own favor. The ultimate prize of winning the Royal Rumble match is a title match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania.Rock,Roman Reigns,Stone Cold, WWE Royal Rumble Winners

During a rumble match some fascinating records are broken and made each year. Rey Mysterio holds the record of longest time spend in a single royal rumble match with 1:02:12 in 2006 while Santino Marella knobs embarrassing record of shortest time spend in single match that is only one second in 2009 royal rumble match. WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin has the record of most royal rumble wins, bagging it three times in his career. Current WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns eliminated most number of superstars (12) in a single match.

WWE royal rumble winners 1988-2018 is a compilation of those WWE superstars who were able to beat every odd and got their name written in the history of WWE by winning the Royal Rumble match. As we are looking forward this year’s event, let us take a glance back and enjoy WWE royal rumble winners 1988-2018.

During this era only two wrestlers enter into the competition as Entry No 1 and left the ring as Royal Rumble winners;  Shawn Michaels in 1995 and Chris Benoit in 2004.

WWE Royal Rumble Winners 1988-2018

Year Winner Entry No
1988 Jim Duggan 13
1989 Big John Studd 27
1990 Hulk Hogan 25
1991 Hulk Hogan 24
1992 Ric Flair 03
1993 Yokozuna 27
1994 Bret Hart 27
1995 Shawn Michaels 01
1996 Shawn Michaels 18
1997 Stone Cold Steve Austin 05
1998 Stone Cold Steve Austin 24
1999 Vince McMahon 02
2000 The Rock 24
2001 Stone Cold Steve Austin 27
2002 Triple H 22
2003 Brock Lesnar 29
2004 Chris Benoit 01
2005 Batista 28
2006 Rey Mysterio 02
2007 The Undertaker 30
2008 John Cena 30
2009 Randy Orton 08
2010 Edge 29
2011 Alberto Del Rio 38
2012 Sheamus 22
2013 John Cena 19
2014 Batista 28
2015 Roman Reigns 19
2016 Triple H 30
2017 Randy Orton 25
2018 Shinsuke Nakamura 03