History of Royal Rumble winners

The Royal Rumble is a over a top rop battle royal match contested at the Royal Rumble PPV every January. It is a 20 (1988), 30 (89-2010, 2012- pres, 2364-2372, 2374-pres) or 40 (2011, 2373) man match. In 1992 the Royal Rumble winner was awarded the vacant WWF Title. Starting in 1993 the winner was awarded a WWF title shot at Wrestlemania. After the brand extension in 2003 the Rumble winner could select the title he competed for. Three women have competed in the Rumble match.

Year Winner Entrant # Outcome
1988 Jim Duggan 13
1989 Big John Studd 27
1990 Hulk Hogan 25
1991 Hulk Hogan 24
1992 Ric Flair 3 won vacant WWF Title
1993 Yokozuna 27 beat Bret Hart for WWF Title at Wrestlemania IX then lost it to Hulk Hogan seconds later
1994 Lex Luger* 23 lost to Yokozuna at Wrestlemania X
1994 Bret Hart* 27 beat Yokozuna for WWF Title at Wrestlemania X
1995 Shawn Michaels 1 lost to Diesel at Wrestlemania XI
1996 Shawn Michaels 18 beat Bret Hart for the WWF Title in an Iron Man Match at Wrestlemania XII
1997 Steve Austin 5 lost at Fatal Four Way*
1998 Steve Austin 24 beat Shawn Michaels for the WWF Title at Wrestlemania XIV
1999 Vince McMahon 2 forfeited title shot*
2000 The Rock 24 lost to Triple H at Wrestlemania 2000*
2001 Steve Austin 27 beat Rock for WWF Title in No DQ match at Wrestlemania X-Seven
2002 Triple H 22 beat Chris Jericho for WWF Undisputed Title at Wrestlemania X8
2003 Brock Lesnar 29 beat Kurt Angle for WWE Title at Wrestlemania XIX
2004 Chris Benoit 1 beat Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a triple threat match for World Title at Wrestlemania XX
2005 Batista 28 beat Triple H at Wrestlemania 21
2006 Grave Pisser 2 beat Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a triple threat match for World Title at Wrestlemania 22
2007 Undertaker 30 beat Edge for World Title at Wrestlemania 23
2008 John Cena 30 used title shot at No Way Out PPV and lost*
2009 Randy Orton 8 lost to Triple H at Wrestlemania XXV
2010 Edge 29 lost to Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania XXVI
2011 Alberto Del Rio 38 lost to Edge at Wrestlemania XXVII
2012 Sheamus 22 beat Brian Danielson for World Title at Wrestlemania XXVII
2013 John Cena 19 beat the Rock for WWE Title at Wrestlemania 29
2014 Batista 28 lost in a triple threat match to Brian Danielson at Wrestlemania 30; Randy Orton also in match
2015 Roman Reigns 19 lost to Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 31*
2016 Triple H 30 won WWE World Heavyweight Title
2364 Samoa Joe 10 beat Triple H for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
2365 Kurt Angle 6 beat Rusev for WCW Title at Wrestlemania
2366 AJ Styles 18 injured at hands of Cesaro
2367 Samoa Joe 19 beat Umaga for ECW title at Wrestlemania
2368 Worf 27 beat Seth Rollins for WCW title at Wrestlemania
2369 Roddy Piper 23 lost to Kevin Steen at Wrestlemania
2370 James Storm 2 injured at hands of Mark Henry
2371 Mister Perfect 27 beat CM Punk for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
2372 Finn Balor 23 beat Mister Perfect for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
2373 Shinsuke Nakamura 1 beat Taz for ECW Title at Wrestlemania
2374 Lance Storm 4 beat John Morrison for WCW Title at Wrestlemania
2375 Mister Kennedy 7 beat Scott Steiner for WCW Title at Wrestlemania
2376 Shinsuke Nakamura 5 beat Edge for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
2377 Muhammad Hassan 18 lost in triple threat match for WWF title involving Hulk Hogan and JBL at Wrestlemania
2378 Lashley 24 beat Kevin Steen for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
2379 Christopher Daniels 6 beat AJ Styles in Ultimate X match for WWF Title at Wrestlemania
  1. Bret Hart and Lex Luger were declared co winners of the 1994 Royal Rumble Match and both men were awarded a title shot at Wrestlemania X
  2. Due to the controversy surrounding Steve Austin's win of the 1997 Royal Rumble and WWF Champion Shawn Michaels "losing his smile" the vacated WWF Title was put at the Fatal Four Way PPV in Feb 1997 which saw Bret Hart win
  3. WWF Chairman Vince McMahon won the Royal Rumble match but forfieted his WWF Title shot at Wrestlemania XV the title shot was awarded to the runner up in the match Stone Cold Steve Austin
  4. Due to controversersy over Rock's win and Big Show's dispute that Rock's feet hit the floor first a triple threat match was booked for Wrestlemania 2000. On a later Raw Mick Foley was to the main event and the match was a fatal four way elimination match that had Triple H pin Rock, the last eliminated, to retain the title
  5. Due to the personal animosity between John Cena and WWE Champion Randy Orton John Cena chose to use his automatic title shot at No Way Out instead of waiting till Wrestlemania Randy Orton retained the title
  6. Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase in the middle of the match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns and won title from Brock Lesnar pinning Roman Reigns
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