It’s time for the ROYAL RUMBLE!
The Royal Rumble match is my favorite match of the year for several reasons.
1. It is the most action-packed hour of pro wrestling all year.
2. It always features many of the WWE’s top superstars.
3. It is the match that earns it winner a world title shot at Wrestlemania, which often ends up the defining match of a wrestling career.
And… with the many statistics it provides, it gives me the opportunity to give Bleacher Report another list!
Presenting… the All-Time Top 30 Royal Rumble Participants!
Here is my points system:
1 point for every minute spent in the ring
10 points for every elimination
minus 15 points for every time eliminated
(Just do me a favor: look at the list first before you try to find a flaw in my system. You’ll find that the top 30 are pretty solid picks.)
Note: I did not include the 1988 Royal Rumble match in my statistics, since it only featured 20 men.
Rumbles competed in: 1 (1992)
Rumbles won: 0
Minutes spent in the ring: 6
Total points: 51
OK, Sid only competed in one Royal Rumble match, but he eliminated 6 men in 6 minutes and probably would’ve won if it weren’t for Hulk Hogan being a sore loser after Sid tossed him.