Under the formula listed above, Brock Lesnar scored 79 points, but what's more impressive is that he acheived that in a single performance (2003)! Yes, The Beast Incarnate competed in only one Rumble in his career, in which he lasted just under 9 minutes and threw out four men, ultimately winning the match.
Are you ready to Rumble? At the very least, you'll be ready to watch the Royal Rumble after going this comprehensive list (this is actually one of the two Top 50 lists on the Rumble - check back again next week).
Unlike most of the lists on Canadian Bulldog's World (see the bottom right-hand corner of the page for others), this list is actually scientific. We used a mathematical formula and everything!
In counting the Top 50 Royal Rumblers, we poured through stats for the 295 different competitors that have participated in the Royal Rumble match since 1988. Then, we looked at three factors:
How many minutes did they last (this is a running total for every Rumble a wrestler appears in)? If a wrestler lasts a full minute, they get one point. Minutes are rounded to the nearest point, so a showing of 5:30 would give a wrestler 6 points, but lasting 28 seconds would give a wrestler 0 points.
How many wrestlers did they eliminate? Each time a wrestler tosses someone out to the floor, they get 5 points. Multiple-wrestler eliminations (e.g. six guys toss out The Big Show) count as 5 points for each wrestler. But if they eliminate themselves for whatever reason, zero points for that.
How many Rumbles did they win? Each time that happens, the winner gets 50 points. Even in 1994, when there were co-winners.
So the formula is: Time + (Eliminations x 5) + (Wins x 50)
One last thing -- if a wrestlers competes in a Rumble one year as someone and another year as someone else - we're counting them as one person (even when WWE doesn't).
Ready? Here we go!
While Shelton Benjamin isn't a wrestler one would normally associate with success in the Royal Rumble, he did manage to score 81 points. How? The Gold Standard was involved in eight consecutive Rumble matches between 2003 and 2010, and often lasted in the ring much longer than the average competitor.
Mr. Perfect wasn't quite perfect in the Royal Rumble (or else he would have won them all), but he did score 102 points over five appearances. In his first Rumble match in 1989, he lasted 28 minutes and when he returned to the ring unexpectedly in 2002, Perfect was one of the final competitors in the match.
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The Golden One has 96 points, competing in 9 different Rumbles, more than once returning in the ring after disappearing from the business for months or sometimes years. While he's never come close to winning the match, you'll still never forget the name..... Golddust!