(also competed as Viscera and Big Daddy V)
Are you ready to Rumble? At the very least, you'll be ready to watch the Royal Rumble after going this comprehensive list.
Unlike most of the lists on Canadian Bulldog's World, 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 297 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)
This list is actually updated from last year's tally, so two wrestlers ended up debuting in the Top 50. Look for a "previous rank" on the right hand side for many on this list.
One last thing -- if a wrestler competes in a Rumble one year as someone and another year under a different name or persona - we're counting them as one person (even when WWE doesn't).
Ready? Here we go!
WWE Hall of Famer 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 in 2002, The Perfect One was one of the final competitors in the match.
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The Golden One has 102 points, competing in 10 different Rumbles, more than once returning in the ring after disappearing from the business for months or sometimes years. He was even in the 2015 version. While he's never come close to winning the match, you'll still never forget the name..... Golddust!