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 368 different competitors that have participated in the Royal Rumble match since 1988 (including three Rumbles from 2018 - the men and women's Rumble from January, plus the Greatest Royal Rumble). 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 we've included "previous rank" on the right hand side for those who moved up or down from last year's ranking.
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!
(also competed as King Booker)
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Goldust has 120 points, competing in 13 different Rumbles, more than once returning in the ring after disappearing from the business for months on end or sometimes years. The Golden One even competed in both the 2018 Royal Rumble and Greatest Royal Rumble, ensuring we'll never forget the name..... Goldust!