WWE Royal Rumble is part of the original PPV big four and is still one of the most important. The 2021 show will be the 34th event.
Since then, Royal Rumble has acquired a special aura. As part of its route and has several dizzying records! Since its inception in 1988, 1,130 participants have participated in the match, hoping to get a unique opportunity.
Out of these 1,130 participants, only 30 people won the match. After winning the match, they challenge the world champion of their choice to WrestleMania.
Of the 30, 18 (including the last four Royal Rumble winners) won their title at the biggest show of all. Stone Cold Hall of Fame member Steve Austin is the only superstar to win the battle three times.
As for personal bests, Shawn Michaels holds the record for winning a match from first place. While he’s not the only one, forgotten WWE superstar Chris Benoit also achieved the same thing, winning a match in 2004.
Daniel Bryan lasted the longest in the match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, which involved 50 participants in 1: 16: 06. On American soil and in a traditional “Battle” involving 30 people, Rey Mysterio received recognition with a score of 1: 02: 12.
KANE HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST APPEARANCES AND EJECTIONS.
The “big red machine” has appeared in matches 17 times and holds the record for the highest number of people thrown over the top rope with 43. Brock Lesnar and brown Strowman hold the record for 13 throwouts in one night.
Last year, Bianca Belair and Shaina Basler made headlines for their Royal Rumble when they debuted and knocked out eight contestants in one night.
Back in 2019, Naya JAX became one of only four women to take part in the men’s Battle Royale. Also, she’s the only one who participates in two different battles in one night.
This year, Charlotte Flair hopes to win her second consecutive battle Royale, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 23 years. On the other hand, Randy Orton will fight to win his third battle Royale and match up with Austin.
Royal Rumble 2021 will be the first event to bring together a virtual audience inside the WWE Thunderdome. In addition, this is the first event where most of the participants announced their participation in advance.