WWE Royal Rumble 2017: 10 Best Performers In The Event’s History
January 21, 2017 - WWE
The Royal Rumble is by distant my favorite WWE pay-per-view event. The countdown, a swerves, warn earnings and debuts never destroy to get my juices going. The Rumble has also proven to be a validator, and code confirmation for many Superstars given a pregnancy in 1988.
We’ve seen a biggest Superstars in a graduation broach some of their many noted performances in a Rumble.
Of all a good Superstars in a compare over a years, that ones have been a best? That’s formidable to determine. It goes deeper than simply looking during that Superstars have won a compare a many times.
I felt we indispensable formulas to discern a answers to this question. I’ve come adult with 2: The Rumble Score and The Rumble Rating.
They aren’t though flaws. Daring moves like a ones Kofi Kingston performs in roughly any Rumble don’t cause into The Rumble Score or Rumble Rating.
There’s also a slight inequality with some of a stats, depending on what we use as a source.
That said, a regulation of a regulation are judicious and should ring with any hardcore wrestling fan.
Top 10 Royal Rumble Competitors
The Rumble Score
The process we used to emanate a Rumble Score is formed on a sum time a Superstar has spent in a ring, the number of Rumbles entered, sum eliminations and wins.
Here’s how a indicate values mangle down:
- Total series of seconds: face value
- Royal Rumble Entry: any is value 250 points
- Eliminations: any is value 500 points (partial points awarded for organisation eliminations)
- Royal Rumble Wins: any is value 1,000 points (one instance of a split)
For example, if a Superstar spent a sum of 3:56 in Royal Rumbles, that’s 236 seconds (236 points). If he or she seemed in dual Rumbles in their career, that’s another 500 points. With 3 eliminations (1,500 points) and no wins, that Superstar would have a Rumble Score of 2,236.
That’s a flattering medium example, though a regulation should be clear.
With that established, here are a Superstars with a 10-highest Rumble Scores.
1. Shawn Michaels – 36,922
They call Michaels Mr. WrestleMania, though he could go by a name Mr. Royal Rumble. Michaels has seemed in a second-most Rumbles during 12. He’s second in sum eliminations with 37.1, and he’s fourth in sum time spent in a Rumble.
Last though not least, he’s one of usually 6 group to have won some-more than one Royal Rumble, and one of 3 to have won a compare dual years in a quarrel (1995 and 1996).
2. Kane – 36,539
While a Big Red Machine has never won a Rumble. He has a many eliminations with 38 and a many appearances during 19.
He’s also spent over three-and-a-half hours in Rumble matches in his career.
3. Steve Austin – 32,159
Stone Cold is a usually male to win 3 Rumbles, and he, Michaels and Hulk Hogan are a usually ones to win it back-to-back (1997-98, 2001).
Austin is also third in sum eliminations, notwithstanding usually appearing in 6 events.
4. Triple H – 32,106
No one has spent some-more time in Rumble matches than The Game. He has spent a small underneath 4 hours fighting to stay alive or to discharge his competitors.
Trips won dual of a 9 Rumbles he’s entered, and he’s fifth in sum eliminations.
5. The Undertaker – 29,552
Taker is another Superstar best famous for his WrestleMania exploits, though a Dead Man has lifted some ruin in a Royal Rumble as well.
He’s won usually one time (2007), though he’s fourth in eliminations, and he has seemed in 10 Rumble matches.
If he wins a 2017 Rumble, he’ll mangle Batista’s record for many years between victories during 10.
Batista won in 2005 and again in 2014.
6. Chris Jericho – 22,835
Only Triple H has spent some-more time in a ring than Jericho during Rumble matches.
That resilience is mostly obliged for alighting him in a Top 10. He’s usually had 12.8 eliminations, and no wins in 9 Rumble appearances.
7. The Big Show – 21,855
It’s tough to call anyone on this list an underachiever, though The Big Show’s impression would be a one to lift a tag.
Despite being one of a many widespread super heavyweights in a WWE for a past 15 years, Show has never won a Royal Rumble in his 11 appearances (third many all-time).
He has tossed 26.5 opponents out of a ring, and that’s good for sixth on a all-time list.
8. Randy Orton – 19,784
The Viper has been in 7 Rumble matches, and he’s won once.
He has usually underneath 17 eliminations in his career. While he’s substantially capable, Orton hasn’t logged as many mins in his appearances that some of a other Superstars on a list.
9. Roman Reigns – 19,670
Haters get prepared to cry. One of a many extraordinary entries on this list is The Big Dog.
In usually 3 Rumble appearances, Reigns is already in a Top 10 in Rumble Score. He got a win underneath his belt in 2015, and his 21 eliminations equate to an normal of 7 per Rumble.
Orton and some of a others above him are still going strong, though Reigns is snapping during their heels.
10. John Cena – 19,369
The Franchise is a two-time leader (2008 and 2013), though he’s usually been in 6 Rumbles.
Often, he has had a compare on a label aside from a conflict royal. That and late draws has rather harm his indicate total.
Still, Cena has 21 eliminations and a intensity to supplement a few points to his sum before he hangs adult a jean shorts.
Here’s a couple to a whole list.
The Rumble Rating
Think Superstars who have had mixed appearances have an astray advantage when it comes to a Rumble Score? The Rumble Rating should repair that.
To accumulate this, we take a Rumble Score and order by a sum appearances. That renders a normal Rumble Score per appearance, also famous as The Rumble Rating. Here’s a Top 10 in that category.
(Only Superstars with during slightest 3 appearances.)
- Reigns – 6,557
- Austin – 5,360Roman Reigns WWESeth
- Hogan – 4,315
- Chris Benoit – 4,208
- Triple H – 3,567
- The Rock – 3396
- Cena – 3,228
- Batista – 3,071
- CM Punk – 3,060
- Michaels – 3,035
Using a Rumble as a Tracker and Barometer for a Superstar’s Individual Brand
More than any other compare in a WWE Universe, a Royal Rumble shows us that Superstars’ brands are on a rise, nutritious or plummeting. Few Superstars entrance in a Rumble and make a poignant splash.
In fact, usually 9 have won a compare in their initial try. In a early days of a Rumble, roughly everybody was creation their lass appearance, though once a eventuality became a tack and one of a Big 4 pay-per-views, success in a entrance has been scarce.
The final male to win in his initial Rumble was Alberto Del Rio in 2011, and that noted a fast stand adult a ladder for a renouned Mexican grappler.
Most often, we see Superstars like Cena grub their approach to Rumble-winning standing after carrying begun their tour as a mid-carder who lasted 9-10 mins in a compare before being eliminated.
As a Superstar’s normal time in a Rumble increases or he or she starts to pull a after number, it’s a pointer their brands are growing.
Will it plateau before permitting them to strech Rumble-winning standing ala Dolph Ziggler? It’s tough to tell. There are other factors during play, though in general, as a Superstar’s Rumble appearances goes, so goes their careers.
Who’s a Next Shawn Michaels, Kane, and Stone Cold?
There’s is no one now in a WWE who is on a some-more vehement gait towards stardom than Reigns.
At usually 31 years old, Reigns has already won a Rumble, been a tag-team champion, United States Champion and a three-time WWE World Champion.
The Smarks hatred Reigns and have shabby others to disapprove him in roughly any city a graduation travels to, though he’s still one of a straws that stirs a drink.
Quite honestly. his arise is roughly distinct anyone we’ve seen.
If we take a gander during a Top 3 on a Rumble Score list, we can find a stream Superstar whose code compares to any one.
The closest thing to Michaels is Seth Rollins. The 30-year-old has usually been in one Rumble, though he’s already 90th on a list with a Rumble Score of 3,951.
A knee damage approaching kept him out of final year’s match, though he’ll be in his second one on Jan 29.
Rollins is built for a intensity iron-man endowment as a Superstar with a longest stay, and it’s easy to see him winning a compare in a future.
In fact, had he not been harm in 2016, he would have been one of a favorites.
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Kane continues to have widespread performances, though he hasn’t come adult with victories. Braun Strowman might be headed for a identical path.
He was clever in a 2016 Rumble with 3.66 eliminations.
The large male is approaching to be even improved this year. Some have predicted he’ll mangle Reigns’ record for eliminations in a Rumble.
I can see that happening, though I’d be repelled if he wins a compare this year, or ever.
As prolonged as he’s in a Rumble, he’ll get his share of eliminations, though frequency have we seen a bruising hulk win a match.
As particular brands go, we can do many worse than duplicating Kane’s success.
His longevity and aptitude are apparent.
All super heavyweights should use The Big Red Machine as a purpose indication for attaining long-lasting resources and success in a WWE.
Finding someone who compares to Steve Austin in wrestling is roughly like perplexing to find someone who is a current comp to Ted Williams in baseball.
However, if pressed, I’d contend Dean Ambrose’s WWE career trek is many similar. Ambrose has already been WWE champion, though he hasn’t won a Rumble yet.
Austin won his initial when he was 33 years old.
Ambrose stayed in a compare for scarcely 30 mins in 2016, so another clever display could be on a approach in 2017.
Ambrose’s anti-authority persona, early-career success, and comparatively immature age (30) yield his code room to grow.
Will he ever turn a idol Austin is? Few have.
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