Royal Rumble Winners List (2022 UPDATE)

The Royal Rumble is a battle royal wrestling event by WWE in which wrestlers’ goal is to be the last remaining wrestler inside the ring and eliminate other wrestlers by throwing them over the top rope, off the ring with both feet touching the ground.

Wrestlers will join in the ring at time intervals and their assigned entry number.

The winner of this grand event will earn a title contender match in Wrestlemania.

Here are your Royal Rumble winners from the years 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

As of the current date, WWE has already had 28 Royal Rumbles in total.

 

Royal Rumble 1988

Winner: Jim Duggan

 

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Date: January 24, 1988.

Entry no. 13.

Jim Duggan was an American professional wrestler signed in WWE.

He is recognized as “Hacksaw” which is his ring name.

Jim Duggan was known for his imitation of an American patriot which he uses a piece of wood with the size of 2×4 as a weapon.

He was also well-known for his cheer which is the “USA!” and his battle cry which is the “Hooo!”.

The first-ever Royal Rumble transpired on Jan 24, 1988, Sunday at Copps Coliseum, in Hamilton, Ontario.

Jim Duggan was the winner of the first-ever Royal Rumble match that was finished within 33 minutes.

He was entry no. 13 and he eliminated One Man Gang to become victorious on the first-ever Royal Rumble which was held in the year 1988.

As of the current date, Jim Duggan is signed to WWE on a Legends contract.

Royal Rumble 1989

Winner: Big John Studd

Date: January 15, 1989.

Entry no. 27

John William Minton was an American Professional wrestler and actor signed in WWWF or World Wide Wrestling Federation and WWF or World Wrestling Federation which were the names of WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment back then.

He was well-known as Big John Studd which was his nickname during his wrestling days.

Big John Studd had been a tag team champion together with Executioner #1 as his teammate.

He is also included in the WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2004).

The Royal Rumble 1988 had occurred on January 15, 1989, at The Summit, in Houston, Texas.

Big John Studd was entry no. 27 of the Royal Rumble match.

The Royal Rumble match was held for a total of 1:04:53 and Big John Studd had triumphed on the royal rumble by eliminating Ted DiBiase.

Unfortunately, John William Minton or Big Man Studd has already died due to a combination of liver cancer and Hodgkin’s disease.

 

Royal Rumble 1990

Winner: Hulk Hogan

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Date: January 21, 1990.

Entry no. 25

Terry Eugene Bollea is well-known by his ring name of Hulk Hogan and is an American retired professional wrestler signed in the WWF or World Wrestling Federation, which was the name of the WWE back then, an actor and a musician.

He is considered by many as the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s.

Hulk Hogan won championship titles including the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.

He was inducted twice into the Hall of Fame which are the Hall of Fame class of 2005 and the Hall of Fame class of 2020 as a member of the New World Order.

The Royal Rumble 1990 was held on Jan 21, 1990, at Orlando Arena, in Orlando, Florida.

Hulk Hogan was the winner of this Royal Rumble Match that was finished within 58:46.

He was entry no. 25 and won the Royal Rumble 1990 by eliminating Mr. Perfect.

Hulk Hogan is currently fit as a fiddle and can be found in Hogan’s Beach Shop in Florida.

Royal Rumble 1991

Winner: Hulk Hogan

Date: January 19, 1991.

Entry no. 24.

Hulk Hogan had won championships and events including the Royal Rumble match in 1990 and 1991, and WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

He was inducted twice into the Hall of Fame class of 2005 and the Hall of Fame class of 2020 as a member of the New World Order.

The Royal Rumble 1991 occurred on January 19, 1991, at Miami Arena, in Miami, Florida.

The match was held for a total of 1:05:17.

Hulk Hogan was entry no. 24 and had won this Royal Rumble match by eliminating Earthquake.

As of the current date, Hulk Hogan is healthy and can be seen in Hogan’s Beach Shop in Florida.

Royal Rumble 1992

Winner: Ric Flair

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Date. January 19, 1992.

Entry no. 3.

Richard Morgan Fliehr is a retired American professional wrestler signed in the WWF which was the name of the WWE back then.

He was well-known for his ring names which were Ric Flair and The Nature Boy and had become a wrestler for roughly 40 years.

He is considered by many as the greatest professional wrestler of all time and recognized by the WWE as a 16-time world champion.

Ric Flair is also known as the father of the WWE women’s superstar which goes by the ring name of Charlotte Flair.

He was inducted twice in the WWE Hall of Fame which are Hall of Fame class of 2008 and Hall of Fame class of 2012 as a member of The Four Horsemen

Ric Flair had accumulated a lot of championships.

The Royal Rumble 1992 happened on Jan 19, 1992, at Knickerbocker Arena, in Albany, New York.

Ric Flair had become victorious in this Royal Rumble match.

The Royal Rumble match lasted for 1:02:02. Ric Flair was the entry no 3 and won the Royal Rumble match by eliminating Sid Justice.

Royal Rumble 1993

Winner: Yokozuna

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Date: Jan 24, 1993.

Entry no: 27.

Agatupu Rodney Anoaʻi was an American professional wrestler signed in the WWE. He was recognized by his ring name which is Yokozuna.

He had won championships and grand events in his career in the WWF/WWE including WWF World Heavyweight Champion and the Royal Rumble 1993.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012.

The Royal Rumble 1993 occurred on Jan 24, 1993, at ARCO Arena, in Sacramento, California, and lasted for 1:06:35.

Yokozuna had become victorious at the Royal Rumble match. Yokozuna was entry no. 27 and had remained the last wrestler standing in the ring by eliminating Randy Savage.

Unfortunately, Yokozuna had died from pulmonary edema.

 

Royal Rumble 1994

Winners: Bret Hart and Lex Luger

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Date: Jan 23, 1994.

Bret Hart’s entry no: 27.

Lex Luger’s entry no: 23.

Bret Sergeant Hart or well-known by his ring name as Bret “The Hitman” Hart is a retired American-Canadian professional wrestler who had accumulated many championships such as WWF Championship and the WWE United States Championship over his career.

He is also a member of the Hart family and considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice which are the Hall of Fame class of 2006 and the Hall of Fame class of 2019 as a member of The Hart Foundation.

Lawrence Wendell Pfohl or well-known by his ring name as Lex Luger is an American retired professional wrestler, football player, bodybuilder, and television producer.

Although he didn’t win a championship in the WWE, he had won one of the grandest events of the WWE which is the Royal Rumble in the year 1994.

The Royal Rumble 1994 is different from the other Royal Rumble as two players had won on this Royal Rumble Match.

It was the first time that this ever happened to a Royal Rumble.

Bret Hart and Lex Luger are the winners of the Royal Rumble 1994 and are the only co-winners of a Royal Rumble match as they both eliminated each other with the same feet touched to the ground at the same time outside the ring.

The Royal Rumble 1994 occurred on Jan 23, 1994, at Providence Civic Center, in Providence, Rhode Island, and lasted for a total of 55:04.

Lex Luger was the entrant no. 23 and Bret Hart was the entrant no 27 of the Royal Rumble 1994 and both had won by eliminating each other with both of their feet touching on the ground at the same time.

 

Royal Rumble 1995

Winner: Shawn Michaels

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Date: Jan 22, 1995

Entry no: 1

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom or well-known by his ring name as Shawn Michaels is an American retired professional wrestler.

He is well known for his nicknames “Mr. Wrestlemania”, “ Heartbreak Kid, and “The Showstopper” and is considered as one of the greatest WWE/WWF superstars of all time.

Shawn Michaels is also well recognized as a member of D-Generation X which is one of the best tag teams of all time at WWE.

Shawn Michaels had accumulated a ton of championships such as the WWE Tag Team Championship during his wrestling days at the WWE and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice which are the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011 and WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 as a member of the D-Generation X.

The Royal Rumble 1995 transpired on Jan 22, 1995,  at USF Sun Dome, in Tampa, Florida and the Royal Rumble match lasted for 38:41.

Despite that Shawn Michaels was the entry no. 1 in the Royal Rumble match, he still managed to become victorious on this Royal Rumble match and therefore, was recognized as the first-ever wrestler with entry no. 1 to win the Royal Rumble match.

He won by eliminating The British Bulldog.

Shawn Michaels is currently a coach at the WWE performance center and Triple H’s right-hand man in the NXT.

 

Royal Rumble 1996

Winner: Shawn Michaels

Date: Jan 21, 1996.

Entry no. 18.

Michael Shawn Hickenbottom was an American professional wrestler in the WWE and among the rare WWE Royal Rumble Winners to have one it more than once.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice which are the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2011 and WWE Hall of Fame class of 2019 as a member of the D-Generation X.

The Royal Rumble 1996 occurred on January 21, 1996, at Selland Arena, in Fresno, California, and lasted for a total of 58:49.

Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble in 1996. He was entry no. 18 in the Royal Rumble match and become victorious by eliminating Diesel.

As of the present time, Shawn Michaels is a coach at the WWE performance center and Triple H’s right-hand man in the NXT.

 

Royal Rumble 1997

Winner: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

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Date: January 19, 1997.

Entry no. 5

The Royal Rumble 1997 occurred on January 19, 1997, at Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, and ended with a total of 50:29.

Stone Cold Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble in 1997.

He was entry no. 5 and remained as the last man standing inside the ring by eliminating Bret Hart.

Steven James Anderson who turned into Steven James Williams later on in his life us an American retired professional wrestler in the WWF which is the name of the WWE back then, actor, and television host.

He is well-known by his ring name as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

He had won many championships such as the WWF champion over his career in the WWF which is the name of the WWE back then and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2009.

 

Royal Rumble 1998

Winner: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

Date: January 18, 1998.

Entry no. 24.

The Royal Rumble 1998 transpired on January 18, 1998, at San Jose Arena, in San Jose, California, and lasted for a total of 55:25.

He won the Royal Rumble in 1998 for the second time in a row.

He was the entry no 24 and won by eliminating The Rock.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is an actor, television host, and retired professional wrestler in the WWF/WWE.

His real name is Steven James Anderson.

He has accumulated a ton of championships such as the WWF Intercontinental championship during his days in the WWE and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2009.

 

Royal Rumble 1999

Winner: Mr. McMahon

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Date: January 24, 1999.

Entry no: 2.

The Royal Rumble 1999 occurred on January 24, 1999, at Arrowhead Pond, in Anaheim, California, and lasted for a total of 56:38.

The winner of the Royal Rumble 1999 is Mr. McMahon.

He was entry no. 2 of the Royal Rumble match in 1999 and won by eliminating “Stone Cold” Steve Austin due to the distraction made by The Rock to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as he was aiming for a record third Royal Rumble win in a row.

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is the chairman and chief executive officer of the WWE. He is an American professional wrestling promoter, media proprietor, and executive.

 

Royal Rumble 2000

Winner: The Rock

 

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Date: January 23, 2000.

Entry no: 24.

The Royal Rumble 2000 occurred on January 23, 2000, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York, and lasted for 51:54.

The winner of the Royal Rumble 2000 is The Rock and won by eliminating Big Show in controversial fashion, with the Big Show spending weeks claiming his feet touched the floor last.

The Rock was entry no. 24 of the Royal Rumble in the year 2000.

Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an American actor, businessman, and retired professional wrestler.

He is well-known by his ring name The Rock and is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

He had been in the WWE for 8 years before pursuing a career as an actor.

He has won several championships such as the WWE Championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2001

Winner: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

 

Date: January 21, 2001.

Entry no: 27.

The Royal Rumble 2001 occurred on January 21, 2001, at New Orleans Arena, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and lasted for 1:01:55.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2001 on his return from a long lay-off for a neck injury and becomes the first WWE superstar to win 3 Rumble matches in a row.

He was entry no. 27 and won by eliminating Kane at the Royal Rumble match in 2001.

 

Royal Rumble 2002

Winner: Triple H

 

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Date: January 20, 2002.

Entry no: 22.

The Royal Rumble 2002 occurred on January 20, 2002, at Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia, and lasted for a total of 1:09:22.

Triple H is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2002.

He was the entry no 22 and had become victorious by eliminating Kurt Angle on his return from a damaging quad tear injury.

Paul Michael Levesque is an American professional wrestler in the WWE, actor, and the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development of WWE.

He is well-known by his ring name which is Triple H and is recognized by many as one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time.

He has won a ton of championships in the WWE which includes the WWE/WWF Championship, WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and WWF Tag Team Championship.

He is also recognized as a member of one of the greatest tag teams in the WWE which is the D-Generation X and the husband of the daughter of Vince McMahon which is Stephanie McMahon.

 

Royal Rumble 2003

Winner: Brock Lesnar

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Date: January 19, 2003.

Entry no: 29.

The Royal Rumble 2003 occurred on January 19, 2003, at FleetCenter, Boston, Massachusetts, and lasted for a total of 53:41.

Brock Lesnar is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2003.

He was entry no. 29 and becomes victorious by eliminating The Undertaker.

Brock Edward Lesnar is an American-Canadian professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist, and football player, and is considered as one of the greatest wrestlers who have stepped on the ring.

He is currently a free agent in the WWE storyline in which he is allowed to appear on any WWE brand.

At the age of 25 years old, He won the WWE championship gaining him a Guinness Book of World Record as the youngest person to win the WWE championship.

He won a lot of championships such as the WWE championship and the WWE Universal championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2004

Winner: Chris Benoit

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Date: January 25, 2004

Entry no. 1.

The Royal Rumble 2004 transpired on January 25, 2004, at Wachovia Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lasted for a total of 1:01:30.

Chris Benoit is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2004.

He was entry no.1 and he won the gruelling Royal Rumble by eliminating Big Show.

Christopher Michael Benoit or also known as Chris Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler and is considered as one the best wrestlers of all time.

He had won championships such as the World Heavyweight championship.

Unfortunately, Chris Benoit has passed away from taking his own life.

It was suspected that he’d hanged himself after taking the lives of his wife and his 7-year-old son.

 

Royal Rumble 2005

Winner: Batista

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Date: January 30, 2005.

Entry no. 28.

The Royal Rumble 2005 occurred on January 30, 2005, at Save Mart Center, in Fresno, California, and lasted for 51:07.

He is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2005.

He was entry no. 28 and became victorious by eliminating John Cena.

David Michael Bautista Jr is an American retired professional wrestler and currently an actor.

He is well-known in the wrestling industry by his ring name as Batista.

He is a six-time world champion and also held the tag-team championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2006

Winner: Rey Mysterio

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Date: January 29, 2006.

Entry no. 2.

The Royal Rumble 2006 transpired on January 29, 2006, at American Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida, and lasted for 1:02:12.

Rey Mysterio is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2006.

He was entry no. 2 and won by eliminating Randy Orton.

Óscar Gutiérrez is an American professional wrestler and well-known by his ring name Rey Mysterio and one of the most popular Lucha libre wrestlers of all time.

He is considered one of the most influential wrestlers of all time by many and he currently wrestles on RAW in the WWE.

He popularized cruiserweight wrestling in the WCW and then the WWE.

 

Royal Rumble 2007

Winner: The Undertaker

 

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Date: January 28, 2007.

Entry no. 20.

The Royal Rumble 2007 occurred on January 28, 2007, at AT&T Center, in San Antonio, Texas, and lasted for a total of 56:18.

The Royal Rumble 2007 winner is The Undertaker.

He was the entry no. 20 and won by eliminating Shawn Michaels.

Mark William Calaway is an American actor and retired professional wrestler.

He is well known for his ring name The Undertaker and imitations of a deadman.

He accumulated a lot of various championships including the World Heavyweight Championship and is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestling legends of all time.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2022.

 

Royal Rumble 2008

Winner: John Cena

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Date: January 27, 2008.

Entry no. 30.

The Royal Rumble 2008 occurred on January 27, 2008, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York, and lasted for 51:26.

The winner of the Royal Rumble 2008 is John Cena.

He was entry no. 30 and won by eliminating Triple H.

John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former rapper.

He is currently signed to WWE.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and holds the record for most world championship reigns in the history of professional wrestling.

 

Royal Rumble 2009

Winner: Randy Orton

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Date: January 25, 2009.

Entry no. 8

The Royal Rumble 2009 occurred on January 25, 2009, at Joe Louis Arena, in Detroit, Michigan, and lasted for a total of 58:40.

The winner of the Royal Rumble 2009 is Randy Orton. He was entry no. 8 and won by eliminating Triple H.

Randal Keith Orton, better known by his ring name Randy Orton, is an American professional wrestler and actor.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and is currently signed to WWE, where he competes on the Raw brand.

He won many championships over his career such as the WWE Championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2010

Winner: Edge

 

Date: January 31, 2010.

Entry no. 29.

The Royal Rumble 2010 occurred on January 31, 2010, at Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia, and lasted for a total of 49:26.

Edge is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2010.

He was entry no. 29 and won by eliminating John Cena.

Adam Joseph Copeland is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor.

He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Edge.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012 and is the first-ever to win the Royal Rumble after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

He is considered one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time.

He won many championships such as the WWE championship, the Intercontinental Title and Tag Team titles.

 

Royal Rumble 2011

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

 

Date: January 30, 2011.

Entry no. 38.

The Royal Rumble 2011 occurred on January 30, 2011, at TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, and lasted for a total of 1:09:51.

Alberto Del Rio is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2011.

He was entry no. 38 and won by eliminating Santino Marella.

José Alberto Rodrguez Chucuan is a Mexican-American professional wrestler, promoter, and mixed martial artist.

He is best known for his time in the WWE by his ring name as Alberto Del Rio.

He won championships such as the World Heavyweight Championship over his career.

 

Royal Rumble 2012

Winner: Sheamus

 

Date: January 29, 2012.

Entry no. 22.

The Royal Rumble 2012 occurred on January 29, 2012, at Scottrade Center, in St. Louis, Missouri, and lasted for a total of 54:00.

Sheamus is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2012. He was entry no. 22 and won by eliminating Chris Jericho.

Stephen Farrelly is a professional wrestler and actor from Ireland.

He is currently signed to WWE and competes on the SmackDown brand.

He is well-known for his ring name Sheamus. He won many championships such as the WWE championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2013

Winner: John Cena

 

Date: January 27, 2013

Entry no. 19.

The Royal Rumble 2013 transpired on January 27, 2013, at US Airways Center, in Phoenix, Arizona, and lasted for a total of 55:05.

John Cena was the winner of the Royal Rumble 2013.

He was entry no. 19 and won by eliminating Ryback.

John Cena’s full name is John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. is an American professional wrestler, actor, and author who rose to prominence with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) organization before finding success in films and books.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and he is one of the main event superstars who hold the record for the most world championship reigns in pro wrestling history.

 

Royal Rumble 2014

Winner: Batista

 

Date: January 26, 2014.

Entry no. 28.

The Royal Rumble 2014 happened on January 26, 2014, at Consol Energy Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and lasted for a total of 55:07.

Batista is the winner of the Royal Rumble 2014.

He was entry no. 28 and won by eliminating Roman Reigns.

Dave Michael Bautista’s ring name is Batista. He is a retired professional wrestler and actor from America.

He was a top-tier wrestler in WWE from 2002 to 2010, and he returned to the company twice in 2014 and 2019 before retiring.

He won numerous titles, including the WWE Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

 

Royal Rumble 2015

Winner: Roman Reigns

 

Date: January 25, 2015.

Entry no. 19.

The Royal Rumble 2015 occurred on January 25, 2015, at Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lasted for a total of 59:31.

The Royal Rumble 2015 winner is Roman Reigns.

He was entry no. 19 and won by eliminating Rusev.

Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoai is a former professional gridiron football player and professional wrestler from America.

He is well-known by his ring name Roman Reigns.

His heel turn, which is highly regarded by industry veterans, has been dubbed one of the greatest character arcs in professional wrestling.

He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand.

He is currently the WWE Universal Champion and is in his second reign.

 

Royal Rumble 2016

Winner: Triple H

 

Date: January 24, 2016.

Entry no. 30.

The Royal Rumble 2016 occurred on January 24, 2016, at Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida, and lasted for a total of 1:01:42.

Triple H won the Royal Rumble 2016.

He was entry no. 30 and became victorious by eliminating Dean Ambrose.

Paul Michael Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, is an American professional wrestler, executive, and actor.

He is currently signed to WWE and serves as the company’s Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development.

He is also the creator and executive producer of the WWE brand NXT. He is well-known for being a member of D-Generation X, one of the greatest tag teams of all time.

Many consider him to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

He had a slew of titles under his belt, including the WWF/WWE championship and the WWF Tag Team championship.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2019 as a member of D-Generation X.

 

Royal Rumble 2017

Winner: Randy Orton

 

Date: January 29, 2017.

Entry no. 23.

The Royal Rumble 2017 happened on January 29, 2017, at Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, and lasted for a total of 1:02:06.

The Royal Rumble 2017 winner is Randy Orton.

He was entry no. 23 and won by eliminating Roman Reigns.

Randal Keith Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor who is currently signed to WWE and performs on the Raw brand.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time among WWE Royal Rumble winners.

He has won numerous WWE titles, including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

 

Men’s Royal Rumble 2018

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

 

Date: January 28, 2018.

Entry no. 14.

This was the first time in history, the Royal Rumble was split into a men’s and women’s royal rumble match, meaning two Royal Rumble winners.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2018 transpired on January 28, 2018, at Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lasted for a total of 1:05:27.

Shinsuke Nakamura is the winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble 2018.

He was entry no. 14 and won by eliminating Roman Reigns.

Shinsuke Nakamura is a professional wrestler from Japan.

He is currently signed to WWE and works on the SmackDown brand.

He has won several WWE championships, including the WWE United States Championship.

 

Women’s Royal Rumble 2018

Winner: Asuka

 

Date: January 28, 2018.

Entry no. 25.

The Women’s Royal Rumble 2018 is the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble that happened on January 28, 2018, at Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lasted for a total of 58:57.

The winner of the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble is Asuka.

She was entry no. 25 and won by eliminating Nikki Bella.

Kanako Urai is a Japanese professional wrestler who is currently a free agent in the WWE.

In the WWE, she goes by the ring name Asuka.

She has won several titles, including the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

 

Men’s Royal Rumble 2019

Winner: Seth Rollins

 

Date: January 27, 2019.

Entry no. 10.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 occurred on January 27, 2019, at Chase Field, in Phoenix, Arizona, and lasted for a total of 57:35.

The winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 is Seth Rollins.

He was entry no. 10 and won by eliminating Braun Strowman.

Colby Daniel Lopez is an American professional wrestler.

He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand as Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

Rollins, known for his energetic slapstick personas or in-ring work, has long been regarded as one of the greatest performers of his generation.

Rollins’ heel run as part of The Authority has been hailed as one of the best heel runs in WWE history, establishing Rollins as one of the company’s best villains.

 

Women’s Royal Rumble 2019

Winner: Becky Lynch

 

Date: January 27, 2019.

Entry no. 28.

The Women’s Royal Rumble 2019 happened on January 27, 2019, at Chase Field, in Phoenix, Arizona, and lasted for a total of 1:12:00.

The winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble 2019 is Becky Lynch. Making her one of very few Women’s WWE Royal Rumble winners.

She was entry no. 28 and won by eliminating Charlotte Flair.

Rebecca Quin, better known by her ring name Becky Lynch, is an Irish professional wrestler and actress.

She is currently signed to WWE and competes on the Raw brand, where she is currently the Raw Women’s Champion in her second reign after winning her recent Women’s Championship match.

Lynch is one of WWE’s most well-known and well-paid wrestlers.

Twitter ranked her sixth on their list of the Top Female Athletes in the World in 2019.

 

Men’s Royal Rumble 2020

Winner: Drew McIntyre

 

Date: January 26, 2020.

Entry no. 16.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 occurred on January 26, 2020, at Minute Maid Park, in Houston, Texas, and lasted for a total of 1:00:50.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 winner is Drew McIntyre.

He was entry no. 16 and won by eliminating Roman Reigns.

Andrew McLean Galloway IV is a Scottish professional wrestler who currently works for WWE under the ring name Drew McIntyre on the SmackDown brand.

He won numerous WWE championships, including the WWE Intercontinental title.

 

Women’s Royal Rumble 2020

Winner: Charlotte Flair

 

Date: January 26, 2020.

Entry no. 17.

Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr is an American professional wrestler currently under contract with WWE, where she currently works on the SmackDown brand.

She is best known by her ring name Charlotte Flair and is presently the SmackDown Women’s Champion in her record-breaking sixth reign.

She is also known for being the daughter of Ric Flair, a former professional wrestler.

The Women’s Royal Rumble 2020 happened on January 26, 2020, at Minute Maid Park, in Houston, Texas, and lasted for a total of 54:20.

The winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble 2020 is Charlotte Flair.

She was entry no. 17 and won by eliminating Shayna Baszler.

 

Men’s Royal Rumble 2021

Winner: Edge

 

Date: January 31, 2021.

Entry no. 1.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2021 occurred on January 31, 2021, at Tropicana Field,  in St. Petersburg, Florida, and lasted for a total of 58:30.

The winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble 2021 is Edge.

Despite being entry no. 1, he still managed to win the grand match by eliminating Randy Orton.

He joins an elite group; when participants enter number 1 and still become WWE Royal Rumble winners.

Adam Joseph Copeland is a professional wrestler and actor from Canada.

He is currently signed to WWE and works under the ring name Edge on the Raw brand.

In 2005, he was the first person to win money from the bank.

He won numerous WWE titles, including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

In 2012, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Women’s Royal Rumble 2021

Winner: Bianca Belair

 

Date: January 31, 2021.

Entry no. 3.

The Women’s Royal Rumble 2021 occurred on January 31, 2021, at Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and lasted for a total of 58:50.

The winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble 2021 is Bianca Belair.

She was entry no. 3 and managed to gain the victory by eliminating Rhea Ripley.

Bianca Blair Crawford is an American professional wrestler and former track and field athlete who is currently signed to WWE and competes on the Raw brand as Bianca Belair.

She once held the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

 

Men’s Royal Rumble 2022

Winner: Brock Lesnar

 

Date: January 29, 2022.

Entry no. 30.

The Men’s Royal Rumble 2022 transpired on January 29, 2022, at The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MS.

Brock Lesnar is the winner of the Men’s Royal Rumble 2022.

He was entry no. 30 and won by eliminating Drew McIntyre.

Brock Edward Lesnar is a professional wrestler from America and Canada.

He was previously a mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and professional football player.

He is currently signed to WWE, where he is a free agent and therefore he can appear on any WWE brand.

He is also the seven-time WWE Champion and currently the WWE Champion.

He is considered one of the all-time great professional wrestlers.

 

Women’s Royal Rumble 2022

Winner: Ronda Rousey

 

Date: January 29, 2022.

Entry no. 28.

The Women’s Royal Rumble event 2022 occurred on January 29, 2022, at The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MS.

The winner of the Royal Rumble 2022 is Ronda Rousey.

She was entry no. 28 and won by eliminating Charlotte Flair.

Ronda Jean Rousey is a professional wrestler, actress, former judoka, and mixed martial artist from America.

She is presently signed to WWE’s SmackDown brand.

She is perhaps best remembered for her experience in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Her long-standing nickname, “Rowdy,” was derived from the former professional wrestler Roddy Piper.

She previously held the WWE Raw Women’s championship.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequent questions we always see online about the WWE Royal Rumble:

When Was the First Ever Royal Rumble?

The first-ever Royal Rumble was released on January 24, 1988, in which all of the contestants were male.

This was the first event and battle royal labelled the “Royal Rumble”.

On January 28, 2018, female wrestlers were given a chance to experience the royal rumble as it was the release date of the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble.

Summary

The Royal Rumble is one of the most popular and biggest events of the year on the WWE calendar.

It kicks off the year with a bang and gives an opportunity for your favorite superstar to reach the promised land: Fighting for the WWE title at Wrestlemania.

We hope you enjoyed this Royal Rumble winners list.

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