Royal Rumble News, Update, and Facts


It is less than three weeks away, the royal rumble will take place at Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Which superstars (men or women) are favorites to win the stipulation and main event WrestleMania.  

In the men's royal rumble match, four superstars are confirmed competitors for the event.  Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Lashley. It is projected to add on Jey Uso, Karrion Kross, Santos Escobar, The Miz, the entire Judgment Day, and more.  

In the women's royal rumble, Bayley, Nia Jax, Becky Lynch, and Bianca Belair confirmed their entry.  Let's assume that Xia Li, Zoey Stakes, Shayna Baszler, Damage CTRL, Shotzi, are guaranteed in the match.  The women's list of superstars are very limited compared to the men.  

Who is favorite?

In the men's, there is a debate between CM Punk and Cody Rhodes.  In the women's, Bayley and Jade Cargill are listed on top.  


() Only three superstars won back to back Royal Rumbles - Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

() Stone Cold Steve Austin is the only superstar that won three royal rumbles (1997, 1998, and 2001).

() Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar could potentially tie Austin with three wins should they participate in the royal rumble.  

() Gunther is credited as the record holder in traditional 30-man rumble matches with his time of 1:11:40.  

() Santino Marella has a record for the shortest time in the rumble with 1.9 seconds.  

() Brock Lesnar has the most elimination in traditional 30-man rumble with 13 in 2020.  

() There has only been six different winners for the women's royal rumble.  Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Becky Lynch seek to become the first female superstar to win their second rumble.  

Fun Facts:

() Roman Reigns has pinned every Royal Rumble winner since 2002 except Chris Benoit (2004 Royal rumble winner).

() Of the 43 superstars that only appeared once, only eight won the royal rumble - Jim Duggan, Big John Studd, Rick Flair, Yokozuna, Mr. McMahon, Chris Benoit, Alberto Del Rio, and Shinsuke Nakamura.

() Two sets of father and son has been in the final four, just not at the same time - McMahons' and the Dibiase's.  

() Four factions had all their memeb4rs in the final four at some point in their career.  One had all their members in the final four at the same time - The Shield, Evolution, and League of Nations.  Legacy were all in the final four at the same time.  

() Final four participants in the royal rumble - Randy Orton (8), Roman Reigns (6), Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Kane, Triple H, Batista, John Cena, Edge (5).  

men's royal rumble winner opportunity
men's royal rumble winner opportunity