Every Royal Rumble match has been filled with a ton of dumbasses committing unspeakable acts of dumbassery. These foolish acts consist of things like saving other superstars from being eliminated, casually hanging out on the ring apron for way too long, and picking guys up in the air but tossing them down to the ring mat rather than over the top rope.

Nearly 30 years of Royal Rumble "Dumbest Ass" awards have been presented here at Cageside Seats. Below is the full breakdown of all these dumbass statistics.

#### Overview

There have been a total of 322 Dumbasses committing 464 Dumbass Acts across the 28 Royal Rumble matches from 1989 through 2016. That means the average Royal Rumble match included 11.5 Dumbasses and 16.6 Dumbass Acts.

Here is a table that shows the distribution of this data across each Royal Rumble match. This table is sorted by the number of Dumbass Acts.

Year | Dumbasses | Acts | Ratio |

2009 | 19 | 31 | 1.63 |

1991 | 15 | 31 | 2.07 |

1999 | 19 | 24 | 1.26 |

2001 | 18 | 24 | 1.33 |

2003 | 19 | 24 | 1.26 |

1994 | 14 | 22 | 1.57 |

2004 | 11 | 20 | 1.82 |

2008 | 8 | 20 | 2.50 |

2010 | 15 | 19 | 1.27 |

1989 | 12 | 18 | 1.50 |

2006 | 15 | 18 | 1.20 |

1992 | 12 | 17 | 1.42 |

1996 | 10 | 17 | 1.70 |

2014 | 12 | 16 | 1.33 |

1993 | 13 | 15 | 1.15 |

2015 | 13 | 15 | 1.15 |

1995 | 10 | 14 | 1.40 |

2002 | 9 | 14 | 1.56 |

2016 | 11 | 14 | 1.27 |

1990 | 9 | 13 | 1.44 |

1997 | 9 | 13 | 1.44 |

2013 | 11 | 12 | 1.09 |

2007 | 8 | 11 | 1.38 |

1998 | 5 | 9 | 1.80 |

2011 | 6 | 9 | 1.50 |

2000 | 6 | 8 | 1.33 |

2005 | 7 | 8 | 1.14 |

2012 | 6 | 8 | 1.33 |

Total |
322 |
464 |
1.44 |

Here is a box plot that shows the distribution of the 322 total dumbasses across each of the 28 matches:

The box plot above helps to show that the data can be broken into 4 groups, with 25% of the data falling into each group. The median is 11 dumbasses, which is slightly less than the average of 11.5 dumbasses per match.

Group 1: 5 to 8 dumbasses (1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)

Group 2: 9 to 11 dumbasses (1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2013, 2016)

Group 3: 11 to 14 dumbasses (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2014, 2015)

Group 4: 15 to 19 dumbasses (1991, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010)

Here is a box plot that shows the distribution of the 464 total dumbass acts across each of the 28 matches.

The box plot above helps to show that the data can be broken into 4 groups, with 25% of the data falling into each group. The median is 15.5, which is slightly less than the average of 16.6 dumbass acts per match.

Group 1: 8 to 12 acts (1998, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Group 2: 13 to 15 acts (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2015, 2016)

Group 3: 16 to 20 acts (1989, 1992, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014)

Group 4: 20 to 31 acts (1991, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009)

Here are the statistics for each of the 28 Royal Rumble matches.

#### 1989 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 12 (tied for 11th most out of 28 Royal Rumble matches)

Dumbass Acts: 18 (tied for 10th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*

Ron Bass (2 dumbass acts)

Tito Santana (2)

Bad News Brown (2, Dumbest Ass)

Arn Anderson (2)

Red Rooster (2)

Ted DiBiase Sr. (2)

Mr. Perfect (1)

Tully Blanchard (1)

Bushwhacker Butch (1)

Hulk Hogan (1)

Koko B. Ware (1)

Barbarian (1)

#### 1990 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 9 (tied for 19th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 13 (tied for 20th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Randy Savage (2)

Bret Hart (2)

Jim Neidhart (2)

Haku (2)

Ted DiBiase Sr. (1)

Warlord (1)

Jimmy Snuka (1)

Dino Bravo (1)

Ultimate Warrior (1, Dumbest Ass)

#### 1991 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 15 (tied for 5th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 31 (tied for 1st out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Paul Roma (5)

Haku (4)

Greg Valentine (3)

Hercules (3)

Smash (3)

British Bulldog (3, Dumbest Ass)

Shane Douglas (2)

Bret Hart (1)

Mr. Perfect (1)

Bushwhacker Butch (1)

Hulk Hogan (1)

Jake Roberts (1)

Animal (1)

Rick Martel (1)

Earthquake (1)

#### 1992 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 12 (tied for 11th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 17 (tied for 12th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Irwin R. Schyster (3)

Repo Man (2)

Tito Santana (2)

Jim Duggan (2)

Hulk Hogan (1, Dumbest Ass)

Jimmy Snuka (1)

Barbarian (1)

Shawn Michaels (1)

Roddy Piper (1)

Berzerker (1)

Ric Flair (1)

Sgt. Slaughter (1)

#### 1993 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 13 (tied for 9th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 15 (tied for 15th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Bob Backlund (2)

Tatanka (2)

Irwin R. Schyster (1)

Ric Flair (1)

Mr. Perfect (1)

Earthquake (1)

Randy Savage (1, Dumbest Ass)

Ted DiBiase Sr. (1)

Papa Shango (1)

Fatu (1)

Typhoon (1)

Jerry Sags (1)

Owen Hart (1)

#### 1994 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 14 (8th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 22 (6th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Crush (4)

Lex Luger (2, Dumbest Ass)

Greg Valentine (2)

Scott Steiner (2)

Bam Bam Bigelow (2)

Mo (2)

Adam Bomb (1)

Randy Savage (1)

Owen Hart (1)

Bret Hart (1)

Rick Steiner (1)

Bart Gunn (1)

Diesel (1)

Jeff Jarrett (1)

#### 1995 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 10 (tied for 17th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 14 (tied for 17th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Lex Luger (4, Dumbest Ass)

Doink the Clown (2)

Shawn Michaels (1)

British Bulldog (1)

Rick Martel (1)

Adam Bomb (1)

Jimmy Del Ray (1)

Eli Blu (1)

Kwang (1)

Billy Gunn (1)

#### 1996 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 10 (tied 17th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 17 (tied for 12th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Diesel (3, Dumbest Ass)

Triple H (3)

Jake Roberts (2)

Vader (2)

Bob Holly (2)

Bob Backlund (1)

Henry Godwinn (1)

Mabel (1)

Dory Funk Jr. (1)

Barry Horowitz (1)

#### 1997 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 9 (tied for 19th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 13 (tied for 20th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Mil Mascaras (3, Dumbest Ass)

Owen Hart (2)

Terry Funk (2)

Jake Roberts (1)

Bret Hart (1)

Ahmed Johnson (1)

Flash Funk (1)

Fake Diesel (1)

Steve Austin (1)

#### 1998 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 5 (28th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 9 (tied for 24th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Chainz (3, Dumbest Ass)

8-Ball (3, Dumbest Ass)

Ahmed Johnson (1)

Cactus Jack (1)

Faarooq (1)

#### 1999 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 19 (tied for 1st out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 24 (tied for 3rd out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Steve Austin (5, Dumbest Ass)

D-Lo Brown (2)

Owen Hart (1)

Kane (1)

Triple H (1)

Jeff Jarrett (1)

Billy Gunn (1)

Gillberg (1)

Edge (1)

Droz (1)

Steve Blackman (1)

Goldust (1)

Val Venis (1)

Boss Man (1)

Ken Shamrock (1)

Test (1)

X-Pac (1)

Mark Henry (1)

Chyna (1)

#### 2000 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 6 (tied for 25th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 8 (tied for last out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Big Show (3, Dumbest Ass)

Kane (1)

Bob Holly (1)

Mosh (1)

Gangrel (1)

Crash Holly (1)

#### 2001 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 18 (4th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 24 (tied for 3rd out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Perry Saturn (3)

The Rock (3, Dumbest Ass)

Kane (2)

Raven (2)

Big Show (1)

Bob Holly (1)

Steve Austin (1)

Steve Blackman (1)

Val Venis (1)

Rikishi (1)

Matt Hardy (1)

Jeff Hardy (1)

Drew Carey (1)

Al Snow (1)

Honky Tonk Man (1)

Bradshaw (1)

K-Kwik (1)

Undertaker (1)

#### 2002 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 9 (tied for 19th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 14 (tied for 17th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Undertaker (4, Dumbest Ass)

Steve Austin (2)

Billy Gunn (2)

Perry Saturn (1)

Bradshaw (1)

Triple H (1)

Scotty 2 Hotty (1)

Hurricane (1)

Booker T (1)

#### 2003 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 19 (tied for 1st out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 24 (tied for 3rd out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Matt Hardy (2)

Undertaker (2, Dumbest Ass)

Edge (2)

Eddie Guerrero (2)

Brock Lesnar (2)

Chris Jericho (1)

Goldust (1)

Rey Mysterio (1)

Shawn Michaels (1)

Jeff Hardy (1)

Chris Nowinski (1)

Tommy Dreamer (1)

B-2 (1)

Rosey (1)

Charlie Haas (1)

Shelton Benjamin (1)

A-Train (1)

Rob Van Dam (1)

Maven (1)

#### 2004 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 11 (tied for 14th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 20 (tied for 7th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Big Show (5, Dumbest Ass)

Matt Morgan (3)

Kurt Angle (3)

Chris Benoit (2)

Chris Jericho (1)

Randy Orton (1)

John Cena (1)

Mick Foley (1)

Rene Dupree (1)

Ernest Miller (1)

Goldberg (1)

#### 2005 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 7 (24th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 8 (tied for last out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Rey Mysterio (2, Dumbest Ass)

Chris Benoit (1)

Rene Dupree (1)

Booker T (1)

Bob Holly (1)

Ric Flair (1)

Simon Dean (1)

#### 2006 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 15 (tied for 5th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 18 (tied for 10th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Big Show (3, Dumbest Ass)

Bobby Lashley (2)

Simon Dean (1)

Kane (1)

Triple H (1)

Johnny Nitro (1)

Shawn Michaels (1)

Rob Van Dam (1)

Carlito (1)

Chris Masters (1)

Viscera (1)

Jonathan Coachman (1)

Trevor Murdoch (1)

Chavo Guerrero (1)

Orlando Jordan (1)

#### 2007 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 8 (tied for 22nd out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 11 (23rd out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Shawn Michaels (2, Dumbest Ass)

Undertaker (2)

Finlay (2)

Johnny Nitro (1)

Chris Benoit (1)

Shelton Benjamin (1)

MVP (1)

Kenny Dykstra (1)

#### 2008 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 8 (tied for 22nd out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 20 (tied for 7th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Undertaker (5, Dumbest Ass)

Shawn Michaels (4)

John Morrison (4)

Cody Rhodes (2)

The Miz (2)

Shelton Benjamin (1)

CM Punk (1)

Batista (1)

#### 2009 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 19 (tied for 1st out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 31 (tied for 1st out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Undertaker (5, Dumbest Ass)

Kane (3)

Rey Mysterio (2)

CM Punk (2)

Cody Rhodes (2)

Triple H (2)

Ted DiBiase Jr. (2)

John Morrison (2)

Chis Jericho (1)

Shelton Benjamin (1)

R-Truth (1)

The Miz (1)

Kofi Kingston (1)

Randy Orton (1)

Mark Henry (1)

Jim Duggan (1)

Finlay (1)

The Great Khali (1)

Mike Knox (1)

#### 2010 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 15 (tied for 5th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 19 (9th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Triple H (2)

Kane (2)

John Cena (2, Dumbest Ass)

Cody Rhodes (2)

Big Show (1)

Matt Hardy (1)

Shawn Michaels (1)

Carlito (1)

Chris Masters (1)

MVP (1)

CM Punk (1)

Ted DiBiase Jr. (1)

JTG (1)

Zack Ryder (1)

Jack Swagger (1)

#### 2011 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 6 (tied for 25th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 9 (tied for 24th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Rey Mysterio (3, Dumbest Ass)

Diesel (2)

Booker T (1)

Husky Harris (1)

Sheamus (1)

Ezekiel Jackson (1)

#### 2012 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 6 (tied for 25th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 8 (tied for last out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Cody Rhodes (2)

Chris Jericho (2, Dumbest Ass)

Big Show (1)

Randy Orton (1)

Primo (1)

Michael Cole (1)

#### 2013 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 11 (tied for 14th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 12 (22nd out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Dolph Ziggler (2, Dumbest Ass)

Chris Jericho (1)

Kane (1)

Goldust (1)

Godfather (1)

Kofi Kingston (1)

Santino Marella (1)

Heath Slater (1)

Daniel Bryan (1)

Jinder Mahal (1)

Damien Sandow (1)

#### 2014 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 12 (tied for 11th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 16 (14th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Seth Rollins (4, Dumbest Ass)

Jack Swagger (2)

Goldust (1)

Kofi Kingston (1)

Kevin Nash (1)

CM Punk (1)

JBL (1)

R-Truth (1)

The Miz (1)

Jimmy Uso (1)

Dean Ambrose (1)

Luke Harper (1)

#### 2015 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 13 (tied for 9th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 15 (tied for 15th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Kane (2, Dumbest Ass)

Rusev (2)

Kofi Kingston (1)

Daniel Bryan (1)

Damien Mizdow (1)

Big Show (1)

Bray Wyatt (1)

Bubba Ray Dudley (1)

Fandango (1)

Diamond Dallas Page (1)

Roman Reigns (1)

Big E (1)

Cesaro (1)

#### 2016 Royal Rumble

Dumbasses: 11 (tied for 14th out of 28)

Dumbass Acts: 14 (tied for 17th out of 28)

*List of Dumbasses*Chris Jericho (3)

Roman Reigns (2, Dumbest Ass)

Kane (1)

Bray Wyatt (1)

Goldust (1)

R-Truth (1)

The Miz (1)

Sheamus (1)

AJ Styles (1)

Ryback (1)

Neville (1)

#### Individual Dumbass Statistics

There were 176 unique wrestlers who combined to be a dumbass 322 times while committing 464 Dumbass Acts. These 176 dumbasses can be organized into the following six groups based on their overall number of Dumbass Acts.

**Group 6 - "The Dumbest Of Asses"**

The following 13 men each committed at least 6 Dumbass Acts. Together they combined to be a dumbass 66 times (which is 20.5% of the overall number) while committing 131 dumbass acts (which is 28.2% of all dumbass acts). That comes out to a ratio of 1.98 Dumbass Acts per Dumbass occurrence. They also earned 16 Dumbest Ass awards.

Undertaker (19 acts, 6 times, 4 Dumbest Ass): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009

Kane / Fake Diesel (15 acts, 10 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016

Big Show (15 acts, 7 times, 3 Dumbest Ass): 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015

Shawn Michaels (11 acts, 7 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1992, 1995, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Triple H (10 acts, 6 times): 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010

Chris Jericho (9 acts, 6 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 2003, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016

Steve Austin (9 acts, 4 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002

Rey Mysterio (8 acts, 4 times, 2 Dumbest Ass): 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011

John Morrison / Nitro (8 acts, 4 times): 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Cody Rodes (8 acts, 4 times): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Diesel / Kevin Nash (7 acts, 4 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1994, 1996, 2011, 2014

Haku (6 acts, 2 times): 1990, 1991

Lex Luger (6 acts, 2 times, 2 Dumbest Ass): 1994, 1995

**Group 5 - "Because I'm the Miz, and I'm a Dumbass"**

The following 9 men each committed 5 Dumbass Acts. Together they combined to be a dumbass 30 times (9.3%) while committing 45 dumbass acts (9.7%), which is a ratio of 1.50. None of these men won a Dumbest Ass award.

Goldust (5 acts, 5 times): 1999, 2003, 2013, 2014, 2016

Bret Hart (5 acts, 4 times): 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997

Owen Hart (5 acts, 4 times): 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999

Bob Holly (5 acts, 4 times): 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005

CM Punk (5 acts, 4 times): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

The Miz (5 acts, 4 times): 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016

Smash / Repo Man (5 acts, 2 times): 1991, 1992

Greg Valentine (5 acts, 2 times): 1991, 1994

Paul Roma (5 acts, 1 time): 1991

**Group 4 - "When you're a Dumbass, you're a Dumbass 4 Life"**

The following 15 men each committed 4 Dumbass Acts. Together they combined to be a dumbass 40 times (12.4%) while committing 60 dumbass acts (12.9%), which is a ratio of 1.50. They also earned 3 Dumbest Ass awards.

R-Truth / K-Kwik (4 acts, 4 times): 2001, 2009, 2014, 2016

Shelton Benjamin (4 acts, 4 times): 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009

Kofi Kingston (4 acts, 4 times): 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

Ted DiBiase Sr. (4 acts, 3 times): 1989, 1990, 1993

Randy Savage (4 acts, 3 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1990, 1993, 1994

Jake Roberts (4 acts, 3 times): 1991, 1996, 1997

Billy Gunn (4 acts, 3 times): 1995, 1999, 2002

Matt Hardy (4 acts, 3 times): 2001, 2003, 2010

Chris Benoit (4 acts, 3 times): 2004, 2005, 2007

Tito Santana (4 acts, 2 times): 1989, 1992

British Bulldog (4 acts, 2 times, 1 Dumbest Ass): 1991, 1995

Irwin R. Schyster (4 acts, 2 times): 1992, 1993

Perry Saturn (4 acts, 2 times): 2001, 2002

Crush (4 acts, 1 time): 1994

Seth Rollins (4 acts, 1 time, 1 Dumbest Ass): 2014

**Group 3 - "Dumbass 3:16 says I just saved your ass!"**

The following 22 men each committed 3 Dumbass Acts. Together they combined to be a dumbass 44 times (13.7%) while committing 66 dumbass acts (14.2%), which is a ratio of 1.50. They also earned 7 Dumbest Ass awards.

3 acts, 3 times:

Hulk Hogan (1 Dumbest Ass): 1989, 1991, 1992

Mr. Perfect: 1989, 1991, 1993

Ric Flair: 1992, 1993, 2005

JBL / Bradshaw: 2001, 2002, 2014

Booker T: 2002, 2005, 2011

Randy Orton: 2004, 2009, 2012

Bray Wyatt / Husky Harris: 2011, 2015, 2016

3 acts, 2 times

Jim Duggan: 1992, 2009

Bob Backlund: 1993, 1996

Edge: 1999, 2003

John Cena (1 Dumbest Ass): 2004, 2010

Finlay: 2007, 2009

Ted DiBiase Jr.: 2009, 2010

Jack Swagger: 2010, 2014

Roman Reigns (1 Dumbest Ass): 2015, 2016

3 acts, 1 time

Hercules: 1991

Mil Mascaras (1 Dumbest Ass): 1997

Chainz (1 Dumbest Ass): 1998

8-Ball (1 Dumbest Ass): 1998

The Rock (1 Dumbest Ass): 2001

Matt Morgan: 2004

Kurt Angle: 2004

**Group 2 - "Dumbassin' ain't easy"**

The following 45 men each committed 2 Dumbass Acts. Together they combined to be a dumbass 70 times (21.7%) while committing 90 dumbass acts (19.4%), which is a ratio of 1.29. They also earned 2 Dumbest Ass awards.

2 acts, 2 times

Bushwhacker Butch: 1989, 1991

Barbarian: 1989, 1992

Jimmy Snuka: 1990, 1992

Earthquake: 1991, 1993

Rick Martel: 1991, 1995

Rikishi / Fatu: 1993, 2001

Godfather / Papa Shango: 1993, 2013

Adam Bomb: 1994, 1995

Jeff Jarrett: 1994, 1999

Mabel / Viscera: 1996, 2006

Ahmed Johnson: 1997, 1998

Foley / Cactus Jack: 1998, 2004

Steve Blackman: 1999, 2001

Val Venis: 1999, 2001

Mark Henry: 1999, 2009

Jeff Hardy: 2001, 2003

Rob Van Dam: 2003, 2006

Rene Dupree: 2004, 2005

Simon Dean: 2005, 2006

Carlito: 2006, 2010

Chris Masters: 2006, 2010

MVP: 2007, 2010

Sheamus: 2011, 2016

Daniel Bryan: 2013, 2015

Damien Sandow / Mizdow: 2013, 2015

2 acts, 1 time:

Ron Bass: 1989

Bad News Brown (1 Dumbest Ass): 1989

Arn Anderson: 1989

Red Rooster: 1989

Jim Neidhart: 1990

Shane Douglas: 1991

Tatanka: 1993

Scott Steiner: 1994

Bam Bam Bigelow: 1994

Mo: 1994

Doink the Clown: 1995

Vader: 1996

Terry Funk: 1997

D-Lo Brown: 1999

Raven: 2001

Eddie Guerrero: 2003

Brock Lesnar: 2003

Bobby Lashley: 2006

Dolph Ziggler (1 Dumbest Ass): 2013

Rusev: 2015

**Group 1 - "The Vince McMahon 'Kiss My Dumbass' Club"**

The following 72 wrestlers each committed 1 Dumbass Act and were a Dumbass only that 1 time. Together they combined to be a dumbass 72 times (22.4%) while committing 72 dumbass acts (15.5%), which is a ratio of 1.00. They also earned 1 Dumbest Ass award.

Tully Blanchard: 1989

Koko B. Ware: 1989

Warlord: 1990

Dino Bravo: 1990

Ultimate Warrior (1 Dumbest Ass): 1990

Animal: 1991

Roddy Piper: 1992

Berzerker: 1992

Sgt. Slaughter: 1992

Typhoon: 1993

Jerry Sags: 1993

Rick Steiner: 1994

Bart Gunn: 1994

Jimmy Del Ray: 1995

Eli Blu: 1995

Kwang: 1995

Henry Godwinn: 1996

Dory Funk Jr.: 1996

Barry Horowitz: 1996

Flash Funk: 1997

Faarooq: 1998

Gillberg: 1999

Droz: 1999

Boss Man: 1999

Ken Shamrock: 1999

Test: 1999

X-Pac: 1999

Chyna: 1999

Mosh: 2000

Gangrel: 2000

Crash Holly: 2000

Drew Carey: 2001

Al Snow: 2001

Honky Tonk Man: 2001

Scotty 2 Hotty: 2002

Hurricane: 2002

Chris Nowinski: 2003

Tommy Dreamer: 2003

B-2: 2003

Rosey: 2003

Charlie Haas: 2003

A-Train: 2003

Maven: 2003

Ernest Miller: 2004

Goldberg: 2004

Jonathan Coachman: 2006

Trevor Murdoch: 2006

Chavo Guerrero: 2006

Orlando Jordan: 2006

Kenny Dykstra: 2007

Batista: 2008

The Great Khali: 2009

Mike Knox: 2009

JTG: 2010

Zack Ryder: 2010

Ezekiel Jackson: 2011

Primo: 2012

Michael Cole: 2012

Santino Marella: 2013

Heath Slater: 2013

Jinder Mahal: 2013

Jimmy Uso: 2014

Dean Ambrose: 2014

Luke Harper: 2014

Bubba Ray Dudley: 2015

Fandango: 2015

Diamond Dallas Page: 2015

Big E: 2015

Cesaro: 2015

AJ Styles: 2016

Ryback: 2016

Neville: 2016

#### Miscellaneous Observations

Every dumbass from the 2005 Royal Rumble match was also a dumbass in at least one other Royal Rumble match.

All other Royal Rumble matches (excluding 2005) contain at least one dumbass who was never a dumbass in any other Royal Rumble match.

18 of the Dumbest Ass award winners were among the final four survivors for their respective Royal Rumble match.

This makes the Undertaker's Dumbest Ass awards stand out a little bit more, as 3 of his 4 Dumbest Ass awards came in years where he did not make it to the final four. It really takes a special kind of dumbass to win the award that often without being involved in the final four.

Rey Mysterio was unlucky in the sense that both of his Dumbest Ass awards came in years (2005, 2011) where the Royal Rumble match didn't have much dumbass behavior.

Paul Roma committed the most dumbass acts (5) in a single Royal Rumble match (1991) without winning a Dumbest Ass award.

Nobody ever committed more than 5 dumbass acts in a single Royal Rumble match.

Johnny Nitro / John Morrison is the only wrestler to be a dumbass in 4 consecutive Royal Rumble matches (2006 through 2009).

Morrison also became a dumber ass when he changed gimmicks. Johnny Nitro committed 2 total dumbass acts in the first two Royal Rumble matches from that time span, while John Morrison was responsible for 6 total dumbass acts in the latter 2 Royal Rumble matches from that time span.

Papa Shango / The Godfather went 20 years between dumbass occurrences (1993, 2013).

The 2008 Royal Rumble had the highest ratio of Dumbass Acts to Dumbasses. On average, each Dumbass committed 2.50 Dumbass Acts. This is much greater than the overall ratio of 1.44 for all 28 Royal Rumble matches.

On the flip side, the following Royal Rumble matches all had a corresponding ratio of 1.15 or less: 1993, 2005, 2013, and 2015. The overwhelming majority of dumbasses in those matches only committed one dumbass act.

The 2011 Royal Rumble match included 40 participants yet only 6 of them were dumbasses.

The biggest dumbass moment occurred in the 2009 Royal Rumble match when RVD made a surprise return and no superstars tried to eliminate him as he performed multiple maneuvers off the top rope. 13 dumbass acts were handed out during this time - one for every wrestler in the ring not named Rob Van Dam.

130 dumbass acts were committed from 1989 through 1995, 109 dumbass acts were committed from 1996 through 2002, and 132 dumbass acts were committed from 2003 through 2009.

Wrestlers have smartened up a bit over these last 7 Royal Rumble matches (2010 through 2016), committing only 93 dumbass acts. It probably helps that Undertaker wasn't in any of these matches.

It almost always requires more than one dumbass act to win the Dumbest Ass award. The Ultimate Warrior (1990), Hulk Hogan (1992), and Randy Savage (1993) are the exceptions to this rule, as they each won their award based off of just one dumbass act.

On a related note, none of the Dumbest Ass award winners from 1990 through 1994 had the most dumbass acts in their respective Royal Rumble match.

That was immediately followed by a streak from 1995 through 2015 where the Dumbest Ass award winner always clinched at least a tie for the most dumbass acts in his respective Royal Rumble match.

This streak was just broken in 2016, as Chris Jericho (3) committed more dumbass acts than Roman Reigns (2), yet Reigns won the Dumbest Ass award.

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That's everything you need to know about the statistics behind the Royal Rumble "Dumbest Ass" awards. Now that the groundwork has been established, it is clear that there are plenty of milestones for future Royal Rumble dumbasses to compete for in the coming years.