Okay everyone! This is what all six of you reading this have been waiting for all week. The math checked out and we've officially determined the Top 25 Most Valuable Royal Rumble Superstars of all-time. There are some in here that are pretty obvious near the top, but I think there will be some surprises thrown in there for everyone.
For those who've missed this series this week, you can check them out here. For an explanation on how I tallied points, see the introduction to the first entry.
Without further ado, here is your final countdown. Since it is the finale, I'll add in everyone's Rumble Stats within their paragraph.
25. The British Bulldog - 6 Rumbles, 13 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute outings: 7 Points
We kick off this list with Davey Boy who's biggest claim to fame in the Rumble is when everyone thought he was the winner in 1995 until Shawn Michaels dangled on the outside with only one foot touching the floor. Even though Bulldog entered the match at #2, 95 was the shortest Rumble of all time ending at a total time of just over 38 minutes. You'd have to look to Bulldog's earlier Rumble appearances to get a sense of why he's this high on the overall list. In his debut Rumble in 91, he lasted almost as long as he did in 95 with a 36 minute showing and 3 eliminations. He'd follow up in 92 entering in at #1 and lasting over 22 minutes and eliminating 3. But by 2000 during Bulldog's 3rd and final stint in the company, he got rid of his classic Rule Britannia theme and used a dumb song full of barking, so no wonder why his numbers diminished in his latter years.
24. Brock Lesnar - 3 Rumbles, 11 Eliminations, 1 Win: 7.2 Points
The Beast spent many years of his career sitting on his only Rumble appearance that resulted in a win for him in 2003. The victory is what got him the most points because as only a 3 time entrant, he was never there for an iron man run usually entering within the mid to late 20s spot. In all 3 matches he lasted under 10 minutes, but has been an elimination machine. In his victory year he eliminated 4 and then did eliminated the same in 2016. The following year, he spent just over 4 minutes in the match, but still wrecked havoc and got rid of 3 competitors before being blindsided by Goldberg. Most of Lesnar's Rumble history has come as a Champion as we'll see yet again this Sunday, but he certainly has made the most of his minimal showings.
23. Bret Hart - 5 Rumbles, 7 Eliminations, 1 25-50 Minute Outing, 1 Win: 7.4 Points
The first ever Royal Rumble entrant finds himself in the upper echelon of this list. If you're wondering, I did count full points for both Hart and Luger's shared win in 1994. That was Bret's best Rumble appearance eliminating his highest total of 4. The eliminations were never Bret's strong suit in the match, rather his longevity has made his resume more impressive. He's never lasted for under 10 minutes in a single rumble match, which helped him accumulate more value points for this experiment.
T21: Lex Luger - 2 Rumbles, 10 Eliminations, 1 win: 8.1 Points
The Lex Express only drove through two Rumble matches, but since he was in the midst of pushes during both occasions his point value has always been high. Especially in 1994 where he'd eliminate 6 men before sharing a victory with Bret. In 95, he'd make it to the Final Four and rack up 4 eliminations, but that was the last we saw of Lex in this January tradition as later in the year he'd shockingly show up on Nitro.
T21: Yokozuna - 2 Rumbles, 10 Eliminations, 1 Win: 8.1 Points
Yoko and Lex have the same exact Rumble stats which is why they tied for a spot so high on this list. Yokozuna was in the midst of a rocketstrapping push in 1993 shortly after he made his debut. It led the way for him to enter in at #27 and eliminate 7 men before winning, going to Wrestlemania to win and lose the title within seconds. The Rumble tradition officially started with him in 1993 where the winner was granted a title match at Wrestlemania. That was the height of Yokozuna's career. In 1996, Yokozuna made his only other appearance that included a face to face showdown with Vader, but not much else of memory.
20. Cody Rhodes/Stardust - 8 Rumbles, 13 Eliminations, 3 25-50 Minute Outings: 8.2 Points
This right here is what I was most interested in learning when I started this process. Cody is absolutely one of the unsung heroes of the Rumble that will never get the credit that he deserves. From 2012-2014, he entered at either #3 or #4 in each match, lasted over 25 minutes in each and in 2012 he ousted 6 from the match. Add on that in 2009 he made it all the way to the Final Four. Maybe his appearances weren't flashy or memorable outside of some tension teased with him and his brother, but you have to hand it to him that he was willing to take on some major Rumble responsibility for all that time. So it has to be asked... what kind of Rumble parody will AEW come up with to combat this?
19. Rick Martel - 7 Rumbles, 9 Eliminations, 1 50+ Minute Outing: 9.6 Points
Martel is another unsung hero of the rumble match who's stats may not pop out on paper, but if we were making an MVP list back in 1995 he would probably be close to the top 5. He's mainly known for being the first true iron man of the match lasting 52 minutes in 1991, but that was eclipsed in the following year by Ric Flair which ended up being eclipsed the following year by Bob Backlund. So you can see how Martel's Rumble legacy has been pushed aside. What's crazy is that I didn't think that Martel's run lasted that long into the 90's as he was still competing in this match in 1995 when he was certainly past his prime. Although to be honest with you, on second look my math on Martel may have been incorrect.... Yeah let's pretend like that never happened. He should be in 30th place with 4.6 points. For someone this bad at math I guess I shouldn't be doing a statistical project.
18. The Rock - 4 Rumbles, 10 Eliminations, 1 25-50 Minute Outing, 1 50+ Minute Outing, 1 Win: 9.8 Points
My favorite Rumble moment from The Rock is before the 2000 match in which he won. He was a pretty obvious winner, but he was interviewed before the match and asked what his biggest concerns were in the match. He said first concern: Crash Holly. Second concern: Headbanger Mosh. Low and behold when he enters the match, one of the first men he eliminated was Crash Holly. Not only did his win increase his value, but two long appearances in 1998 and 2001 helped his cause as well. In 98 he entered in at #4 and was the last man in the ring with Austin. His elimination totals are a little low, but The Rock was definitely a major part of 3 of the 4 rumbles he competed in. Just... don't expect him to show up this weekend... right?
17. CM Punk - 6 Rumbles, 18 Eliminations, 3 25-50 Minute Outings: 10 Points
Punk was only 49 seconds away from raising his score half a point with a 50 minute appearance in 2014, which of course happened to be his final WWE match of his career. Punk has been impressive in Rumbles and it has mainly been due to being the focal point of storylines. In 2010, he basically owned the entire first half of the match and was the first wrestler to take a mic in between eliminations and address the crowd. This was knee deep into his straight edge gimmick where every wrestler would walk down the ramp and he'd beg them to pledge allegiance to being straight edge. He may have been victim of a Khali chop, but he eliminated 4 men and 1 woman in the match that made for an entertaining time. The following year he would enter #1 in the time where he was leader of the new Nexus. Because of that damn stable and The Corrrrre, they had to increase the match by 10 competitors. Punk led his disciples to do his bidding and they were dominant for the first half of the match, until John Cena played superman and eliminated 4 of them at once with no help. Then of course the aforementioned 2014 match where he played a foil to The Authority, but the real story came when he was concussed very early on in the match and claimed that Dr. Amaan did nothing about it. It's sad to think that its already been 5 years since this all went down. Fun fact time: Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk and The Miz entered consecutive Rumbles at #1 from 2010-2012. Who entered in consecutive Rumbles at #1 from 2013-2015? Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk and The Miz all in that same order.
T15. Sheamus - 7 Rumbles, 14 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 Win: 10.1 Points
Sheamus kind of shocked most people in 2012 when many thought it was a pretty obvious decision to have a returning Chris Jericho win the Rumble, but its another feather in the cap for an upper midcard lifer that seemed to have accomplished every feat you can in WWE. He's a Rumble winner, King Of The Ring and Mr. Money In The Bank, however when you look at his career in hindsight, it might be that Sheamus' best career move was tagging with Cesaro in The Bar. However, that didn't make his Rumble appearances much better. See last year's blunder when none other than Heath Slater eliminated him in 2 seconds. Sheamus has always been a good hand and has a couple of Rumble Final Four appearances to go along with his track record.
T15 The Big Show - 12 Rumbles, 32 Eliminations: 10.1 Points
This is typical big man track record - get the points by racking up eliminations. But what also helped Big Show's cause here was his 12 appearances. When you look at it, no, Big Show's intention was to never be an Iron Man, but he has never lasted for longer than 25 minutes in any of his 12 showings. Actually, 4 times he lasted just two minutes or less and 6 times he lasted under 10. But his eliminations can't be discredited as he's tied for 6th on the all-time list. In fact, there's only two matches that he competed in where he didn't score an elimination - 2002 and 2017. And most of those times he spent eliminating anywhere from 4 to 6 men, even if he only lasted about 5 minutes.
14. Rey Mysterio - 8 Rumbles, 13 Eliminations, 1 25-50 Minute Outing, 2 50+ Outing, 1 Win: 11.2 Points
Last year's surprise entry will be back for his 9th Rumble appearance this year, a match in which he's been seen as a dominant Iron Man. 2006 is his signature moment that everyone remembers fondly, he came to the ring in Eddie's low rider and dedicated the match to his friend who has passed away months earlier. During the number drawing for that Rumble, he pulled the #2 and looked to the sky and said "way to stick it to me, Eddie" or something along those lines. He'd go on to last over an hour, eliminating Randy Orton to win the match. His other impressive run came in 2009 entering in at #1 and spending 50 minutes in the match. Of course his elimination numbers aren't there because of his size, but Rey has made a sizable impact on the history of this match.
13. Chris Jericho - 10 Rumbles, 18 Eliminations, 4 25-50 Minute Outings, 2 50+ Outings: 11.9 Points
Jericho is the all-time Rumble Iron Man and in my eyes, the best Rumble competitor to never win the match. The numbers are not only astonishing, but his best Rumble appearances came later in his career. It's hard to say that Jericho was out of his prime because he's Jericho and has never been past his prime, but both of his true Iron Man runs came in 2016 and 17 entering #6 and #2 respectively. Other big runs came in 2003 and 2013 where he entered #2 in both of those matches as well. Let's say he's the king of the #2 entrant? King of the Rumble? Well, 13th is a nice spot to be in, but he probably could've used a win in that time to place him in the top 10 closer to the top. Again, best Rumble competitor to never win it. You'll hear why later when I get to Kane.
12. Chris Benoit - 4 Rumbles, 14 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 50+ Outing, 1 Win: 12.3 Points
"Only two men have entered at #1 to win it all... including Shawn Michaels..." For very obvious reasons you won't hear many people point out Chris Benoit's name when discussing the best Rumble winners of all-time, but for history sake I suppose I can drop the whole... thing he did. As a wrestler, Benoit dominated the 2004 Rumble defining true Iron Man status. He lasted for over an hour and eliminated 6. The following year he would enter at #2 and once again put together a very strong showing lasting nearly towards the end. No negative points for Benoit as he never lasted under 10 minutes in a match. That's pretty much as far as I think I can go with this one.
11. Edge - 6 Rumbles, 17 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 Win: 12.5 Points
Edge's big Rumble moment occurred in 2010 when he entered in at #29 as a complete surprise due to an injury that many expected him to be out much longer for. It was kind of the same scenario that helped John Cena win the Rumble back in 2008, but it still worked and is celebrated as one of the more favorable wins in Rumble history. Outside of that, Edge had a bit of an Iron Man streak entering early in both 2005 and 2007 matches where he'd last until the Final Four or close to it. Those numbers and stats are nice and all, but my favorite Edge rumble moment has to go all the way back to his first one in 1999. Gillberg entered the ring, screamed, Edge shoves him over the top in 6 seconds. It's a classic, goofy Rumble moment.
10. Batista - 5 Rumbles, 16 Eliminations, 1 25-50 Outing, 2 Wins: 13.9 Points
Our first two-time winner cracks us open into the top 10, and if you don't like it... well, deal with it. Those were Batista's exact words after winning the Rumble back in 2014 to many, many fans dismay. It was a bad time for Batista to get involved and get pushed to the top because fans were begging for Daniel Bryan to get his rightful spot in the main event at Wrestlemania. That all happened, but it's really tough to blame Batista for it in hindsight. Let's say 2019 was the year he decided to return and win the match, I think fans would be more accepting of it. Maybe it's because they've made peace with his ugly run from that time, but a lot of people seemed disappointed that after an injury to Triple H that his final Wrestlemania match may be in jeopardy. Okay enough about that. Let's discuss the year where they decided to build Wrestlemania around the new crop of stars. 2005 was a turning point for them because both Cena and Batista were primed to be elevated into the main event. After a huge catastrophe that led to Vince tearing both of his quads, Batista ended up winning the match and headlining Wrestlemania. I'm sure the choice was made due to the pre-existing story with Triple H, but it does seem like Batista in hindsight needed that win more than Cena did. Both ended up having great careers, but Cena ran circles around Batista and unfortunately that's just the facts.
9. Kane/Isaac Yankeem/Fake Diesel - 19 Rumbles, 43 Eliminations, 1 50+ Minute Outing: 15.3 Points
Yes, Kane has some of the most impressive Royal Rumble numbers of all-time and he deserves all the praise from it. But as I've stated throughout this entire process I've been more interested in the Iron Men of Rumble matches. Kane only had one appearance where he lasted longer than 50 minutes which was easily his most impressive Rumble match. That's the 2001 affair in which he eliminated 11 men that stood as the record until Reigns broke it in 2014. 19 Rumbles is very impressive, 43 eliminations is the most of all time and I don't want to take any of that away from him. I'd just like to point out that 6 of those 19 matches he lasted under 2 minutes, 5 more lasted under 10. As far as single Rumble performances go, the only one that stands out to me is the 2001 match. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but 1 out of 19 does feel a little low. Maybe Isaac Yankeem should've had a better run or something.
8. Randy Orton - 9 Rumbles, 21 Eliminations, 3 25-50 Minute Outings, 2 Wins: 17.8 Points
Randy Orton's legacy in this industry can certainly be debated, but there's no debate that he is a number compiler. Compare it to baseball, some Hall Of Famers out there compile ridiculously good career stats, but those stats don't measure the metrics for how good they were in the field or even how good they were in clutch situations. I guess Orton is like that in a way and looking at these Rumble numbers, they just scream compiler. Don't get me wrong here, he's had some very impressive Rumble runs. In 2004 he entered in at #2 before being eliminated by Mick Foley towards the end of the match. In 2006 he entered #30 and was the last man in the ring with Mysterio. He was a Final Four competitor in 2007. Lasted from #8 to win in 2009 and then would go on to win it again two years ago. Great numbers, some were even great moments, but as far as remembering those moments not many stick out in my memory. My favorite Rumble bit he was a part of was probably Foley's thing. The 2009 story was told well, but in hindsight is frowned upon due to a poor Wrestlemania main event forced after one of the greatest matches ever. And then 2017... just a lackluster win for someone who wasn't gonna be in the main event of the PPV anyway. I've never been a huge Orton fan, but I have to say he's probably a better compiler of stats and championships than he is at putting together non-RKO moments.
7. Hulk Hogan - 4 Rumbles, 27 Eliminations, 2 Wins: 19.8 Points
Well, of course he's gonna be high on this list. I will be honest, it's tough for me to go back and watch some of those Rumbles where the entrants didn't have their music play after the horn. It takes away a special factor that makes the Rumble such a unique event. Imagine how bonkers the crowd would've gotten had they heard the first riff of Real American every time Hogan entered the match? Actually, with proper editing, can someone go back to those rumbles and edit in music to make it seem more enjoyable? Anyway... Hogan of course won two Rumbles and even won one of them as Champion before the #1 contender gimmick was put into effect. He's had some great moments that included a rift in his friendship with Savage leading to the Mega Powers exploding and a stare down between him and Ultimate Warrior that led to their title for title match at Wrestlemania 6. All that being said, the one Hogan Rumble moment that is always gonna stick out in my mind is when he threw a god damn hissy fit when Sid eliminated him. Dude! Brother! You would've done the same thing brother dude! And then you would've dropped the leg on him. Hogan might've been a hero to all but all along he was just one big jerk who ended up being one big racist. Couldn't help it, had to go there.
6. Roman Reigns - 5 Rumbles, 30 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 50+ Outing, 1 Win: 19.9 Points
Narrowly beating Hogan by a tenth of a point, Roman Reigns' value has surged since the minute he stepped foot in the match. In 2014, he broke Kane's single match elimination record with 12 and was part of the final two. We all know what happened the next year... he won, it's probably time we get over that ordeal. In 2016 he competed as champion lasting all the way from the #1 spot until being the 3rd man left. 2017 his appearance irked many entering in at #30 just to push a program with The Undertaker, but he lasted in the final two and last year he was in it until the end with Shinsuke. Let's make this clear - Roman's worst Rumble match was one in which he lasted almost an hour (okay, yeah he got attacked and missed a chunk of it) just because he wasn't in the final 2. Reigns is on pace to be one of the greatest Rumble competitors of all time. Now obviously before any of that can happen he needs to get healthy and beat leukemia, but if you're fantasy booking a surprise return for him to win the Rumble in 2020, just imagine what his value would be after that.
5. John Cena - 8 Rumbles, 25 Eliminations, 4 25-50 Minute Outings, 2 Wins: 20.2 Points
It all started back in 2003 when at the time the Doctor of Thuganamics would rhyme his way to the ring wearing a jersey of a sports figure that insulted the crowd. We all know that he evolved into the Never Give Up, 5 Moves of Doom John Cena that is such a popular and polarizing figure today, but as mentioned above the booking in 2005 decided to go with Batista as the Rumble winner even though they could've easily called an audible and given them the Luger/Hart treatment because it would've ended up the same. I guess to get really into Cena's Rumble lore you'd have to start off at 2008 when we were introduced to the cyborg with super healing powers that NO ONE expected a return from. After the shock of his appearance that night in the Garden, the fans we're quick to turn on him and deliver the Cena Sucks chant. 2010 and 2011 were decent showings for him too, he was one of the final two with Edge in 2010 and was eliminating by non-competitor Miz late in the 2011 match long after annihilating the New Nexus and fooling around with Hornswoggle. Cena would go on to win the 2013 match as well with little doubt due to high speculation that The Rock would beat CM Punk later that night and he'd get his Wrestlemania rematch with him. All of that happened, and although the value here is top 5 and shouldn't be discredited, I think that awful Cena stretch from 2006-2014 still sticks out in a lot of our minds as sour memories. It looks like he got kayfabed out of the match this year, which is disappointing because Cena has been a joy to watch since his US Title run in 2015.
4. The Undertaker - 11 Rumbles, 40 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 Win: 22.5
The Deadman has had his fair share of good and bad rumble moments. The good: in 2007 he was the first man to enter in at #30 to win the Rumble which including possibly the best final 2 ending ever between him and Michaels. The bad: In 2002 The Undertaker would eliminate both Hardy Boys and then fall to elimination himself at the hands of the almighty... Maven. It was a fun moment that ended with Maven's head crashing through a popcorn maker. Oh, I lest I forget the ugly. In 1993 The Undertaker cleaned house before being attacked at the hands of the almighty... Giant Gonzales. So maybe some of the storylines that Taker was involved in around Rumble time weren't the most thrilling, but he was highly consistent in every match he competed in. He recorded an elimination in all 11 of his matches only failing to eliminate multiple entrants once in 1992. He's been impressive from the #1 position, he's been impressive 3 times from the #30 position. Even at 50 years old he managed to eliminate 4 people. The Phenom is usually very high on these all-time lists due to his longevity and the act being over, but if you have two eyes it's very obvious to see why it all happened the way it did.
3. Triple H - 9 Rumbles, 32 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 50+ Outing, 2 Wins: 24.3
The former blue blood entered his first Rumble back in 1996 from the #1 spot after losing a match with Duke The Dumpster Droese that gave him the #30 spot. My have times changed. His first few Rumbles were fine, but nothing that screamed out future 2-time winner to anyone. It wasn't until 2002 after making his return from quad surgery that he'd go on to win the Rumble and spend almost an entire decade winning things. It was an obvious choice for him to win that match, he returned as a face and would be set to square up against a former rival in Jericho at that Mania, but The Rock and Hogan kind of stole that spotlight. He wouldn't return to the Rumble again until 2006 where he saw himself as the #1 entrant and lasted all the way until the Final Four. In 2008 and 2009 he was the runner up in both matches lasting over 40 minutes in the latter. He'd compete again in 2010, but it wasn't until 2016's match where his value would increase to make him top 3 worthy. He'd walk out of the match that night as champion leading to yet again another Wrestlemania main event that sparked very little interest. It was a good run for him and who the hell knows if he'll compete in one again, but let's give this a few years to see if guys like Reigns or Braun can bump him out of this spot. It's absolutely doable.
2. Shawn Michaels - 12 Rumbles, 39 Eliminations, 5 25-50 Minute Outings, 2 Wins: 26.1 Points
His Rumble legacy started off with a whimper. In his second match in 1990, he was tossed out by The Ultimate Warrior in 12 seconds. But after that he'd toss Marty Jannetty through the barber shop window and the rest as they as is history. In 1995 he was the first man (and only man mentioned) to enter the match at #1 to go the distance and win. The image of him dangling on the ropes with his feet elevated enough above the ground so that he could flip his way back up and shove the Bulldog off the turnbuckle is one that gets played every single year in those lovable video packages. It's that and the Wrestlemania 10 ladder match that people usually go back to when they talk about some of the great moments in his career. However, HBK failed to beat brother Diesel at Wrestlemania that year. He found himself gaining popularity while playing some good ol fashioned politics backstage that once again gave him a Rumble victory in 1996 and another iconic moment defeating Bret Hart in an Iron Man match. His next Rumble appearance wouldn't happen until 2003 where he was mercifully beaten down by Chris Jericho barely giving him much of a run. In 2005 he had to deal with antics from Kurt Angle and 2006 he dealt with similar antics from Shane McMahon. All three of those years did a fine job setting up more classic matches for Mr. Wrestlemania. Though if you want to tell a good Rumble story, I eluded to it earlier in Taker's paragraph about how great the ending of 2007 was. Not only that, but a perfect way to tie that story together was to have both men be the first two to enter the 2008 match. You can't get much better than that. To tie a bow on that story, Michaels would end his Rumble legacy in 2010 a year after losing to Taker in the greatest Wrestlemania match of all time. Undertaker was champion at the time and Michaels set a goal to become the Rumble winner because it meant he had a clear cut path for the two of them to square off again. Michaels would go on to the Final Four and be eliminated pushing along what was an excellent retirement story. HBK had an outstanding run in the Rumble adding to his amazing legacy that we celebrate with fond memories.
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin - 6 Rumbles, 36 Eliminations, 2 25-50 Minute Outings, 1 50+ Outing, 3 Wins: 29 Points
I think it's kind of funny that everyone in the top 5 (outside of maybe Undertaker) started off their career in the Rumble as something completely different than the character that they made money with. Austin competed in the 96 Rumble as The Ringmaster, the Million Dollar Champion under the management of Ted DiBiase. The Ringmaster run ended within months of the Rumble match before we saw Austin win the King Of The Ring and change the business as we know it. Austin still ran as a heel up until Wrestlemania of 1997, so he wasn't quite the Stone Cold that we grew to know and love just yet. However, he'd enter the match in at #5 and bulldoze his way to the end where the refs were way too focused on a brawl between Mankind and Terry Funk to notice that Austin had been eliminated by Bret. After Bret dumped Fake Diesel to seemingly win the match, Austin quietly snuck back in the ring to dispose of Hart without a single referee realizing he had already been eliminated. It was a great way to book a sneaky win for Austin, but his win didn't result in a Wrestlemania title shot. Shawn Michaels lost his smile causing Austin to face Bret in one of the best matches of all-time. Austin would tie Hogan's elimination record in 97 disposing of 10. The following year, the WWF was Stone Cold crazy. It was obvious that Austin would finally get his title match and rightful spot at the top in 98 and he did it in traditional fashion by winning his second consecutive Rumble. The following year, we see Austin in the match again as the #1 entrant, but they inevitably told a disappointing story that ended with Vince McMahon's one and only Rumble victory. It doesn't need to be discussed again, so we'll leave it at that. Flash forward to 2001 shortly following his return the previous fall from neck surgery, it was pretty much a given that Austin would end up winning that match and fight for the title at Wrestlemania and that's exactly what happened. His 3rd Rumble victory. A feat that no one else has accomplished before or since. He'd go on to compete in one more Rumble in 2002 lasting as one of the Final Four before calling it a career a year later. There's much to be debated about when it comes to the position rankings on this list, but I think the math got it right when we crunched the numbers to find out that Stone Cold Steve Austin is the Most Valuable Royal Rumble competitor of all-time.
Welp, that's it. Sat here and did research on 322 wrestlers and their history in a match... so hopefully the six of you that read it enjoyed yourselves. I think the outcome was fair and justified in this situation. While I may not fully agree with how the top 5 shaped up, just know that numbers never lie unless you crunch them wrong and Rick Martel ends up in your top 20. God Dammit... Enjoy the Rumble, folks! I'll be back next week with some updates featuring this year's entrants and how they fit into this ever growing list.