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The complete list of survival times for the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match

The 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match lasted 65 minutes and 29 seconds (65m 29s).

The survival time for a superstar is the time that lapses between the point when he steps foot into the ring and the time that his feet hit the floor to signal elimination. This does not include the time it takes for a superstar to make his way from the entrance ramp down to the actual ring.

The average superstar survival time for the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble match was 12m 29s and the median survival time was 6m 14s.

Here is the full list of survival times for all 30 superstars:

  • 57m 38s: Finn Balor
  • 44m 26s: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 30m 28s: Rusev
  • 29m 00s: Andrade Almas
  • 28m 33s: John Cena
  • 24m 53s: Elias
  • 21m 28s: Roman Reigns
  • 19m 56s: Bray Wyatt
  • 18m 48s: Seth Rollins
  • 13m 36s: Randy Orton
  • 13m 28s: Big E
  • 9m 24s: Rey Mysterio
  • 8m 15s: Xavier Woods
  • 6m 48s: Sami Zayn
  • 6m 34s: Adam Cole
  • 5m 53s: Titus O’Neil
  • 5m 25s: Kofi Kingston
  • 5m 07s: Apollo Crews
  • 5m 02s: The Miz
  • 5m 00s: Cesaro
  • 3m 31s: Jinder Mahal
  • 2m 22s: Goldust
  • 2m 12s: Rhyno
  • 2m 06s: Aiden English
  • 1m 35s: Dolph Ziggler
  • 1m 04s: Woken Matt Hardy
  • 1m 00s: Baron Corbin
  • 0m 34s: Heath Slater
  • 0m 24s: The Hurricane
  • 0m 03s: Sheamus

Many of these times differ greatly from their counterparts on’s official list of survival times. As best as I can tell, some of the times on WWE’s web site must also include a superstar’s entire entrance time as part of the survival time. For example, they list Sheamus as surviving for 0m 20s, but he most definitely did not last that long from the time he stepped foot into the ring until the time his feet touched the floor upon elimination.

Then there is a case like Rhyno, where their listed time is actually shorter than mine by 6 seconds. So that one clearly doesn’t include his entrance time. I don’t know what methodology WWE uses to determine these times, but it seems inconsistent.

That’s not to say my times are perfect. Every listed time should be viewed with a margin of error of about 3 seconds or so.

My best guess is that Sheamus’ survival time is just a touch under 3 seconds, but it rounds up.

The bell to end the match did not ring until about 1 second after Reigns was eliminated. I counted this extra second as part of Nakamura’s survival time.

So there you have it, Cagesiders. Which of the above numbers surprise you the most? Are you cool with the fact that 9 of the 30 superstars did not even last 2 minutes and 30 seconds?

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