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The complete list of survival times for the Greatest Royal Rumble match

The Greatest Royal Rumble match lasted 77 minutes and 19 seconds (77m 19s).

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 (or under the ring, in the case of Titus O’Neil).

The average superstar survival time for the Greatest Royal Rumble match was 9m 01s and the median survival time was 6m 35s.

Here is the full list of survival times for all 50 superstars:

  • 76m 06s: Daniel Bryan
  • 34m 05s: Elias
  • 22m 16s: Braun Strowman
  • 21m 43s: Dolph Ziggler
  • 20m 24s: Rey Mysterio
  • 17m 45s: Bobby Roode
  • 16m 35s: Kofi Kingston
  • 16m 22s: Rhyno
  • 14m 39s: Bobby Lashley
  • 14m 00s: Big E
  • 11m 44s: Scott Dawson
  • 10m 58s: Randy Orton
  • 10m 43s: Kevin Owens
  • 10m 09s: Tucker Knight
  • 10m 04s: Goldust
  • 9m 57s: Xavier Woods
  • 9m 17s: Luke Gallows
  • 8m 52s: Mojo Rawley
  • 8m 17s: Chad Gable
  • 8m 08s: Shane McMahon
  • 8m 00s: Kurt Angle
  • 7m 38s: Heath Slater
  • 7m 23s: Big Cass
  • 7m 13s: Tony Nese
  • 7m 09s: Baron Corbin
  • 6m 00s: Roderick Strong
  • 5m 54s: Babatunde
  • 5m 11s: Primo
  • 4m 43s: Titus O’Neil
  • 4m 26s: Karl Anderson
  • 4m 24s: Shelton Benjamin
  • 3m 42s: Fandango
  • 3m 29s: Mark Henry
  • 3m 26s: Apollo Crews
  • 3m 19s: Chris Jericho
  • 2m 25s: Konnor
  • 2m 02s: Dan Matha
  • 1m 59s: Curtis Axel
  • 1m 48s: Drew Gulak
  • 1m 34s: Bo Dallas
  • 1m 27s: Dash Wilder
  • 1m 18s: Sin Cara
  • 1m 00s: Hornswoggle
  • 0m 51s: Viktor
  • 0m 47s: Hiroki Sumi
  • 0m 34s: Great Khali
  • 0m 30s: Tye Dillinger
  • 0m 21s: Curt Hawkins
  • 0m 16s: Tyler Breeze
  • 0m 03s: Mike Kanellis

Many of these times strongly agree with their counterparts on the official list of survival times from WWE’s web site. The only cases that WWE lists more than 5 seconds apart from mine are Roderick Strong (6m 00s vs. 3m 59s) and Daniel Bryan (76m 06s vs. 76m 16s).

During the actual rumble match, Michael Cole stated that Bryan’s survival time was 76m 05s, which falls within one second of my listed time, so I’m just going to assume the listed time of 76m 16s on WWE’s web site is a typo. As for Roderick Strong, I have no idea how to explain the discrepancy. I stand by my calculated survival time of 6m 00s for him.

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.

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

If Daniel Bryan was magically erased from the record books, the average survival time in this match would drop from 9m 01s to 7m 39s.

One name that stands out to me for high survival times is Rhyno, who finished 8th out of 50 names. Tucker Knight and Goldust also stand out for being two of just 15 superstars who managed to survive for at least 10 minutes.

So there you have it, Cagesiders. Which of the above numbers surprise you the most? Are you cool with the fact that 15 of the 50 superstars did not even last 2 minutes and 30 seconds?

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