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Every WWE Royal Rumble Match Winner Complete List

Every WWE Royal Rumble Match Winner Complete List

The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It has happened every January since 1988 and has quickly become the go-to pay per view to watch, for hardcore and casual fans alike. It is one of WWE’s five biggest events of the year, along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and Money in the Bank.

The Royal Rumble is perhaps the most prestigious event on the WWE Calendar. Every year, 30 male and 30 female superstars battle it out to enter the history books and have their name remembered forever – as Royal Rumble winners.

Winning the legendary match gives the victor an opportunity at the World Championship (or Women’s Championship for the female Royal Rumble) in the main event of Wrestlemania. Main eventing Wrestlemania is as big as a title belt itself and signifies that a wrestler is a top star in the company.

WWE’s annual “Rumble By The Numbers” is always a fan favourite

On some occasions, the match has been contested for another prize. In 1992 and 2016, the WWE Championship was on the line with the last man standing walking out with the ultimate prize. In 1992, Ric Flair won the match to become WWF Champion whilst in 2016 Roman Reigns put his WWE Championship on the line in the match which was eventually won by Triple H.

The Royal Rumble match is contested between thirty men (or women). Two start inside the ring and attempt to throw each other over the top rope. Once their two feet hit the floor, they are eliminated from the match. A new superstar enters every 90 seconds (120 seconds on rare occasions) until every wrestler has joined the match.

The match is known for it’s surprise entrances. Returning superstars, brand-new debuts and legends coming back for one last hurrah are commonplace in the Royal Rumble match. Click the link below to read about the best surprise Royal Rumble appearances in WWE.

Once 29 wrestlers have been eliminated, the last man standing is declared the winner and punches their ticket to Wrestlemania. The list of every Royal Rumble winner contains an astonishing number of WWE legends who would adorn any Hall of Fame list (also Alberto Del Rio). Some winners are mentioned less than others when looking back in history – 2004 Royal Rumble winner Chris Benoit has been erased from history due to the circumstances surrounding his death – but the Royal Rumble winner is generally considered to be one of the top wrestlers in the industry.

Below is the list of every Royal Rumble winner in history – both male and female, as there have been two matches on the Royal Rumble PPV since 2018. The below table also details when the match was, how it ended and the place where it took place.

Every Royal Rumble Winner

Event NameWinnerDateVenueCityWinner's EntryResults
Women's Royal Rumble 2022Ronda RouseySat Jan 29,2022The Dome at America's CenterSt. Louis, Missouri28Ronda Rousey won by last eliminating Charlotte Flair
Men's Royal Rumble 2022Brock LesnarSat Jan 29,2022The Dome at America's CenterSt. Louis, Missouri30Brock Lesnar won by last eliminating Drew McIntyre
Women's Royal Rumble 2021Bianca BelairSun Jan 31,2021Tropicana FieldSt. Petersburg, Florida3Bianca Belair won by last eliminating Rhea Ripley
Men's Royal Rumble 2021EdgeSun Jan 31,2021Tropicana FieldSt. Petersburg, Florida1Edge won by last eliminating Randy Orton
Women's Royal Rumble 2020Charlotte FlairSun Jan 26,2020Minute Maid ParkHouston, Texas17Charlotte Flair won by last eliminating Shayna Baszler
Men's Royal Rumble 2020Drew McIntyreSun Jan 26,2020Minute Maid ParkHouston, Texas16Drew McIntyre won by last eliminating Roman Reigns
Men's Royal Rumble 2019Seth RollinsSun Jan 27,2019Chase FieldPhoenix, Arizona10Seth Rollins won by last eliminating Braun Strowman
Women's Royal Rumble 2019Becky LynchSun Jan 27,2019Chase FieldPhoenix, Arizona28Becky Lynch won by last eliminating Charlotte Flair
Men's Royal Rumble 2018Shinsuke NakamuraSun Jan 28,2018Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania14Shinsuke Nakamura won by last eliminating Roman Reigns
Women's Royal Rumble 2018AsukaSun Jan 28,2018Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania25Asuka won by last eliminating Nikki Bella
Royal Rumble 2017Randy OrtonSun Jan 29,2017AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas23Randy Orton won by last eliminating Roman Reigns
Royal Rumble 2016Triple HSun Jan 24,2016Amway CenterOrlando, Florida30Triple H won by last eliminating Dean Ambrose
Royal Rumble 2015Roman ReignsSun Jan 25,2015Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania19Roman Reigns won by last eliminating Rusev
Royal Rumble 2014BatistaSun Jan 26,2014Consol Energy CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania28Batista won by last eliminating Roman Reigns
Royal Rumble 2013John CenaSun Jan 27,2013US Airways CenterPhoenix, Arizona19John Cena won by last eliminating Ryback
Royal Rumble 2012SheamusSun Jan 29,2012Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri22Sheamus won by last eliminating Chris Jericho
Royal Rumble 2012SheamusSun Jan 29,2012Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri22Sheamus won by last eliminating Chris Jericho
Royal Rumble 2011Alberto Del RioSun Jan 30,2011TD GardenBoston, Massachusetts38Alberto Del Rio won by last eliminating Santino Marella
Royal Rumble 2010EdgeSun Jan 31,2010Philips ArenaAtlanta, Georgia29Edge won by last eliminating John Cena
Royal Rumble 2009Randy OrtonSun Jan 25,2009Joe Louis ArenaDetroit, Michigan8Randy Orton won by last eliminating Triple H
Royal Rumble 2008John CenaSun Jan 27,2008Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York30John Cena won by last eliminating Triple H
Royal Rumble 2007The UndertakerSun Jan 28,2007AT&T CenterSan Antonio, Texas30The Undertaker won by last eliminating Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble 2006Rey MysterioSun Jan 29,2006American Airlines ArenaMiami, Florida2Rey Mysterio won by last eliminating Randy Orton
Royal Rumble 2005BatistaSun Jan 30,2005Save Mart CenterFresno, California28Batista won by last eliminating John Cena
Royal Rumble 2004Chris BenoitSun Jan 25,2004Wachovia CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania1Chris Benoit won by last eliminating Big Show
Royal Rumble 2003Brock LesnarSun Jan 19,2003FleetCenterBoston, Massachusetts29Brock Lesnar won by last eliminating The Undertaker
Royal Rumble 2002Triple HSun Jan 20,2002Philips ArenaAtlanta, Georgia22Triple H won by last eliminating Kurt Angle
Royal Rumble 2001Stone Cold Steve AustinSun Jan 21,2001New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans, Louisiana27Stone Cold Steve Austin won by last eliminating Kane
Royal Rumble 2000The RockSun Jan 23,2000Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York24The Rock won by last eliminating Big Show
Royal Rumble 1999Mr. McMahonSun Jan 24,1999Arrowhead PondAnaheim, California2Mr. McMahon won by last eliminating Stone Cold Steve Austin
Royal Rumble 1998Stone Cold Steve AustinSun Jan 18,1998San Jose ArenaSan Jose, California24Stone Cold Steve Austin won by last eliminating The Rock
Royal Rumble 1997Stone Cold Steve AustinSun Jan 19,1997AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas5Stone Cold Steve Austin won last eliminating Bret Hart
Royal Rumble 1996Shawn MichaelsSun Jan 21,1996Selland ArenaFresno, California18Shawn Michaels won by last eliminating Diesel
Royal Rumble 1995Shawn MichaelsSun Jan 22,1995USF Sun DomeTampa, Florida1Shawn Michaels won by last eliminating The British Bulldog
Royal Rumble 1994Bret Hart and Lex LugerSun Jan 23,1994Providence Civic CenterProvidence, Rhode Island27Bret Hart and Lex Luger co-won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating each other
Royal Rumble 1993YokozunaSun Jan 24,1993ARCO ArenaSacramento, California27Yokozuna won by last eliminating Randy Savage
Royal Rumble 1992Ric FlairSun Jan 19,1992Knickerbocker ArenaAlbany, New York3Ric Flair won by last eliminating Sid Justice
Royal Rumble 1991Hulk HoganSat Jan 19,1991Miami ArenaMiami, Florida24Hulk Hogan won by last eliminating Earthquake
Royal Rumble 1990Hulk HoganSun Jan 21,1990Orlando ArenaOrlando, Florida25Hulk Hogan won by last eliminating Mr. Perfect
Royal Rumble 1989Big John StuddSun Jan 15,1989The SummitHouston, Texas27Big John Studd won by last eliminating Ted DiBiase
Royal Rumble 1988Jim DugganSun Jan 24,1988Copps ColiseumHamilton, Ontario13Jim Duggan won by last eliminating One Man Gang