All-Time Royal Rumble: Which Wrestlers Have Spent The Longest Time In The Ring?

Drew McIntyre won the 2020 Royal Rumble, eliminating pre-match favorite Roman Reigns in the process. But which wrestler is the all-time champion?

To find out, we teamed up with our friends at SportBible to dig into 33 years of Royal Rumble data. And we worked out which wrestlers have spent the longest total time in the ring between 1988 and 2020.

We’ve got a full list (with over 300 wrestlers) below. But let’s start with this live graphic, which shows the all-time top 10…

 

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Chris Jericho in September 2016, Miguel Discart
So, in terms of total time spent in the ring, Chris Jericho is the clear all-time Royal Rumble champion. Jericho has spent a total of 4 hours, 56 minutes, and 15 seconds in Royal Rumble matches to date. Which is almost a full hour more than second place Triple H, who has racked up 4 hours and 50 seconds in the the event.

Note: some wrestlers have competed in the event under different ring names. For example, Triple H competed as Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 1996 and 1997. In our live graphic and full table below, we listed each wrestler under their best known name. Click below to see a list of wrestlers which were combined.

Click to show wrestlers who have competed under different ring names
  • Viscera – competed in 1994/95 as Mabel, competed in 1996 as King Mabel
  • A-Train – competed in 2000 as Prince Albert, competed in 2001/2002 as Albert, competed in 2013 as Tensai
  • Cody Rhodes – competed in 2016 as Stardust
  • One Man Gang – competed as Akeem in 1989/90
  • Tugboat – competed as Typhoon in 1993
  • Repo Man – competed as Smash in 1989/90/91
  • Rikishi – competed as Fatu in 93/94/95/96, competed as The Sultan in 97
  • Savio Vega – competed as Kwang in 94/95
  • Hardcore Holly – competed as Thurman “Sparky” Plugg in 1994, competed as Bob Holly in 1996
  • Triple-H – competed as Hunter Hearst Helmsley in 96/97
  • X-Pac – competed as 1-2-3 Kid in 96
  • Steve Austin – competed as The Ringmaster in 96
  • Kane – competed as Isaac Yankem, DDS in 96, competed in 97 as “Fake” Diesel
  • Goldust – competed in 98 as The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
  • The Rock – competed in 97 as Rocky Mavia
  • John “Bradshaw” Layfield – competed as Blackjack Bradshaw in 98, competed as Bradshaw in 2000/01/02/04
  • The Godfather – competed as Kama in 96, competed as Kama Mustafa in 98
  • R-Truth – competed as K-Kwik in 2001
  • Gregory Helms – competed as The Hurricane in 01/03/04/18
  • Carlito – competed as Carlos Colin in 1993
  • Road Warrior Animal – competed as Animal in 1993
  • Bray Wyatt – competed as Husky Harris in 2011
  • Curtis Axel – competed as Michael McGillicutty in 2011
  • Sin Cara – competed as Hunico in 2012 [/su_expand]

All-Time Royal Rumble: Full Table

Here’s the full table showing all wrestlers who competed in at least one Royal Rumble between 1988 and 2019. Included is the number of Rumbles each wrestler has competed in + their total cumulative time spent in the ring.

PositionWrestler# of RumblesTotal Time (H:M:S)
1Chris Jericho104:56:15
2Triple H94:00:50
3Shawn Michaels123:47:32
4Rey Mysterio103:41:29
5Kane193:36:18
6Randy Orton113:22:21
7Cody Rhodes83:06:45
8John Cena82:48:29
9CM Punk62:48:11
10Roman Reigns62:44:06
11Chris Benoit42:37:24
12Edge72:33:23
13Steve Austin62:30:41
14Kofi Kingston122:16:29
15The Miz122:13:47
16Bret Hart62:11:24
17Sheamus72:09:57
18The British Bulldog62:06:02
19Dolph Ziggler122:05:39
20Bray Wyatt51:59:31
21The Undertaker101:58:48
22The Rock41:58:02
23Dean Ambrose51:55:55
24Seth Rollins41:54:49
25Hardcore Holly71:52:46
26Rick Martel71:43:53
27Rusev51:37:15
28Rob Van Dam61:36:12
29Goldust121:30:52
30Greg Valentine41:28:46
31Ric Flair51:27:38
32Rikishi101:26:13
33Big Show121:19:16
34Matt Hardy81:18:46
35Batista51:18:27
36Ted DiBiase41:17:26
37Bob Backlund51:16:29
38Drew McIntyre51:16:26
39Carlito61:15:40
40John Morrison51:14:08
41Tito Santana61:13:56
42Mr. Perfect51:12:47
43Jake Roberts61:11:37
44Ted DiBiase Jr.31:11:07
45Shelton Benjamin91:10:41
46Shinsuke Nakamura21:02:44
47John "Bradshaw" Layfield61:02:40
48Finlay31:02:33
49Test51:01:40
50Sami Zayn30:59:04
51Mark Henry90:59:01
52Crush40:58:45
53Randy Savage50:58:41
54Finn Bálor10:57:38
55Hulk Hogan40:56:49
56Mr. McMahon10:56:38
57Tatanka40:55:59
58Andrade20:55:54
59Luke Harper40:53:15
60Big Boss Man50:52:41
61Wade Barrett40:52:02
62Jerry Lawler40:51:24
63Viscera90:49:31
64Brock Lesnar40:49:25
65Kurt Angle40:49:06
66Henry O. Godwinn40:48:47
67Big E60:48:47
68Repo Man50:48:13
69Hercules40:47:45
70D'Lo Brown30:47:40
71Braun Strowman40:47:37
72Owen Hart70:47:35
73A-Train60:46:58
74Baron Corbin40:45:10
75Eddie Guerrero20:44:40
76Jim Duggan50:44:00
77Cesaro60:43:13
78Irwin R. Schyster20:43:01
79Booker T80:42:24
80Elias30:42:07
81Billy Gunn70:40:58
82Lex Luger20:40:49
83Haku40:40:37
84Jack Swagger60:40:31
85Daniel Bryan30:39:26
86Jim Neidhart30:38:59
87Diesel30:38:17
88Val Venis40:37:48
89Ryback40:36:59
90AJ Styles30:36:47
91R-Truth80:36:02
92Hornswoggle20:35:56
93Earthquake20:35:42
94The Godfather70:35:13
95Roddy Piper20:35:06
96Road Dogg30:34:38
97Yokozuna20:34:07
98The Texas Tornado20:33:37
99Christian50:33:13
100Mike Knox10:32:42
101Savio Vega50:32:24
102Johnny Nitro20:32:03
103Phineas I. Godwinn20:31:00
104The Barbarian30:30:57
1058-Ball10:30:43
106Genichiro Tenryu20:30:38
107Charlie Haas30:30:30
108Al Snow40:30:24
109Jimmy Snuka40:30:19
110Bam Bam Bigelow10:30:12
111Mustafa Ali10:30:05
112The Honky Tonk Man40:29:24
113Joey Mercury10:29:14
114Bushwhacker Butch30:28:39
115Samoa Joe20:28:30
116Thrasher10:28:08
117One Man Gang30:27:57
118Ax20:27:27
119Jeff Hardy50:27:06
120Pierroth20:26:30
121Shane Douglas10:26:23
122Umaga10:26:05
123André the Giant20:25:11
124Virgil30:25:09
125X-Pac30:24:56
126Chavo Guerrero50:24:07
127Gangrel20:23:45
128Marc Mero20:23:31
129Vader30:23:25
130Jerry Sags20:22:56
131Titus O'Neil50:22:52
132Ron Bass20:22:50
133Mo20:22:49
134Bad News Brown20:22:28
135Bo Dallas10:21:42
136Marty Jannetty40:20:20
137The Great Khali80:20:19
138Orlando Jordan20:19:45
139David Otunga30:19:35
140Alberto Del Rio30:19:35
141Mick Foley30:18:46
142Damien Sandow20:18:43
143The Ultimate Warrior20:18:20
144Dusty Rhodes10:18:18
145Danny Davis10:17:51
146Crash Holly20:17:25
147Heath Slater30:17:19
148Steve Blackman40:17:12
149Apollo Crews30:16:49
150Santino Marella50:16:46
151Curtis Axel30:16:37
152Eugene10:16:25
153Don Muraco10:16:10
154Jamal10:16:07
155Rhyno20:16:06
156Gene Snitsky20:16:04
157Scott Steiner20:15:49
158Terry Funk10:15:18
159Aldo Montoya20:15:13
160Sam Houston10:14:39
161Mankind20:14:27
162The Berzerker20:14:21
163Jonathan Coachman20:14:18
164JTG30:14:12
165Paul Roma10:14:05
166Ken Shamrock20:14:05
167Brutus Beefcake10:13:56
168Johnny Gargano10:13:50
169Trevor Murdoch10:13:41
170Mr. Kennedy10:13:32
171The Red Rooster20:13:15
172Xavier Woods30:13:14
173Mosh10:13:09
174Brian Knobbs20:13:05
175Sin Cara30:13:04
176Chris Masters40:13:00
177Nikolai Volkoff20:12:43
178Faarooq50:12:36
179Droz10:12:30
180Damien Demento10:12:27
181Big John Studd10:12:21
182Matt Morgan10:12:14
183Super Crazy20:12:12
184Jim Brunzell10:12:06
185René Duprée20:12:05
186Kevin Owens20:11:57
187Montel Vontavious Porter40:11:55
188Maven20:11:53
189Dino Bravo20:11:18
190Jey Uso20:11:17
191Koko B. Ware30:11:15
192Aleister Black20:11:15
193Pete Dunne10:11:13
194Ezekiel Jackson20:11:00
195Dory Funk Jr.10:10:53
196Fandango20:10:52
197William Regal30:10:34
198Kurrgan20:10:32
199Neville10:10:17
200Rosey10:10:16
201Adam Bomb20:10:15
202Harley Race10:10:03
203Arn Anderson10:10:00
204Eli Blu10:10:00
205Big Cass10:09:57
206The Warlord30:09:53
207Erick Rowan30:09:48
208Karl Anderson10:09:46
209Matt Riddle10:09:41
210Tommy Dreamer30:09:38
211Gregory Helms50:09:37
212Mantaur10:09:33
213Road Warrior Animal20:09:28
214Duke Droese20:09:23
215Cactus Jack10:09:21
216Tajiri20:09:20
217Bart Gunn30:09:15
218Chuck10:09:04
219Raven10:08:51
220Grand Master Sexay20:08:45
221Justin Gabriel20:08:40
222Kalisto10:08:17
223Mark Jindrak10:08:15
224Tully Blanchard10:08:02
225Samu20:08:02
226Diamond Dallas Page20:08:02
227Perry Saturn20:07:59
228Dude Love10:07:53
229Jimmy Uso10:07:53
230Jinder Mahal40:07:45
231Tugboat20:07:44
232Mil Máscaras10:07:28
233Luther Reigns10:07:13
234Adam Cole10:06:52
235Sione10:06:50
236Doink the Clown20:06:38
237Hawk10:06:37
238Rick Rude10:06:29
239Ahmed Johnson20:06:20
240Mojo Rawley10:06:16
241Kevin Thorn10:06:15
242Dino Bravo10:06:13
243Flash Funk10:06:12
244Yoshi Tatsu20:06:04
245Hillbilly Jim10:05:55
246Sid Justice10:05:55
247B. Brian Blair10:05:50
248Dan Severn10:05:43
249Goldberg20:05:32
250Tom Prichard10:05:30
251Sabu10:05:28
252Tye Dillinger10:05:27
253Bubba Ray Dudley10:05:22
254Chainsaw Charlie10:05:19
255Skinner20:05:18
256Dick Murdoch10:05:08
257Chainz10:04:56
258Lance Storm10:04:46
259Jeff Jarrett20:04:44
260Sgt. Slaughter10:04:37
261Christopher Nowinski10:04:37
262Mason Ryan10:04:32
263Bobby Lashley20:04:30
264Steven Dunn10:04:29
265Scotty 2 Hotty40:04:25
266Zack Ryder40:04:23
267Barry Horowitz10:04:15
268Daniel Puder10:04:09
269Curt Hawkins10:04:09
270Kenny Dykstra10:04:05
271Alex Riley20:04:05
272Tiger Ali Singh10:04:02
273Chuck Palumbo10:04:00
274Rick Steiner10:03:57
275Nunzio10:03:48
276Brodus Clay10:03:47
277Mosh10:03:37
278Tyson Kidd20:03:34
279Keith Lee10:03:32
280Kenzo Suzuki10:03:31
281Bushwhacker Luke30:03:24
282Vladimir Kozlov20:03:20
283Jack Gallagher10:03:20
284Butch Reed10:03:18
285Paul London10:03:15
286Nia Jax10:03:11
287Ricochet10:03:09
288King Kong Bundy10:03:00
289Doug Gilbert10:02:59
290The Blue Meanie10:02:59
291Drew Carey10:02:54
292Darren Young10:02:51
293Takao Omori10:02:48
294The Great Kabuki10:02:46
295Ronnie Garvin10:02:39
296Jeff Jarrett20:02:39
297Col. Mustafa10:02:36
298Kevin Nash10:02:36
299Boris Zhukov10:02:33
300The Canadian Earthquake10:02:31
301Saba Simba10:02:27
302Evan Bourne10:02:26
303Ricardo Rodriguez10:02:19
304Aiden English10:02:16
305Bill DeMott10:02:13
306Elijah Burke10:02:11
307Bull Buchanan10:02:08
308Luke Gallows10:02:00
309Primo10:01:57
310Max Moon10:01:56
311Hakushi10:01:53
312El Torito10:01:49
313Latin Lover10:01:47
314The Warlord10:01:43
315Beth Phoenix10:01:39
316Jimmy Del Ray10:01:25
317Cibernético10:01:25
318Michael Cole10:01:23
319Tyler Breeze10:01:18
320Psicosis10:01:15
321Chyna20:01:13
322Squat Teamer #110:01:11
323Rico10:01:06
324Simon Dean20:01:05
325Kharma10:01:02
326Ernest Miller10:00:56
327Muhammad Hassan10:00:54
328The Boogeyman10:00:47
329Jesse James10:00:46
330Robert Roode10:00:41
331Tyler Reks10:00:34
332Papa Shango10:00:28
333Jamie Noble10:00:28
334Terry Taylor10:00:24
335Squat Teamer #210:00:24
336Barry Buchanan10:00:24
337Timothy Well10:00:23
338Sylvan10:00:18
339Damien Mizdow10:00:18
340Enzo Amore10:00:18
341Jacob Blu10:00:17
342"Fake" Razor Ramon10:00:17
343Golga10:00:15
344The Brian Kendrick10:00:15
345James Ellsworth10:00:15
346The Sandman10:00:13
347Tom Brandi10:00:12
348Epico10:00:11
349Tazz10:00:10
350Adam Rose10:00:08
351Gillberg10:00:06
352No Way Jose10:00:02
353Bastion Booger10:00:00
354Spike Dudley10:00:00

This year’s Royal Rumble takes place on Sunday 26th January at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Who will be the last man standing? We’ll find out soon!

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