Every Winner in WWE Royal Rumble History
WWE Royal Rumble premium live event is one of the most exciting events of the year, providing fans with many exciting returns and debuts. From John Cena’s epic come back to AJ Styles’ debut, you never know what to expect.
Some of the most memorable moments in WWE history have come from the Royal Rumble, with the unique match having elevated many wrestlers’ careers. The winner of the Royal Rumble goes on to the main event WrestleMania, the biggest two-night event of the year for WWE, and challenges for either main-event championship. The biggest legends in the history of wrestling have competed at the event.
So, with winning this match launching the careers of many stars, here’s every winner in Royal Rumble history.
1988: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, 13th entrant.
1989: Big John Stud, 27th entrant
1990: Hulk Hogan, 25th entrant.
1991: Hulk Hogan, 24th entrant.
1992: Ric Flair, third entrant.
1993: Yokozuna, 27th entrant.
1994: Brett Hart and Lex Luger, 27th and 23rd entrants.
1995: Shawn Michaels, first entrant.
1996: Shawn Michaels, 18th entrant.
1997: Stone Cold Steve Austin, fifth entrant.
1998: Stone Cold Steve Austin, 24th entrant.
1999: Vince McMahon, second entrant.
2000: The Rock, 24th entrant.
2001: Stone Cold Steve Austin, 27th entrant.
2002: Triple H, 22nd entrant.
2003: Brock Lesnar, 29th entrant.
2004: Chris Benoit, first entrant.
2005: Batista, 28th entrant.
2006: Rey Mysterio, second entrant.
2007: The Undertaker, 30th entrant.
2008: John Cena, 30th entrant.
2009: Randy Orton, eighth entrant.
2010: Edge, 29th entrant.
2011: Alberto Del Rio, 38th entrant.
2012: Sheamus, 22nd entrant.
2013: John Cena, 19th entrant.
2014: Batista, 28th entrant.
2015: Roman Reigns, 19th entrant.
2016: Triple H, 30th entrant.
2017: Randy Orton, 23rd entrant.
2018: Shinsuke Nakamura, 14th entrant | Asuka, 25th entrant.
2019: Seth Rollins, 10th entrant | Becky Lynch, 28th entrant.
2020: Drew McIntyre, 15th entrant | Charlotte Flair, 17th entrant.
2021: Edge, first entrant | Bianca Belair, third entrant.
2022: Brock Lesnar, 30th entrant | Ronda Rousey, 28th entrant.