Top Ten Longest Survivor In WWE Royal Rumble History

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In the history of Royal Rumble events, some wrestling legends stuck around for a long time. Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio were smart, and Daniel Bryan lasted longer than anyone else. They showed not just their muscles but also a never-give-up attitude that makes them special in Royal Rumble history.

10. Randy Orton (58:30)

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Randy Orton is known for more than just winning the Royal Rumble twice (in 2009 and 2017). In the 2021 Rumble, he showed his power by lasting an impressive 58 minutes and 30 seconds. Even though he did not break the record (Gunther holds that with a whopping 1 hour) Orton did was smart. He jumped in early at number 5, took his time, and kicked out heavyweights like Big Show and AJ Styles. Some people might say he got a bit quieter later in the match, but his smart moves and lasting so long prove he is one of the Rumble’s toughest competitors.

9. Edge (58:30)

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Edge is not just known for winning the Royal Rumble twice but he is a tough guy who can last a long time in the ring. In 2021, he set a record by staying in there for a super impressive 58 minutes and 30 seconds which is a tie as Randy Orton has the same record. He came in first and went through a bunch of moments, almost getting thrown out a few times. He made it to the final four wrestlers. While he has not spent the most time overall in multiple Rumbles, his epic performance in that one Rumble is unforgettable.

8. Ric Flair (59:26)

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Ric Flair is a wrestling legend, especially in the WWE Royal Rumble. His biggest moment was in 1992 when he joined at number 3 and stayed in the ring for 59 minutes and 26 seconds. He outlasted 29 other wrestlers which includes Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker. Being number 3 meant he faced many new opponents one after the other. Flair had to think on his feet to avoid getting kicked out. The stakes were high in 1992 – the Rumble was for the vacant WWF Championship. 

7. Roman Reigns (59:48)

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Roman Reigns is a strong wrestler in the Royal Rumble. Back in 2016, he started the match at number one and stayed in there for 59 minutes and 48 seconds. He threw out a bunch of other wrestlers and took a ton of hits, but the surprising part was when Triple H threw him out at the end. Even though he did not win Reigns showed he is one of the strongest and toughest in the Rumble. Being in there for almost an hour is a deal, and it puts him in the same league as legends like Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio.

6. Chris Jericho (60:13)

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Chris Jericho is like a Royal Rumble legend not because he won but because he is consistently tough in this wild event. Even though he has not grabbed the big win, he has spent the most time overall in the Rumble which was almost 5 hours. His coolest moment was in 2017, lasting over 1 hour and 13 minutes throwing out 5 wrestlers, and making it to the final four before Roman Reigns got him out. He is also called an “Ironman”.

5. Triple H (60:16)

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Triple H’s best moment was in 2006 when he stayed in for a solid 1 hour and 16 seconds and threw out 6 wrestlers. Overall, in all his Rumble appearances combined, he spent about 4 hours and 25 minutes in the ring The record for staying in the longest during one Rumble goes to Daniel Bryan, who went for an incredible 76 minutes and 5 seconds in 2015. Other wrestlers who lasted a long time include Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, and Bob Backlund.

4. Bob Backlund (61:10)

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Bob Backlund is a Royal Rumble hero, mainly in 1993. He joined as the second wrestler and stuck around for 61 minutes and 10 seconds which was a record that lasted over 10 years. Even though he did not win (Yokozuna tossed him out). This performance brought his career back to life, and he ended up winning the WWE Championship the next year setting a record for the longest time between title reigns.

3. Chris Benoit (62:31)

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In the 2004 Royal Rumble, Chris Benoit started as the first wrestler and stayed in the ring for an impressive 1 hour, 1 minute, and 31 seconds. This made him the third-longest individual survivor in a single Royal Rumble, just behind Rey Mysterio and Gunther. Benoit’s performance was even more incredible in that he did not just last a long time but he threw out six other wrestlers and won the whole Rumble from the #1 entry position.

2. Rey Mysterio (62:12)

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Rey Mysterio is a superstar in the Royal Rumble which can be seen in two incredible performances. First, in 2006, he joined as the second wrestler and stuck around for a whopping 62 minutes and 12 seconds. That was a record for the longest time in one Royal Rumble for 16 years until Daniel Bryan broke it in 2018. In 2006, Mysterio faced wrestlers like Triple H and Randy Orton but last and even kicked both of them out. He made it to the final three before Orton got him with an RKO.

1. Daniel Bryan (76:05)

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Daniel Bryan in the Royal Rumble has stayed in the ring for a mind-blowing 76 minutes and 5 seconds. This happened in the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble, where they had a massive 50 participants instead of the usual 30. In that Rumble, Bryan started at number 1 fought for over an hour, and kicked out 7 other wrestlers. 

Conclusion

Royal Rumble had these tough wrestlers have made their names stand out. Chris Benoit and Rey Mysterio were smart and strong. Then there’s Daniel Bryan, who lasted an incredible 76 minutes.

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