WWE Posts 2012 WWE Royal Rumble Stats, More


WWE’s website posted the following stats from the 2012 Royal Rumble:

* Sheamus won in only his second Royal Rumble Match appearance. He is also the first Irish-born Royal Rumble Match winner.

* This is the second time a WWE Superstar has entered at No. 22 and won the Royal Rumble Match – Triple H did it back in 2002.

* Epico spent the shortest time of any Superstar in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match, lasting only :12.

* Lasting 45:39, The Miz spent the most time of any Superstar in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match – and 10 minutes longer than any Superstar who participated in 2011′s contest.

* The Miz managed to last longer than all three of his former cohorts (Alex Riley, R-Truth, Big Show) combined.

* Cody Rhodes had the most eliminations with five, and also lasted more than 40 minutes.

* Big Show eliminated three men in a staggering 16 seconds (Cody Rhodes, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler). The World’s Largest Athlete has now eliminated 28 competitors in Royal Rumble Match history.

* Randy Orton is now tied for the most final four appearances in Royal Rumble Match history with five (HBK, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Kane).

* Three participants didn’t last even one minute in the Royal Rumble Match: Jerry Lawler, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Epico.

* Six more couldn’t last two minutes: Alex Riley, Primo, Jinder Mahal, Michael Cole, Kharma and Big Show.

* Only six Superstars were able to last more than 10 minutes in the Royal Rumble Match: The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Chris Jericho.

* Booker T lasted the longest of the three announcers in the Royal Rumble Match. Second longest was Michael Cole, with Jerry Lawler third.

* Hunico lasted the longest of any Royal Rumble Match rookie at 9:01.

* Kharma was the third woman in Royal Rumble Match history.

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