Royal Rumble match is an annual affair in the WWE. It is a time-interval battle royale where two Superstars start the match and a new Superstar joins them in the ring after a pre-decided interval. This process continues until all Superstars who are part of the match have entered.
Eliminations are possible when a Superstar is tossed from above the top rope and his both feet touch the floor. Generally, the match happens in January and kicks off the road to WrestleMania.
Back in 2018, WWE also organized a special match named the Greatest Royal Rumble for fans in Saudi Arabia, where 50 men participated in the Rumble. Over the years, several Superstars have dominated the Rumble, and here’s a list of the top five WWE stars with the most eliminations in 1 match.
5. Hulk Hogan – 10 eliminations in 1989 Royal Rumble match
Former multi-time world champion Hulk Hogan set a new record for the most eliminations in a Rumble by sending 10 Superstars out of the ring in the 1989 edition of the match. His eliminations were Mr. Perfect, Bushwacker Butch, Koko B. Ware, Bushwacker Luke, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, The Warlord, Bad News Brown, Randy Savage and Big Boss Man.
4. Kane – 11 eliminations
The Big Red Machine Kane broke Hulk Hogan’s record by eliminating 11 Superstars in the 2001 Royal Rumble. The Superstars eliminated by him were Grand Master Sexay, Steve Blackman. Al Snow, Raven, Perry Saturn, The Honky Tonk Man, Tazz, Crash Holly, Albert, Scotty 2 Hotty and The Rock.
3. Roman Reigns – 12 eliminations
2. Braun Strowman – 13 eliminations in 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble match
As mentioned ahead, there was one 50-man Rumble in 2018, where Braun Strowman emerged victorious. He eliminated Babatunde, Dan Matha, Big E, Heath Slater, Titus O’Neil, Tye Dillinger, Curt Hawkins, The Great Khali, Shane McMahon, Bobby Lashley, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Big Cass to win the match.
1. Brock Lesnar – 13 eliminations
While Strowman eliminated 13 stars in a 50-man match, Brock Lesnar did it in a 30-man match that happened in 2020. Erick Rowan, Robert Roode, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Big E, Cesaro, Shelton Benjamin, Shinsuke Nakamura, MVP, Keith Lee and Braun Strowman were the names eliminated by him.