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Contents: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010
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Royal Rumble 1988
1988

18,000
January 24, 1988
Copps Coliseum
Hamilton, Ontario

1 Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by disqualification Singles Match 17:40
2 The Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki) defeated The Glamour Girls (Judy Martin and Leilani Kai) (with Jimmy Hart) Two out of Three Falls Match for the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship 13:59
3 Jim Duggan won the Royal Rumble 1988 Royal Rumble match 33:00
4 The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma and Jim Powers) Two out of Three Falls Match
Royal Rumble 1989
1989

19,000
January 15, 1989
The Summit
Houston, Texas

Dark Jim Powers defeated Barry Horowitz Singles match n/a
Dark Sam Houston defeated Steve Lombardi Singles match n/a
1 Jim Duggan and The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated Dino Bravo and The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond) (with Frenchy Martin and Jimmy Hart) Tag team Two out of three falls match 15:42
2 Rockin' Robin (c) defeated Judy Martin Singles match for the WWF Women's Championship 16:24
3 King Haku (with Bobby Heenan) defeated Harley Race (with Bobby Heenan) Singles match 09:01
4 Big John Studd won the Royal Rumble 1989 Royal Rumble match 1:04:53
Royal Rumble 1990
1990

16,000
January 21, 1990
Orlando Arena
Orlando, Florida

Dark Paul Roma defeated The Brooklyn Brawler Singles match 06:13
1 The Bushwhackers (Butch and Luke) defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond) (with Jimmy Hart) Tag team match 13:35
2 Brutus Beefcake fought The Genius to a double-disqualification Singles match 11:07
3 Ronnie Garvin defeated Greg Valentine (with Jimmy Hart) "I Quit" match 16:55
4 Jim Duggan defeated The Big Boss Man (with Slick) by disqualification Singles match 10:26
5 Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble 1990 Royal Rumble match 58:46
Royal Rumble 1991
1991

16,000
January 19, 1991
Miami Arena
Miami, Florida

Dark Jerry Sags defeated Sam Houston Singles match 05:25
1 The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Kato) (with Mr. Fuji) Tag team match 19:15
2 The Big Boss Man defeated The Barbarian (with Bobby Heenan) Singles match 14:15
3 Sgt. Slaughter (with General Adnan) defeated The Ultimate Warrior (c) Singles match for the WWF Championship 12:47
4 The Mountie (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Koko B. Ware Singles match 09:12
5 Ted DiBiase and Virgil defeated Dusty Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes Tag team match 09:57
6 Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble 1991 Royal Rumble match 1:05:17
Royal Rumble 1992
1992

17,000
January 19, 1992
Knickerbocker Arena
Albany, New York

Dark Chris Walker defeated The Brooklyn Brawler by disqualification Singles match n/a
1 The New Foundation (Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart) defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Kato) (with Mr. Fuji) Tag team match 17:18
2 Roddy Piper defeated The Mountie (c) (with Jimmy Hart) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 5:22
3 The Beverly Brothers (Blake and Beau) (with The Genius) defeated The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) (with Jamison) Tag team match 14:56
4 The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) (c) by countout Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 9:24
5 Ric Flair won the Royal Rumble 1992 Royal Rumble match for the WWF Championship 1:02:02
Royal Rumble 1993
1993

16,000
January 24, 1993
ARCO Arena
Sacramento, California

Dark Doink the Clown defeated Jim Powers Single match 5:57
1 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Blake and Beau) Tag team match 10:34
2 Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Marty Jannetty Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 14:20
3 Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Big Boss Man Singles match 10:10
4 Bret Hart (c) defeated Razor Ramon Singles match for the WWF Championship 17:52
5 Yokozuna won by last eliminating Randy Savage 1993 Royal Rumble match 1:06:35
Royal Rumble 1994
1994

14,500
January 22, 1994
Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island

Dark The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Jim Powers Singles match n/a
1 Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (with Luna Vachon) Singles match 8:12
2 The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) (c) (with Johnny Polo) defeated Bret Hart and Owen Hart Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 16:48
3 Razor Ramon (c) defeated Irwin R. Schyster Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 11:30
4 Yokozuna (c) (with Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette) defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) Casket match for the WWF Championship 14:20
5 Bret Hart and Lex Luger co-won the Royal Rumble 1994 Royal Rumble match 55:08
Royal Rumble 1995
1995

10,000
January 22, 1995
USF Sun Dome
Tampa, Florida

Dark Buck Quartermaine defeated The Brooklyn Brawler Singles match n/a
1 Jeff Jarrett (with The Roadie) defeated Razor Ramon (c) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 18:03
2 The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Irwin R. Schyster (with Ted DiBiase Singles match 12:20
3 Diesel (c) fought Bret Hart to a draw Singles match for the WWF Championship 27:18
4 Bob Holly and 1-2-3 Kid defeated Tatanka and Bam Bam Bigelow (with Ted DiBiase) Tag team match for the vacant WWF Tag Team Championship 15:45
5 Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble 1995 Royal Rumble match 38:41
Royal Rumble 1996
1996

9,600
January 21, 1996
Selland Arena
Fresno, California

Free for All Duke Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by disqualification Singles match 06:25
1 Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett by disqualification Singles match 06:40
2 The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) (c) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip) (with Sunny) Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 11:14
3 Goldust (with Marlena) defeated Razor Ramon (c) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 14:17
4 Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble 1996 Royal Rumble match 58:49
5 The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Bret Hart (c) by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Championship 28:31
Royal Rumble 1997
1997

60,525
January 19, 1997
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas

Free for All Perro Aguayo, Jr. and Venum defeated Maniaco and Mosco de la Merced Tag team match 10:00
Free for All Octagón, Blue Demon, Jr., and Tinieblas Jr. defeated Heavy Metal, Abismo Negro, and Histeria Tag team match 14:00
Free for All Mascarita Sagrada and La Parkita defeated Mini Mankind and Mini Vader Tag team match 04:29
1 Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) (with Curtis Hughes) defeated Goldust (with Marlena) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 16:50
2 Ahmed Johnson defeated Faarooq (with the Nation of Domination) by disqualification Singles match 08:48
3 Vader defeated The Undertaker Singles match 13:19
4 Héctor Garza, Perro Aguayo, and El Canek defeated Jerry Estrada, Heavy Metal, and Fuerza Guerrera Tag team match 10:56
5 Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating Bret Hart 1997 Royal Rumble match 50:29
6 Shawn Michaels (with Jose Lothario) defeated Sycho Sid (c) Singles match for the WWF Championship 13:49
Royal Rumble 1998
1998

18,542
January 18, 1998
San Jose Arena
San Jose, California

1 Vader defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust (with Luna Vachon) Singles match 7:47
2 Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula Tag team match with Sunny as Special Guest Referee 07:49
3 The Rock (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by disqualification Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 10:53
4 The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) (c) by disqualification Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 7:56
5 Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble 1998 Royal Rumble match 55:24
6 Shawn Michaels (c) (with Triple H and Chyna) defeated The Undertaker Casket match for the WWF Championship 20:37
Royal Rumble 1999
Theme song

"No Chance in Hell" by The Chris Warren Band



1999

14,800
January 24, 1999
Arrowhead Pond
Anaheim, California

Sunday Night Heat Christian defeated Jeff Hardy Singles match 11:00
Sunday Night Heat Bob Holly and Scorpio defeated Too Much (Scott Taylor and Brian Christopher) Tag team match 3:52
Sunday Night Heat Mankind defeated Mabel Singles match 5:04
1 The Big Boss Man defeated The Road Dogg Singles match 11:52
2 Ken Shamrock (c) defeated Billy Gunn Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 14:24
3 X-Pac (c) defeated Gangrel Singles match for the WWF European Championship 5:53
4 Sable (c) defeated Luna Vachon (with Shane McMahon) Strap match for the WWF Women's Championship 4:43
5 The Rock defeated Mankind (c) "I Quit" match for the WWF Championship 21:46
6 Vince McMahon won the Royal Rumble 1999 Royal Rumble match 56:38
Royal Rumble 2000
2000

January 23, 2000
19,200
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

1 Tazz defeated Kurt Angle Singles match 3:16
2 The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff) defeated the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) Tag Team Tables match 10:18
3 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Chyna (c) and Hardcore Holly Triple Threat match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 7:30
4 The New Age Outlaws (c) (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) defeated The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw) Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 2:35
5 Triple H (c) (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) defeated Cactus Jack Street Fight for the WWF Championship 26:51
6 The Rock last eliminated The Big Show to win 2000 Royal Rumble match 51:49
Royal Rumble 2001
2001

16,056
January 21, 2001
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunday Night Heat Lo Down (D'Lo Brown and Chaz) (with Tiger Ali Singh) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki) Tag team match 1:57
1 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated Edge and Christian (c) Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 9:59
2 Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit (c) Ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 18:44
3 Ivory (c) (with Steven Richards) defeated Chyna Singles match for the WWF Women's Championship 3:32
4 Kurt Angle (c) (with Trish Stratus) defeated Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) Singles match for the WWF Championship 24:15
5 Steve Austin last eliminated Kane to win 2001 Royal Rumble match 1:01:55
Royal Rumble 2002
Theme song

"Cocky" by Kid Rock



2002

12,915
January 20, 2002
Philips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia

1 Spike Dudley and Tazz (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) (with Stacy Keibler) Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship 5:06
2 William Regal defeated Edge (c) Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 9:45
3 Trish Stratus (c) defeated Jazz Singles match for the WWF Women's Championship with special guest referee, Jacqueline 3:43
4 Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon Street Fight 14:55
5 Chris Jericho (c) defeated The Rock Singles match for the Undisputed WWF Championship 18:48
6 Triple H last eliminated Kurt Angle to win 2002 Royal Rumble match 1:09:22
Royal Rumble 2003
Theme song

"Falling Apart" by Trust Company



2003

15,338
January 19, 2003
Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Sunday Night Heat Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards (with Victoria) Singles match 3:36
1 Brock Lesnar defeated The Big Show (with Paul Heyman) Royal Rumble Qualification match 6:29
2 The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated William Regal and Lance Storm (c) Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship 7:24
3 Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie Singles match 3:36
4 Scott Steiner defeated Triple H (c) (with Ric Flair) by disqualification Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 18:14
5 Kurt Angle (c) defeated Chris Benoit Singles match for the WWE Championship 20:01
6 Brock Lesnar last eliminated The Undertaker to win 2003 Royal Rumble match 53:41
Royal Rumble 2004
Theme song

"Nothing Left to Lose" by Puddle of Mudd



2004

17,289
January 25, 2004
Wachovia Center
Wachovia Center

Sunday Night Heat Victoria (with Steven Richards) defeated Molly Holly Singles match 4:56
1 Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista) (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) Tables match for the World Tag Team Championship 4:23
2 Rey Mysterio (c) defeated Jamie Noble (with Nidia) Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship 3:12
3 Eddie Guerrero defeated Chavo Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero, Sr.) Singles match 8:03
4 Brock Lesnar (c) defeated Hardcore Holly Singles match for the WWE Championship 6:30
5 Triple H (c) fought Shawn Michaels to a double count-out Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship 22:46
6 Chris Benoit last eliminated The Big Show to win 2004 Royal Rumble match 1:01:30
Royal Rumble 2005
Theme song

"Find the Real" by Alter Bridge



2005

12,000
January 30, 2005
Save Mart Center
Fresno, California

Sunday Night Heat Maven defeated Rhyno Singles match 7:01
1 Edge defeated Shawn Michaels Singles match 18:32
2 The Undertaker defeated Heidenreich Casket match 13:20
3 John "Bradshaw" Layfield (c) defeated The Big Show and Kurt Angle Triple Threat No Disqualification match for the WWE Championship 12:04
4 Triple H (c) defeated Randy Orton Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 21:28
5 Batista last eliminated John Cena to win 2005 Royal Rumble match 51:27
Royal Rumble 2006
Theme song





2006




Heat Finlay defeated Brian Kendrick Singles match 2:07
1 Gregory Helms defeated Kid Kash (c), Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio and Paul London 6-Way Cruiserweight match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship 7:40
2 Mickie James defeated Ashley Massaro Singles match with Trish Stratus as Special Guest Referee 7:44
3 The Boogeyman defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield (with Jillian Hall) Singles match 1:54
4 Rey Mysterio last eliminated Randy Orton to win 2006 Royal Rumble match 1:02:12
5 John Cena defeated Edge (c) (with Lita) Singles match for the WWE Championship 14:02
6 Kurt Angle (c) defeated Mark Henry (with Daivari) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 9:29
Royal Rumble 2007
Theme song

"Drones" by Rise Against



2007

13,500
January 28, 2007
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas

Dark JTG (with Shad Gaspard) defeated Lance Cade (with Trevor Murdoch) Singles match 8:42
1 The Hardys (Matt and Jeff) defeated MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) (with Melina) Tag team match 15:27
2 Bobby Lashley (c) defeated Test by countout Singles match for the ECW World Championship 7:18
3 Batista (c) defeated Mr. Kennedy Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 10:29
4 John Cena (c) defeated Umaga (with Armando Alejandro Estrada) Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship 23:09
5 The Undertaker last eliminated Shawn Michaels to win 2007 Royal Rumble match 56:18
Royal Rumble 2008
Theme song

"Stand Up For Rock 'N' Roll" by Airbourne



2008

20,798
January 27, 2008
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

Dark Shannon Moore and Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Deuce 'n Domino Tag team match 6:10
1 Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter Career Threatening match 7:50
2 John "Bradshaw" Layfield defeated Chris Jericho by disqualification Singles match 9:24
3 Edge (c) (with Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder) defeated Rey Mysterio Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 12:34
4 Randy Orton (c) defeated Jeff Hardy Singles match for the WWE Championship 14:12
5 John Cena last eliminated Triple H to win 2008 Royal Rumble match 51:26
Royal Rumble 2009
Theme song

"Let It Rock" by Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne



2009

16,685
January 25, 2009
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan

Dark Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Paul Burchill Singles match n/a
1 Jack Swagger (c) defeated Matt Hardy Singles match for the ECW Championship 10:27
2 Melina defeated Beth Phoenix (c) (with Santino Marella) Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship 5:56
3 John Cena (c) defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield (with Shawn Michaels) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 15:29
4 Edge (with Chavo Guerrero) defeated Jeff Hardy (c) No Disqualification match for the WWE Championship 19:22
5 Randy Orton last eliminated Triple H to win 2009 Royal Rumble match 58:37
Royal Rumble 2010
Theme song

"Hero" by Skillet
"Martyr No More" by Fozzy


2010

16,697
January 31, 2010
Philips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia

Dark Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, and The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie) defeated Maryse, Katie Lea Burchill, Jillian Hall, Alicia Fox, and Natalya 10-Diva tag team match n/a
1 Christian (c) defeated Ezekiel Jackson (with William Regal) Singles match for the ECW Championship 11:59
2 The Miz (c) defeated Montel Vontavious Porter Singles match for the WWE United States Championship 07:30
3 Sheamus (c) defeated Randy Orton by disqualification Singles match for the WWE Championship 12:24
4 Mickie James defeated Michelle McCool (c) Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship 00:20
5 The Undertaker (c) defeated Rey Mysterio Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 11:07
6 Edge last eliminated John Cena to win 2010 Royal Rumble match 49:24