The Royal Rumble is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated and exciting events on the World Wrestling Entertainment’s calendar. This important pay-per-view is a fan favourite for many good reasons. For starters, the winner gets an automatic ticket to compete in the main event at Wrestlemania. Some of wrestling’s most unforgettable moments have come from surprise entries that left fans thrilled long after the show’s end. Furthermore, the event’s chaotic nature and suspense leave fans on tenterhooks throughout. Here are some insights into how to make wrestling history at the Royal Rumble.

  • Win The Inaugural Event

Unfortunately, only one wrestler has a shot to go down in the history books as the first-ever winner of the Royal Rumble event. The first-ever Royal Rumble match was organised in 1988 and featured some of the industry’s most revered legends like the Ultimate Warrior, Harley Race, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. However, it is common knowledge that “anybody has a chance at the Royal Rumble”, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise that the legendary “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan emerged victorious in the first-ever event.

Asuka won the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match in 2018, thanks to WWE’s increasing focus on pushing female talent in recent times.

  • Eliminate The Most Participants

Eliminations are undoubtedly one of the biggest thrills Royal Rumble events offer. For fans, it is fun and shocking to see participants getting tossed outside the ring, especially if the elimination is unexpected. Eliminations can also be foundations for further feuds that last beyond the event. However, it is particularly difficult for a WWE Superstar to send multiple wrestlers packing due to the event’s chaotic nature. Therefore, history is always made when one wrestler goes wild and eliminates more participants than the previous record holder. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan held the enviable record of 10 Royal Rumble eliminations till Kane eliminated one more participant in the 2001 event to hold the record of most eliminations at 11. It wasn’t until 2014 that the polarizing Roman Reigns made history by eliminating 12 participants, a record that has since been broken by Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar, who have 13 eliminations each. 

  • Last For An Incredibly Long Or Short Time

Royal Rumble matches are generally quite lengthy, and some participants make history by lasting very long in the ring. Daniel Bryan holds the enviable record of lasting the longest in a Royal Rumble match, followed by the high-flying Rey Mysterio. On the other hand, you can also make history by flying over the ropes almost immediately after entering. However, you will have to break Santino Marella’s 1-second record from the 2009 event for the ultimate record of the quickest elimination. 

  • Win Your First Ever Royal Rumble

If you win a Royal Rumble event, your name is immediately etched in history, and the moment is even more historic if it is your first one. You can even go further down in the history books by winning your first Royal Rumble if no one expected you to show up in the first place! Many fans undoubtedly remember John Cena’s famous return to wrestling as the last Royal Rumble entrant in 2007. Nobody expected him back for at least seven months because he was injured. However, his unexpected return to action culminating in his first-ever Rumble win is a moment widely regarded as one of the most historic happenings in Royal Rumble history.