Introduction

The Royal Rumble for the second consecutive year emanated from Florida, as the 1991 version took place from the Miami Arena. Once again going from strength to strength – the WWF Championship was defended for the first time at the event, with Sgt. Slaughter beating The Ultimate Warrior to become champion.

This is a match with longevity, with over 10 competitors going over 20 minutes, with Rick Martel setting an Iron Man record of 52:17. Hogan won the Royal Rumble for the second year in a row, and had the most eliminations for the third year in a row. He last eliminated Earthquake, bringing an end of their feud.

After the Royal Rumble, Hulk Hogan went on to beat Slaughter for the WWF Championship, making the third time he has been on top of the mountain.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 1991

19th January, 1991

Miami, Florida

Miami Arena

16,000

  • Friend vs Friend, Foe vs Foe
  • It's Every Man for Himself!

1:05:17

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Hulk Hogan
Iron Men Rick Martel (52:30)
Least time in Match Bushwhacker Luke (00:04)
Most Eliminations Hulk Hogan (7)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 10 (Hulk Hogan, Earthquake, Brian Knobbs, British Bulldog, Rick Martel, Haku, Jim Neidhart, Mr. Perfect, Tugboat, Shane Douglas)
Number of debutants 11 (Paul Roma, Texas Tornado, Saba Simba, The Undertaker, British Bulldog, Hawk, Shane Douglas, Animal, Crush, Brian Knobbs, Tugboat)
Last Rumble Appearances 8 (Dino Bravo, Paul Roma, Saba Simba, Smash, Hawk, Shane Douglas, Jim Neidhart, Tugboat)
Average Time in match16:29
Number of individuals with at least one elimination40%

Did You Know?

  • Hulk Hogan winning here became the first person to win who had previously been in the match.
  • Although Hulk Hogan fought Sgt. Slaughter in the main event of Wrestlemania, it was not stated that the winner had a title shot at Wrestlemania beforehand.
  • This is the second Royal Rumble in a row that took place from Florida.
  • This is the first Royal Rumble missing an entrant. Number 18 was meant to be “Macho Man” Randy Savage, but he didn’t compete.

Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Bret Hart 20:38 27 0 The Undertaker

First person to draw the first number twice.

2 Dino Bravo 03:08 30 0 Greg Valentine
3 Greg Valentine 44:12 16 1 Hulk Hogan
4 Paul Roma 14:06 28 0 Jake Roberts
5 Texas Tornado 24:21 24 0 The Undertaker
6 Rick Martel 52:30 5 4 British Bulldog
7 Saba Simba 02:28 29 0 Rick Martel
8 Bushwhacker Butch 10:08 26 0 The Undertaker
9 Jake Roberts 13:01 25 1 Rick Martel
10 Hercules 37:46 13 1 Brian Knobbs
11 Tito Santana 30:32 15 0 Earthquake
12 The Undertaker 14:19 21 3 Animal, Hawk
12 Jimmy Snuka 08:08 23 0 Hawk
14 British Bulldog 36:50 4 3 Brian Knobbs, Earthquake
15 Smash 18:27 17 0 Hulk Hogan
16 Hawk 06:39 20 2 Hercules, Rick Martel
17 Shane Douglas 26:32 10 0 Brian Knobbs
18 No Entrant 00:00 22 0 No Entrant

It was given to be “Macho Man” Randy Savage. However to protect Macho Man’s figures, it’s listed as No Entrant.

19 Animal 06:40 19 1 Earthquake
20 Crush 18:37 12 0 Hulk Hogan
21 Jim Duggan 04:45 18 0 Mr. Perfect
22 Earthquake 24:45 2 4 Hulk Hogan
23 Mr. Perfect 16:16 8 1 British Bulldog
24 Hulk Hogan 20:59 1 7 Winner
25 Haku 13:25 6 0 British Bulldog
26 Jim Neidhart 11:12 7 0 Rick Martel
27 Bushwhacker Luke 00:04 14 0 Earthquake
28 Brian Knobbs 10:07 3 3 Hulk Hogan
29 The Warlord 01:36 11 0 Hulk Hogan
30 Tugboat 02:32 9 0 Hulk Hogan

Graphs

Entrant Waterfall
Elimination Pie Chart
Time by Number
Eliminations by Number

Entrant Waterfall

Elimination Pie Chart

Time by Number

Eliminations by Number

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