Introduction

Another unpopular Royal Rumble, the 2015 Royal Rumble saw strange booking decisions, not least the quick elimination of one of the odds on favourite Daniel Bryan. Towards the end of the match, the old and stale Kane and Big Show eliminated a number of popular stars such as Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler, only to be eliminated by the chosen hero Roman Reigns.

Although popular towards the end of last year’s match Roman Reigns – became the villain as he won in a march to Wrestlemania. Not even an appearance of his cousin The Rock post match could satisfy the crowd. In the end however, Seth Rollins became world champion at Wrestlemania 31 – in what was called the heist of the century.

Away from that, surprises were from Diamond Dallas Page & Bubba Ray Dudley, and Bray Wyatt was the standout performer, with most eliminations and he had the iron man performance of the match.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2015

25th January, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wells Fargo Center

17,164

59:27

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Roman Reigns
Iron Men Bray Wyatt (46:50)
Least time in Match Titus O'Neil (00:04)
Most Eliminations Bray Wyatt (7)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 9 (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Kane, Big Show, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Wade Barrett)
Number of debutants 5 (Bubba Ray Dudley, Bray Wyatt, The Boogeyman, Stardust, Adam Rose)
Last Rumble Appearances 8 (Bubba Ray Dudley, The Boogeyman, Zack Ryder, Tyson Kidd, Diamond Dallas Page, Adam Rose, Damien Sandow, Wade Barrett)
Average Time in match08:50
Number of individuals with at least one elimination30%

Did You Know?

  • This is the second Royal Rumble in a row to emanate from Pennsylvania.
  • This was Bubba Ray Dudley’s first (and as of 2023, only) appearance in the match. His tag team partner D-Von Dudley has never made an appearance.
  • This was the last time the army style lettering, used since Royal Rumble 2005, was used for the event.

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Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 The Miz 04:01 30 0 Bubba Ray Dudley
2 R-Truth 04:13 29 0 Bubba Ray Dudley
3 Bubba Ray Dudley 04:43 28 2 Bray Wyatt
4 Luke Harper 04:17 27 0 Bray Wyatt
5 Bray Wyatt 46:50 6 7 Big Show, Kane
6 Erick Rowan 00:51 26 0 Bray Wyatt

Curtis Axel was meant to be number 6, but Erick Rowan attacked him before entering the ring in his place. Not officially classed as an entrant.

7 The Boogeyman 00:47 25 0 Bray Wyatt
8 Sin Cara 00:37 24 0 Bray Wyatt
9 Zack Ryder 00:33 23 0 Bray Wyatt
10 Daniel Bryan 10:10 19 1 Bray Wyatt
11 Fandango 07:35 20 0 Rusev
12 Tyson Kidd 02:29 22 0 Daniel Bryan

Tyson attacked Daniel Bryan before entering the match, so his time is taken from then.

13 Stardust 12:27 15 0 Roman Reigns

Stardust attacked Tyson Kidd before entering the ring, so time is taken from then.

14 Diamond Dallas Page 02:28 21 0 Rusev
15 Rusev 35:18 2 6 Roman Reigns
16 Goldust 06:21 16 0 Roman Reigns
17 Kofi Kingston 02:51 17 0 Rusev
18 Adam Rose 00:10 18 0 Rusev

Rose was attacked by Rusev before entering the match, so the time is taken from then.

19 Roman Reigns 27:30 1 6 Winner
20 Big E 14:49 12 0 Rusev
21 Damien Mizdow 00:19 14 0 Rusev
22 Jack Swagger 12:50 10 0 Big Show
23 Ryback 11:00 11 0 Big Show, Kane
24 Kane 16:56 3 4 Roman Reigns
25 Dean Ambrose 13:31 5 1 Big Show, Kane
26 Titus O'Neil 00:04 13 0 Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns
27 Wade Barrett 05:47 9 0 Dolph Ziggler
28 Cesaro 04:55 8 0 Dolph Ziggler
29 Big Show 08:21 4 5 Roman Reigns
30 Dolph Ziggler 02:20 7 2 Big Show, Kane

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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