Introduction

The 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble saw a returning Cody Rhodes – who last competed 9 months prior in one of the most brutal matches in many a year, last eliminated the intercontinental champion Gunther to take his place at the main event of Wrestlemania for the first time.

Gunther in particular had a strong showing, eliminating 5 of the field along with Cody Rhodes, and setting a record for the longest time in a 30-man match. This match also saw weak performances from the previous two mens’ winners Edge and Brock Lesnar, and a viral spot where Ricochet and Logan Paul collided in mid air above the ring.

Promotional poster for Royal Rumble 2023 - Men

28th January, 2023

San Antonio, Texas

Alamodome

51,338

1:11:41

Notable Records

Record Individual
Winner Cody Rhodes
Iron Men Gunther (1:11:40)
Least time in Match Rey Mysterio (00:00)
Most Eliminations Gunther (5)Cody Rhodes (5)
Potential Winners (wrestlers in the ring after last entrant) 8 (Cody Rhodes, Gunther, Logan Paul, Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Austin Theory, Ricochet, Braun Strowman, Dominik Mysterio)
Number of debutants 4 (Gunther, Karrion Kross, Santos Escobar, Logan Paul)
Last Rumble Appearances 16 (Sheamus, Johnny Gargano, Xavier Woods, Chad Gable, Angelo Dawkins, Brock Lesnar, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, Otis, Rey Mysterio, Elias, Booker T, Montez Ford, Edge, Braun Strowman, Logan Paul)
Average Time in match13:21
Number of individuals with at least one elimination46.67%

Did You Know?

  • This was the first Royal Rumble to open the night’s broadcasting. Oddly a Royal Rumble didn’t close the show, with the Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns match the last match of the night.
  • This is the first time a Royal Rumble ended with the 1st entrant fighting the 30th.
  • This match is the longest 30 man Royal Rumble ever.

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Results

Number of Entrant Wrestler Name Brand Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
1 Gunther Smackdown! 1:11:40 2 5 Cody Rhodes
2 Sheamus Smackdown! 52:32 10 3 Drew McIntyre, Gunther
3 The Miz Raw 04:47 30 0 Sheamus

The Miz attacked Sheamus before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

4 Kofi Kingston Smackdown! 14:53 27 0 Gunther
5 Johnny Gargano Raw 29:58 17 0 Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor
6 Xavier Woods Smackdown! 10:28 28 0 Gunther
7 Karrion Kross Smackdown! 04:12 29 0 Drew McIntyre
8 Chad Gable Raw 08:42 24 0 Brock Lesnar
9 Drew McIntyre Smackdown! 39:10 9 4 Gunther
10 Santos Escobar Smackdown! 04:56 26 0 Brock Lesnar
11 Angelo Dawkins Raw 03:17 25 0 Brock Lesnar
12 Brock Lesnar Unaffiliated 02:28 23 3 Bobby Lashley
13 Bobby Lashley Raw 07:13 20 1 Seth "Freakin" Rollins
14 Baron Corbin Raw 00:09 22 0 Seth "Freakin" Rollins

Corbin was attacked before entering the ring by Brock Lesnar. As Lesnar was eliminated, Corbin’s time is taken from when Rollins – a legal competitor attacked him.

15 Seth "Freakin" Rollins Raw 37:20 4 2 Logan Paul

Seth Rollins attacked Baron Corbin before entering the ring. As they were both legal competitors, his time is taken from then.

16 Otis Raw 03:06 19 0 Drew McIntyre, Sheamus

Otis’ elimination occurred off camera, so the time of elimination is a best guess.

17 Rey Mysterio Smackdown! 00:00 21 0 Unable to Compete
18 Dominik Mysterio Raw 25:45 8 1 Cody Rhodes
19 Elias Raw 00:40 18 0 Drew McIntyre, Sheamus
20 Finn Balor Raw 07:46 13 2 Edge
21 Booker T Hall of Fame 00:41 16 0 Gunther
22 Damian Priest Raw 04:03 14 1 Edge
23 Montez Ford Raw 00:45 15 0 Damian Priest

Ford attack Bálor before entering the ring, so his time is taken from then.

24 Edge Hall of Fame 01:04 12 2 Finn Balor

Bálor, eliminated by Edge, returned to eliminate Edge.

25 Austin Theory Raw 15:39 5 1 Cody Rhodes

Theory’s entrance occurred off camera, so his time is a best guess.

26 Omos Raw 02:28 11 0 Braun Strowman
27 Braun Strowman Smackdown! 11:14 7 1 Cody Rhodes
28 Ricochet Smackdown! 09:14 6 0 Austin Theory
29 Logan Paul Celebrity Entrant 10:57 3 1 Cody Rhodes
30 Cody Rhodes Raw 15:08 1 5 Winner

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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