About Hulk Hogan

One of the most iconic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan dominated the WWF in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, becoming a multiple time World Champion. When the Royal Rumble was a showcase match, Hogan was easily the most dominant performer in the match.

Hogan has won the match twice, having the most eliminations 3 times, and held the record for the most cumulative eliminations in a Royal Rumble of 27 up until the 2001 Royal Rumble, 9 years after he had participated. All in less than an hour of ring time.

Hogan’s first Royal Rumble was the 1989 match. His worst finish (a lowly 10th) was arguably his most dominant performance. The match was used to setup two feuds: the Mega Powers vs the Twin Towers, and also Hogan against then champion Randy Savage. He lost the match but eventually beat Savage at that year’s Wrestlemania V.

The following year’s match was also used to set up that year’s Wrestlemania. Hogan however won the Royal Rumble, setting up a champion vs champion match against The Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI, a match he lost.

In 1991 Hogan won in a bit of a nondescript match, last eliminating the gargantuan Earthquake to close the feud. 1992 saw him finish third – Sid Justice eliminating him paving the way for their Wrestlemania 8 main event match. Even though Hogan returned to the WWE in 2003, he never participated in a Royal Rumble match again.

No matter what happens, Hogan’s legacy in the Royal Rumble is one of the best ever.

Hulk Hogan

11th August, 1953

Augusta, Georgia

Venice Beach, California

201cm (6 ft 7 ins)

302lbs (137kg)

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Notable Records

Overall Performance
Number of Entries4
Number of Wins2 (50%)
Number of Runners Up1 (25%)
Number of Top Four3 (75%)
Average finish4
Best Finish1 (Royal Rumble 1991)
Worst Finish10 (Royal Rumble 1989)
Time Records
Total Time in Match56:52
Average Time in Match14:13
Longest Time in Match20:59 (Royal Rumble 1991)
Shortest Time in Match11:30 (Royal Rumble 1992)
Elimination Records
Number of Eliminations27
Average time between eliminations02:06
Number of Eliminations per Royal Rumble6.750

Eliminations by numbers

WrestlerTimes Elminated
The Warlord 3
Mr. Perfect 2
The Undertaker 1
Koko B. Ware 1
Bushwhacker Luke 1
Tully Blanchard 1
Arn Anderson 1
Randy Savage 1
Bushwhacker Butch 1
Bad News Brown 1
Jimmy Snuka 1
Rick Rude 1
Haku 1
Berzerker 1
The Ultimate Warrior 1
Honky Tonk Man 1
Tugboat 1
Brian Knobbs 1
Earthquake 1
Crush 1
Smash 1
Greg Valentine 1
Sid Justice 1
Big Boss Man 1

Results

Event Entrant Number Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
Royal Rumble 1988Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 19891811:331010Akeem, Big Boss ManHulk Hogan set the record for the most eliminations & most cumulative eliminations with this entry.
Royal Rumble 19902512:5026Winner
Royal Rumble 19912420:5917Winner
Royal Rumble 19922611:3034Sid Justice
Royal Rumble 1993Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1994Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1995Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1996Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1997Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1998Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1999Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2000Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2001Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2002Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2003Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2004Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2005Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2006Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2007Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2008Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2009Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2010Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2011Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2012Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2013Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2014Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2015Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2016Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2017Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2018 - MenDid Not Enter
Greatest Royal RumbleDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2019 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2020 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2021 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2022 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2023 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2024 - MenDid Not Enter

Graphs

Time in Match Timeline
Eliminations by Number Timeline

Time in Match Timeline

Eliminations by Number Timeline

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