About Jeff Hardy

One of the most impactful wrestlers of a generation, Jeff Hardy – a multi-time world & tag team champion – doesn’t have the greatest Royal Rumble history. Usually known as an impact player in the match, Jeff doesn’t hit even 5 minutes for his appearances in the match. Nevertheless, the Charistmatic Enigma has been seen as an impact player.

Jeff Hardy made his debut in the 2001 Royal Rumble match starting at number 1, teaming with his brother to eliminate a couple of early competitors before turning on each other and eliminating each other quite early. This was be Jeff’s best performance in his 6 matches over 3 separate periods of employment.

Hardy returned to the Royal Rumble the following year, but didn’t last long – being quickly dispatched by the Undertaker to set up the Maven elimination spot. The year after was his best performance in terms of time – a massive 7 and a half minutes. This was his last Royal Rumble appearance until deep into his second run which had a short cameo in 2007. Hardy also made appearances in the 2019 and 2021 Royal Rumbles, again with short appearances. Despite the success he has had in all aspects of his career, Hardy’s Royal Rumbles have been poor.

In fact, Jeff Hardy’s biggest Royal Rumble memories have been outside of the match. From his debut in the 2000 Royal Rumble where he jumped from the balcony in the iconic Madison Square Garden, to defending the World Championship at the 2009 Royal Rumble, it’s Jeff Hardy’s impact at the event, more so than the match itself, that will be remembered fondly by fans.

Jeff Hardy

31st August, 1977

Cameron, North Carolina

185cm (6 ft 0 ins)

225lbs (102kg)

  • Swanton Bomb

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Notable Records

Overall Performance
Number of Entries6
Number of Wins0 (0%)
Number of Runners Up0 (0%)
Number of Top Four0 (0%)
Average finish22.17
Best Finish10 (Royal Rumble 2019 - Men)
Worst Finish30 (Royal Rumble 2021 - Men)
Time Records
Total Time in Match29:47
Average Time in Match04:58
Longest Time in Match07:27 (Royal Rumble 2003)
Shortest Time in Match01:34 (Royal Rumble 2002)
Elimination Records
Number of Eliminations3
Average time between eliminations09:56
Number of Eliminations per Royal Rumble0.500

Eliminations by numbers

WrestlerTimes Elminated
Bull Buchanan 1
Matt Hardy 1
Faarooq 1


Event Entrant Number Time in Match Finishing Position Eliminations Eliminated By Other Facts
Royal Rumble 1988Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1989Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1990Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1991Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 1992Did Not Enter
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 2001106:38273Matt Hardy
Royal Rumble 20021001:34230The UndertakerJeff attacked The Undertaker before entering the ring, so the time is taken from then.
Royal Rumble 20031507:27200Rob Van Dam
Royal Rumble 2004Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2005Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2006Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 20071403:39230Edge
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 - Men2407:04100Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre
Royal Rumble 2020 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2021 - Men503:25300Dolph Ziggler
Royal Rumble 2022 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2023 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2024 - MenDid Not Enter


Time in Match Timeline
Eliminations by Number Timeline

Time in Match Timeline

Eliminations by Number Timeline

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