About Randy Orton

As far as nicknames go, Randy Orton’s nickname of “The Viper” is apt for both his character and his Royal Rumble Appearances. With top 10 appearances in both the most eliminations and longest cumulative time, Randy Orton’s Royal Rumble record is one of the best out there – despite never being the best performer even in the matches he won.

Orton’s first appearance was an early entrant in the 2004 Royal Rumble. As a member of Evolution, he had a great debut, lasting over half an hour with 5 eliminations, only to be eliminated by Mick Foley. This then set in motion his “Legend Killer” run.

His first win came in the 2009 Royal Rumble, again a member of a faction – Legacy with fellow winner Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr., Orton lasted nearly 50 minutes to win the event and go onto Wrestlemania. His second victory, at the Royal Rumble in 2017, also saw him enter as part of the Wyatt Family, although he would go on to face the leader Bray Wyatt at that year’s Wrestlemania. That performance wasn’t nearly as impressive – only eliminating one person in the 20 minutes he was in.

Other than that, surprisingly, Orton’s appearances are generally shortish, rarely impactful, but usually there or there abouts. Over half of his appearances have seen him in the final 4, and has finished in the top 2 a whopping 4 times. Usually drawing a late number, the Apex Predator of the WWE may not last the longest in each match, nor have the most eliminations, but whoever takes him out usually goes on to win the match.

Randy Orton

1st April, 1980

Knoxville, Tennessee

St. Louis, Missouri

196cm (6 ft 5 ins)

275lbs (125kg)

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Notable Records

Overall Performance
Number of Entries14
Number of Wins2 (14.29%)
Number of Runners Up2 (14.29%)
Number of Top Four8 (57.14%)
Average finish4.71
Best Finish1 (Royal Rumble 2009, Royal Rumble 2017)
Worst Finish12 (Royal Rumble 2004, Greatest Royal Rumble)
Time Records
Total Time in Match4:34:31
Average Time in Match19:37
Longest Time in Match58:57 (Royal Rumble 2021 - Men)
Shortest Time in Match02:21 (Royal Rumble 2022 - Men)
Elimination Records
Number of Eliminations29
Average time between eliminations09:28
Number of Eliminations per Royal Rumble2.071

Eliminations by numbers

WrestlerTimes Elminated
Wade Barrett 2
Karl Anderson 2
Big Show 2
Otis 1
Ernest Miller 1
Shelton Benjamin 1
Rikishi 1
Booker T 1
Orlando Jordan 1
Chris Benoit 1
Super Crazy 1
Matt Hardy 1
Kane 1
Kofi Kingston 1
Triple H 1
Sheamus 1
Big E 1
Jey Uso 1
Zack Ryder 1
Roman Reigns 1
Andrade 1
Baron Corbin 1
Apollo Crews 1
Mojo Rawley 1
Rey Mysterio 1
Rico 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 2001Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2002Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2003Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2004233:49125Mick Foley
Royal Rumble 2005Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 20063013:0522Rey Mysterio
Royal Rumble 20071627:1642Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble 2008Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2009848:2813Winner
Royal Rumble 2010Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 20113908:3733Alberto Del RioRandy Orton's start time is from when he attacked Alberto Del Rio on the entrance way.
Royal Rumble 20122805:4633Chris Jericho
Royal Rumble 20132610:1051Ryback
Royal Rumble 2014Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2015Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2016Did Not Enter
Royal Rumble 20172320:5411Winner
Royal Rumble 2018 - Men2413:3661Roman Reigns
Greatest Royal Rumble3510:58124EliasOrton's entrance occurred off camera, so time is a best guess.
Royal Rumble 2019 - Men2905:5751AndradeOrton's entrance occurred off camera, so time is taken from when his music stops.
Royal Rumble 2020 - Men2514:3741Edge
Royal Rumble 2021 - Men258:5720EdgeOrton was attacked by Edge at the start of the Rumble, so his time and the time of the Rumble is taken from then.
Royal Rumble 2022 - Men2902:2162Brock Lesnar
Royal Rumble 2023 - MenDid Not Enter
Royal Rumble 2024 - MenDid Not Enter


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