About Ric Flair

The Dirtiest player in the game, multi-NWA World Champion Ric Flair shocked the world by joining the WWF in 1991. Unlike other characters, Flair was treated as a big deal – parading with the NWA World Championship (he disputedly owned it thanks to a deposit not being returned), and begun his WWF career by doing the first great Royal Rumble appearance: lasting disputedly over 1 hour to win the vacant WWF Championship, becoming the 15th man to do so. Even now, this moment is played over and over again, shown in his hall of fame career.

The following year as defending champion, he had to go further – entering the match at #1. However, this year he wasn’t as successful. Ric Flair was leaving the company, and he was eliminated by longtime-friend-turned-foe Mr. Perfect. The following night, Perfect beat Flair again to send Flair packing.

Slick Ric returned to the WWF (now WWE) in 2002, but wouldn’t compete in a Royal Rumble until his Evolution days in 2005. Entering the coveted number 30 spot, Flair’s later Royal Rumbles were quite short, lasting over 5 minutes only once, but the performances Flair put on earlier on – especially in the 1992 Royal Rumble – will never be forgotten by Royal Rumble fans.

Ric Flair

25th February, 1949

Memphis, Tennessee

Charlotte, North Carolina

185cm (6 ft 0 ins)

243lbs (110kg)

  • Figure 4 Leglock

  • The Dirtiest Player in the Game

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Notable Records

Overall Performance
Number of Entries5
Number of Wins1 (20%)
Number of Runners Up0 (0%)
Number of Top Four1 (20%)
Average finish18.2
Best Finish1 (Royal Rumble 1992)
Worst Finish30 (Royal Rumble 2007)
Time Records
Total Time in Match1:27:12
Average Time in Match17:26
Longest Time in Match59:32 (Royal Rumble 1992)
Shortest Time in Match01:18 (Royal Rumble 2006)
Elimination Records
Number of Eliminations8
Average time between eliminations10:54
Number of Eliminations per Royal Rumble1.600

Eliminations by numbers

WrestlerTimes Elminated
Chris Benoit 1
Jonathan Coachman 1
Papa Shango 1
British Bulldog 1
Texas Tornado 1
Big Boss Man 1
Randy Savage 1
Sid Justice 1

Results

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 1992359:3215WinnerFirst person to go over 1 hour in the Royal Rumble (albeit it's buzzer to finish of the match)
Royal Rumble 1993118:41271Mr. Perfect
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 20053002:0052Edge
Royal Rumble 2006501:18280Triple H
Royal Rumble 2007105:41300Edge
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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