WWE Royal Rumble 2012 PPV Stats; Sheamus, Kharma, More
– WWE’s website posted the following stats from the 2012 Royal Rumble:
* Sheamus won in only his second Royal Rumble Match appearance. He is also the first Irish-born Royal Rumble Match winner.
* This is the second time a WWE Superstar has entered at No. 22 and won the Royal Rumble Match – Triple H did it back in 2002.
* Epico spent the shortest time of any Superstar in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match, lasting only :12.
* Lasting 45:39, The Miz spent the most time of any Superstar in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match – and 10 minutes longer than any Superstar who participated in 2011’s contest.
* The Miz managed to last longer than all three of his former cohorts (Alex Riley, R-Truth, Big Show) combined.
* Cody Rhodes had the most eliminations with five, and also lasted more than 40 minutes.
* Big Show eliminated three men in a staggering 16 seconds (Cody Rhodes, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler). The World’s Largest Athlete has now eliminated 28 competitors in Royal Rumble Match history.
* Randy Orton is now tied for the most final four appearances in Royal Rumble Match history with five (HBK, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Kane).
* Three participants didn’t last even one minute in the Royal Rumble Match: Jerry Lawler, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Epico.
* Six more couldn’t last two minutes: Alex Riley, Primo, Jinder Mahal, Michael Cole, Kharma and Big Show.
* Only six Superstars were able to last more than 10 minutes in the Royal Rumble Match: The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Chris Jericho.
* Booker T lasted the longest of the three announcers in the Royal Rumble Match. Second longest was Michael Cole, with Jerry Lawler third.
* Hunico lasted the longest of any Royal Rumble Match rookie at 9:01.
* Kharma was the third woman in Royal Rumble Match history.