9. Longest Time In Rumble Without Eliminating Anyone
It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when Triple H wasn’t the most important guy in WWE. Way back in 1996, he was just a relatively new wrestler working under a gimmick as a slimy Connecticut blue-blood. Of course, at that point there were plans for him to win that year’s King of the Ring (a plan which would be sidetracked by the MSG Incident that led to Steve Austin winning instead, and indirectly created “Austin 3:16”), so he was entered into the Rumble match at #1 and survived for over 48 minutes, an impressive feat by any standard. Unfortunately, during his ridiculously long time in the ring (don’t forget, because of the shortened time between entrants in 1996, the entire Rumble only lasted a little over 58 minutes), Triple H failed to get credit for eliminating a single competitor. Given all the successes he would have in the future, it’s almost hard to believe, isn’t it?
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/08/16/triple-h-talks-summerslam-and-his-thoughts-on-daniel-bryan-and-john-cena Source: IGN.com
8. Rumble Appearances In Four Different Decades
In any sport, there’s one cagey veteran who manages to stretch their career out so long that they manage to play over several different decades. For example, Gordie Howe played in the NHL over five different decades, the only player to ever accomplish that feat. In wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young established a nearly impossible mark to beat by wrestling in nine different decades. And in the Royal Rumble, this unique longevity record goes to Shawn Michaels, who wrestled in Rumble matches in four different decades, starting with the 1989 match and finishing up with the 2010 event, just getting in under the wire before retiring at WrestleMania of that same year. At this point, the only even semi-active Superstars who currently have a shot at matching HBK are Triple H, Kane, and The Undertaker, who have appeared in Rumbles over three different decades, but would have to survive until 2020 to have a chance to tie Michaels, which seems fairly unlikely.
http://www.thesportster.com/wrestling/top-10-performances-in-royal-rumble-history/?view=all Source: thesportster.com