Very Detailed 2006 WWE Royal Rumble Statistics

Andy Steven


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Order Of Entry

(1) “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley and

(2) Rey Misterio, Jr. enter in 0:00.

(3) Simon Dean enters in 1:54.

(4) Psicosis enters in 3:39.

(5) WWE Intercontinental Champion: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair enters in 5:25.

(6) WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight enters in 7:31.

(7) Jonathan Coachman enters in 9:14.

(8) Bobby Lashley enters in 11:10.

(9) WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane enters in 13:01.

(10) Sylvan Grenier enters in 14:46.

(11) Carlito Caribbean Cool enters in 17:06.

(12) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit enters in 18:55.

(13) WWE United States Champion: Booker T. enters in 21:30.

(14) WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury enters in 23:19.

(15) “The Native American” Tatanka enters in 25:17.

(16) WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro enters in 26:53.

(17) Trevor Murdoch enters in 28:29.

(18) Eugene Dinsmore enters in 30:08.

(19) Animal enters in 31:36.

(20) Rob Van Dam enters in 33:17.

(21) Orlando Jordan enters in 34:59.

(22) Chavo Guerrero, Jr. enters in 36:32.

(23) Matt Hardy enters in 38:09.

(24) Super Crazy enters in 40:01.

(25) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels enters in 41:24.

(26) “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters enters in 43:10.

(27) Viscera enters in 44:45.

(28) Shelton Benjamin enters in 46:22.

(29) Goldust enters in 47:42.

(30) Randy Orton enters in 49:08.

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Order Of Elimination

**(1) Simon Dean is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley & Rey Misterio, Jr. with a throw double team in 2:39.

**(2) Psicosis is eliminated by Rey Misterio, Jr. with a hurricana from a powerdrop attempt by Psicosis in 4:55.

**(3) WWE Intercontinental Champion: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a

back body drop in 6:45.

**(4) Jonathan Coachman is eliminated by WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight with a shove across the face in 9:45.

**(5) Sylvan Grenier is eliminated by Bobby Lashley with a hip toss in 15:04.

**(6) Bobby Lashley is eliminated by WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane & WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight with a double dump over in 15:27.

**(7) WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a dump over as Wight was tied up with WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane in 16:32.

**(8) WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a dump over as Wight was tied up with WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight in 16:33.

**(9) WWE United States Champion: Booker T. is eliminated by “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit with a hip toss in 21:47.

**(10) Animal is eliminated by Rob Van Dam with a back body drop as Animal charged Van Dam in 34:24.

**(11) Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley with a shove as Guerrero stood on the top turnbuckle in 37:32.

**(12) “The Native American” Tatanka is eliminated by WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) with a throw double team in 39:25.

**(13) Trevor Murdoch is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels when Michaels held down the top ring rope from the ring as Murdoch charged him in 42:11.

**(14) Matt Hardy is eliminated by Viscera with a pick-up into a throw from a “Twist Of Fate” corkscrew inverted jawbreaker attempt in 45:51.

**(15) Eugene Dinsmore is eliminated by “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit with a German Suplex over the top rope to the floor in 46:32.

**(16) Super Crazy is eliminated by Rey Misterio, Jr. with a head scissors from a pick-up by Crazy in 47:41.

**(17) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit is eliminated by Randy Orton with a gutwrench pick-up in 49:26.

**(18) Viscera is eliminated by Carlito Caribbean Cool & “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters with a dump over double team in 50:05.

**(19) “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters is eliminated by Carlito Caribbean Cool with a dump over from behind in 50:11.

**(20) Goldust is eliminated by Rob Van Dam with a spinning heel kcik in 50:51.

**(21) Orlando Jordan is eliminated by Randy Orton with a double handed face slam across the top ring rope after Orton back body dropped Jordan to the ring apron in 51:09.

**(22) WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels & WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro when Michaels threw Nitro into Mercury as Mercury stood on the ring apron in 52:32.

**(23) WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels with a clothesline in 52:37.

**(24) Shelton Benjamin is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Mkichaels with a superkick as Benjamin stood on the ring apron in 53:13.

**(25) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels is eliminated by Shane McMahon with a throw from behind in 54:19.

**(26) Carlito Caribbean Cool is eliminated by Rob Van Dam with a leaping back kick in 55:35.

**(27) Rob Van Dam is eliminated by “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley & Rey Misterio, Jr. when Helmsley tossed Misterio into Van Dam as Van Dam was crotched on the top ring rope in 57:09.

**(28) “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley is eliminated by Rey Misterio, Jr. with a body scissors over the top rope in 1:00:12.

**(29) Randy Orton is eliminated by Rey Misterio, Jr. with a hurricanrana in 1:02:12.

**(30) Rey Misterio, Jr. wins a 30 Man Over-The-Top-Rope Royal Rumble 2006 in 1:02:14.

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Most Eliminations

(1) “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley – 6 (Simon Dean, WWE Intercontinental Champion: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight, WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Rob Van Dam)

(1) Rey Misterio, Jr. – 6 (Simon Dean, Psicosis, Super Crazy, Rob Van Dam, “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Randy Orton)

(3) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – 4 (Trevor Murdoch, WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury, WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro, Shelton Benjamin)

(4) Rob Van Dam – 3 (Animal, Goldust, Carlito Caribbean Cool)

(5) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit – 2 (WWE United States Champion: Booker T., Eugene Dinsmore)

(5) Carlito Caribbean Cool – 2 (Viscera, “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters)

(5) WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro – 2 (“The Native American” Tatanka, WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury)

(5) Randy Orton – 2 (“The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit, Orlando Jordan)

(5) WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight – 2 (Jonathan Coachman, Bobby Lashley)

(10) Bobby Lashley – 1 (Sylvan Grenier)

(10) WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane – 1 (Bobby Lashley)

(10) “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters – 1 (Viscera)

(10) WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury – 1 (“The Native American” Tatanka)

(10) Viscera – 1 (Matt Hardy)

(15) Shane McMahon [Not A Participant] – 1 (“The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels)

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Longest Lasting

(1) Rey Misterio, Jr. – 1:02:14

(2) “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley – 1:00:12.

(3) Carlito Caribbean Cool – 38:29

(4) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit – 30:31

(5) WWE Tag Team Champion: Joey Mercury – 29:13

(6) WWE Tag Team Champion: Johnny Nitro – 25:44

(7) Rob Van Dam – 23:52

(8) Eugene Dinsmore – 16:24

(9) Orlando Jordan – 16:10

(10) “The Native American” Tatanka – 14:08

(11) Trevor Murdoch – 13:42

(12) Randy Orton – 13:04

(13) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – 12:55

(14) WWE World Tag Team Champion: “The Big Show” Paul Wight – 9:01

(15) Matt Hardy – 7:42

(16) Super Crazy – 7:40

(17) “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters – 7:01

(18) Shelton Benjamin – 6:51

(19) Viscera – 5:20

(20) Bobby Lashley – 4:17

(21) WWE World Tag Team Champion: Kane – 3:52

(22) Goldust – 3:09

(23) Animal – 2:48

(24) WWE Intercontinental Champion: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair – 1:20

(25) Psicosis – 1:16

(26) Chavo Guerrero, Jr. – 1:00

(27) Simon Dean – 45 Seconds

(28) Jonathan Coachman – 31 Seconds

(29) Sylvan Grenier – 18 Seconds

(30) WWE United States Champion: Booker T. – 17 Seconds

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RAW v. Smack Down! Stats

-2 Smack Down! v. 2 RAW in Final Four (previous years: 2 v. 2 in 2003, 3 v. 1 (SD) in 2004, 2 v. 2 in 2005)

-RAW garnered 4 of the last 6 spots. Goldust broke the 2 year streak of a RAW wrestler having #29 (Goldust being “non-branded”). Randy Orton broke a 2 year streak of RAW wrestlers entering at #30.

-Since the brand split: Randy Orton (Smack Down! 2006), “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (RAW 2005), & Bill Goldberg (RAW 2004), The Undertaker (Smack Down! 2003) have been #30.

-Entrants from Same Brand Streak? 4 (record is 5 in 2005), which by RAW starting with Michaels and ending with Benjamin.

-First 15:

RAW – 6

Smack Down! – 8

WWE Legend – 1

-Last 15

RAW – 8

Smack Down! – 6

WWE Legend – 1

RAW for two years running was the bulk of entrants in the final 15.

-Booker T.’s elimination marked the first time since the WWE United States Championship debutted that the WWE United States Champion was *NOT* the runner-up in the Royal Rumble.

-This was the second time #2 won a Royal Rumble. Mr. Vince McMahon won in 1999 at #2.

-This was the second time “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley drew #1. He previously drew #1 in 1996.

-Only 2 of “Triple H” Hunter Hearst Helmsley’s eliminations were by his hands alone.

-Eliminations by Brand:

RAW Eliminations by RAW Superstars: 12*

RAW Eliminations by Smack Down! Superstars: 3

RAW Eliminations by WWE Legends – 0

Smack Down! Eliminations by RAW Superstars: 7

Smack Down! Eliminations by Smack Down! Superstars: 9

Smack Down! Eliminations by WWE Legends – 0

WWE Legends Eliminations by RAW Superstars – 1

WWE Legends Eliminations by Smack Down! Superstars – 2

Elimination by Non-Participants – 1 (RAW)

The numbers in this section involve, obviously “helped” eliminations. RAW continued to be the bulk of the eliminations for two years running. Prior to last year’s Royal Rumble, stats were pretty “even”.

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