Complete List Of News, Facts, & Statistics From Royal Rumble 2005

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MrNEWZ’ 13th Royal Rumble Statistics

by Michael M. Langan II

E-mail: mrnewz@newzbytes.org

Credit: www.newzbytes.org

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Order Of Entry

(1) Eddie Guerrero enters in 0:00.

(2) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit enters in 0:00.

(3) Daniel Puder enters in 1:54.

(4) “Hardcore” Bob Holly enters in 4:14.

(5) “Hurricane” Gregory Helms enters 6:17.

(6) Kenzo Suzuki enters in 7:56.

(7) Edge in enters 9:15.

(8) Rey Misterio, Jr. enters in 10:50.

(9) WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin enters in 12:17.

(10) Booker T. enters in 13:56.

(11) Chris Jericho enters in 15:29.

(12) Luther Reigns enters in 17:08.

(13) Muhammad Hassan enters in 19:21.

(14) Orlando Jordan enters in 20:49.

(15) “Scotty Too Hotty” Scott Taylor attempts to enter in 22:33.

(16) Charlie Haas enters in 23:57.

(17) Rene Dupree enters in 26:03.

(18) Simon Dean enters in 28:49

(19) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels enters in 29:01.

(20) Kurt Angle enters in 30:38.

(21) Johnathan Coachman enters in 32:40.

(22) Mark Jindrak enters in 33:50.

(23) Viscera enters in 36:01.

(24) Paul London enters in 37:06.

(25) WWE United States Champion: John Cena enters in 38:28.

(26) Gene Snitsky enters in 39:31.

(27) Kane enters in 41:19.

(28) Dave Batista enters in 43:01.

(29) Christian enters in 44:44.

(30) “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in 46:05.

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Order Of Elimination

(1) Daniel Puder is eliminated by “Hardcore” Bob Holly in 6:02 with a throw.

(2) “Hardcore” Bob Holly is eliminated by “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero in 6:13 with a dump over double team.

(3) “Hurricane” Gregory Helms is eliminated by “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero in 7:22 with a back body drop by Guerrero off of an Irish whip by Benoit.

(4) Kenzo Suzuki is eliminated by Rey Misterio, Jr. in 11:28 with a flying head scissors.

(5) Muhammad Hassan is eliminated by WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin, “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit, Booker T., Edge, Chris Jericho, and Luther Reigns in 20:15 with a dump over.

(6) “Scotty Too Hotty” Scott Taylor is unable to compete after being attacked by Muhammad Hassan in the entrance way and is carried away from ringside in 24:20.

(7) Luther Reigns is eliminated by Booker T. with a clothesline in 24:23.

(8) Orlando Jordan is eliminated by Booker T. with a throw in 24:26.

(9) Booker T. is eliminated by Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio in 24:40 when Guerrero pulled the top ring rope down after a dropkick by Mysterio.

(10) WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin is eliminated by Edge with a shove as Benjamin landed on the top turnbuckle from a corner charge attempt in 26:55.

(11) Eddie Guerrero is eliminated by Edge with a throw in 28:15.

(12) Simon Dean is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels in 29:10.

(13) Charlie Haas is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels in 30:18.

(14) Kurt Angle is eliminated by “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels with a superkick in 31:15.

(15) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels is eliminated by Kurt Angle with a double leg pick up into a dump over in 33:57.

(16) Rene Dupree is eliminated by Chris Jericho with a throw in 37:36.

(17) Viscera is eliminated by WWE United States Champion: John Cena with a back body drop in 39:00.

(18) Paul London is eliminated by Gene Snitsky in 40:22 with a clothesline as London was on the ring apron.

(19) Mark Jindrak is eliminated by Kane in 42:05 with a choke into a throw.

(20) Gene Snitsky is eliminated by Dave Batista in 43:10 with a clothesline.

(21) Chris Jericho is eliminated by Dave Batista in 43:54 with a gorilla press throw.

(22) Kane is eliminated by John Cena in 45:13 with a “FU” Death Valley Driver over the top ring rope to the arena floor.

(23) Johnathan Coachman is eliminated by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in 46:29 with a throw.

(24) Christian is eliminated by Dave Batista with a gorilla press throw in 46:53.

(25) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit is eliminated by Dave Batista & “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in 47:30 with a throw double team.

(26) “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is eliminated by Edge with a throw in 48:04.

(27) Rey Misterio, Jr. is eliminated by Edge in 49:17 after spear through the ropes as Mysterio was on the apron.

(28) Edge is eliminated by Dave Batista & John Cena in 49:38 with a back drop double team.

(–) Both men went over the top ring rope to the arena floor in 51:01 when Batista attempted to “Batista Bomb” powerbomb Cena over the top ring rope to the arena floor. The match is ordered to continue in 53:29.

(29) John Cena is eliminated by Dave Batista in Cena by Batista 53:55 throw.

(30) Dave Batista wins a 30 Man Over-The-Top-Rope Royal Rumble 2005 in 53:55.

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Most Eliminations

(1) Dave Batista – 6 (Gene Snitsky, Chris Jericho, Christian, “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit, Edge, John Cena)

(2) Edge – 5 (Muhammad Hassan, WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin, Eddie Guerrero, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Rey Misterio, Jr.)

(3) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit – 3 (“Hardcore” Bob Holly, “Hurricane” Gregory Helms, Muhammad Hassan)

(3) Booker T. – 3 (Muhammad Hassan, Luther Reigns, Orlando Jordan)

(3) John Cena – 3 (Viscera, Kane, Edge)

(3) Eddie Guerrero – 3 (“Hardcore” Bob Holly, “Hurricane” Gregory Helms, Booker T.)

(3) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – 3 (Simon Dean, Charlie Haas, Kurt Angle)

(8) “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair – 2 (Johnathan Coachman, “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit)

(8) Chris Jericho – 2 (Muhammad Hassan, Rene Dupree)

(8) Rey Misterio, Jr. – 2 (Kenzo Suzuki, Booker T.)

(11) WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin – 1 (Muhammad Hassan)

(11) “Hardcore” Bob Holly – 1 (Daniel Puder)

(11) Kane – 1 (Mark Jindrak)

(11) Luther Reigns – 1 (Muhammad Hassan)

(11) Gene Snitsky – 1 (Paul London)

(16) Kurt Angle – 1 (“The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels [Angle was already eliminated from the match])

(17) Muhammad Hassan – 0 (*1) (“Scotty Too Hotty” Scott Taylor [causes not to be eligible])

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Longest Lasting

(1) “The Canadian Crippler” Chris Benoit 47:30

(2) Edge – 40:23

(3) Rey Mysterio – 38:27

(4) Chris Jericho – 28:25

(5) Eddie Guerrero – 28:15

(6) WWE United States Champion: John Cena – 15:27

(7) WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin – 14:38

(8) Jonathan Coachman – 13:49

(9) Rene Dupree – 11:33

(10) Dave Batista (Winner) – 10:54

(11) Booker T. – 10:44

(12) Mark Jindrak – 8:15

(13) Luther Reigns – 7:15

(14) Charlie Haas – 6:21

(15) “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels – 4:56

(16) Daniel Puder – 4:08

(17) Kane – 3:54

(18) Gene Snitsky – 3:39

(19) Orlando Jordan – 3:37

(20) Kenzo Suzuki – 3:32

(21) Paul London – 3:16

(22) Viscera – 2:59

(23) Christian – 2:09

(24) “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair – 1:59 (tie)

(25) “Hardcore” Bob Holly – 1:59 (tie)

(26) “Hurricane” Gregory Helms – 1:05

(27) Muhammad Hassan – 54 Seconds

(28) Kurt Angle – 37 Seconds

(29) Simon Dean enters – 21 Seconds (spends time on the arena floor before entering)

(30) “Scotty Too Hotty” Scott Taylor – 0:00 (never actually enters the ring, 1:47 time from attack to being carried away)

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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)

-RAW garnered the last *5* spots. RAW has had #29 and #30 the past two years in a row.

-Since the brand split: Ric Flair, The Undertaker, & Bill Goldberg have been #30.

-7 of the last 10 Numbers were RAW wrestlers.

-Other than a small “bump” with Puder-Holly entering back to back, the first 14 numbers alternated the brand the wrestler came from.

-Entrants from Same Brand Streak? 5 (beating the previous years record of 4 (both brands had a streak of 4 last year), which was matched mid match starting with Jordan and ending with Dean)

RAW: Gene Snitsky, Kane, Dave Batista, Christian, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair

Smack Down!: Orlando Jordan, “Scotty Too Hotty” Scott Taylor, Charlie Haas, Rene Dupree

-First 15:

Smack Down! – 9

RAW – 6

-Last 15

Smack Down! – 6

RAW – 9

Oddly, this statistic was swapped last year, when Smack Down! had 3 of the final 4 and the final two participants in the Rumble.

-The WWE United States Champion has been runner-up in the Royal Rumble two years in a row (well, since the belt returned).

-5 of Dave Batista’s eliminations were at the hands of RAW superstars. His sole Smack Down! elimination was the final elimination.

-Eliminations by Brand:

RAW Eliminations by RAW Superstars: 15

RAW Eliminations by Smack Down! Superstars: 7

Smack Down! Eliminations by RAW Superstars: 10

Smack Down! Eliminations by Smack Down! Superstars: 7

The numbers in this section involve, obviously “helped” eliminations. Not counting the 6-on-1 elimination of Hassan, which was 4 RAW and 2 Smack Down! (with 2 other Smack Down! guys standing by), RAW seemed to do more of the eliminations than previous years. They were pretty “even” in previous years. There were also far more “double team” eliminations this year, and even some of single man eliminations involved help from other (Batista & Flair, Benoit & Guerrero, etc.)

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