Detailed WWE Royal Rumble 2012 Statistics

Justin LaBar

WWE.com released the following statistics from the 2012 Royal Rumble match:

Sheamus won in only his second Royal Rumble Match appearance. He is also the first Irish-born Royal Rumble Match winner as well as first winner to be born outside of North America.

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.

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