Let’s see about that.
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.
They’ve got a while to go before people think about 22 like they do 27.
A different WWE Superstar has won the last 14 consecutive Royal Rumble Matches.
That is pretty cool, because it combs over several eras that all treated the Rumble slightly differently.
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.
Though I didn’t like how they eliminated him, remember when people thought he couldn’t wrestle? He’s doing damn near broadways now.
The Miz managed to last longer than all three of his former cohorts (Alex Riley, R-Truth, Big Show) combined.
He teamed with Jericho for a little while too, guys. Also: in there way longer than Morrison.
Cody Rhodes had the most eliminations with five, and also lasted more than 40 minutes.
Rhodes was really impressive, but 5 is nothing in a Rumble.
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.
Definitely a young guys’ Rumble.
Kofi Kingston had the most impressive move at the Royal Rumble Match, using a walking handstand to get to safety.
No doubt about that. But was it better than Morrison’s leap last year? I don’t know.
Kharma was the third woman in Royal Rumble Match history.
Pretty sure she was the first woman. They call the other two “divas”.
Twelve nationalities were represented in the Royal Rumble Match (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Guyana, Italy, South Africa, India, Samoa).
Only four of them were out-of-touch stereotypes!