Top 60 best performers in royal rumble match history

by Mokun0810 | created - 02 Mar 2015 | updated - 02 Mar 2015 | Public

1. Shawn Michaels

Actor | 90 Feet from Home

Began his career in Texas. Trained by the legendary Jose Lothario, Shawn Michaels wrestled in Kansas, where he met fellow wrestler, Marty Jannetty. A year later, after sending tapes of his matches to the major wrestling companies at the time, he was contacted by the AWA, who proposed that he team ...

2. Steve Austin

Actor | The Condemned

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He ...

3. Glenn Jacobs

Actor | See No Evil

Glenn Jacobs was born on April 26, 1967 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain as Glenn Thomas Jacobs. He is an actor and producer, known for See No Evil (2006), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Crystal Maurisa Goins since August 23, 1995. They have two ...

4. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

Hulk Hogan was born on August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia, USA as Terry Gene Bollea. He is an actor and producer, known for No Holds Barred (1989), Rocky III (1982) and Suburban Commando (1991). He has been married to Jennifer McDaniel since December 14, 2010. He was previously married to Linda ...

5. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

6. Paul Levesque

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H, has established himself on the big screen in Blade: Trinity (2004) opposite Wesley Snipes. Levesque has already made an impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show (2001), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Grown Ups (1999), and MADtv (1995).

Triple H ...

7. Mark Calaway

Actor | Suburban Commando

Born on March 24, 1965. Best known as "The Undertaker" from World Wrestling Entertainment. He first came to the WWF in 1990 as Ted DiBiase's mystery partner at The Survivor Series (1990). At first, he was a heel, but later turned face, around WrestleMania VIII (1992). He has held the WWF World ...

8. Rey Mysterio

Actor | Lucha Underground

Rey Mysterio was a professional wrestler for WCW who made his wrestling debut in Mexico. He dropped out of school to become a pro wrestler in Mexico. He is the nephew of wrestler Rey Misterio. He had a brief role (unmasked) as himself in Ready 2 Rumble. Came to WCW from ECW In 1996 after he debuted...

9. Randy Orton

Actor | That's What I Am

Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. Orton was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Bob Orton, Jr. and his wife Elaine. He is the grandson of Bob Orton, Sr. and the ...

10. Paul Wight

Actor | The Waterboy

Paul also played college basketball at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1992 to 1993, and was a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Cougars basketball team. Paul is a member of the Xi Beta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Southern ...

11. Chris Jericho

Actor | MacGruber

American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West ...

12. C.M. Punk

Actor | Girl on the Third Floor

Phillip Jack Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he is recognized as the sixth longest reigning WWE Champion of all-time.

Punk began his professional ...

13. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Thunder

Christopher Michael Benoit is a Canadian wrestler who was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Michael and Margaret Benoit. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, from where he was billed throughout the bulk of his career. He had a sister living near Edmonton.

During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for ...

14. Dave Bautista

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista, a hairdresser. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.

When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself ...

15. Rick Martel

Actor | Pro Wrestling USA

Rick Martel was born on March 18, 1956 in Québec City, Québec, Canada as Richard Vignault. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestling USA (1984), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He has been married to Johanne since 1983. They have one child.

16. Ric Flair

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional ...

17. Yokozuna

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai...

18. Solofa Fatu Jr.

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Solofa Fatu Jr. was born on October 11, 1965 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WXW Rage TV (1996) and The Federation. He has been married to Talisua Fuavai since July 20, 1985. They have three children.

19. Vince McMahon

Producer | The Scorpion King

In the world of sports and sports entertainment, few promoters have been as successful as Vincent K. McMahon.

He was born Vincent Kennedy McMahon on August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, to Victoria (Askew) and Vincent McMahon, a second-generation wrestling promoter. The young Vince ...

20. Joe Anoa'i

Actor | Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Joe Anoa'i was born on May 25, 1985 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as Leati Joseph Anoa'i. He is an actor, known for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE NXT (2010). He has been married to Galina Becker since December 6, 2014. They have three children.

21. Kevin Nash

Actor | John Wick

Kevin Nash was born on July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kevin Scott Nash. He is an actor, known for John Wick (2014), Magic Mike (2012) and The Longest Yard (2005). He has been married to Tamara Nash since October 29, 1988. They have one child.

22. Dalip Singh

Actor | Get Smart

Dalip Singh was born on August 27, 1972 in Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, India as Dalip Singh Rana. He is an actor, known for Get Smart (2008), The Longest Yard (2005) and MacGruber (2010). He has been married to Harminder Kaur since February 27, 2002.

23. Adam Copeland

Actor | Vikings

Adam Copeland is an actor and retired professional wrestler, who wrestled as Edge in the WWE. He starred as one of the leads in the fifth season of the popular television series Haven on Syfy. He also starred as a recurring character on the History Channel series Vikings. Canadian-born, Copeland's ...

24. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

25. Nic Nemeth

Actor | Shallow Hal

Nic Nemeth was born on July 27, 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Nicholas Theodore Nemeth. He is an actor and producer, known for Shallow Hal (2001), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012).

26. Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin

Actor | The Campaign

Michael "The Miz" Mizanin was born in Cleveland, OH on October 8th, 1980 to Barbara and George Mizanin. He graduated with honors from Normandy High School before attending Miami University of Ohio (where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity).

While in college, he auditioned for The Real World...

27. Chyna

Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,

Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...

28. Bob Backlund

Actor | Pro Wrestling USA

Bob Backlund was born on August 14, 1949 in Princeton, Minnesota, USA as Robert Lee Backlund. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestling USA (1984), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He has been married to Corrine Gentzkow since October 31, 1974. They have one child.

29. Dustin Rhodes

Actor | Copper Bill

Dustin Rhodes was born on April 11, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Dustin Patrick Runnels. He is an actor and producer, known for Copper Bill (2020), Meet Me There (2014) and Thunderclap! (2020). He has been married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels since June 22, 2012. He was previously married to Milena ...

30. Davey Boy Smith

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Davey Boy Smith was born on November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England as David Boy Smith. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He was married to Diana Hart. He died on May 18, 2002 in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

31. Alberto del Río

Writer | Bunker Xpress

Alberto del Río is a writer and director, known for Bunker Xpress (2012), Toma Única (2011) and Misterioso asesinato en las aulas (2012).

32. Brock Lesnar

Actor | WrestleMania

Brock Lesnar was born on July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota, USA as Brock Edward Lesnar. He is an actor, known for WrestleMania XIX (2003), Summerslam (2002) and WWE Unforgiven (2002). He has been married to Rena Mero since May 6, 2006. They have two children named, Turk & Duke. Lesnar also has...

33. Stephen Farrelly

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Sheamus O'Shaunessy began his wrestling career in The Monster Factory in April 2002 where he trained under the supervision of former WWF professional wrestler Larry Sharpe along with former ECW referee Jim Molineaux. SOS made his wrestling debut 6 weeks later against WWA and TNA star Robert ...

34. Big John Studd

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

John Minton, or Big John Studd as he would eventually be known, was born on February 19th, 1948, in Butler, Pennsylvania. He started training to be a professional wrestler under 'Walter 'Killer' Kowalski' at the age of 18. He first worked for the WWF (then the WWWF) under the name Chuck O'Connor, ...

35. Jim Duggan

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Jim Duggan was born on January 14, 1954 in Glens Falls, New York, USA as James Edward Duggan. He is an actor, known for Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He has been married to Debra Haynes since April 8, 1989. They have two children.

36. Larry Pfohl

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Larry Pfohl was born on June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Lawrence Pfohl. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Superboy (1988) and WCW Worldwide (1975). He was previously married to Peggy Fulbright.

37. Nelson Frazier Jr.

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Nelson Frazier Jr. was born on February 14, 1971 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA as Nelson Lee Frazier Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE A.M. Raw (2005). He was married to Cassandra. He died on February 18, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

38. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

39. Booker Huffman

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Booker Huffman was born on March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas, USA as Robert Booker Tio Huffman. He is an actor and director, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Ready to Rumble (2000) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He has been married to Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman since February 5, 2005. They have two ...

40. Shelton Benjamin

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Shelton Benjamin was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on July 9, 1976. A powerful athelete from an early age, Shelton was the South Carolina state heavyweight champion in high school wrestling in both his junior and senior years at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. In addition to his wrestling ...

41. Charles Wright

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Charles Wright was born on May 16, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Charles Thomas Wirght. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Denise Silva since September 7, 2000. They have four children.

42. Ted DiBiase

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

The son of a professional wrestler, Ted DiBiase had started his pro wrestling career as a fan favorite, but soon "changed sides" and became a heel throughout the rest of his career. DiBiase entered the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s where he gained most of his fame as "The ...

43. Colby Lopez

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Colby Daniel Lopez is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE under the ring name Seth Rollins. Prior to signing with WWE, Lopez wrestled as Tyler Black for Ring of Honor (ROH), where he held the ROH World Championship once and the ROH World Tag Team Championship twice (...

44. Mark Henry

Actor | MacGruber

Mark Henry was born on June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas, USA as Mark Jerrold Henry. He is an actor, known for MacGruber (2010), WWE Main Event (2012) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Jana Perry since April 24, 2005. They have two children.

45. Cody Runnels

Actor | Arrow

Cody Runnels was born on June 30, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Cody Garrett Runnels. He is an actor and executive, known for Arrow (2012), Warehouse 13 (2009) and WWE Smackdown! (1999). He has been married to Brandi Rhodes since September 12, 2013.

46. Kofi Kingston

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Kofi Kingston was born on August 14, 1981 in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana as Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah. He is an actor, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012). He has been married to Kori Campfield since September 11,...

47. Ron Killings

Actor | The Wrestler

Ron Killings was born on January 19, 1972 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on The Wrestler (2008), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012). He has been married to Pamela Killings since April 7, 2011. They have one child.

48. Matt Hardy

Actor | Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Being trained by wrestling legend Dory Funk Jr., Mattthew "Matt" Hardy has become one of the most gifted and talented performers in sports-entertainment. Before going into the WWF (Now WWE) along with his brother Jeff Hardy, the Hardy Boyz (or The Hardyz) ran their own promotion called Organization...

49. Monty Sopp

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Monty Sopp was born on November 11, 1963 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Monty Kip Sopp. He is an actor and producer, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Paula since January 24, 2009. He was previously married to Tina Tinnell.

50. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

51. Bob Howard

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Before coming a wrestler, Howard was a welder. Once getting into the wrestling business, Holly was trained by Stan Frazier, Eddie Sullivan and Rip Taylor. Soon, Howard debuted in 1990. Two years later, Holly went to Smokey Moutain Wrestling under the name "Hollywood Bob Holly" before adopting the ...

52. Jake Roberts

Actor | The Peanut Butter Falcon

Jake Roberts was born on May 30, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, USA as Aurelian Smith Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He has been married to Julia Mancotti since February 3, 2020. He was ...

53. Windham Rotunda

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Windham Rotunda was born on May 23, 1987 in Brooksville, Florida, USA as Windham Lawrence Rotunda. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Samantha Krieger since February 16, 2012. They have two children.

54. Kurt Angle

Actor | Warrior

Kurt Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He won a Olympic Gold Medal in 1996 having notoriously won it with a broken neck. In 1998 he transitioned into professional wrestling where he sky rocked to success after joining the World Wrestling Federation. He later became the first ever ...

55. Curt Hennig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler. He...

56. George Gray

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

George Gray was born on February 12, 1960 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WCW Saturday Night (1985). He is married to Mary. They have one child.

57. Ron Simmons

Actor | WWF War Zone

Ron Simmons was born on May 15, 1958 in Perry, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF War Zone (1998), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWF Shotgun Saturday Night (1997). He has been married to Lottie since 1994. They have four children.

58. Ray Traylor

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Ray Traylor was born on May 2, 1963 in Marietta, Georgia, USA as Ray Washington Traylor Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and Saturday Night's Main Event (1985). He was married to Angela Easterwood. He died on September 22, 2004 in Dallas, Georgia.

59. Sean Waltman

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Broke into wrestling in the Global Wrestling Federation, known then as The Lightning Kid. He is also a member of the elite group of wrestlers known as the Clique. The group which consists of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Triple H, Justin Credible, and Shawn Michaels are best friends in and out of the ...

60. Rick Rude

Actor | WrestleMania V

The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a ...



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