The Royal Rumble is known for the rise and victory of the greatest names in WWE history. Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Triple H, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin have all achieved Royal Rumble glory.
Even with their impressive victories, no one can match the dominance, power, and impressive streaks that Kane has achieved in the Royal Rumble match. He would be known as “Mr. Royal Rumble” if only the “Big Red Machine” could get a victory himself.
Since 1999, Kane has appeared in every WWE Royal Rumble and along the way, the masked Superstar has set four records and become the most feared opponent to enter the match.
His first Rumble match in 1999, was brief stint, as he quickly eliminated four superstars. His first big impact would come two years later at the 2001 Royal Rumble.
Kane entered 6th at this event, and his 53 minutes in the ring would go on to make WWE history. After he scared “Price is Right” host Drew Carey right out of the ring, wrestler after wrestler entered only to find themselves just as quickly thrown out by Kane.
He took out ten wrestlers on his own that night, including WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man, Tazz, and the Rock. He teamed up with his brother The Undertaker to throw out Scotty 2 Hotty, even though Kane was perfectly capable on his own.
He came close to winning the whole event, as he stood in the final two with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Austin went on to set a Rumble record himself with the victory, but Kane’s 11 eliminations will probably never be beaten again.
The large size of Kane has led to his downfall in many Rumble matches. Because he is so hard to eliminate and he can knock people out easily, Kane is often a target by superstars teaming together.
In 2008, both Batista and Triple H worked together to eliminate Kane as he finished fourth after battling for more than 17 minutes. In 2009, two wrestlers was not even enough because it took Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase to eliminate Kane.
2009 may have been disappointing because of the triple-team, but Kane did gain a record elimination when he clotheslined Santino Morello out of the ring in less than a second.
According to the Royal Rumble History Blog, Kane has eliminated a total of 34 wrestlers. This is a number that is guaranteed to rise, considering Kane’s entry in the 2011.
Hopefully Kane can achieve the Royal Rumble victory that he deserves and main event Wrestlemania for the first time in his career.
Read more about Kane’s Royal Rumble records and history at the Royal Rumble History Blog.