Out of the 30 participants of the Royal Rumble, one never officially entered and was “replaced” by someone else and was eventually eliminated anyway.
Curtis Axel was the unfortunate one who was robbed out of his Rumble spot as Erick Rowan attacked him on the way in. Rowan was taken out by Wyatt and Rowan, his former tag team partners.
Surprise entrants this year included Bubba Ray Dudley, The Boogeyman, and Diamond Dallas Page and also saw the return of Zack Ryder.
Roman Reigns, Rusev, and Bray Wyatt had the most eliminations this year with six while Bray Wyatt was in the Rumble the longest with almost 47 minutes. Rusev was next with 35 minutes and then Reigns with 27 minutes. Titus O’Neil was only in it for four seconds after a botched elimination.
With this Rumble, Kane has surpassed Shawn Michaels in total number of eliminations with over 40 Superstars tossed over the top rope.
The 30 participants of the Rumble in order of entry were The Miz, R-Truth, Bubba Ray Dudley, Luke Harper, Bray Wyatt, Curtis Axel (taken out by Erick Rowan), The Boogeyman, Sin Cara, Zack Ryder, Daniel Bryan, Fandango, Tyson Kidd, Stardust, Diamond Dallas Page, Rusev, Goldust, Kofi Kingston, Adam Rose, Roman Reigns, Big E, Damien Mizdow, Jack Swagger, Ryback, Kane, Dean Ambrose, Titus O’Neil, Bad News Barrett, Cesaro, Big Show, and Dolph Ziggler.