One of the best ways to receive a push in the WWE is by winning the Royal Rumble match. Even better, however, is winning the Rumble after entering early in the match. Every win is important, but there is always something more impactful about a guy who lasts an hour or more and prevails.
Also, superstars can also get a considerable rub even if they don't win the Rumble match simply by playing the "iron man" role. Fans always speculate prior to the Royal Rumble about who will last the longest because it's usually a pretty good indication that the wrestler is in line for a push of some kind.
There have been several incredible performances in the Rumble over the years and fans remember many of them fondly. At the same time, there are probably a few iron-man outings that fans aren't quite as familiar with. Whatever the case, the record for most amount of time spent in a Rumble match is a prestigious one and it is a mark that superstars hope to break on a yearly basis.
Here are the 10 best showings in Royal Rumble history in terms of longevity, complete with analysis on how the performance helped each man moving forward.
*Note: All times courtesy of MondayNightWarriors.com