WWE Royal Rumble by the Numbers

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2013

Will Dolph Ziggler be this year’s Royal Rumble marathon man?  Will the Three Man Band make it past the five-minute mark?  Will John Cena come through as the odds-on favorite to win his second Royal Rumble match? 

As the WWE has so fondly reminded its fanbase over the years, the Royal Rumble is but a numbers game.  Thirty superstars compete for the right to go to WrestleMania, but the only number that matters is one—the number of individuals who will win the Royal Rumble, barring a tie. 

Various Royal Rumble records have been in existence for years—some for more than a decade.  Yet with Ryback as a sexy pick to eliminate the most Royal Rumble contestants and Dolph Ziggler guaranteed to enter the Royal Rumble in a top-two slot, a pair of time-honored records could fall in 2013. 

So who will wind up in the final four?  Who will own the annual comedy spot?  Bleacher Report video has your answers.