The last timeTriple H competed at the Royal Rumblewas in 2010, when he was eliminated half way through the Rumble Match by his longest friend (and foe) Shawn Michaels. Having competed in his firstRoyal Rumble almost twenty years ago, Triple H has one of the most impressive Rumble histories of all time. The latest WWE rumors are that Triple H will face Roman Reigns atWrestleMania 32, and that Triple H will win this year'sRoyal Rumble to set that match up.

Only seven WWE Superstars have been in more Royal Rumble Matches than Triple H, and even fewer have had as big of an impact on the Rumble as Triple H.

Havingalready done so with John Cena,Randy Orton, and The Big Show, The Game will be the next subject in a series of "Royal RumbleRésumé" articles in which we take a look at some of the biggest names in WWE, how they have fared at theRumble in the past, and then make predictions for how they will do this year.

For each WWE Superstar, we will take a look at both their experience in the Rumble Match and in other matches at theRumble PPV.

Triple H's singles matches atRoyal Rumble

Triple H has been involved in six non-Rumble matches at the January PPV, all of them title matches. A title has never changed hands when it involves Triple H at theRumble. An overall record of 3-2-1, he retained the IC title against Goldust in 1997, defeated Cactus Jack in 2000 in a Last Man Standing Match, and retained the World Heavyweight Championship three years in a row from 2003-2005.

The only time Triple H fought with a title on the line at theRoyal Rumble and didn't leave with the gold was when he challenged Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship in 2001. Leaving with a belt in five out of six attempts is a pretty phenomenal statistic.

Royal Rumble Match entry number

Triple H's Rumble Match entry numbers have been all over the board in his eight attempts, having come in at #1 on two different occasions and as late as #29 on another.

He can be used as one of the guys that are in for the entire match, or come in late in the game to do some serious damage.

On average, Triple H comes in at #14 or #15. If the rumors are true, and Hunter returns to the 30-man battle royal this year, I would expect him to come in as one of the final entrants to clean house.

Length of stay and elimination order

Triple H has more in-ring experience at theRoyal Rumble than anyone else in WWE history. The cumulative time of all eight previous entries totals 3:51:32, nine minutes longer than Shawn Michaels' cumulative total, and HBK won the event twice. And Triple H is one of only five men to have ever lasted more than an hour in a single Rumble Match.

Over half of the times Hunter has been in the Rumble Match, he's been one of the last six competitors left in the match. He won the event in 2002, was the runner-up in 2008 and 2009, and was third overall in 2006. His overall worst year was 1997, when he was the twelfth man eliminated after lasting less than seven minutes.

Eliminator / eliminated

Currently sixth all-time in cumulative eliminations, HHH averages just over 3 eliminations per Rumble. His best year was 2006, when he eliminated six of his opponents.

Everyone who has had the honor of eliminating Triple H from the Rumble are current or future Hall of Famers: Kevin Nash, Goldust, Steve Austin, Rey Mysterio, John Cena, Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels.


If Triple H is going to return to the ring to try to take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Roman Reigns, the Royal Rumble seems like a good place to start. Given the ring-rust he probably has, he won't likely enter until very late in the Rumble. After eliminating a few guys that have already been worn down, don't be surprised to see Triple H and John Cena as the final two combatants, fighting for the chance to headlineWrestleMania.

Royal Rumble 2016 will air live on the WWE Network on January 17.

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