King of the Ring 1998
Off With Their Heads!
| Date: June 28 1998 | Venue: Civic Arena | City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |Attendance: 17,087
The 1998 King Of The Ring is infamous for one match. That Hell In A Cell match where Mick Foley voluntary allowed Undertaker to launch him off the top of the cage. Despite falling 16 feet, Foley continued the match earning an insane amount of respect. Nothing has topped that moment in Hell In A Cell history.
In the WWE Title match, Stone Cold Steve Austin faced Kane in a first blood match. If Kane lost he would set himself on fire. The Rock and Ken Shamrock faced off in the finals of the King Of The Ring tournament. Shamrock would become the first King Of The Ring winner since Mabel in 1995 not to win the WWE Championship.
King Of The Ring 1998 Results
The Headbangers: Mosh and Thrasher & Taka Michinoku defeated Kaientai: Funaki, Men’s Teioh and Dick Togo
King Of The Ring Semi-finals
Ken Shamrock defeated Jeff Jarrett (accompanied Tennessee Lee) in a King of the Ring Semi-Final match
The Rock defeated Dan Severn in a King of the Ring Semi-Final match
Too Much: Brian Christopher and Scott Taylor defeated Al Snow and Head with Jerry Lawler as the Guest Referee match
X-Pac (accompanied by Chyna) defeated Owen Hart
WWE Tag Team Championship
The New Age Outlaws: Road Dogg and Billy Gunn (c) (accompanied by Chyna) defeated The New Midnight Express:
NWA Tag Team Championship
Bombastic Bob and Bodacious Bart (accompanied by Jim Cornette) to retain the NWA Tag Team Championship
King Of The Ring Finals
Ken Shamrock defeated The Rock to become the 1998 King of the Ring
Hell In A Cell Match
The Undertaker defeated Mankind in a Hell in a Cell match
WWE Championship First Blood Match
Kane (accompanied by Paul Bearer) defeated Steve Austin (c) to capture the WWE Championship in a First Blood match. Had Kane lost, he would have set himself on fire
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