Royal Rumble 1996

Royal Rumble 1996

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Date: January 21 1996

Venue: Selland Arena

City: Fresno, California

Attendance: 9,600

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  1. Duke Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley via DQ
  2. Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett via DQ
  3. The Smoking Gunns: Billy and Bart Gunn (c) defeated The Bodydonnas: Skip and Zip (accompanied by Sunny) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
  4. Goldust (accompanied by Marlena) defeated Razor Ramon (c) to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  5. Shawn Micharls won the Royal Rumble match, to become the Number 1 Contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XII
  6. The Undertaker (accompanied by Paul Bearer) defeated Bret Hart (c) via DQ in a match for the WWE Championship

Royal Rumble Stats:

Entry OrderCompetitorElimination OrderEliminator
1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley19Diesel
2. Henry O. Godwinn2Jake Roberts
3. Bob Backlund1Yokozuna
4. Jerry Lawler16Shawn Michaels
5. Bob Holly18The Ringmaster
6. King Mabel3Yokozuna
7. Jake Roberts6Vader
8. Dory Funk Jr.5Savio Vega
9. Yokozuna11Shawn Michaels
10. The 1-2-3 Kid13Shawn Michaels
11. Takao Omori4Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Jake Roberts
12. Savio Vega10Vader
13. Vader12Shawn Michaels
14. Doug Gilbert7Vader
15. Squat Teamer #18Vader
16. Squat Teamer #29Yokozuna
17. Owen Hart21Yokozuna and Diesel
18. Shawn MichaelsWINNER
19. Hakushi14Owen Hart
20. Tatanka17Diesel
21. Aldo Montoya15Tatanka
22. Diesel29Shawn Michaels
23. Kama28Diesel
24. The Ringmaster23Fatu
25. Barry Horowitz20Owen Hart
26. Fatu24Isaac Yankem D.D.S
27. Isaac Yankem D.D.S25Shawn Michaels
28. Marty Jannetty22The British Bulldog
29. The British Bulldog27Shawn Michaels
30. Duke Droese26Kama and Diesel

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