Royal Rumble 1997

Royal Rumble 1997

No More Mr. Nice Guy!

Date: January 19 1997

Venue: Alamodome

City: San Antonio, Texas

Attendance: 60,525

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  1. Perry Aguayo Jr. and Venum defeated Maniaco and Mosco de la Merced
  2. Octagon, Blue Demon Hr and Tiniblas Jr defeated Heavy Metal, Abismo Negro and Histeria
  3. Mascarita Sagrada and La Parkita defeated Mini Mankind and Mini Vader
  4. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) (accompanied by Curtis Hughes) defeated Goldust (accompanied by Marlena) to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  5. Ahmed Johnson defeated Faarooq (accompanied by The Nation of Domination) via DQ
  6. Vader (accompanied by Paul Bearer) defeated The Undertaker
  7. Hector Garza, Perry Aguayo and Canek defeated Jerry Estrada, Heavy Metal and Fuerza Guerrera
  8. Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble match, to become the Number 1 Contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 13
  9. Shawn Michaels (accompanied by Jose Lothario) defeated Sycho Sid (c) to capture the WWE Championship

Royal Rumble Stats:

Entry OrderCompetitorElimination OrderEliminator
1. Crush3Phineas I. Godwinn
2. Ahmed Johnson2Himself
3. Razor Ramon1Ahmed Johnson
4. Phineas I. Godwinn4Steve Austin
5. Steve AustinWINNER
6. Bart Gunn5Steve Austin
7. Jake Roberts6Steve Austin
8. The British Bulldog8Owen Hart
9. Pierroth10Mil Mascaras
10. The Sultan7The British Bulldog
11. Mil Mascaras11Himself
12. Hunter Hearst Helmsley12Goldust
13. Owen Hart17Steve Austin
14. Goldust13Owen Hart
15. Cibernetico9Mil Mascaras and Pierroth
16. Marc Mero16Steve Austin
17. Latin Lover14Faarooq
18. Faarooq15Himself
19. Savio Vega18Steve Austin
20. Jesse James19Steve Austin
21. Bret Hart29Steve Austin
22. Jerry Lawler20Bret Hart
23. Diesel28Bret Hart
24. Terry Funk24Mankind
25. Rocky Maivia23Mankind
26. Mankind25The Undertaker
27. Flash Funk21Vader
28. Vader26Steve Austin
29. Henry O. Godwinn22The Undertaker
30. The Undertaker27Steve Austin

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