Royal Rumble 1998

Royal Rumble:

Royal Rumble 1998

Pain! Just a four letter word

Date: January 18 1998

Venue: San Jose Arena

City: San Jose, California

Attendance: 18,542

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  1. Vader defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust (accompanied by Luna)
  2. Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula with Sunny as the Special Guest Referee
  3. The Rock (c) defeated Ken Shamrock via DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  4. The Legion of Doom: Hawk and Animal defeated The New Age Outlaws: Billy Gunn and Road Dogg (c) via DQ in a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
    • As a result of the DQ finish, The New Age Outlaws remained WWE Tag Team Champions
  5. Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 1998 Royal Rumble match
  6. Shawn Michaels (c) (accompanied by Triple H and Chyna) defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWE Championship in a Casket Match

Royal Rumble Stats:

Entry Order Competitor Elimination Order Eliminator
1.  Cactus Jack 2 Chainsaw Charlie
2.  Chainsaw Charlie 6 Mankind
3.  Tom Brandi 1 Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie
4.  The Rock 28 Steve Austin
5.  Mosh 3 Kurrgan
6.  Phineas I. Godwinn 12 Henry O. Godwinn
7.  8-Ball 14 Steve Austin
8.  Blackjack Bradshaw 15 Dude Love
9.  Owen Hart 10 Triple H and Chyna
10.  Steve Blackman 4 Kurrgan
11.  D’Low Brown 16 Faarooq
12.  Kurrgan 5 Steve Blackman, 8-Ball, Phineas I. Godwinn, Blackjack Bradshaw, Chainsaw Charlie and The Rock
13.  Marc Mero 13 Steve Austin
14.  Ken Shamrock 9 The Rock
15.  Thrasher 18 Steve Austin
16.  Mankind 7 The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
17.  The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust 23 Chainz
18.  Jeff Jarrett 8 Owen Hart
19.  The Honky Tonk Man 17 Vader
20.  Ahmed Johnson 11 Mark Henry and D’Lo Brown
21.  Mark Henry 21 Faarooq
22.  Skull Unable to Compete
23.  Kama Mustafa 19 Steve Austin
24.  Steve Austin WINNER
25.  Henry O. Godwinn 22 Dude Love
26.  Savio Vega 20 Steve Austin
27.  Faarooq 27 The Rock
28.  Dude Love 26 Faarooq
29.  Chainz 24 Steve Austin
30.  Vader 21 The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust

Image Credit: Logopedia Royal Rumble Page

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