WWE Results: 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 Order Competitor Elimination Order Eliminator
1.  Crush 3 Phineas I. Godwinn
2.  Ahmed Johnson 2 Himself
3.  Razor Ramon 1 Ahmed Johnson
4.  Phineas I. Godwinn 4 Steve Austin
5.  Steve Austin WINNER
6.  Bart Gunn 5 Steve Austin
7.  Jake Roberts 6 Steve Austin
8.  The British Bulldog 8 Owen Hart
9.  Pierroth 10 Mil Mascaras
10.  The Sultan 7 The British Bulldog
11.  Mil Mascaras 11 Himself
12.  Hunter Hearst Helmsley 12 Goldust
13.  Owen Hart 17 Steve Austin
14.  Goldust 13 Owen Hart
15.  Cibernetico 9 Mil Mascaras and Pierroth
16.  Marc Mero 16 Steve Austin
17.  Latin Lover 14 Faarooq
18.  Faarooq 15 Himself
19.  Savio Vega 18 Steve Austin
20.  Jesse James 19 Steve Austin
21.  Bret Hart 29 Steve Austin
22.  Jerry Lawler 20 Bret Hart
23.  Diesel 28 Bret Hart
24.  Terry Funk 24 Mankind
25.  Rocky Maivia 23 Mankind
26.  Mankind 25 The Undertaker
27.  Flash Funk 21 Vader
28.  Vader 26 Steve Austin
29.  Henry O. Godwinn 22 The Undertaker
30.  The Undertaker 27 Steve Austin

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