Event Title

Royal Rumble '96 Taping

Date

January 21, 1996

Venue

Selland Arena in Fresno, California, United States of America, North America drawing 9,600
  1. Duke Droese beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley via disqualification (0:06:26)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match would enter the Royal Rumble at No. 30 and the loser would enter at No. 1
  2. Ahmed Johnson beat Jeff Jarrett via disqualification (0:06:37)
  3. WWF World Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) beat The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip) via pinfall when Bart pinned Zip (0:11:14)
  4. Goldust (w/ Marlena) beat WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Razor Ramon via pinfall to win the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (0:14:15)
  5. Shawn Michaels beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Henry O. Godwinn, Bob Backlund, Jerry Lawler, Bob Holly, King Mabel, Jake Roberts, Dory Funk, Jr., Yokozuna, The 1-2-3 Kid, Takao Omori, Savio Vega, Vader, Doug Gilbert, Squat Team #1, Squat Team #2, Owen Hart, Hakushi, Tatanka, Aldo Montoya, Diesel, Kama, The Ringmaster, Barry Horowitz, Fatu, Isaac Yankeem, DDS, Marty Jannetty, The British Bulldog, and Duke Droese in a Royal Rumble (58:49:0)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match would face the WWF World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XII
  6. The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart via disqualification (0:28:31)

Royal Rumble

Entrance No.WrestlerExit No.Eliminated ByTime in Ring
1Hunter Hearst Helmsley19Diesel0:48:04
2Henry O. Godwinn2Jake Roberts0:16:24
3Bob Backlund1Yokozuna0:12:22
4Jerry Lawler16Shawn Michaels0:36:02
5Bob Holly18The Ringmaster0:39:35
6King Mabel3Yokozuna0:12:14
7Jake Roberts6Vader0:14:39
8Dory Funk Jr.5Savio Vega0:10:53
9Yokozuna11Shawn Michaels0:19:14
10The 1-2-3 Kid13Shawn Michaels0:15:40
11Takao Omori4Hunter Hearst Helmsley & Jake Roberts0:02:48
12Savio Vega10Vader0:12:28
13Vader12Shawn Michaels0:11:04
14Doug Gilbert7Vader0:02:59
15Squat Teamer #18Vader0:01:11
16Squat Teamer #29Yokozuna0:00:24
17Owen Hart21Shawn Michaels & Diesel0:20:43
18Shawn MichaelsWinnerN/A0:26:09
19Hakushi14Owen Hart0:01:55
20Tatanka17Diesel0:04:09
21Aldo Montoya15Tatanka0:01:52
22Diesel29Shawn Michaels0:17:51
23Kama28Diesel0:15:57
24The Ringmaster23Fatu0:10:57
25Barry Horowitz20Owen Hart0:04:15
26Fatu24Isaac Yankem, DDS0:07:07
27Isaac Yankem, DDS25Shawn Michaels0:07:05
28Marty Jannetty22The British Bulldog0:02:35
29The British Bulldog27Shawn Michaels0:03:39
30Duke Droese26Diesel & Kama0:01:10
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