Event Title

Royal Rumble '97 Taping

Date

January 19, 1997

Venue

Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, North America drawing 60,477
  1. Perro Aguayo, Jr. & Venum Black beat Maniaco & Mosco de la Merced
  2. Octagon, Blue Demon, Jr., & Tinieblas, Jr. beat Heavy Metal, Abismo Negro, & Histeria in a Six-Man Tag Team Match
  3. La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada, Jr. beat Mini Vader & Mini Mankind via pinfall when Sagrada pinned Vader (0:04:29)
  4. WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Mr. Hughes) beat Goldust (w/ Marlena) via pinfall (0:16:50)
  5. Ahmed Johnson beat Faarooq (w/ The Nation of Domination) via disqualification (0:08:48)
  6. Vader beat The Undertaker via pinfall (0:13:19)
  7. Perro Aguayo, Canek, & Hector Garza beat Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal, & Jerry Estrada via pinfall in a Six-Man Tag Team Match when Aguayo pinned Estrada (0:10:56)
  8. Steve Austin beat Crush, Ahmed Johnson, Razor Ramon, Phineas I. Godwinn, Bart Gunn, Jake Roberts, WWF World Tag Team Champion The British Bulldog, Pierroth, The Sultan, Mil Mascaras, WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley, WWF World Tag Team Champion Owen Hart, Goldust, Cibernetico, Marc Mero, Latin Lover, Faarooq, Savio Vega, Jesse James, Bret Hart, Jerry Lawler, Diesel, Terry Funk, Rocky Maivia, Mankind, Flash Funk, Vader, Henry O. Godwinn, and The Undertaker in a Royal Rumble (0:50:29)
  9. Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sycho Sid via pinfall to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (0:13:49)

Royal Rumble

Entrance No.WrestlerExit No.Eliminated ByTime in Ring
1Crush3Phineas Godwinn0:06:17
2Ahmed Johnson2Himself0:03:02
3Razor Ramon1Ahmed Johnson0:00:17
4Phineas I. Godwinn4Steve Austin0:02:52
5Steve AustinWinnerN/A0:45:07
6Bart Gunn5Steve Austin0:00:26
7Jake Roberts6Steve Austin0:01:10
8The British Bulldog8Owen Hart0:08:05
9Pierroth10Mil Máscaras0:10:32
10The Sultan7The British Bulldog0:03:23
11Mil Máscaras11Himself0:07:28
12Hunter Hearst Helmsley12Goldust0:06:43
13Owen Hart17Steve Austin0:08:29
14Goldust13Owen Hart0:05:33
15Cibernético9Mil Máscaras; Pierroth0:01:25
16Marc Mero16Steve Austin0:03:53
17Latin Lover14Faarooq0:01:47
18Faarooq15Himself0:00:41
19Savio Vega18Steve Austin0:00:29
20Jesse James19Steve Austin0:00:46
21Bret Hart29Steve Austin0:21:42
22Jerry Lawler20Bret Hart0:00:04
23Diesel28Bret Hart0:17:49
24Terry Funk24Mankind0:15:18
25Rocky Maivia23Mankind0:13:01
26Mankind25The Undertaker0:12:20
27Flash Funk21Vader0:06:12
28Vader26Steve Austin0:10:06
29Henry O. Godwinn22The Undertaker0:06:11
30The Undertaker27Steve Austin0:06:46
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