Event Title

King of the Ring '97 Taping

Date

June 8, 1997

Venue

Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, North America drawing 9,312
  1. The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) beat Bart Gunn & Jesse James via pinfall when Thrasher pinned Gunn (0:06:10)
  2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Chyna) beat Ahmed Johnson via pinfall (0:07:18)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match would advance to the Finals of the 1997 King of the Ring Tournament
  3. Mankind beat Jerry Lawler via submission (0:10:22)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match would advance to the Finals of the 1997 King of the Ring Tournament
  4. Goldust (w/ Marlena) beat Crush (w/ The Nation of Domination) via pinfall (0:09:54)
  5. WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Owen Hart, WWF European Champion The British Bulldog, & Jim Neidhart beat Sycho Sid & The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) via pinfall in a Six-Man Tag Team Match when Hart pinned Sid (0:13:37)
  6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Chyna) beat Mankind via pinfall (0:19:26)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match would be crowned the 1997 King of the Ring
  7. WWF World Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels drew WWF World Tag Team Champion Steve Austin via double disqualification (0:22:29)
  8. WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) beat Faarooq (w/ The Nation of Domination) via pinfall (0:13:43)
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