Event Title

Royal Rumble '98

Tagline

PAIN: Just a 4 Letter Word

Date

January 18, 1998

Venue

San Jose Arena in San Jose, California, United States of America, North America

Commentators

Jerry Lawler
Jim Ross
  1. Vader beat The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust (w/ Luna Vachon) via pinfall (0:07:51)
  2. Max Mini, Nova, & Mosiac beat El Torito, Tarantula, and Batallion via pinfall in a Six-Man Tag Team Match when Mini pinned Torito (0:07:48)
  3. WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion The Rock beat Ken Shamrock via disqualification (0:10:52)
  4. The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) beat WWF World Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Jesse James & Billy Gunn) via disqualification (0:07:54)
  5. Steve Austin beat 8-Ball, Ahmed Johnson, The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust, Blackjack Bradshaw, Cactus Jack, Chainsaw Charlie, Chainz, D'Lo Brown, Dude Love, Faarooq, Henry O. Godwinn, The Honkytonk Man, NWA North American Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett, Kama Mustafa, Ken Shamrock, Kurrgan, Mankind, Marc Mero, Mark Henry, Mosh, Owen Hart, Phineas I. Godwinn, WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion The Rock, Savio Vega, Steve Blackman, Thrasher, Tom Brandi, and Vader in a Royal Rumble (0:55:25)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will face the WWF World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XIV
  6. WWF World Heavyweight Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Triple H & Chyna) beat The Undertaker in a Casket Match (0:09:51)

Royal Rumble

Entrance No.WrestlerExit No.Eliminated ByTime in Ring
1Cactus Jack2Chainsaw Charlie0:09:41
2Chainsaw Charlie6Mankind0:25:19
3Tom Brandi1Cactus Jack; Chainsaw Charlie0:00:12
4The Rock28Steve Austin0:51:32
5Mosh3Kurrgan0:13:09
6Phineas I. Godwinn12Mark Henry0:28:48
78-Ball14Steve Austin0:30:43
8Blackjack Bradshaw15Dude Love0:35:45
9Owen Hart10Triple H; Chyna (non-participants)0:02:00
10Steve Blackman4Kurrgan0:05:58
11D'Lo Brown16Faarooq0:32:21
12Kurrgan5Ken Shamrock; 8-Ball; Phineas I. Godwinn; Bradshaw; Chainsaw Charlie; The Rock0:03:38
13Marc Mero13Steve Austin0:19:40
14Ken Shamrock9The Rock0:09:15
15Thrasher18Steve Austin0:28:08
16Mankind7Goldust0:02:40
17The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust23Chainz0:26:04
18Jeff Jarrett8Owen Hart0:01:05
19The Honky Tonk Man17Vader0:19:55
20Ahmed Johnson11Mark Henry; D-Lo Brown0:03:18
21Mark Henry25Faarooq0:19:07
22[no show]N/AN/AN/A
23Kama Mustafa19Steve Austin0:13:58
24Steve AustinWinnerN/A0:15:58
25Henry O. Godwinn22Dude Love0:11:32
26Savio Vega20Steve Austin0:09:29
27Faarooq27The Rock0:12:05
28Dude Love26Faarooq0:07:53
29Chainz24Steve Austin0:04:56
30Vader21Goldust0:02:16
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