Event Title

King of the Ring '98

Tagline

Off With Their Heads

Date

June 28, 1998

Venue

Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America

Commentators

Jerry Lawler
Jim Ross
  1. WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku & The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) beat Kaientai (Mens Teioh, Sho Funaki, & Dick Togo) (w/ Yamaguchi-san) via pinfall in a Six-Man Tag Team Match when Michinoku pinned Funaki (0:06:41)
  2. Ken Shamrock beat Jeff Jarrett (w/ Tennessee Lee) via submission (0:05:29)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will advance to the Finals of the 1998 King of the Ring Tournament
  3. WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock beat Dan Severn via pinfall in a Non-Title Match (0:04:25)
    Stipulations: The winner of the match will advance to the Finals of the 1998 King of the Ring Tournament
  4. Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor) beat Al Snow & Head via pinfall when Christopher pinned Head (0:08:27)
    Notes: The was effectively a 2-on-1 Handicap Match as Head is a mannequin head
  5. X-Pac (w/ Chyna) beat Owen Hart via pinfall (0:08:30)
  6. WWF World Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Jesse James & Billy Gunn) beat NWA World Tag Team champions The New Midnight Express (Bob Holly & Bart Gunn) (w/ Jim Cornette) via pinfall when Gunn pinned Holly (0:09:54)
    Notes: Only the WWF World Tag Team Championship was on the line
  7. Ken Shamrock beat WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock via submission in a Non-Title Match (0:14:09)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will be crowned the 1998 King of the Ring
  8. The Undertaker beat Mankind via pinfall in a Hell in a Cell Match (0:17:38)
  9. Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) beat WWF World Heavyweight Champion Steve Austin in a First Blood Match to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (0:14:52)
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