Event Title

Royal Rumble '88

Date

January 24, 1988

Venue

Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, North America drawing 20,000

Ring Announcer

Howard Finkel

Commentators

Jesse Ventura
Vince McMahon

Interviewers

Lord Alfred Hayes
Craig DeGeorge
  1. Ricky Steamboat beat Rick Rude via disqualification (0:17:41)
  2. The Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki & Noriyo Tateno) beat WWF Women's Tag Team Champions The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai & Judy Martin) (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship (0:13:56)
    • The Glamour Girls beat The Jumping Bonb Angels via pinfall when Martin pinned Yamazaki (0:07:00)
    • The Jumping Bomb Angels beat The Glamour Girls via pinfall when Yamazaki pinned Kai (0:10:00)
    • The Jumping Bomb Angels beat The Glamour Girls via pinfall when Tateno pinned Martin (0:15:00)
  3. Jim Duggan beat Ron Bass, B. Brian Blair, Dino Bravo, Jim Brunzell, Danny Davis, Bret Hart, Hillbilly Jim, Sam Houston, The Junkyard Dog, Don Muraco, Jim Niedhart, One Man Gang, Harley Race, Butch Reed, Jake Roberts, Tito Santana, Nikolai Volkoff, The Ultimate Warrior, and Boris Zuhkov in a Royal Rumble (0:33:26)
  4. The Islanders (Haku & Tama) beat The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers) in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match (0:15:05)
    • The Islanders beat The Young Stallions via pinfall when Roma was counted out (00:07:54)
    • The Islanders beat The Young Stallions via pinfall when Haku forced Roma to submit (00:15:05)

Royal Rumble

Entrance No.WrestlerExit No.Eliminated ByTime in Ring
1Bret Hart8Don Muraco0:25:42
2Tito Santana2Bret Hart; Jim Neidhart0:10:41
3Butch Reed1Jim Roberts0:03:18
4Jim Neidhart6Hillbilly Jim0:19:06
5Jake Roberts10One Man Gang0:21:52
6Harley Race4Don Muraco0:10:03
7Jim Brunzell5Nikolai Volkoff0:12:06
8Sam Houston7Ron Bass0:14:39
9Danny Davis13Jim Duggan0:17:51
10Boris Zhukov3Jake Roberts; Jim Brunzell0:02:33
11Don Muraco17Dino Bravo; One Man Gang0:16:16
12Nikolai Volkoff11Jim Duggan0:11:40
13Jim DugganWinnerN/A0:14:43
14Ron Bass16Don Muraco0:10:14
15B. Brian Blair9One Man Gang0:05:50
16Hillbilly Jim12One Man Gang0:05:55
17Dino Bravo18One Man Gang0:08:12
18The Ultimate Warrior14Dino Bravo; One Man Gang0:03:51
19One Man Gang19Jim Duggan0:06:50
20Junkyard Dog15Ron Bass0:02:08
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