The first ever Royal Rumble battle royal, a staggered battle royal with a new participant every 2 minutes. Also: WWF Women's Tag Team Championship (2 out of 3 falls) : The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. The Glamour Girls, 2 our of 3 Falls Match: The Islanders vs. The Young Stallians, Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude, & the contract signing for the Hulk Hogan/Andre the Giant rematch Written by
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First WWF PPV appearance for Sam Houston. See more
During the Ricky Steamboat/Rick Rude match, there is a spot where Rude has Steamboat in a sleeper hold. The referee raises Steamboat's arm three times and it drops three times which should result in Rude winning the match. Commentator Jesse Ventura even points this out. Confused, the referee raises his hand one more time, Steamboat gets out of the hold, and the match continues. See more
Followed by Royal Rumble