Royal Rumble (1988)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Merced Solis ...
Bret Hart ...
Himself
Bruce Reed ...
Butch Reed
Jim Neidhart ...
Himself
Jake Roberts ...
Himself (as Jake 'The Snake' Roberts)
Harley Race ...
Himself
Jim Brunzell ...
Himself
Sam Houston ...
Himself
Danny Davis ...
Himself
Boris Zhukov ...
Himself
Don Muraco ...
Himself
Josip Peruzovic ...
Jim Duggan ...
Himself
Ron Bass ...
Himself
Brian Blair ...
Himself (as B. Brian Blair)
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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 Anonymous

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A contract signing was held at this show between Hulk Hogan and André the Giant for a WrestleMania III rematch at The Main Event for the WWF Championship. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Followed by Survivor Series (1996) See more »

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One of the best Royal Rumble but for reasons not yet listed.
7 June 2003 | by (california) – See all my reviews

First of all, this Royal Rumble was actually free to view on Cable on USA Network, before the WWF events went to PPV. Also this Rumble along with Royal Rumble 1989 were the only Rumbles in which the WWF and Vince McMahon didn't sell out to a wrestler like Hulk Hogan and basically make the event a no brainer. Hulk Hogan was Vince McMahon main kiss ass and big money drawer, but McMahon often "fixed" matches to launch that Hulkamania fever /garbage in which many idiotic fans would fall for (except me) before it was dashed by the Steroids Fiasco in 1991 but that's a long story.

The event itself was wonderful, great matches, and a showcase of the talent which would emerge to be legendary and house hould names in WWF: Bret "Hitman" Hart, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan , Jake "The Snake", The "Magnificent" Morocco and Honky Tonk Man to name a few.

First Rumble to be won by the "Hacksaw" and one of the best. Not even released on video, but several copies exist, if anyone's interested.


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