The 5th Annual Royal Rumble battle royal, with the vacant WWF Title going to the winner, WWF Intercontinental Championship: The Mountie vs. Roddy Piper, WWF Tag Team Championship: The Leigon of Doom vs The Natural Disasters, The Beverly Brothers vs. The Bushwackers, The Orient Express vs. The New Foundation Written by
Did You Know?
Nine wrestlers made their first appearance in the Royal Rumble match: Ric Flair, Jerry Sags, Irwin R. Schyster, The Berzerker, Virgil, Col. Mustafa, Skinner, Sgt. Slaughter and Sid Justice. See more
The rules of the Royal Rumble match are that elimination occurs by leaving the ring over the top rope and onto the floor. Randy Savage
forgot this when he exited the ring by jumping over the top rope to chase his on-screen nemesis Jake Roberts down the aisle. Savage's scripted elimination was to take place later in the match as part of the final four remaining wrestlers. However, he was let back into the ring, with the announcers covering for him by saying that a wrestler had to be thrown over the top rope by another wrestler in order to be eliminated from the match. See more
Gorilla Monsoon, Announcer
No one ever, in the history of the Royal Rumble, has drawn No. 1-5 and been there at the end.
Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, Announcer
Oh, shut up!