The twelfth annual WWF Royal Rumble battle royal, with the winner receiving a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania XV, WWF Title (I Quit Match) : Mankind vs. The Rock, WWF Intercontinental Title:... See full summary »
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES - Kane and Big Show (c) vs Carlito and Chris Masters. MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH - Rob Vam Dam vs Finlay vs Ric Flair vs Shelton Benjamin vs Matt Hardy vs Lashley.... See full summary »
WWF Title (6-man tag) Triple H, Vince & Shane McMahon vs. The Rock, Kane & The Undertaker, The 8th annual King of the Ring tournament featuring Kurt Angle, Rikishi, Val Venis, Crash Holly, ... See full summary »
WWF Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind, WWF Intercontinental/European Championship: Jeff Jarrett vs. D'Lo Brown, WWF Tag Team Championship: X-Pac & Kane vs. The ... See full summary »
WWF Title (first blood, if Austin wins Vince McMahon leaves the WWF): Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Edge vs. Jeff Jarrett, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Hardy Boyz... See full summary »
WWF Title: Triple H vs. The Big Show vs. The Rock, WWF Intercontinental Title: Chyna vs. Chris Jericho, WWF Tag Team Titles: The New Age Outlaws vs. Mankind & Al Snow, Kane vs. X-Pac, Kurt ... See full summary »
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 »
WWF Title (vacant, special referee Steve Austin): Kane vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Ken Shamrock vs. Mankind, WWF Tag Team Titles: The New Age Outlaws vs. The Headbangers... See full summary »
The second annual tournament to see who would become King of the Ring, featuring Owen Hart, the 1-2-3 Kid, Jeff Jarrett, Razor Ramon, I.R.S., Bam Bam Bigelow, Mabel, & Tatanka. Also, WWF ... See full summary »
The twelfth annual WWF Royal Rumble battle royal, with the winner receiving a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania XV, WWF Title (I Quit Match) : Mankind vs. The Rock, WWF Intercontinental Title: Ken Shamrock vs. Billy Gunn, WWF European Title: X-Pac vs. Gangrel, WWF Women's Title: Sable vs. Luna Vachon, and The Big Boss Man vs. The Road Dogg Written by
The theme building up to this Royal Rumble was that Steve Austin would have 'no chance in hell' of winning the match, due to Vince McMahon putting a multi-thousand dollar bounty on his head. The theme song for this PPV became the entrance music that Vince McMahon uses to this day. See more »
The WWF was so into their storyline over actual action that they runied an event that could have been so much better. The only real highlight would have to be the Mankind vs. the Rock match for the world title. These guys give it all they got and give definately some of the best performance in their careers. The only flaw of this match is the ending which is the exact same as Survivor Series 98. The rest of the card is not very interesting: Bossman beats Road Dogg out of nowhere, X-Pac fighting Gangrel is pretty weak, Billy Gunn getting pounded by Ken Shamrock isn't too thrilling, and Sable vs. Luna has to be one of the worst matches in Rumble history. As for the actual Rumble, there is such an emphasis by the Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler regarding the whole Austin vs. McMahon issue that you know that one of them is going to win the match. Both Austin and McMahon spend more than half of the Rumble away from the ring and we are stuck with few potential winners(Triple-H, Owen Hart, Shamrock), some longshots(D-Lo Brown, Bossman, X-Pac), a few with even longer shots(Steve Blackman, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett), a large number of no-shots(Golga, Droz, Blue Meanie, Al Snow), and even a few that you know were just in it because they ran out of guys(Gillberg, Mabel, Chyna). Besides, how can enjoy a Royal rumble that doesn't have the Undetaker compete?
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