• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 1998) – WWF Royal Rumble 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 18, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California.
This was the first Attitude Era Royal Rumble and the second of 3 Royal Rumble matches that were won by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Here are the results:
– Vader defeated The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
– Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova defeated Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: The Rock (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by DQ
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Legion of Doom defeated The New Age Outlaws (c) by DQ
– Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
– Casket match – WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) defeated The Undertaker
• 2 Injured Wrestlers Being Brought In For Royal Rumble 2020 Weekend
According to PWInsider, NXT wrestler Velveteen Dream and former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal are being brought in for the Royal Rumble 2020 weekend:
“PWInsider has been told by multiple sources that NXT star The Velveteen Dream (who has been off TV with a back issue, but has been at all NXT TV tapings and the Performance Center regularly) and Jinder Mahal (who has been out since last year with a torn ACL) are slated to be in Houston, Texas for Royal Rumble weekend.”
It’s possible that both of them are surprise entrants in the Men’s Royal Rumble match or Velveteen Dream appears at WWE Worlds Collide event (which takes place the night before Royal Rumble).
WATCH: Lana Suffers Major Nip-Slip During Live Stream: