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.
This event also featured Kane burning The Undertaker (who was inside a casket) and Shawn Michaels suffering a career-ending injury during the casket match.
Here are the results:
• Vader def. The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
• Max Mini, Mosaic and Nova def. Battalion, El Torito and Tarantula
• WWF Intercontinental Championship
The Rock (c) def. Ken Shamrock via DQ
• WWF Tag Team Championship
The Legion of Doom def. The New Age Outlaws (c) via DQ
• Stone Cold Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble match
• Casket match – WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) def. The Undertaker