On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 24, 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California.
WWF promoter Vince McMahon Jr. not only entered this 30-man Royal Rumble match, he did so as the #2 entrant, and – which is much more shocking – even won it.
Below are the results:
• Big Boss Man def. Road Dogg
• WWF Intercontinental Championship
Ken Shamrock (c) def. Billy Gunn
• WWF European Championship
X-Pac (c) def. Gangrel
• Strap match – WWF Women’s Championship
Sable (c) def. Luna Vachon
• “I Quit” match – WWF Championship
The Rock def. Mankind (c)
• Mr. McMahon won the Royal Rumble match