• 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.
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
• Possible Injury On This Week’s SmackDown Live (Video)
Samir Singh of The Singh Brothers hurt his ankle on this week’s SmackDown Live during their segment with Bobby Roode. Below is a video of Sunil Singh checking on his brother:
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• Enzo Amore Says WWE Network Subscriptions Have Increased Due To Him Being On 205 Live
During his appearance on Straight To The Source with Corey Graves on the WWE Network, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore claimed that WWE Network subscriptions have increased due to him being on 205 Live:
“Listen, women lie, men lie, but numbers don’t lie, guy. Alright? And the numbers speak for themselves. Look at the YouTube viewership. Look at the Network buys. And if you look at the numbers, Network buys equal higher stock prices, right?
Our business is doing well because I’m on 205 Live, the Zo Show. Okay? You can only see the Zo Show on the Network, so you might just buy the Network for the Zo Show.”