• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 1997) – WWF Royal Rumble 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 19, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This was the first Royal Rumble match out of three (97,98 & 01) that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin won, but he won this one in a very controversial way as he was originally eliminated but the referees did not see it.
Below are the results:
– WWF Intercontinental Championship
Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) def. Goldust
– Ahmed Johnson def. Faarooq via DQ
– Vader def. The Undertaker
– Canek, Héctor Garza & Perro Aguayo def. Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal & Jerry Estrada
– Stone Cold Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble match
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels def. Sycho Sid (c)
• Randy Savage Costume Sold For $5,000 On Pawn Stars
An autographed Randy Savage costume was sold for $5,000 on the Pawn Stars show. You can watch it below:
• Raw Name To Induct Goldberg Into WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018?
As we all know, Bill Goldberg will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Wrestling Observer is reporting that Paul Heyman, who currently appears on Raw as Brock Lesnar’s advocate, will induct Goldberg into the Hall of Fame.