On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 28, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘King of the Ring 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This was the 6th annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view out of 10 that aired from 1993 till 2002.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015 & 2019 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
This pay-per-view is known for two reasons: it featured the most brutal Hell in a Cell match of all time (Undertaker vs. Mankind) and Kane’s first & only WWF Championship victory.
Below are the PPV results:
– The Headbangers & Taka Michinoku defeated Kaientai
– KOTR Semi-Final: Ken Shamrock defeated Jeff Jarrett
– KOTR Semi-Final: The Rock defeated Dan Severn
– Too Much defeated Al Snow & Head
– X-Pac defeated Owen Hart
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated The New Midnight Express
– KOTR Final: Ken Shamrock defeated The Rock
– Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker defeated Mankind
– First Blood – WWF World Championship: Kane defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin (c)