WWE Royal Rumble 1988

January 24, 1988 – Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum

SINGLES MATCH
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated “Ravishing” Rick Rude by DQ:

OH STAGE
“Mean” Gene Okerland & Jesse Ventura & Dino Bravo & Frenchy Martin: Dino Bravo lifted 715 lbs for a new world’s record for bench pressing. The controversy followed with accusations that the spotter (Jesse Ventura) helped Dino Bravo with the lift!

WWF WOMENS TAG TEAM TITLE 2/3 FALLS MATCH
The Jumping Bomb Angels (Noriyoi Tateno & Itsuki Yamazaki) defeated The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai & Judy Martin) to win the WWF Women’s Tag Team titles:

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan won the Royal Rumble last eliminating the One Man Gang:

TAG TEAM 2/3 FALLS MATCH
The Islanders (Haku & Tama) defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers) in 2 straight falls:

IN THE RING (CONTRACT SIGNING)
“Mean” Gene Okerland & “President” Jack Tunney & Hulk Hogan & Andre The Giant & Ted DiBiase: Andre The Giant played head-games with Hulk Hogan by taking his time in signing the contract. Ted DiBiase stood behind Andre The Giant, still vowing to buy his way to the WWF championship.

Order of Entry Order of Elimination
  1. Bret “Hitman” Hart
  2. Tito Santana
  3. “The Natural” Butch Reed
  4. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
  5. Jake “The Snake” Robert
  6. Harley Race
  7. “Jumping” Jim Brunzell
  8. Sam Houston
  9. “Dangerous” Danny Davis
  10. Boris Zhukov
  11. “The Rock” Don Muraco
  12. Nikoli Volkoff
  13. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
  14. “Outlaw” Ron Bass
  15. B. Brian Blair
  16. Hillbilly Jim
  17. Dino Bravo
  18. Ultimate Warrior
  19. One Man Gang
  20. Junkyard Dog
  1. Tito Santana by B.Hart & J.Neidhart
  2. Boris Zhukov by Jake Roberts
  3. Harley Race by Don Muraco
  4. Jim Brunzell by Nikoli Volkoff
  5. Jim Neidhart by Hillbilly Jim
  6. Butch Reed by Hillbilly Jim
  7. Sam Houston by Ron Bass
  8. Bret Hart by Jim Duggan
  9. Brian Blair by One Man Gang
  10. Jake Roberts by One Man Gang
  11. Nikoli Volkoff by Jim Duggan
  12. Hillbilly Jim by One Man Gang
  13. Danny Davis by Jim Duggan
  14. Ultimate Warrior by One Man Gang
  15. Junkyard Dog by Dino Bravo
  16. Ron Bass by Don Muraco
  17. Don Muraco by D.Bravo & One Man Gang
  18. Dino Bravo by Jim Duggan
  19. One Man Gang by Jim Duggan
  20. WINNER: HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN


Most Eliminations : (By themselves)

01. One Man Gang – 4 (Jake Roberts, B. Brian Blair, Hillbilly Jim, Dino Bravo)
02. Don Muraco – 3 (Bret Hart, Harley Race, Ron Bass)
03. Jim Duggan – 3 (Danny Davis, Nikolai Volkoff, One Man Gang)
04. Ron Bass – 2 (Sam Houston, Ultimate Warrior)
05. Dino Bravo – 2 (Don Muraco, Junkyard Dog)
06. Jake Roberts – 1 (Butch Reed)
07. Hillbilly Jim – 1 (Jim Niedhart)
08. Nikolai Volkoff – 1 (Jim Brunzell)

Longest Lastings : (By themselves)

01. Bret Hart – 25:42
02. Jake Roberts – 21:52
03. Jim Niedhart – 19:06
04. Danny Davis – 17:51
05. Don Muraco – 16:16
06. Jim Duggan – 14:43
07. Sam Houston – 14:39
08. Jim Brunzell – 12:06
09. Nikolai Volkoff – 11:40
10. Tito Santana – 10:41
11. Ron Bass – 10:14
12. Harley Race – 10:03
13. Dino Bravo – 8:12
14. One Man Gang – 6:50
15. Hillbilly Jim – 5:55
16. B. Brian Blair – 5.50
17. Ultimate Warrior – 3:51
18. Butch Reed – 3:18
19. Boris Zhukov – 2:33
20. Junkyard Dog – 2:08

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