WWE Royal Rumble 1996

January 21, 1996 – Fresno, California – The Fresno Convention Center

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OPENING MATCH
Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by a reverse decision: As a result, Duke Droese was given the #30 spot in the Royal Rumble while Hunter Hearst Helmsly was given the dreaded #1 spot..

SINGLES MATCH
Ahmed Johnson defeated “Double J” Jeff Jarrett by Disqualification:

WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip w/Sunny) to retain the WWF Tag Team titles:

WWF INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
Goldust defeayed Razor Ramon to win the WWF Intercontinental title!!:

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Shawn Michaels last eliminated Diesel to win the Royal Rumble!:

WWF HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
The Undertaker defeated WWF Champion Bret “Hitman” Hart by Disqualification:

Order of EntryOrder of Elimination
1- Hunter Hearst Helmsley
2- Henry Godwinn
3- Bob Backlund
4- Jerry Lawler
5- Bob Holly
6- Mabel
7- Jake Roberts
8- Dory Funk Jr.
9- Yokozuna
10- 1-2-3 Kid
11- Takao Omori
12- Savio Vega
13- Vader
14- Doug Gilbert
15- Squat Team I
16- Squat Team II
17- Owen Hart
18- Shawn Michaels
19- Hakushi
20- Tatanka
21- Aldo Montoya
22- Diesel
23- Kama
24- The Ringmaster
25- Barry Horowitz
26- Fatu
27- Isaac Yankem
28- Marty Jannetty
29- British Bulldog
30- Duke Droese
(1- Backlund by Yoko before #10)
(2- HOG by Jake before #11)
(3- Mabel by Yoko before #13)
(4- Omori by HHH & Jake before #13)
(5- Dory by Savio before #14)
(6- Jake by Vader before #15)
(7- Doug by Vader before #16)
(8- Squat I by Vader before #16)
(9- Squat II by Yoko before #17)
(10- Savio by Vader before #19)
(11/12- Yoko & Vader by Shawn before #19)
(13- Kid by Shawn before #19)
(14- Hakushi by Owen before #21)
(15- Montoya by Tatanka before #22)
(16- Lawler by Shawn before #22)
(17- Tatanka by Diesel before #23)
(18- Holly by Ringmaster before #25)
(19- HHH by Diesel before #26)
(20- Horowitz by Owen before #28)
(21- Owen by Shawn & Diesel before #28)
(22- Jannetty by Bulldog before #30)
(23- Ringmaster by Fatu before #30)
(24- Fatu by Yankem before #30)
(25- Yankem by Shawn)
(26- Droese by Diesel & Kama)
(27- Bulldog by Shawn)
(28- Kama by Diesel)
(29- Diesel by Shawn)
(Winner: Shawn Michaels)


Most Eliminations: (By themselves)

01. Shawn Michaels – 8 (Lawler, Yokozuna, Kid, Vader, Owen, Diesel, Yankem, Bulldog)
02. Vader – 4 (Jake Roberts, Savio Vega, Doug Gilbert, Squat team #1)
03. Yokozuna – 3 (Bob Backlund, King Mabel, Squat team #2)
04. Diesel – 3 (Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Tatanka, Kama)
05. Jake Roberts – 2 (Henry Godwinn, Takao Omori)
06. Owen Hart – 2 (Hakushi, Barry Horowitz)
07. The Ringmaster – 2 (Bob Holly)
08. Savio Vega – 1 (Dory Funk, Jr )
09. Tatanka – 1 (Aldo Montoya)
10. Fatu – 1 (The Ringmaster)
11. British Bulldog – 1 (Marty Jannetty)
12. Isaac Yankem – 1 (Fatu)

Longest Lastings : (In ring)

01. Hunter Hearst Helmsley – 48:01
02. Bob Holly – 39:35
03. Jerry Lawler – 36:02
04. Shawn Michaels – 26:09
05. Owen Hart – 20:43
06. Yokozuna – 19:14
07. Diesel – 17:51
08. Henry Godwinn – 16:24
09. Kama – 15:57
10. 123 Kid – 15:40
11. Jake Roberts – 14:39
12. Savio Vega – 12:28
13. Bob Backlund – 12:22
14. King Mabel – 12:14
15. Vader – 11:04
16. The Ringmaster – 10:57
17. Dory Funk, Jr – 10:53
18. Fatu – 7:07
19. Isaac Yankem – 7:05
20. Barry Horowitz – 4:15
21. Tatanka – 4:09
22. British Bulldog – 3:39
23. Doug Gilbert – 2:59
24. Takao Omori – 2:48
25. Marty Jannetty – 2:35
26. Hakushi – 1:53
27. Aldo Montoya – 1:52
28. Squat team #1 – 1:11
29. Duke Droese – 1:10
30. Squat Team #2 – 0:24

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