WWE Royal Rumble 1997

January 19, 1997 – San Antonio, Texas

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WWE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental title:

GRUDGE MATCH
Ahmed Johnson defeated Faarooq by Disqualification:

GRUDGE MATCH
Vader defeated The Undertaker:

AAA TRIOS MATCH
Perro Aguayo & El Canek & Hector Garza defeated Fuerza Guerrera & Heavy Metal & Jerry Estrada:

WWF HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Shawn Michaels defeated Sycho Sid to win the WWF Heavyweight title!:

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH
Stone Cold Steve Austin eliminated Bret “Hitman” Hart to win the Royal Rumble: Referees didn’t see Steve Austin being thrown out of the ring near the end of the match, and he intelligently slipped back in and continued to fight. He was declared winner of the 1997 Royal Rumble and given a title shot at Wrestlemania XIII. However, a Final 4 match was setup for the February PPV which drastically changed those plans.

Order of EntryOrder of Elimination
1- Crush
2- Ahmed Johnson
3- New Razor Ramon
4- Phineas Godwinn
5- Steve Austin
6- Bart Gunn
7- Jake Roberts
8- British Bulldog
9- Pierroth
10- The Sultan
11- Mil Mascaras
12- Hunter Hearst Helmsley
13- Owen Hart
14- Goldust
15- Cibernetico
16- Marc Mero
17- Latin Lover
18- Faarooq
19- Savio Vega
20- Jesse James
21- Bret Hart
22- Jerry Lawler
23- New Diesel
24- Terry Funk
25- Rocky Maivia
26- Mankind
27- Flash Funk
28- Vader
29- Henry Godwinn
30- Undertaker
(1- Razor by Ahmed before #4)
(2- Ahmed by himself before #4)
(3- Crush by Phineas before #6)
(4- Phineas by Austin before #7)
(5- Bart by Austin before #7)
(6- Jake by Austin before #9)
(7- Sultan by Bulldog before #13)
(8- Bulldog by Owen before #14)
(9- Cibernetico by Mascaras before #17)
(10- Pierroth by Mascaras before #17)
(11- Mascaras by himself before #17)
(12- HHH by Goldust before #17)
(13- Goldust by Owen before #18)
(14- Lover by Faarooq before #19)
(15- Faarooq by Ahmed cheating before #19)
(16/17- Owen & Mero by Austin before #19)
(18- Savio by Austin before #20)
(19- JJ by Austin before #21)
(20- Lawler by Bret before #23)
(21- Flash by Vader)
(22- HOG by UT)
(23- Rocky by Mankind)
(24- Funk by Mankind)
(25- Mankind by UT)
(26/27- Vader & UT by Austin)
(28- Diesel by Bret)
(29- Bret by Austin)
(Winner: Steve Austin!)
(–was eliminated 26th by Bret, but not seen by referees–)


Most Eliminations : (By themselves)

01. Steve Austin – 10 (Phineas/Bart/Roberts/Owen/Mero/Vega/James/Taker/Vader/Bret)
02. Mil Mascaras – 3 (Pierroth Jr, Cibernetico, Himself)
03. Ahmed Johnson – 2 (Fake Razor, Himself)
04. Owen Hart – 2 (British Bulldog, Goldust)
05. Farooq – 2 (Latin Lover, Himself)
06. Bret Hart – 2 (Jerry Lawler, Diesel 2)
07. Mankind – 2 (Terry Funk, Rocky Maivia)
08. Undertaker – 2 (Mankind, Henry Godwinn)
09. Phineas Godwinn – 1 (Crush)
10. British Bulldog – 1 (The Sultan)
11. Goldust – 1 (Hunter Hearst Helmsley)
12. Vader – 1 (Flash Funk)

Longest Lastings : (By Themselves)

01. Steve Austin – 45:07
02. Savio Vega – 21:12
03. Fake Diesel – 17:49
04. Terry Funk – 15:18
05. Rocky Maivia – 13:01
06. Mankind – 12:20
07. Pierroth Jr – 10:32
08. Vader – 10:06
09. Owen Hart – 8:29
10. British Bulldog – 8:04
11. Mil Mascaras – 7:28
12. Undertaker – 6:46
13. Hunter Hearst Helmsley – 6:42
14. Crush – 6:17
15. Flash Funk – 6:12
16. Henry Godwinn – 6:11
17. Goldust – 5:33
18. Marc Mero – 3:53
19. The Sultan – 3:23
20. Ahmed Johnson – 3:02
21. Phineas Godwinn – 2:52
22. Latin Lover – 1:47
23. Cibernetico – 1:25
24. Jake Roberts – 1:10
25. Jesse James – 0:46
26. Farooq – 0:41
27. Bret Hart – 0:29
28. Bart Gunn – 0:26
29. Fake Razor Ramon – 0:17
30. Jerry Lawler – 0:04

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