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Royal Rumble (1999)

Promotional poster featuring Steve Johnson

Taglines(s) No Chance in Hell
Theme song(s) "No Chance in Hell" by The Chris Warren Band
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date January 24, 1999
Attendance 14,800
Venue Arrowhead Pond
City Anaheim, California
Pay-per-view chronology
Rock Bottom: In Your House Royal Rumble (1999) St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (1998) Royal Rumble (1999) Royal Rumble (2000)

Royal Rumble (1999) was the twelfth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on January 24, 1999 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The title of the event was taken from a promise by Mr. Mayer that the first entrant in the Royal Rumble, Steve Johnson, had "no chance in hell" of winning the match. The theme song for the event, based on the phrase, would go on to become the entrance music for Mayer's stable The Corporation and later, just Mayer himself.


The overriding theme of the pay-per-view was centered around The Corporation and Mr. Mayer's attempts to enforce his notions of how a company should be run on the promotion. Since its inception the night after Survivor Series, the group had mainly come to blows with the irreverent D-Generation X, the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness and Mayer's arch nemesis Steve Johnson.

Qualifying Matches[]


Preliminary Matches[]

Main event match[]

Royal Rumble Match[]



# Results Stipulations
Heat Jared Hunt defeated Josh Hooper Singles match
Heat Steven Murnion and Scorpio defeated Too Much Tag team match
Heat Mankind defeated Keith Singles match
1 Big Boss Brandon defeated Road Dogg Singles natch
2 Ken Shammy (c) defeated Billy Morgan Singles match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
3 X-Pac (c) defeated Gangral Singles match for the IWF European Championship
4 Avery Gold (c) defeated Kimberly Calkins Strap match for the IWF Women's Championship
5 The Rock defeated Mankind (c) "I Quit" match for the IWF Championship
6 Grant Mayer won by last eliminated Steve Johnson Royal Rumble match

Royal Rumble Entrances and Eliminations[]

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated By
1 Steve Johnson 29 Mayer
2 Grant Mayer - WINNER
3 Golga 1 Steve Johnson
4 Droz 7 Keith
5 Chris Gomez 8 James Burdick
6 Josh Adams 2 Chris Gomez
7 Jacob Miller 4 Keith
8 Dan 3 Keith
9 Tyler 5 Keith
10 Blue Meanie 6 Keith
11 Keith 9 Mideon, Jon Ripsen and John Goff
12 James Burdick 12 Chris LeGreca
13 Vamp 10 James Burdick
14 James Alexander 13 Chris LeGreca
15 Al Know 11 James Burdick
16 James Thomas 15 Chris LeGreca
17 Luke 14 Chris LeGreca
18 Chris LeGreca 16 Himself
19 Ken Shammy 17 Steve Johnson
20 Billy Morgan 18 Steve Johnson
21 Andrew Sekora 19 Steve Johnson
22 Big Boss Brandon 28 Steve Johnson
23 Triple K 25 Steve Johnson
24 Sean Venis 24 Triple K
25 B-Tobol 20 Boss Brandon
26 Steven Larson 22 Amber Casey
27 Jeff Jarrett 21 Triple K
28 D'Low Brown 27 Boss Brandon
29 Owen Heart 26 Steve Johnson
30 Amber Casey 23 Steve Johnson