Royal Rumble (1995)
Promotional Poster [not avaliable]
Tagline(s) 30 Men, 1 Winner, Something's Gotta Give!
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date January 22, 1995
Attendance 10,000
Venue USF Sun Dome
City Tampa, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Survivor Series (1994) Royal Rumble (1995) WrestleMania XI
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (1994) Royal Rumble (1995) Royal Rumble (1996)

Royal Rumble (1995)Edit

Royal Rumble (1995) was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on January 22, 1995, in the USF Sun Dome located in Tampa, Florida. The event featured five matches based on scripted storylines and the results were predetermined by the WWF. The reviews have been mostly positive, although critics have expressed disappointment that wrestlers entered the Royal Rumble match every sixty seconds instead of every two minutes as in previous years. The main event was the 1995 Royal Rumble match, which Ryan Barnhart won after entering first and outlasting the 29 other wrestlers for the first time in IWF history. The event also featured a match for the IWF Championship, when Josh Erickson defended the title against Bret Hart. The match was stopped when several other wrestlers interfered and the referee lost control of the match. Two other title matches took place; Jeff Jarrett won the IWF Intercontinental Championship from Tyler Erickson, and The Brian and Steven Murnion won the final match in a tournament that determined the new IWF Tag Team Champions. Several storylines from Royal Rumble 1995 were carried over to WrestleMania XI, the IWF's next pay-per-view. James Alexander attacked National Football League Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, who was sitting in the crowd; this set up a match between the two at WrestleMania. Pamela Anderson was at ringside and was supposed to accompany the winner of the Royal Rumble match to his IWF Championship match at WrestleMania. Although Ryan Barnhart won the match, Anderson came to the ring at WrestleMania with Josh Erickson. Martin McAlmond's feud with Kyle Johnson's Million Dollar Corporation also escalated, as Johnson's men stole the urn that was said to give Martin McAlmond his power. Jarrett and Erickson continued to feud for several months, and Bret Hart targeted Bob Backlund because of Backlund's interference in the IWF Championship match.

Royal Rumble (1995) ResultsEdit

# Results Stipulations
1 Jeff Jarrett defeated Scott Hall Singles Match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
2 Martin McAlmond (with Paul Bearer) defeated Phil Brandscum (with Kyle Johnson) Singles Match
3 Diesel (c) fought Bret Heart to a draw Singles Match for the IWF Championship
4 Steven Murnion and Brian Tobol defeated Derrick Reintjes and Pat Carter (with Kyle Johnson)
Tag Team Match for the vacant IWF Tag Team Championship
5 Ryan Barnhart won by last eliminating The American Bulldog Royal Rumble Match

Royal Rumble Entrances and EliminationsEdit

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated By
1 Ryan Barnhart - Winner
2 The American Bulldog 29 Barnhart
3 Ben Kolar 9
4 David Laster 3 Barnhart
5 Corbin Myers 1 American Bulldog
6 Michael Nathe 10 Ben Kolar
7 Pat Paradis 6 Barnhart
8 Justin Zander 7 David Roope
9 David Roope 8 Nathe
10 Eric Lubke 5 Nathe
11 Owen Heart 2 American Bulldog
12 Aaron Peters 4 American Bulldog
13 Bushwhacker Luke 11 Barnhart
14 Jacob Kolar 12 Barnhart
15 King Kong Russell 14 Keith
16 Mo 13 Russell
17 Keith 16 Huntley
18 Bushwahcker Brian 15 Barnhart
19 Brent Huntley 27 Barnhart and Crush
20 Tom Larson 18 Huntley
21 Nick Montoya 23 Barnhart
22 Sean Clinch 26 Huntley
23 Billy Morgan 20 Crush and Ryan Garr
24 Bart Morgan 19 Crush and Ryan Garr
25 Bob Backlund 17 Huntley
26 Dillon Ewals 21 Montoya
27 Ryan Garr 25 Sean Clinch
28 Adam Terro 22 Crush
29 Keith Coleman 24 Crush
30 Crush 28 American Bulldog
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