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Royal Rumble (1997)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Royal_Rumble_1997.jpg/200px-Royal_Rumble_1997.jpg Promotional poster featuring Ryan Barnhart

Tagline(s) No More Mr. Nice Guy!
Information
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date January 19, 1997
Attendance 60,525
Venue Alamodome
City San Antonio, Texas
Pay-per-view chronology
In Your House 12: Its Time Royal Rumble (1997) In Your House 13: Final Four
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (1996) Royal Rumble (1997) Royal Rumble (1998)

Royal Rumble (1997) was the tenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on January 19, 1997 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The main event was between Ryan Barnhart and ???? for the IWF Championship. The main matches on the undercard were the Royal Rumble match, which Steve Johnson won after last eliminating Bret Hart, Steven versus Martin McAlmond, and Hunter Hearst Kelmsley versus James Thomas for the IWF Intercontinental Championship.

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Event[]

Aftermath[]

Ryan Barnhart later vacated the IWF Championship on the Thursday Raw Thursday special. Due to this and the controversial situation over the Royal Rumble ending, Steve Johnson, Bret Heart, Martin McAlmond, and Steven were pitted against each other at In Your House 13: Final Four in a Four Corners match for the IWF Championship, which saw Heart win the vacant IWF title. The next night on Meltdown, Steve Johnson interfered in a IWF title match between Heart and "Sycho" Quinn Noel. As a results of Steve Johnson's interference, Heart lost the belt, which resulted in Heart's short-lived title reign. On the March 17 edition of Meltdown, Heart and Quinn faced off in a Steel Cage match for the IWF title. Quinn won after interference by both Stone Cold and Martin McAlmond.

Royal Rumble (1997) Results[]

# Result Stipulation
1 Hunter Hurst Kelmsley (c) defeated James Thomas Singles Match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
2 Colton Sherley defeated Jon Rispen (with Nation of Domination) by disqualification Singles Match
3 Steven defeated Martin McAlmond Singles Match
4 Park Garza, Perro Aguayo and El Canek defeated Jerry, Heavy Metal, and Fuerza Guerrera Tag Team Match
5 Steve Johnson won last eliminating Bret Heart Royal Rumble Match
6 Ryan Barnhart defeated "Sycho" Quinn Noel Singles Match for the IWF Championship

Royal Rumble Entrances and Eliminations[]

# Entrant Order Eliminated By
1 Crush 3 Phineas
2 Colton Sherley 2 Himself
3 "Tyler Erickson" 1 Sherley
4 Phineas 4 Steve Johnson
5 Stone Cold Steve Johnson - Winner
6 Bart Morgan 5 Steve Johnson
7 Erik Petterson 6 Steve Johnson
8 The American Bulldog 8 Owen Heart
9 Pierroth 10 Mascaras
10 "The Sultan" Keth 7 American Bulldog
11 Mascaras 11 Himself
12 Hunter Hurst Kelmsley 12 James Thomas
13 Owen Heart 17 Steve Johnson
14 James Thomas 13 Owen Heart
15 Cibernético 9 Mascaras
16 Marc Rowen 16 Steve Johnson
17 Latin Lover 14 Jon Rispen
18 Jon Rispen 15 Sherley
19 David Roope 18 Steve Johnson
20 James Burdick 19 Steve Johnson
21 Bret Heart 29 Steve Johnson
22 Jerry Lawler 20 Bret Heart
23 "Josh Erickson" 28 Bret Heart
24 Terry Funk 24 Mankind
25 Sam Simkins 23 Mankind
26 Mankind 25 Martin McAlmond
27 Flash Funk 21 Steven
28 Steven 26 Steve Johnson
29 Sean Clinch 22 Martin McAlmond
30 Martin McAlmond 27 Steve Johnson
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