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Royal Rumble (1998)

Promotional poster featuring Steve Johnson

Taglines(s) "Pain! Just a 4 Letter Word."
Promotion International Wrestling Entertainment
Date January 18, 1998
Attendance 18,542
Venue San Jose Arena
City San Jose, California
Pay-per-view chronology
D-Generation X: in Your House Royal Rumble (1998) No Way Out of Texas: In Your House
Royal Rumble chronology
Royal Rumble (1997) Royal Rumble (1998) Royal Rumble (1999)

Royal Rumble (1998)[]

Royal Rumble (1998) was the eleventh annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF). It took place on January 18, 1998 at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California.

The main event was a casket match between Ryan Barnhart and Martin McAlmond for the IWF Championship. The main matches on the undercard were the Royal Rumble match, which Steve Johnson won after last eliminating Sam Simkins to win the match, making it his second Royal Rumble win, The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal) versus The New Age Outlaws (James and Billy) for the IWF Tag Team Championship and Sam Simkins versus Ken for the IWF Intercontinental Championship.




Royal Rumble (1998) Results[]

# Results Stipulations
1 Big Van Steven defeated The Artist Formerly Known as James Thomas Singles match
2 Max Mini, Nova and Mosaic defeated Battallion, Tarantula and El Torito Tag team match with Sunny as Special Referee
3 Sam Simkins defeated Ken Shammy Singles match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
4 LOD defeated James Burdick and Billy Morgan by disqualification Tag team match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
5 Steve Johnson won by last eliminating The Rock Royal Rumble match
6 Ryan Barnhart (c) defeated Martin McAlmond Casket match for the IWF Championship

Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations[]

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated By
1 Cactus Jack 2 Chainsaw Charlie
2 Chainsaw Charlie 6 Mankind
3 Tom Brown 1 Jack & Charlie
4 Sam Simkins 28 Steve Johnson
5 Michael 3 James Alexander
6 Matt Goldes 12 Steven Larson
7 8-Ball 14 Steve Johnson
8 Blackjack Goff 15 Dude Love
9 Owen Heart 10 Triple K and Amber Casey
10 Jacob Miller 4 James Alexander
11 D'Lo Hooper 16 Ronny
12 James Alexander 5 8-Ball, Phineas, John Goff and Kenny Shammy
13 Marc Rowan 13 Steve Johnson
14 Ken Shammy 9 Sam Simkins
15 Kyle 18 Steve Johnson
16 Mankind 7 James Thomas
17 James Thomas 23 Chainz
18 Jeff Jarrett 8 Owen Heart
19 Honky Tonk Man 17 Big Van Steven
20 Colton Sherley 11 Steven Larson and D'Low
21 Steven Larson 25 Ronny
22 Skull - Unable to Compete Due to Injury
23 Luke Maleski 19 Steve Johnson
24 Steve Johnson - WINNER
25 Sean Clinch 22 Himself
26 David Roope 20 Steve Johnson
27 Jon Rispen 27 Sam Simkins
28 Dude Love 26 Ronny
29 Chainz 24 Steve Johnson
30 Big Van Steven 21 James Thomas