Royal Rumble: The Complete History

Royal Rumble 1996

We continue our road down the complete history of the Royal Rumble with results and statistics from Royal Rumble 1996.

Date: 21st January, 1996
Venue: Selland Arena
City: Fresno, CA
Attendance: 9,600
Commentators: Vince McMahon &
Mr. Perfect

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Royal Rumble 1996 promotional poster

Royal Rumble 1996 promotional poster

Match Results

Free-For-All Match: 
Duke “The Dumpster” Droese defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (6.25)

Singles Match:
Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett by disqualification (6:40)

WWF Tag Team Championship:
The Smoking Gunns (c) defeated The Body Donnas (with Sunny) (11:14)

Intercontinental Championship:
Goldust (with Marlena) defeated Razor Ramon (c) (14:17)

Royal Rumble Match:
Shawn Michaels won by last eliminating Diesel (58:49)

WWF Championship:
The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Bret “Hitman” Hart by disqualification (28:31)

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Royal Rumble Stats

Draw Entrant Order Eliminated by Time
1 Hunter Hearst Helmsley 19 Diesel 48:01
2 Henry Godwinn 2 Roberts 16:24
3 Bob Backlund 1 Yokozuna 12:22
4 Jerry Lawler 16 Michaels 36:02
5 Bob Holly 18 Ringmaster 39:35
6 King Mabel 3 Yokozuna 12:14
7 Jake Roberts 6 Vader 14:39
8 Dory Funk, Jr. 5 Vega 10:53
9 Yokozuna 11 Michaels 19:14
10 1–2–3 Kid 13 Michaels 15:40
11 Takao Ōmori 4 Helmsley and Roberts 2:48
12 Savio Vega 10 Vader 12:28
13 Vader 12 Michaels 11:04
14 Doug Gilbert 7 Vader 2:59
15 Squat Team #1 8 Vader 1:11
16 Squat Team #2 9 Yokozuna 0:24
17 Owen Hart 21 Michaels and Diesel 20:43
18 Shawn Michaels WINNER 26:09
19 Hakushi 14 Hart 1:53
20 Tatanka 17 Diesel 4:09
21 Aldo Montoya 15 Tatanka 1:52
22 Diesel 29 Michaels 17:51
23 Kama 28 Diesel 15:57
24 The Ringmaster 23 Fatu 10:57
25 Barry Horowitz 20 Hart 4:15
26 Fatu 24 Yankem 7:07
27 Isaac Yankem 25 Michaels 7:05
28 Marty Jannetty 22 British Bulldog 2:35
29 The British Bulldog 27 Michaels 3:39
30 Duke Droese 26 Kama and Diesel 1:10

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