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


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)


Royal Rumble Stats

DrawEntrantOrderEliminated byTime
1Hunter Hearst Helmsley19Diesel48:01
2Henry Godwinn2Roberts16:24
3Bob Backlund1Yokozuna12:22
4Jerry Lawler16Michaels36:02
5Bob Holly18Ringmaster39:35
6King Mabel3Yokozuna12:14
7Jake Roberts6Vader14:39
8Dory Funk, Jr.5Vega10:53
101–2–3 Kid13Michaels15:40
11Takao Ōmori4Helmsley and Roberts2:48
12Savio Vega10Vader12:28
14Doug Gilbert7Vader2:59
15Squat Team #18Vader1:11
16Squat Team #29Yokozuna0:24
17Owen Hart21Michaels and Diesel20:43
18Shawn MichaelsWINNER26:09
21Aldo Montoya15Tatanka1:52
24The Ringmaster23Fatu10:57
25Barry Horowitz20Hart4:15
27Isaac Yankem25Michaels7:05
28Marty Jannetty22British Bulldog2:35
29The British Bulldog27Michaels3:39
30Duke Droese26Kama and Diesel1:10


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