Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Event Type Pay Per View
Event Date January 18, 1998
Event Series Royal Rumble
Year 1998
Country United States
Location San Jose, California
Arena SAP Center / San Jose Arena / HP Pavilion
Attendance 18,542
Network On-Demand
Running Time 3 hours
Main Event Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker
Arena in Videogame WWE '13
Watch on WWE Network WWE Royal Rumble 1998


  • Vader defeats The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
  • Max Mini, Mosaic & Nova defeat El Torito, Tarantula & Battalion
    Special referee: Sunny
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship

    The Rock (c) defeats Ken Shamrock via DQ to retain the title
  • WWF World Tag Team Championship

    Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeat The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) (c) via DQ; New Age Outlaws retain the titles
  • 30-man Royal Rumble Match

    Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Final Four: Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Farooq, Dude Love
    Participants: Cactus Jack, Chainsaw Charlie, Tom Brandi, The Rock, Mosh, Phineas I. Godwinn, 8-Ball, Bradshaw, Owen Hart, Steve Blackman, D'Lo Brown, Kurrgan, Marc Mero, Ken Shamrock, Thrasher, Mankind, Goldust, Jeff Jarrett, Honky Tonk Man, Ahmed Johnson, Mark Henry, Skull, Kama Mustafa, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Henry O. Godwinn, Savio Vega, Faarooq, Dude Love, Chainz, Vader
  • WWF World Heavyweight Championship Casket Match

    Shawn Michaels (c) defeats The Undertaker to retain the title

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