American Wrestling Trivia

World Wrestling Federation 1998


Royal Rumble 1998

1998-01-18, San José Arena, San José, California, USA

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  1. Vader def. The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust (with Luna)
    The end came when Vader was set to make a Vaderbomb when Luna came inside the ring and climbed on the back of Vader. But Vader still executed the move to win the match.
  2. 6 man tag mini match, Special guest referee Sunny:
    Max Mini, Nova & Mosaic def. Battallion, Tarantula & El Torito
    A very fast paced match. Max Mini pinned El Torito with a cradle.
  3. Intercontinental match:
    Rocky Maivia (ch) def. Ken Shamrock
    The match went back and forth until Rocky used a pair of "knucks" on Shamrock. He then put the "knucks" in Shamrock´s tights and went for the pin but only got a two. Shamrock got a suplex for the win. But Rocky complained about the "knucks". And the referee reversed the decision when he saw the "knucks" in Shamrock´s tights.
  4. Tag team championship match:
    Legion Of Doom def. New Age Outlaws (ch) (dq)
  5. The Royal Rumble:
    Elim. Ent. Name By
    22SkullDid not enter, he was beaten up earlier
    1 3Tom BrandiCactus Jack (1) & Chainsaw Charlie (2)
    2 1Cactus JackChainsaw Charlie (2)
    3 5Headbanger MoshKurrgan (12)
    410Steve BlackmanKurrgan (12)
    512Kurrgan8-Ball (7), Shamrock (14) & Bradshaw (8)
    6 2Chainsaw CharlieMankind (16)
    716MankindGoldust (17)
    818Jeff JarrettOwen Hart (9)
    914Ken ShamrockRocky Maivia (4)
    10 9Owen HartHunter Hearst Helmsley ¹
    1120Ahmed JohnsonMark Henry (21)
    12 6Phileas GoddwinMark Henry (21)
    1313Marc MeroSteve Austin (24)
    14 78-BallSteve Austin (24)
    15 8Blackjack BradshawDude Love (28)
    1611D-Lo BrownFaarooq (27)
    1719Honky Tonk ManVader (30)
    1815TrasherSteve Austin (24)
    1923Kama MustafaSteve Austin (24)
    2026Savio VegaSteve Austin (24)
    2130VaderGoldust (17)
    2225Henry GoddwinHimself (25)
    2317GoldustChainz (29)
    2429ChainzSteve Austin (24)
    2521Mark HenryFaarooq (27)
    2628Dude LoveFaarooq (27)
    2727FaarooqRocky Maivia (4)
    28 4Rocky MaiviaSteve Austin (24)
    24Steve Austin

    Winner: Steve Austin (24).
    All Mike Foley's personas where in the rumble. Owen Hart was attacked by Jeff Jarrett before he could enter the ring. He came back later to attack Jeff Jarrett.

  6. WWF championship match, Casket match:
    Shawn Michaels def. Undertaker
    The match ended when New Age Outlaws and Los Boriquas attacked The Undertaker. Then the arena went black and Undertakers brother Kane came to help his brother or so it seemed. He threw out all until their where only he and The Undertaker in the ring. Then he attacked The Undertaker and put him in the casket so Shawn could shut the lid to win the match. Paul Bearer came out with locks and gave them to Kane so he could shut The Undertaker in the casket. Kane then took an axe to make a hole in the casket. Then he put lighter fluid on the casket and set fire to it.

¹ Hunter Hearst Helmsley was not in the rumble but came to ring side to make sure that Owen Hart got eliminated.

In Your House XX - No Way Out Of Texas

1998-02-15, Compaq Center, Houston, Texas, USA

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  1. The Headbangers def. Marc Mero & Marilyn MansonDust
  2. WWF Light Heavyweight Title:
    Taka Michinoku (ch) def. Pantera.
  3. The Godwinns def. The Quebecers
  4. NWA North American Heavyweight Title:
    Blackjack Bradshaw def. Jeff Jarrett (ch) by DQ
  5. "War of Attrition":
    Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson & Disciples of Apocalypse def. Nation of Domination.
  6. Kane def. Vader.
  7. "Anything Goes" match:
    Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie def. Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, Savio Vega & New Age Outlaws.

Wrestlemania XIV - X-raided

1998-03-29, FleetCenter, Boston, Massachussets, USA

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  1. 15 Team "Over the Top" Battle Royal:
    Legion of Doom 2000
    LOD 2000 eliminated The New Midnight Express by clotheslining both men over the top rope.
    ExitTeamPinned wrestlerEliminated by
    1.Savio & Miguel Perez Jr.Savio VegaChainz
    2.Recon & SniperReconKurrgan (non-participant)
    3.Flash & Steve BlackmanFlash FunkHawk
    4.Chainz & BradshawChainzBarry Windham (non-participant)
    5.Mark Henry & D-LoD-Lo Brown8-Ball
    6.The QuebecersJacques RougeauAnimal & Thrasher
    7.Faarooq & KamaKamaAnimal
    8.Jose & JesusJesusHawk
    9.The Rock'n Roll ExpressRicky MortonPhileas Godwinn
    10.HeadbangersThrasherBombastic Bob
    11.Too MuchScott TaylorBoundatious Bart
    12.DOASkullHenry Godwinn
    13.The GodwinnsHenry GodwinnHawk & Animal
    14.The New Midnight ExpressBoundatious BartHawk
  2. Light heavyweight championship:
    Taka Michinoku (ch) def. Aguila
  3. European championship:
    Hunter Hearst Helmsley (ch) def. Owen Hart
    Pinfall after a pedigree
  4. Mixed tag team match:
    Marc Mero & Sable def. "The artist formerly known as Goldust" & Luna Vachon
    Pinfall, Sable over Luna
  5. Intercontinental championship:
    The Rock (ch) def. Ken Shamrock (dq)
    The referee overturned the original decision, which was a Shamrock win by submission.
  6. Tagteam championship, dumpster match:
    Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie def. The New Age Outlaws (ch)
  7. Undertaker def. Kane
  8. WWF championship match:
    Steve Austin def. Shawn Michaels (ch)

Mayhem in Manchester

1998-04-05, Nynex Arena, Sheffield, England, UK
  1. Jeff Jarrett def. Brakus
    figure four leglock
  2. The Goddwinns def. Disciples of Apocalypse
    slopdrop, Henry pinned Skull.
  3. Blackjack Bradshaw def. Marc Mero
    clothesline from Hell. Mero made Sable leave to go to the locker room.
  4. Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart def. The Rock & D'Lo Brown
    Shamrock made D'Lo submit to the ankle lock.
  5. Goldust def. Cactus Jack.
    Jack lost when he tried to suplex Goldust back into the ring, Luna grabbed Jack's feet and Goldust pinned him. After the match Jack went after Goldust, then Luna jumped on his back and then Sable came and she fought Luna. Referees finally separated them.
  6. Tagteam championship:
    Legion Of Doom def. the New Age Outlaws (ch) (DQ)
    LOD was going for the Doomsday Device but Chyna came out and hit Animal in the balls.
  7. WWF championship:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (ch) def. HHH
    Chyna came in Austin kicked both of them in the balls and then stunnered both of them, Austin pinned HHH.
  8. Undertaker def. Kane
    Pinfall after the tombstone and after the match Kane beat up Paul Bearer.

In Your House XXI: Unforgiven

1998-04-26, The Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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  1. Faarooq, "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock & "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman def. The Nation of Domination ("The Rock" Rocky Maivia, D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry)
  2. European championship:
    Hunter Hearst Helmsley (ch) def. Owen Hart
    (Chyna was suspended in a cage above the ring throughout the match)
  3. Evening gown match:
    Luna Vachon def. Sable
  4. NWA tagteam championship:
    The Midnight Express (Bodacious Bart & Bombastic Bob) (ch) def. The Rock 'N' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
  5. Tagteam championship:
    The New Age Outlaws ("Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & The Road Dog) (ch) def. The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal)
  6. Inferno match:
    The Undertaker def. Kane
  7. WWF championship match:
    Dude Love def. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (ch) (DQ)

In Your House XXII: Over the Edge

1998-05-31, The Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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  1. WWF championship match:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (ch) def. Dude Love
  2. Intercontinental championship:
    "The Rock" Rocky Maivia def. Faarooq
  3. Mask vs. Mask Match:
    Kane def. Vader
  4. Handicap Match:
    Kaientei (Mens Teioh, Sho Funaki, Dick Togo) def. Taka Michinoku & Bradshaw
    Togo pinned Taka
  5. Six Man Tag Team Match:
    The Nation (Owen Hart, D-Lo Brown, and Kama Mustafa) def. Degeneration X (Hunter Hearst Helmsley, "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & The Road Dog)
    Hart pinned HHH
  6. Marvelous Marc Mero def. Sable
  7. The Legion of Doom 2000 (Hawk & Animal) def. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball)
  8. Jeff Jarrett def. "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman

King of the ring 1998 - Off with their heads!

1998-06-28, The Pittsburgh Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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First round matches (not on the main event):

  1. Jeff Jarrett def. Faarooq
  2. Marvelous Marc Mero def. "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman
  3. Mark Henry def. Terry Funk
  4. Ken Shamrock def. The Godfather (Kama)
  5. Owen Hart def. 2 Cold Scorpio
  6. Dan Severn def. D-Lo Brown

Matches on the event itself:

  1. The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) & Taka Michinoku def. Kaientai (Mens Teioh, Sho Funaki & Dick Togo)
  2. Semi final 1:
    "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock def. "Double J" Jeff Jarrett
  3. Semi final 2:
    "The Rock" Rocky Maivia def. Dan "The Beast" Severn
  4. Special guest referee: Jerry Lawler
    Too Much (Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher) def. Al Snow & Head
    Stipulation: If Al Snow loses, he and "Head" must leave the WWF.
  5. X-Pac def. Owen Hart
  6. Degeneration X (The New Age Outlaws ("Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & "The Road Dog" Jesse James)) def. The Midnight Express (Bodacious Bart & Bombastic Bart)
  7. King of the Ring final:
    "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock def. "The Rock" Rocky Maivia
  8. Hell in a Cell Steel Cage Match:
    The Undertaker def. Mankind
  9. WWF championship, First Blood Match:
    Kane def. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (ch)

In Your House XXIII: Fully Loaded

1998-07-26, The Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, California USA

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  1. Val Venis def. "Double J" Jeff Jarrett.
  2. D-Lo Brown def. X-Pac
  3. Scorpio and Faarooq def. Terry Funk and Bradshaw
  4. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball) def. the LOD 2000 (Hawk & Animal).
  5. Dungeon Match:
    Owen Hart def. "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock
    The Dungeon Match was in the Hart basement. Dan "The Beast" Severn was the referee.
  6. Intercontinental championship match, 2 out 3 falls:
    "The Rock" Rocky Maivia vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (TLD)
    1. Rock def. HHH with the Rock Bottom to win the first fall
    2. HHH def. Rock with a small package to win the second fall
    3. The Nation and DX ran in to make the third fall a no-contest
  7. Bikini contest:
    Sable def. Jacqueline in a Bikini contest.
  8. Tagteam championship:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin & Undertaker def. Kane & Mankind (ch)

Summerslam 1998 - Highway to hell

1998-08-30, New York City, New York, USA

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  1. European championship:
    D-Lo Brown (ch) def. Val Venis (DQ)
    Val Venis ripped of D-Lo Brown's chest protector and placed it on himself. Val made an attempt to hit the money shot of the top rope but the referee pulled him down. The Irate Val assaulted the referee.
  2. 3 on 4 handicap match:
    The Oddities (Silva, Kurrgan & Golga) def. Kaientai (Togo, Funaki, Kao & Taka)
    All four members of Kaientai were chokeslammed at one time and Golga covered all four for the pin.
  3. X-Pac def. Jeff Jarrett
    Stipulation: The loser's head is shaved bald.
    Dennis Knight of Southern Justice misses X-Pac with a guitar. X-Pac takes the guitar and smashes it over the head of Jeff Jarrett while the ref's back is turned. X-Pac covers Jeff for the 123. The Headbangers and Droz come out to hold Jarrett down for his Haircut Southern Justice makes the save.
  4. Mixed tagteam match:
    Sable & Mystery Partner (Edge) def. Marc Mero & Jaqueline
    Sable Hura Kuranas Mero of the top rope and Edge launches Sable on to Marc for the pin
  5. Lions den match (9-foot pit):
    Ken Shamrock def. Owen Hart (subm)
    Shamrock forced Owen to tap out to the ankle lock submission hold
  6. Tagteam championship, no holds barred (pin counts anywhere):
    The New Age Outlaws def. Mankind (ch)
    Kane was a no-show so Vince McMahon talked Mankind into doing it himself. The Outlaws brutally beat Mankind to the canvas and pinned him easily. The put him in a dumpster and locked it. The top busted open and Kane stood up with a sledgehammer. He drove it into Mankind.
  7. Intercontinental championship, ladder match:
    Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Rocky "The Rock" Maivia (ch)
    Mark Henry threw salt in HHH's eyes impairing his vision. Helmsley stumbles onto the ladder trying to climb, making very slow progress. The Rock climbing the ladder on the other side is inches away from the belt, but Chyna hits him with a low blow. The Rock falls and HHH grabs the belt.
  8. WWF championship:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. The Undertaker
    The Undertaker walked the rope but Austin countered it into a stunner covering the Taker for 3.

In Your House XXIV - Breakdown

1998-09-27, The Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, USA

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  1. Owen Hart def. Edge
  2. Al Snow & Scorpio def. Too Much ("Too Hot" Scott Taylor & "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher)
  3. "Marvelous" Marc Mero def. Droz
  4. Falls count anywhere:
    Bradshaw def. Vader
  5. European championship:
    D-Lo Brown (ch) def. Gangrel
  6. Triple threat steel cage match:
    "The Rock" Rocky Maivia def. Mankind & Ken Shamrock
  7. Val Venis def. Dustin Runnels
  8. Six-man tagteam match:
    Degeneration X (The New Age Outlaws ("Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & "The Road Dog" Jesse James) & X-Pac) def. Jeff Jarrett & Southern Justice (Mark Canterbury & Dennis Knight)
  9. No disqualification, triple threat match:
    The Undertaker & Kane def. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to vacate the WWF title

In Your House XXV - Judgment Day

1998-10-18, The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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  1. Al Snow def. "Marvelous" Marc Mero
  2. Six man tagteam match:
    The Legion of Doom 2000 (Hawk, Animal, and Droz) def. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball) & Paul Ellering
  3. Light heavyweight championship:
    Christian def. Taka Michinoku (ch)
  4. Goldust def. Val Venis
  5. European championship:
    X-Pac def. D-Lo Brown (ch)
  6. Tagteam championship:
    The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) def. The New Age Outlaws ("Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & "The Road Dog" Jesse James) (dq)
    (title did not change hands)
  7. Intercontinental championship:
    Ken Shamrock (ch) def. Mankind
  8. Mark Henry def. "The Rock" Rocky Maivia
  9. WWF championship (for the vacant WWF title), special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin:
    Undertaker vs. Kane (no contest)
    still no champion

Survivor Series 1998 - Deadly Game

1998-11-15, The Kiel Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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  1. Mankind (hardcore champion) def. Duane Gill
    Mankind was set to meet a mystery opponent in this first-round match. Mr McMahon introduced Duane Gill, who Mankind defeated in a few seconds.
  2. Al Snow [w/Head] def. Jeff Jarrett [w/Debra McMichael]
    Snow hits Jarrett with Head and gets a pinfall victory.
  3. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. The Big Boss Man (dq)
    Boss Man was disqualified for beating Austin with his nightstick.
  4. X-Pac (European ch) vs. Steven Regal (2xCO)
    Both men were counted while fighting outside the ring. McMahon called for commissioner Slaughter to restart the match with five minutes overtime, but X-Pac returned to the ring, apparently hurt, causing the match not to be restarted.
  5. Ken Shamrock (IC champ) def. Goldust (subm)
    Goldust submitted to an ankle lock.
  6. The Rock def. The Big Boss Man
    The Rock was scheduled to meet Triple H, but Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco came out with a statement that he was still injured. Big Boss Man was announced as a replacement, but he lost to Big Boss Man in a four-second match.
  7. The Undertaker [w/Paul Bearer] def. Kane
    This was the first second-round match, since Undertaker and Kane had been allowed to start in the quarter finals. Undertaker wins by pinfall after a tombstone piledriver, with Paul Bearer holding on to Kane's leg.
  8. Mankind def. Al Snow [w/Head] (subm)
    Mr. McMahon had stolen Mr. Socco and put it around Snow's "Head". Mankind retrieved it and applied the Mandible claw on Snow, for the victory.
  9. The Rock def. Ken Shamrock
    Big Boss Man tried to give Shamrock his knightstick to defeat Rock, but Rock intercepted it, hit Shamrock and pinned him for the victory.
  10. Women's championship:
    Sable def. Jacqueline (ch) [w/Marc Mero]
    Sable had Jacqueline set up for a pinfall when Mero dragged her out of the ring, only for himself to be bodyslammed by Sable. Sable pinned Jacqueline after the Sable bomb, to win the title.
  11. Mankind def. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
    In the first semi-final match, Austin had Mankind set up for a pinfall, when Mr. McMahon attacked him and the referee to stop the count. Shane McMahon came in starting to count, but stopped at two, showing Austin the finger. Mr. McMahon's henchmen again attacked Austin, allowing Mankind to win by pinfall.
  12. The Rock def. The Undertaker (dq)
    Kane came in, attacking The Rock, causing the Undertaker to be disqualified. Kane then continued to attack Undertaker.
  13. Triple threat match, tagteam championship:
    The New Age Outlaws (ch) def. The Headbangers, D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry
    Gunn pinned Brown after a piledriver, to retain the titles.
  14. WWF championship tournament final:
    The Rock def. Mankind (subm)
    Steel chairs and the ring steps were used as weapons, but the referee had been instructed not to disqualify anyone. The Rock locked Mankind in a sharpshooter, and Mr. McMahon had the referee call the match, giving The Rock the victory and title. After the match, McMahon and Rock celebrated together, until Steve Austin came out attacking them.
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Capital Carnage

1998-12-06, The London Arena, London, England, United Kingdom

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  1. Gangrel def. Al Snow
  2. The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) def. The Legion of Doom 2000 (Animal & Droz)
  3. Val Venis def. Goldust
  4. Tiger Ali Singh def. Edge
  5. Sable & Christian def. Jacqueline & "Marvelous" Marc Mero
  6. Intercontinental championship:
    Ken Shamrock def. "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman
  7. Hunter Hearst Helmsley def. Jeff Jarrett
  8. Tagteam championship:
    The New Age Outlaws ("Bad Ass" Billy Gunn & "The Road Dog" Jesse James) (ch) def. D-Lo Brown & "Sexual Chocolate" Mark Henry
  9. WWF championship:
    The Rock (ch) def. X-Pac
  10. Fatal four way match, special referee Gerald Brisco:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. Mankind, Kane, and The Undertaker in a Fatal
    Austin pinned Kane.

In Your House XXVI - Rock Bottom

1998-12-13, The General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Commentary by David Gaworecki.

  1. D-Lo Brown & "Sexual Chocolate" Mark Henry def. Val Venis & The Godfather
  2. The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) def. The Oddities (Kurrgan & Golga)
  3. "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman def. Owen Hart (co)
  4. Six man tagteam match:
    The Brood (Edge, Christian, and Gangrel) def. The J.O.B. Squad (Al Snow, Bob Holly, and Scorpio)
  5. Striptease match:
    Goldust def. Jeff Jarrett (dq)
    (as a result, Debra McMichael had to strip in front of the crowd. Unfortunately, she was stopped before she went "all the way")
  6. Tagteam championship:
    The New Age Outlaws def. The Corporation (Ken Shamrock & The Big Boss Man)
  7. WWF championship:
    Mankind def. The Rock (ch)
    but Vince McMahon allowed The Rock to keep his title
  8. Buried alive match:
    "Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. The Undertaker
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