Rumble Match


Shawn Michaels (spot No. 18) wins the Royal Rumble Match

Despite a lengthy effort by Triple H, Shawn Michaels became only the second Superstar to ever win multiple Royal Rumble Matches when he won his second consecutive Rumble in 1996. HBK last eliminated former bodyguard Diesel to earn the victory. The final four participants were British Bulldog, Kama, Diesel and Michaels. "The Showstopper" was active throughout the Rumble after entering at No. 18, claiming the most eliminations in that Rumble. This match also marked the debut of Vader, who went face-to-face with fellow big man Yokozuna.


  1. Triple H
  2. Henry Godwinn
  3. Bob Backlund
  4. Jerry Lawler
  5. Hardcore Holly
  6. Mabel
  7. Jake Roberts
  8. Dory Funk Jr.
  9. Yokozuna
  10. 1-2-3 Kid
  11. Takao Omori
  12. Savio Vega
  13. Vader
  14. Doug Gilbert
  15. Squat Team I
  16. Squat Team II
  17. Owen Hart
  18. Shawn Michaels
  19. Hakushi
  20. Tatanka
  21. Aldo Montoya
  22. Diesel
  23. Kama
  24. The Ringmaster
  25. Barry Horowitz
  26. Fatu
  27. Isaac Yankem, D.D.S.
  28. Marty Jannetty
  29. British Bulldog
  30. Duke "The Dumpster" Droese


  1. Backlund by Yokozuna
  2. Henry Godwinn by Jake "The Snake" Roberts
  3. Mabel by Yokozuna
  4. Takao Omori by Triple H and Jake "The Snake" Roberts
  5. Dory Funk Jr. by Savio
  6. "The Snake" Roberts by Vader
  7. Doug Gilbert by Vader
  8. Squat Team I by Vader
  9. Squat Team II by Yokozuna
  10. Savio Vega by Vader
  11. Yokozuna & Vader by Shawn Michaels
  12. 1-2-3 Kid by Shawn
  13. Hakushi by Owen Hart
  14. Aldo Montoya by Tatanka
  15. Jerry Lawler by Shawn Michaels
  16. Tatanka by Diesel
  17. Hardcore Holly by The Ringmaster
  18. Triple H by Diesel
  19. Barry Horowitz by Owen Hart
  20. Owen Hart by Shawn Michaels and Diesel
  21. Marty Jannetty by British Bulldog
  22. The Ringmaster by Fatu
  23. Fatu by Yankem
  24. Isaac Yankem by Shawn Michaels
  25. Duke "The Dumpster" Droese by Diesel and Kama
  26. British Bulldog by Shawn Michaels
  27. Kama by Diesel
  28. Diesel by Shawn Michaels

WINNER: Shawn Michaels

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