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January 22, 1994 - Providence, Rhode Island
Providence Civic Center

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Non-Televised Match
The Brooklyn Brawler def. Jim Powers

Match #1
Tatanka def. Bam Bam Bigelow
w/Luna Vachon
via Pinfall (8:11)
Notes: Tatanka was originally booked to wrestle Ludvig Borga, but had an "ankle injury." Bam Bam was the replacement. It mattered little as Tatanka won with a high cross body off the tope rope.

Match #2 - WWF World Tag Team Championship
"The Quebecers"
(Jacques & Pierre)
w/Johnny Polo
def. Bret "Hitman" Hart &
"The Rocket" Owen Hart

Ref's Decision (16:46)
Notes: Bret was repeatedly double-teamed outside the ring, but the ref was more concerned with keeping Owen away from it than stopping the illegal activity itself. Bret's leg took a beating, but he got back into the ring and tried to get the Sharpshooter on Pierre. But his leg gave out and the referee stopped the match. Owen was upset, and as the brothers faced each other, Owen kicked Bret's bum leg and stormed off.

Match #3 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
Razor Ramon
def. Irwin R. Schyster
via Pinfall (11:44)
Notes: This match was total BS. Marella pulled a Hebner and got knocked out. IRS tried to use his briefcase on Razor, but Razor ended up using it instead. With Marella still down, Shawn Michaels came down and used his bogus IC belt on Razor and knocked him out. The ref woke to give the three count in Irwin's favor, but Earl Hebner came down and told Marella what happened. While Irwin was celebrating on the ropes with his new title, Razor gave him the Razor's Edge (from behind) and Marella gave another three count. Razor left with the gold.

Match #4 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship - Casket Match
w/Mr. Fuji, James E. Cornette
def. The Undertaker
w/Paul Bearer
Notes: When 'Taker had Yokozuna in the casket, Crush, Tenryu, Kabuki, Bam Bam, Adam Bomb, Double J, The Headshinkers, and Diesel came out to help Yoko. 'Taker put up a good fight until someone nailed Paul Bearer, causing the urn to spill open, releasing a green mist into the arena. 'Taker was then shoved into the casket. As the heels were wheeling away the casket, the green mist came out of the casket. The lights went out and the inside of the casket was seen on the video wall. 'Taker claimed that he would be reborn again, and then he arose through the top of the video wall and into the air.

Match #5 - Royal Rumble Match
Bret "Hitman" Hart &
Lex Luger
def. (See Below) (55:27)
Notes: McMahon stated that due to time constraints, WWF President Jack Tunney reduced the time interval to 1:30. Sparky Plugg competed in place of the 1-2-3 Kid. Luger and Hart went over the rope at the same time, and the referees were confused as to just who the real winner was. They announced first that Luger won, and then Hart, and then just stood there until Jack Tunney came out and pronounced the two men co-winners. Number 25 was said to have been Bastion Booger, who was unable to compete.

*Entrants were supposed to come down in 1:30 minute intervals. But for storytelling purposes, they sometimes have to run over/short, depending on what's happening in the ring. Individual times are from when the timer hit zero until the Superstar's feet hit the floor. Times are approximate, taken from video footage.
#Time InNameExitTime OutEliminated ByTotal
10:00Scott Steiner49:01Diesel9:01
13:14Scott Steiner3:14
31:31Rick Steiner25:49Owen Hart4:18
w/Harvey Whippleman
54:42"The Rocket" Owen Hart59:09Diesel4:27
66:16Bart Gunn38:55Diesel2:39
89:28Bob Backlund710:18Diesel0:50
911:03Billy Gunn811:25Diesel0:22
1114:06"Macho Man" Randy Savage1119:08Crush5:02
1215:45"Double J" Jeff Jarrett1017:12Randy Savage1:27
1317:20Crush1642:35Lex Luger25:15
1221:08Bam Bam Bigelow2:17
1520:28Bam Bam Bigelow
w/Luna Vachon
2351:26Lex Luger30:58
1723:37Sparky Plugg1745:42Bret Hart22:05
1825:10Shawn Michaels2755:03Lex Luger29:53
2028:23Greg "The Hammer" Valentine1849:36Rick Martel21:13
2129:56Tatanka2250:36Bam Bam Bigelow20:40
2231:31Kabuki1533:36Lex Luger2:05
2333:05Lex LugerWINNER
2434:46Tenryu2552:51Hart, Luger18:05
2536:20No Entry
2637:55"The Model" Rick Martel1949:54Tatanka11:59
2739:29Bret "Hitman" HartWINNER
2655:02Bret Hart13:53
2942:42Marty Jannetty2451:34Shawn Michaels8:52
3044:38Adam Bomb
w/Harvey Whippleman
2050:10Lex Luger5:32

Commentary:Vince McMahon and "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
w/Ray Rougeau, Todd Pettengil, Jim Ross, Gorilla Monsoon
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Danny Davis, Tim White, Joey Marella, Pat Patterson, Tony Garea, Rene Goulet, Dave Hebner, Jack Lanza, etc.

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