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January 24, 1999 - Anaheim, California
Arrowhead Pond

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Sunday Night Heat Match
Christian def. Jeff Hardy via Pinfall (11:00)

Sunday Night Heat Match
"The J.O.B. Squad"
(Bob Holly & Scorpio)
def. "Too Much"
(Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher)
via Pinfall (3:52)
Notes: Holly pinned Christopher.

Sunday Night Heat Match
Mankind def. Mabel via Pinfall (5:04)

Match #1
The Big Boss Man def. "Road Dogg" Jesse James via Pinfall (11:50)
Notes: Boss Man wins in this "special challenge" match.

Match #2 - WWF Intercontinental Championship
Ken Shamrock
def. "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn
via Submission (14:23)
Notes: Quite a match. Val Venis ran down and gave a DDT to Kenny, but Kenny overcame and put Gunn in the anklelock.

Match #3 - WWF European Championship
def. Gangrel
via Pinfall (5:52)
Notes: Gangrel likes to lead "that gothic lifestyle." Too bad he didn't suck the blood out of X-Punk, the kid "with a lot of heart."

Match #4 - WWF Women's Championship - Four Corners Strap Match
def. Luna Vachon
Notes: Shane McMahon introduced the competitors. A 'fan' of Sable interfered and gave her the win. We'd later find out it was Tori.

Match #5 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship - I Quit Match
The Rock
def. Mankind
Notes: Mankind was unconscious, but The Rock had an audio clip of Mankind saying "I Quit" from an earlier promo. He stuck the mic down by Foley's face and had it played over the speakers, giving Rock the championship.

Match #6 - Royal Rumble Match
Vince McMahon def. (See Below) (56:31)
Notes: Mabel took out Mosh to claim the #11 spot for himself. The Ministry of Darkness then eliminated him. Vince McMahon took off and led Austin to an ambush with the other Corporation members. Austin left in an ambulance but came back. During his absence, Vince McMahon joined the commentary team. The Rock came down and distracted Stone Cold, allowing Vince to toss him over.

*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
10:00"Stone Cold" Steve Austin2956:31Vince McMahon56:31
20:00Vince McMahonWINNER
31:35Golga12:17Steve Austin0:42
54:31Edge816:32Road Dogg12:01
78:12"Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman415:41Mabel7:29
89:43Dan "The Beast" Severn315:40Mabel5:57
911:18Tiger Ali Singh515:47Mabel4:29
1012:58Blue Meanie616:07Mabel3:09
1114:27Mabel916:55Ministry of Darkness2:28
1216:01"Road Dogg" Jesse James1226:51Kane10:50
1318:32Gangrel1019:16Road Dogg0:44
1521:17Al Snow1122:16Road Dogg0:59
1724:29The Godfather
1927:57Ken Shamrock1733:27Steve Austin5:30
2029:45"Bad Ass" Billy Gunn1837:00Steve Austin7:15
2131:21Test1943:22Steve Austin12:01
2232:51The Big Boss Man2852:19Steve Austin19:28
2334:26Triple H2548:56Steve Austin14:30
2435:58Val Venis2448:46Triple H12:48
2537:38X-Pac2043:30Big Boss Man5:52
2639:15"Sexual Chocolate" Mark Henry2247:28Chyna8:13
2740:52Jeff Jarrett
2144:56Triple H4:04
2842:35D'Lo Brown
w/Terri, Jacqueline
2752:12Big Boss Man9:37
2944:54Owen Hart2651:41Steve Austin6:47
3046:36Chyna2347:37Steve Austin1:01

Commentary:Michael Cole and Jerry "The King" Lawler
w/Kevin Kelly
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Mike Chioda, Tim White, Teddy Long, Jimmy Korderas, Earl Hebner, Dave Hebner, Tony Garea, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Vince McMahon, etc.

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