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Royal Rumble '86 Rebooked

  1. The Dream Team (Valentine & Beefcake) & "Luscious" Johnny Valiant def. The British Bulldogs & Captain Lou Albano when Beefcake pinned Albano after delivering a high-knee to the face.

  2. Piper's Pit featuring Mr. T. -  Piper challenges Mr. T to a boxing match at Wrestlemania.

  3. Hulk Hogan (c) def. Hercules via DQ when King Kong Bundy interfered and attacked Hogan in the corner repeatedly with avalanches (For the World Heavyweight Championship).  Hogan was taken back to the locker room on a stretcher.

  4. The Fabulous Moolah (c) def. Velvet McIntyre with a power slam (for the World Women's Championship)

  5. Andre "The Giant" wins the first ever Royal Rumble match.  (see results below) 



  • Andre "The Giant" was supposed to get a title shot against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania, however, Hogan pleaded with Andre to let King Kong Bundy get the title shot.  Andre reluctantly agreed.  Hogan promised to give Andre a title shot in the future but Andre said, "That's not necessary. You are my friend."

  • Players from the NFL felt that the Royal Rumble was "cute" and issued a challenge to the WWF wrestlers for a "real" battle royal at Wrestlemania.

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