Shawn Michaels lost his smile and vacated the WWF Championship. After a lot of controversy in the Royal Rumble, it was decided that the vacant WWF Championship would be decided in a Fatal-4-Way elimination match. Featuring the four biggest stars at the time (excluding Sycho Sid and Shawn Michaels).
WWE has a history of doing Fatal-4-ways right and this was the prime example of that. Chaotic in every sense of the word, the match had another bizarre stipulation – eliminations could take place if a superstar was thrown over the top rope. It certainly did justice to the Royal Rumble controversy and after a lot of interference and chaos, Bret Hart would eliminate The Undertaker to win the WWF Championship.
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