Date: 3/29/1998
Location: Boston
Storyline: Austin won the Royal Rumble making him No. 1 contender.
Winner: Steve Austin via Stone Cold Stunner at 20:02
More important for Austin's coronation than the actual match because, at this point, both guys were pretty banged up—Austin was still recovering from nearly being paralyzed at Summer Slam in August and Michaels was wrestling his last match before his back injury forced him into temporary retirement. Another Herculean effort from Michaels here for wrestling in real pain, taking a stunt punch from Mike Tyson and bravely rocking a ponytail full of cornrows.