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Royal Rumble (1989)

30 men. One ring. Two start, and a new one is introduced every 2 minutes. Only way out: over the top rope. The second annual Royal Rumble features 30 top WWF stars. Also: WWF Women's Title:... See full summary »
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30 men. One ring. Two start, and a new one is introduced every 2 minutes. Only way out: over the top rope. The second annual Royal Rumble features 30 top WWF stars. Also: WWF Women's Title: Rockin' Robin vs. Judy Martin, 2 out of 3 Falls: The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan vs. The Rougeau Brothers & Dino Bravo Written by Anonymous

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15 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The 1989 Royal Rumble was expanded to 30 Superstars in the main event match even though The 1988 Royal Rumble had only 20 Superstars that previous year. See more »

Goofs

When introducing the posedown, Mean Gene Okerlund says, "Here's the one that you and the world HAS been waiting for." (Incorrect grammar.) See more »

Quotes

Demolition Ax: [When they draw their numbers] It looks like I'm gonna have a long night.
Demolition Smash: Me too.
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Crazy Credits

At the end clips of all of the events that took place are shown. See more »

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Followed by WrestleMania 13 (1997) See more »

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Skip The Preliminaries, Enjoy The Rumble!
12 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After experimenting with the new "Royal Rumble" event in 1988, the WWF turned out a much stronger showing with this event, as it begins to take a life of its own instead of just serving as an appetizer for the big Wrestlemania event.

The events of the big Rumble (especially involving Andre the Giant!) are hilarious as usual, with all sorts of shenanigans and crazy antics transpiring. As a child, I was captivated by the drama of the event, but as an adult I almost look back at it as a comedy!

One caveat: skip the preliminary matches that take place in advance of the main event. They are poor matches and only serve to prolong character plots, not really advance them.


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