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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Trivia

Only Royal Rumble to have both members of a Tag Team start off the Rumble as numbers 1 and 2. Namely AX and Smash of Demolition. 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 »

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Jesse Ventura: [Outlaw Ron Bass is coming to the Ring] It's the Outlaw Ron Bass.
Gorilla Monsoon: It's baldy!
Jesse Ventura: Baldy?
Gorilla Monsoon: Well that's from Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
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At the end clips of all of the events that took place are shown. See more »

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Followed by WWE Great American Bash (2004) See more »

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A good companion to wrestlemania 5
8 January 2001 | by (Stoke, England) – See all my reviews

In its pre pay per view days the Royal Rumble was a less important event than it would later become. The 1989 event did however help start the trend of the Rumble setting the scene for Wrestlemania. The opening 3 fall six man was fairly entertaining but was followed by a turkey in the form of a ladies title match which had no business being part of such a major event. The super posedown predictably ended in Rick Rude attacking the ultimate warrior after the two contestants had traded poses to show off their chemically enhanced upper bodies. The Rumble match itself was entertaining but lacked tension because their was no Wrestlemania title shot at stake as there was in future years.


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