Royal Rumble 1989

Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble 1989

No Partners…30 Opponents

Date: January 15 1989 Attendance: 19,000 Venue: The Summit City: Houston, Texas


The second edition of the Royal Rumble event aired on 15/01/1989 from The Summit in Houston, Texas. There were six matches contested on the card, with two contested as dark matches and one championship on the line. The main event featured the traditional Royal Rumble match with 30 WWE Superstars for the first time, with the under card being headlined between a one-on-one contest between King Haku and Harley Race. The event is now available to watch on the WWE Network under the pay-per-views section.

Check out our Old School Review of Royal Rumble 1989, right here!


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Dark Match

Jim Powers defeated Barry Horowitz

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Dark Match

Sam Houston defeated Steve Lombardi

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Six-Man Tag Team Match – 2 out of 3 Falls Match

The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) and Jim Duggan defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond Rougeau) and Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin)

Time: 15:42

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WWE Women’s Championship

Rockin’ Robin (c) defeated Judy Martin to retain the WWE Women’s Championship

Time: 16:24

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King Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Harley Race

Time: 09:01

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30-Man Royal Rumble Match

Big John Studd won the Royal Rumble 1989 match, last eliminating Ted DiBiase

Time: 01:04:53

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Royal Rumble 1989 Statistics

Entry OrderCompetitorElimination OrderEliminatorTime
1. Ax4Mr. Perfect 14:37
2. Smash1Andre the Giant 04:55
3. Andre the Giant5Himself 14:55
4. Mr. Perfect11Hulk Hogan 27:58
5. Ronnie Garvin2Andre the Giant 02:39
6. Greg Valentine8Randy Savage 19:52
7. Jake Roberts3Andre the Giant 02:08
8. Ron Bass7Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty 12:36
9. Shawn Michaels9Arn Anderson and Randy Savage 14:30
10. Bushwhacker Butch13Hulk Hogan and Bad News Brown 18:13
11. The Honky Tonk Man6Bushwhacker Butch and Tito Santana 04:12
12. Tito Santana12Arn Anderson 12:47
13. Bad News Brown19Hulk Hogan 16:24
14. Marty Jannetty10Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 07:52
15. Randy Savage20Hulk Hogan 12:26
16. Arn Anderson16Hulk Hogan 10:00
17. Tully Blanchard17Hulk Hogan 08:02
18. Hulk Hogan21Akeem and The Big Boss Man 11:31
19. Bushwhacker Luke15Hulk Hogan 03:08
20. Koko B. Ware14Hulk Hogan 01:08
21. The Warlord18Hulk Hogan 00:02
22. The Big Boss Man22Hulk Hogan 04:18
23. Akeem28Big John Studd 18:36
24. Brutus Beefcake24The Barbarian and Ted DiBiase 13:56
25. The Red Rooster23Ted DiBiase 11:17
26. The Barbarian26Rick Martel 12:15
27. Big John StuddWINNER 12:21
28. Hercules25The Barbarian and Ted DiBiase 06:11
29. Rick Martel27Akeem 05:29
30. Ted DiBiase29Big John Studd 06:27
  • Winner: Big John Studd
    • ENTRY NUMBER: 27
    • TIME LASTED: 12 minutes 21 seconds
    • NUMBER OF ELIMINATIONS: 2 (Ted DiBiase and Akeem)
  • Shortest Time: The Warlord, 2 seconds
  • Longest Time: Mr. Perfect, 27 minutes 58 seconds
  • Average Time: 10 minutes 21 seconds
  • Number 1 Entrant: Ax
  • Number 20 Entrant: Ted DiBiase
  • First Elimination: Smash
  • Last Elimination: Ted DiBiase
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Other Royal Rumble 1989 On-Screen Talent

Event Commentators

Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura

Interviewers

Gene Okerlund and Sean Mooney

Ring Announcer

Howard Finkel

Referees

Earl Hebner and Joey Marella


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