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 Order Competitor Elimination Order Eliminator Time
1.  Ax 4 Mr. Perfect  14:37
2.  Smash 1 Andre the Giant  04:55
3.  Andre the Giant 5 Himself  14:55
4.  Mr. Perfect 11 Hulk Hogan  27:58
5.  Ronnie Garvin 2 Andre the Giant  02:39
6.  Greg Valentine 8 Randy Savage  19:52
7.  Jake Roberts 3 Andre the Giant  02:08
8.  Ron Bass 7 Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty  12:36
9.  Shawn Michaels 9 Arn Anderson and Randy Savage  14:30
10.  Bushwhacker Butch 13 Hulk Hogan and Bad News Brown  18:13
11.  The Honky Tonk Man 6 Bushwhacker Butch and Tito Santana  04:12
12.  Tito Santana 12 Arn Anderson  12:47
13.  Bad News Brown 19 Hulk Hogan  16:24
14.  Marty Jannetty 10 Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard  07:52
15.  Randy Savage 20 Hulk Hogan  12:26
16.  Arn Anderson 16 Hulk Hogan  10:00
17.  Tully Blanchard 17 Hulk Hogan  08:02
18.  Hulk Hogan 21 Akeem and The Big Boss Man  11:31
19.  Bushwhacker Luke 15 Hulk Hogan  03:08
20.  Koko B. Ware 14 Hulk Hogan  01:08
21.  The Warlord 18 Hulk Hogan  00:02
22.  The Big Boss Man 22 Hulk Hogan  04:18
23.  Akeem 28 Big John Studd  18:36
24.  Brutus Beefcake 24 The Barbarian and Ted DiBiase  13:56
25.  The Red Rooster 23 Ted DiBiase  11:17
26.  The Barbarian 26 Rick Martel  12:15
27.  Big John Studd WINNER  12:21
28.  Hercules 25 The Barbarian and Ted DiBiase  06:11
29.  Rick Martel 27 Akeem  05:29
30.  Ted DiBiase 29 Big 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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