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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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Kerwin Silfies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Eadie Bill Eadie ... Demolition Ax
Barry Darsow ... Demolition Smash
André the Giant ... Andre the Giant
Curt Hennig ... Mr. Perfect
Roger Barnes Roger Barnes ... Ronnie Garvin
Greg Valentine ... Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine
Jake Roberts ... Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Ron Bass Ron Bass ... Outlaw Ron Bass
Shawn Michaels ... Himself
Butch Miller ... Bushwhacker Butch
Wayne Farris ... The Honky Tonk Man
Merced Solis ... Tito Santana
Allen Coage Allen Coage ... Bad News Brown
Marty Jannetty ... Himself
Randy Savage ... Macho Man Randy Savage
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WWF Royal Rumble See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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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 »

Quotes

Gorilla Monsoon: [When Big John Studd won the Royal Rumble] How do you like that - Big John Studd's back and back in style.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The WWF Coliseum Home Video tape cuts out the Kings Crown Match with King Haku vs Harley Race. The 6 man tag team 2 out of 3 falls match and the WWF Womans Title match are clipped. These never before seen footage scenes are shown on the video. Ax and Smash drawing there numbers for the Royal Rumble Mean Gene talking to Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan after the Super Posedown. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Great American Bash (2005) See more »

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Skip The Preliminaries, Enjoy The Rumble!
12 March 2017 | by zkonedogSee 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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