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Proof the Rumble gets better every year,
This review is from: WWE - Royal Rumble 1 And 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Royal Rumble 1989 is not the greatest, though has it's entertaining moments. The undercard is poor, showcased by a decent 2/3 falls tag match (Duggan/Hart Foundation -v- Bravo/Rougeaus), an applling women's match (Rockin Robin -v- Judy Martin - you can understand why the division was put out to farm after this), and a pointless "Posedown" between the Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude.
The 1989 Rumble match is solid, if not spectacular with a surprise winner and only Jake Roberts/Andre and Hogan/Savage confrontations during it worthy of note.
In 1990 the undercard was still struggling to provide matches worthy of PPV. The Bushwackers/Rougeaus was a fairly "paint-by-numbers" tag match for both teams, The Genius/Brutus Beefcake match was appalling by any standards (The Genius wrestling on PPV ???), a submission match between Ronnie Garvin/Greg Valentine which was way too long (why in a submission match did they try and pin each other sooooooo many times ?), while the match between Hacksaw Duggan and the Big Bossman was pretty fair (both hard hitters) but not main event status by any means. We are also treated to a Brother Love segment that sowed the seeds for the Dusty Rhodes/Randy Savage fued that ran and ran and ran.......etc.
The Rumble match was much better than 1989, with plenty of juicy encounters. Ted Dibiase's efforts were amazing for the time, while we saw the big clash between Hogan and the Warrior (teasing us for Wrestlemania VI). All in all a fairly solid card made up with a cracking Rumble.
Not a bad buy at all - but the undercards needed rapid improvement.