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January 15, 1989 - Houston, Texas
The Summit

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Non-Televised Match
Jim Powers def. Barry Horowitz

Non-Televised Match
Sam Houston def. Steve Lombardi

Match #1 - 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan &
"The Hart Foundation"

(Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)
def. Dino Bravo &
"The Fabulous Rougeaus"

(Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)
w/Frenchy Martin, Jimmy Hart
via 2-1 (14:53)
Notes: Raymond pinned Hart at 4:30, Duggan pinned Raymond at 10:09, and then Hart pinned Bravo at 14:53. Duggan had used his 2x4 to knock out Bravo.

Match #2 - Super Posedown
The Ultimate Warrior def. "Ravishing" Rick Rude
w/Bobby Heenan
Notes: Gene Okerlund officiated this event. The crowd voted with cheers or jeers. Categories included "Double Bicep," "Best Abs," "Most Muscular," and "Medley of Poses." Frankly, I think Rude should have won.

Match #3
"King" Haku
w/Bobby Heenan
def. Harley Race via Pinfall (9:01)
Notes: This match is not on the Coliseum home video. But at the time, Harley Race was feuding with Haku and Heenan due to Haku becoming the King after Race's injury.

Match #4 - WWF Women's Championship
Rockin' Robin
def. Judy Martin
via Pinfall (2:46)
Notes: Sensational Sherri made a challenge to whomever won the match and then joined commentary.

Match #5 - Royal Rumble Match
Big John Studd def. (See Below) (1:03:09)
Notes: Andre eliminated himself when Jake Roberts came back down with his snake, Damien. When Hogan eliminated Macho, Miss Elizabeth had to smooth things over. The destruction of the Mega-Powers continues... Hogan was still outside pissing and moaning, when the Boss Man was going to bounce off the ropes to hit Beefcake. Hogan pulled the ropes down and eliminated Boss Man. The two then brawled to the backstage area. Studd got to toss around Virgil too.

*Entrants were supposed to come down in 2:00 minute intervals. But for storytelling purposes, they sometimes have to run over/short, depending on what's happening in the ring. Individual times are from when the timer hit zero until the Superstar's feet hit the floor. Times are approximate, taken from video footage.
#Time InNameExitTime OutEliminated ByTotal
10:00Ax414:38Mr. Perfect14:38
32:08Andre the Giant
w/Bobby Heenan
44:10Mr. Perfect1132:35Hulk Hogan28:25
56:10"Rugged" Ronnie Garvin29:01Andre2:51
68:11Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
w/Jimmy Hart
828:21Randy Savage20:10
710:11Jake "The Snake" Roberts312:29Andre2:18
812:11"Outlaw" Ron Bass724:58Michaels, Jannetty12:47
914:12Shawn Michaels928:51Savage, Anderson14:39
1016:11Bushwhacker Butch1334:40Bad News18:29
1118:11Honky Tonk Man
w/Jimmy Hart
622:43Butch, Santana4:32
1220:11Tito Santana1233:05Randy Savage12:54
1322:11Bad News Brown2038:47Hulk Hogan16:36
1424:11Marty Jannetty1032:11Tully Blanchard8:00
1526:11"Macho Man" Randy Savage1938:47Hulk Hogan12:36
1628:12Arn Anderson
w/Bobby Heenan
1638:25Hulk Hogan10:13
1730:12Tully Blanchard
w/Bobby Heenan
1738:25Hulk Hogan8:13
1832:12Hulk Hogan2143:55Akeem, Boss Man11:43
1934:12Bushwhacker Luke1537:43Hulk Hogan3:31
2036:12Koko B. Ware1437:29Hulk Hogan1:17
2138:12The Warlord
w/Mr. Fuji
1838:41Hulk Hogan0:29
2240:13The Big Boss Man
2244:57Hulk Hogan4:44
281:01:07John Studd18:54
2444:14Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake2458:37Barbarian, DiBiase14:23
2546:15The Red Rooster2357:42Ted DiBiase11:27
2648:16The Barbarian
w/Mr. Fuji
2659:49Rick Martel11:33
2750:16Big John StuddWINNER
2852:15Hercules2558:37Barbarian, DiBiase6:22
2954:16Rick Martel2759:55Akeem5:39
3056:16"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
291:03:09John Studd6:53

Commentary:Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse "The Body" Ventura
w/Gene Okerlund, Sean Mooney
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Joey Marella, Earl Hebner, Jay Strongbow, etc.

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