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January 21, 1990 - Orlando, Florida
Orlando Arena

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Non-Televised Match
Paul Roma def. The Brooklyn Brawler via Pinfall (6:13)
Notes:

Non-Televised Match
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan def. The Big Boss Man via DQ (10:26)
Notes:

Match #1
"The Bushwhackers"
(Luke & Butch)
def. "The Fabulous Rougeaus"
(Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)
w/Jimmy Hart
via Pinfall (13:34)
Notes: Butch pinned Jacques after the battering ram from behind.

Match #2
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake DRAW The Genius via Dbl DQ (11:04)
Notes: Hebner got knocked down, not for the first time, and SURELY not for the last time, and Beefcake got the sleeper on Genius. With the ref down, Brutus decided to cut the Genius's hair. Then Mr. Perfect came down and beat down Brutus. Hebner awoke and DQed both men.

Match #3 - Submission Match
"Rugged" Ronnie Garvin def. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
w/Jimmy Hart
via Submission (16:51)
Notes: Garvin won with a Sharpshooter. Valentine didn't tap out, and the camera angle prevented visual evidence of him saying anything, but the referee called the bell.

BROTHER LOVE SHOW: Brother Love's guests were Sensational Queen Sherri and Sapphire. The two women started yelling at each other, and eventually Macho King and Rhodes came out to fight.

Match #4
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan def. The Big Boss Man
w/Slick
via DQ (10:22)
Notes: Boss Man was DQed for using his nightstick to teach Duggan a lesson.

Match #5 - Royal Rumble Match
Hulk Hogan def. (See Below) (58:41)
Notes: In a taste of what was to come, Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan faced off in the ring after they had cleared it. Rick Rude came in before he was supposed to; he went after Warrior.

*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
10:00"Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
w/Virgil
1844:50Ultimate Warrior44:50
20:00Koko B.Ware
w/Frankie
11:38Ted DiBiase1:38
32:03Marty Jannetty23:46Ted DiBiase1:43
44:12Jake "The Snake" Roberts
w/Damien
314:43Randy Savage10:31
56:09"Macho King" Randy Savage
w/Sensational Queen Sherri
416:25Dusty Rhodes10:16
67:55"Rowdy" Roddy Piper720:23Bad News Brown12:28
79:54The Warlord
w/Mr. Fuji
518:29Andre8:35
811:53Bret "Hitman" Hart928:17Dusty Rhodes16:24
913:52Bad News Brown620:17Roddy Piper6:25
1015:52Dusty Rhodes
w/Sapphire
1234:17Earthquake18:25
1117:50Andre the Giant
w/Bobby Heenan
1028:32Demolition10:42
1219:51The Red Rooster821:57Andre2:06
1321:50Ax1334:46Earthquake12:56
1423:49Haku2046:27Hulk Hogan22:38
1525:48Smash1640:47Haku14:59
1627:47Akeem
w/Slick
1130:31Jimmy Snuka2:44
1729:47"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka1946:05Hulk Hogan16:18
1831:47Dino Bravo
w/Jimmy Hart
1538:10Ultimate Warrior6:23
1933:46Earthquake1436:30Everyone2:44
2035:46Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart1744:33Warrior, Martel8:47
2137:46The Ultimate Warrior2552:20Hulk Hogan14:34
2239:45"The Model" Rick Martel2448:12Ultimate Warrior8:27
2341:45Tito Santana2146:59Warrior, Martel5:14
2443:46The Honky Tonk Man
w/Jimmy Hart
2248:01Hulk Hogan4:15
2545:45Hulk HoganWINNER
2647:51Shawn Michaels2348:09Ultimate Warrior0:18
2749:42The Barbarian2655:33Hercules5:51
2850:34"Ravishing" Rick Rude2857:02Hulk Hogan6:28
2952:54Hercules2756:05Rick Rude3:11
3055:03Mr. Perfect2958:41Hulk Hogan3:38

Commentary:Tony Schiavone and Jesse "The Body" Ventura
w/Gene Okerlund, Sean Mooney
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Danny Davis, Earl Hebner, Joey Marella, Shane McMahon, Pat Patterson, Tony Garea, etc.

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