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Royal Rumble 89 – Houston, Texas - The Summit – Jan. 15, 1989
The Royal Rumble graduated to pay-per-view status in 1989, and the Rumble match itself grew from 20 to 30 participants.
1. Best of three falls: Hart Foundation & Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Rougeau Brothers & Dino Bravo (with Jimmy Hart and Frenchy Martin)
Bret Hart lost the first fall after the heels hit their finishers on him. Duggan pinned Reymond in the second fall after a double splash into the ring by the Harts.
In the decisive fall, Duggan blasted Bravo with a 2x4 to give Bret the win. The crowd exploded, condoning the good guys' blatant cheating.