• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 15, 1989) – WWF Royal Rumble 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 15, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ event LIVE on PPV from the The Summit in Houston, Texas.
This was the second (televised) Royal Rumble event in WWF history, but the first ever Royal Rumble that was held on Pay-Per-View.
Here are the results:
– Two-out-of-three falls: The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus & Dino Bravo
– WWF Women’s Championship: Rockin’ Robin (c) defeated Judy Martin
– King Of The Ring Crown & Cape: King Haku defeated Harley Race
– Big John Studd won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
• Kane Returning On This Week’s SmackDown, Possible Reason Behind His Return
WWE has announced that former WWF Champion Kane will be making his return on this week’s SmackDown.
In their announcement, WWE is teasing a possible Royal Rumble match appearance for The Big Red Machine.
Below is what WWE posted:
Kane returns to SmackDown!
“Former WWE Champion and current Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Kane makes his return to SmackDown this Friday for a special appearance.
The Big Red Machine has competed in more Royal Rumble matches and has more eliminations than any Superstar in WWE history, and with the match on the horizon, could Kane be ready to make history once again?”
Kane last appeared on WWE programming on the September 16, 2019 episode of RAW, where he won the 24/7 Championship and later got taken down by The Fiend.
You can watch it below:
This week’s SmackDown is pretty stacked and the following has been announced so far:
– Tables Match: Roman Reigns vs. Robert Roode
– John Morrison vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champion Big E
– Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans
– Kane returns
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