FULL CONTENT for WWE ‘True Story of Royal Rumble’ DVD & Blu-Ray Revealed

September 23, 2016 by Mark D

You’ve survived elimination and tossed out all of your fellow WDN readers to make it here — the end of RUMBLE WEEK.

WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Complete Content Listing Revealed!

Cue the pyro, it’s time for the FULL content of “The True Story of Royal Rumble” DVD!

WrestlingDVDNetwork.com can now exclusively reveal the complete chapter listing, disc-by-disc, that WWE has planned for their highly anticipated Home Video release this December.

The 8.5 hour Blu-ray will come packed with a documentary feature (the runtime of which was just confirmed yesterday), multiple full-length Royal Rumble matches, Royal Rumble matches that never aired on PPV, and several classic matches hand-picked from the event’s near-30 year history.

Also included will be deleted scenes from the documentary and an interview with Shawn Michaels.

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  • It All Begins Here
  • Origins
  • The Prestige
  • Controversies
  • Surprises
  • Undercard
  • Records
  • Moments
  • Legacy

WWE True Story of Royal Rumble DVD - Complete Match List



Special Features:

  • Devil Hair
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Mae Young
  • Ric Flair’s Return
  • Batista Zipper
  • Women in the Rumble


Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 24, 1988

The Rockers vs. The Orient Express
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1991

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 22, 1994

WWE Championship Match
Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1997

Tazz vs. Kurt Angle
Royal Rumble • January 23, 2000

WWE True Story of Royal Rumble DVD - Complete Match List



Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 21, 2001

Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 28, 2007

WWE Championship Match
CM Punk vs. The Rock
Royal Rumble • January 27, 2013

WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Royal Rumble • January 24, 2016

WWE True Story of Royal Rumble DVD - Complete Match List



Winner Gets #30; Loser Gets #1
Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Royal Rumble – Free For All • January 21, 1996

Winner is #1 Contender
15-Man Royal Rumble Match
SmackDown • January 29, 2004

Winner is #1 Contender
RAW Royal Rumble
RAW • January 31, 2011

Booker T Interview with Shawn Michaels
Royal Rumble Kickoff • January 25, 2015

WWE True Story of Royal Rumble DVD - Complete Match List

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  1. JTAG says:

    I actually didn’t know this even existed until about 20 mins ago. So I was excited to see what was ON it. But the listing is missing SO many important Rumble matches and moments that it of course leaves many fans disappointed.

    The Rockers/Express match I believe has been on other discs (probably a Michaels disc) so maybe drop it in favor of one of the many Rumble matches MISSING from this set. Such as…

    1989 Royal Rumble (Demolition starting)
    1992 Royal Rumble (for obvious reasons)

    Even 1990 or 91 with all of the colorful characters from our golden age of wrestling that we loved.

    Nothing from 98 (Casket match OR Austin’s win)
    Nothing from 99 (Rock vs. Mankind’s I Quit match or the Rumble Match with the bounty on Austin’s head and McMahon being #2?)
    No Street Fight from the Rumble 2000???

    Or what about 2002 with all the great returns?

    There were even other in-ring segments that could have been on there…

    Rick Rude and Warrior’s super posedown in 89.
    The bikini contest in 2000.
    Piper’s Pit with Shawn Michaels in 95 which was an exclusive from the Royal Rumble encore presentation.

    Not to mention, is Jesse’s commentary even on here? Only ONE MATCH would include it if it is and that’s 88. So I have to wonder

  2. Ricardo Aguilera says:

    They skip some good year’s man should have added the 1992 rumble cus it’s one of the best ever should have added the I quit match between the rock and mankind 99 the street fight cactus Jack vs hhh Royal rumble 2000 the rumble 2006 cus Rey mysterio lasted longer 2008 cus Cenas return or Royal rumble 2007 Cena vs umaga last man standing match 2011 should have been there cus it was the first and only 40menin it and Booker t and Kevin Nash returns another disappointed DVD or Blu-ray

  3. Captain Pangaea says:

    I can’t bring myself to spend the $25-$30 for Blu ray. I’ll watch the doc on the network and wait for the price to drop on this. I understand that you can only have so many matches due to storage restraints, but the lack of the 1992 Rumble is a crime. At least should have made it a Blu ray extra as opposed to the Raw and SD Mini-Rumbles.

  4. Bobby Massa says:

    Before releasing this dvd/blu ray if there is anyway you guys can silence that f***ing woman’s whistling during the 1997 Sid vs Hbk title match that would certainly be great. I really can’t get through that match without thinking about all the ways I would like to hurt that damn woman. I know you guys can do it. Please silence this f***ing woman’s whistling.

  5. Roy Brown says:

    If the Blu Ray doesn’t include the 1992 Rumble, I won’t be buying it.

  6. Anthony torres says:


  7. Cherie Smith says:

    Thanks I honestly couldn’t remember shows how long it’s been since I’ve watched that match lol

  8. Cherie Smith says:

    Not trying to start an argument and I might be wrong (cause I usually am lol) but I think the first one to come in at #30 and win the Rumble was Brock Lesnar in 2003

  9. D.P. says:

    Some of these I get & some I don’t.

    Rumble 88 – The first one so of course you need that one
    Rockers vs. Orient Express – Good match but don’t see the significance
    Warrior vs. Slaughter – First WWE Championship match & title change at the show
    Rumble 94 – First co-winner result
    Rumble 97 – Main event for the largest attendance for the Rumble & Shawn recaptures the title in his hometown
    Tazz vs. Angle – I get it’s Tazz’s debut but the match lasted around 5 mins. so won’t complain
    Rumble 01 – One of the most star studded plus Kane breaks the record & holds it for over a decade
    Rumble 97 – First time #30 wins it & personally the greatest ending to a Rumble with HBK & Taker having a match inside the match
    Rock vs. Punk – Rock comes back & wins the title obviously
    Charlotte vs. Becky – Guess they had to have a womans/divas match on here but again don’t see the significance past that.

    No complains about the Blu-Rays I agree with the 92 & 95 ones being on here just for how important/signficiant they were to the history of the event. That to me is like having the WrestleMania Story set without the first main event, Hulk vs. Andre, or Steamboat vs. Savage regardless if they’ve only been released once (95) or twice (92) before on DVD sets.

    • SCSA says:

      Thankyou, somebody finally agrees w/me that the 92 & 95 Rumble matches are of importance to this set.

      • Zong Her says:

        What about 93 where the tradition started with winner gets title shot at WM, 2003 first rumble with split brand, 2011 for the largest rumble ever 40 man, oh I forgot DEL RIOs the reason, and 2016 first time a superstar defends title in the rumble match?

      • Shannon says:

        I’m with you I also think the 98 rumble might deserve a spot to maybe

    • justin says:

      You put 97 Rumble twice but i think you meant 2007 with the ending of Taker/HBK.

  10. rohfan81 says:

    No 97 98 99 rumbles or rock vs mankind Mann they missed alot of stuff they really could’ve made this a four or five disc set especially with it coming out around Christmas seems like a wasted opportunity

  11. Donald says:

    Pretty good listing. I only have 3 matches from other sets from this. I’m gonna wait till the price drops in the summer next year to pick it up. People here really fuss over nothing. If you hate it, just save your time instead of wasting it.

    • Rocky says:

      No they have to complain that they can’t watch that murdering creep Benoit.

      • ECW08Rulez says:

        Oh that’s their favorite past time alright. Like them complaining on this message board is going to change WWE’s minds. Stupid idiots!

      • Doc 902714 says:

        They should’ve had the Jerry the King Lawler story from Royal Rumble 93 on there as an extra. Jerry Lawler had only been in WWF at the time for a couple of weeks. And the backstory was that he came out without his crown on as the 7th entrant into the match. Because someone had pranked King by sh***ing in his crown

      • Doc 902714 says:

        Maybe it’s just me but when I buy a wrestling DVD for the sake of a few good matches. I like everything to be intact i.e. commentary, ring entrances, no edits, no blurred logos, and no hatchet jobs which seem to be done wherever Chris Benoit is featured on WWE Home Video nowadays. Case in point: RAW 15th Anniversary which featured the March 26, 2001 RAW where Benoit’s match was heavily edited

  12. Joe Young says:

    FFS, they couldn’t throw in the 2008 Royal Rumble match?!!

  13. SCSA says:

    Well I guess that they can’t really change the content now anyway right? If they could then they should ASAP in order to make a great profit out of their DVD/Blu-Ray sales!

    I’ll tell you what, If they just add a couple more rumble matches of 92 & 95, I’ll happily purchase the Blu-Ray set!

    • Barry says:

      the 1992 royal rumble is already on ric flair and bobby heenan’s dvds. the 1995 royal rumble is also on shawn michael’s dvd so get over it. it won’t be on this set!!!

      • SCSA says:

        Being on other sets doesn’t make ‘The True story of the Royal Rumble’ set to be the True story of the Royal Rumble! The 92 & 95 Rumble matches were superb! Just as so was the 2004 match! (We obviously know they won’t add the Benoit Rumble victory though, so at least add the other two)!

  14. Mongoose says:

    Well I was hyped for this even waking up every day to see the content. But now just looking at the content given to us I’m gonna pass.

  15. Shane Montgomery says:

    I was really looking forward to this release on Blu-ray from the first time I learned it was happening but seeing the contents of a short disc one, several previously released matches and a lackluster BR bonus features, I am no longer excited about this release and truly believe WWE blew a shot at making what could have been one of their best right up there with the first ECW DVD, the Stone cold room release from 2011, etc. Instead we get warmed up leftovers.

    • ILoveDoubleDoubleE says:

      Several previous released matches? What were you expecting? All of the Rumbles are on the Network! No one is ever happy here

      • whatwhat says:

        I don’t get this complaint either. besides the documentary, it was obvious that everything on this set would be something that has already been released in some other form (in this case: every Rumble being available on dvd).

  16. Andy R says:

    The title of this dvd is misleading simply because they don’t acknowledge Chris Benoit as the 2nd man in history to win the Royal Rumble match in 2004. So much for it being called ” The True Story of The Royal Rumble ” despite the actions of Benoit in the summer of 2007. Also, Chris Benoit vs Kurt Angle from the 2003 Royal Rumble is the greatest one on one WWE Championship Match in the history of the event and not here. Go fugue !!

  17. SCSA says:

    Omg! This full listing sucks! I was so excited to finally get the time to check it out now after some hard days work n what to we get to see? Just 1 new match listed (RR 88 match) w/the Documentary & Special Features listings 🙁 All the other Matches have already been let out! I mean now they’re actually hyping us up by saying that today, ‘it’s time for the FULL content of “The True Story of Royal Rumble” DVD! – This is hardly anything new 🙁

    Also, I agree w/everyone who says that we should get more on the first disk as the documentary is sooo short!
    Besides a doc w/stories like ‘Records’ should be over a half hour long when you talk about Austin’s winning record from his win in 97 (by cheating), his wins in 98, his runner up win in 99 & finally his 2001 injury comeback!

    Also yes, we need the Rumble matches from 92/95/04, though if not these then at least ad some of the ones from 91/93/97 or 99! They didn’t even bother adding the Casket match between Shawn n Undertaker from the 1998 Royal Rumble!

  18. mememememe says:

    It wont let me reply but to the person who said disc one doesn’t have enough content you appear to be right. According to a previous post on this site, the DVD set is 7 hours 17 minutes but the documentary portion is only 1 hour 5 minutes. So since the doc is only just over one hour there should be more on disc one unless they are actually serious about giving us one hour of content on a disc and even then the others would have to have over 3 hours each which is unlikely for a DVD. So either some content was not mentioned here or maybe just maybe there is a snowballs chance in hell of store exclusive content.

  19. Barry says:

    This match listing sucks. Gonna pass on it!

  20. Justin says:

    They did include the 2001 Rumble which is a good thing. The first rumble was rather dull and I don’t really care for seeing it again.

  21. alex says:

    It cracks me up when every time the rock would perform the sharpshooter he would always make that face like he’s constipated

    • Brad Attitude says:

      anytime a submission move is applied, a wrestler makes that face because they’re trying to punish their opponents by locking it in on them.

  22. Pissed off Rumble Fan says:

    WTF is wrong with WWE! With technology out there just put all the rumble PPVS on Blu Ray! That’s what the fans want but no they just give us some! These decisions are so annoying!!

    • whatwhat says:

      unfortunately blurays aren’t that big of a seller, so the WWE understandably (and of course still: unfortunately) just wants to increase their revenue by doing sets like these.

  23. Daniel says:

    Whatever the losing was going to be people would complain! Yes I could of done without Tazz vs Angle and The Rock vs Punk but I am looking forward to this as it’s something different and I’m looking forward to the doc and seeing some rumbles 2001 & 2007 are my favourite

  24. Dave says:

    No Royal Rumble 1992?! Wow. Bret vs Taker from Royal Rumble 1996 too is so underrated and it should be on, X-Pac v Gangrel from 1999, HHH v Cactus in 2000, Benoit v Angle in 2003 is a shame that isn’t on, 2004 Rumble too. Thanks Benoit (!) 2008? 2011 as it was 40 man etc.

    Ah well.

    • Shane Montgomery says:

      Oh yeah! The 2000 Royal Rumble match between Triple H and Cactus Jack was incredible and most definitely belongs on this set.

  25. Scott says:

    Seems to be a lot of room left on the first disc. Unless my math is incorrect, there’s an hour and 45 minutes of space that could have filled with more content. C’mon!

    • Nick says:

      Over the last several years, even before the Network started, when documentaries are short (1hr 45min or less), they’ve only been using Single Layer DVDs for the documentary and Dual Layer DVDs for the matches & extras. So this is not something unusual. I am, however, disappointed with the Blu Ray extras. Would have thought for sure 1 additional Rumble match would have been added. No reason to buy the Blu Ray, DVD version will be just fine for me.

  26. Mark Markson says:

    Surprised Bryan vs. Wyatt from the 2014 Rumble isn’t included. The best opener in Royal Rumble history.

    I would also have liked if they had included the 2008 rumble.

  27. Timothy says:

    I was way off on what I thought which Rumble matches was going to appear on this. The first Rumble appeared, but not 1992 or 1995 considering they were released before. Perhaps that’s why they did not appear here. But I do like that 2007 is represented. The blu ray extras have my interest. Will definitely buy the blu ray.

  28. Cherie Smith says:

    Afraid I was seriously disappointed I was not surprised to see the very first Rumble match from 88 as the first match on the set and was really excited to see that they included the Warrior/Slaughter title match from 91 which I have hoped for on at least one of the 3 Warrior releases and the Rumble match from 94 which Bret and Luger won simultaneously but I was highly surprised and let down to see that the Rumble matches from 92 and this year were left out especially since they were the only 2 Rumble matches in which the title was on the line will have to give this one some VERY SERIOUS thought before deciding if it will be in my collection

  29. Domenic Ricci says:

    While the content is disappointing, the Blu-Ray is promising as matches that were never on DVD before made the cut!

  30. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Am disappointet that 2008 Rumble is left out in the cold. A great oppurtunity is not used to have the first ppv and the only RR event finally see its deseving re-release on Blue.

    Am still gonna get this, and once again like 9/10 the exclusives on Blue makes that an easy pickup over DVD.

  31. Jammer says:

    Wow… kind of an over all let down to be honest. The 1988 Royal Rumble was already released on the History of the WWE DVD/Blu Ray that came out a few years ago. They didn’t need to have The Rockers vs. The Orient Express on here, it was already on the Shawn Michaels DVD from 10 years ago that came out. This set at first was gonna be an automatic purchase for me, but I think is now gonna be an easy pass. I will just wait until the Story of the Royal Rumble documentary is on the WWE Network and catch it there.

    • whatwhat says:

      “They didn’t need to have The Rockers vs. The Orient Express on here, it was already on the Shawn Michaels DVD from 10 years ago that came out.”

      by that logic, none of the matches on this set would “need” a release, considering all Rumble ppvs have been released on dvd before.

  32. VintageSimon says:

    Was only going to buy this if the 2008 Rumble match was on it, in HD. Thanks WWE.

  33. mememememe says:


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