We’re pleased to report that WWE has finalized the official cover artwork for Royal Rumble 2020, and it’s a take on one of the PPV posters seen in the run-up to the event (the one shown above), but with even more WWE Superstars added in!
This year’s Rumble featured both men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches, Daniel Bryan vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Strap Match for the Universal title, Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s title, Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, plus more! The DVD will hit stores across the United States on February 25th (pre-orders available soon).
Heads up UK fans — for you guys, Royal Rumble 2020 is already available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk and you can grab it for only £12.99 either on a 2-disc DVD or on an exclusive Blu-ray!
Here at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com we’ve also got our hands on the planned extras list for the new Home Video release; check out that and the cover artwork below.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Bayley vs. Lacey Evans
Strap Match for the Universal Championship
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
RAW Women’s Championship Match
Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match
– Shorty G vs. Sheamus
(Royal Rumble Kickoff Show)
– United States Championship Match
Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo
(Royal Rumble Kickoff Show)
– Brock Lesnar Will Enter the Men’s Royal Rumble Match First
RAW • January 6, 2020
– RAW Women’s Championship Contract Signing
RAW • January 13, 2020
– Team Hell No Has The Fiend’s Attention
SmackDown • January 17, 2020
Grab a copy of the WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2020 DVD (or Blu-ray)…
– United States: February 25th. Pre-order the Royal Rumble DVD very soon on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: March 16th. Pre-order right now on DVD (or Blu-ray) via Amazon.co.uk.
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The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later.” – when one try enter https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/ 🙁
I guess, they are having server problems again.. for the third time since December 2019. I have also expericend several problems with them saying that their supplier could not deliver in time, even though products were listed as ready to order and in stock.
And more worse than that: the refuse from them to give a reply within reasonable time is just a killer for me in keeping a positive relationship, in this case buyer/seller relationship. I can only hope that the pre-order I have for RR 2020 blu-ray is indeed arriving the estimated date in March, but continuing issues like these in recent times makes me worrying about the lack of stability that https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/ used to have and made it a pleasent buying experience, which it is lesser and lesser these days.
Well.. appearently https://www.wwedvd.co.uk/ start working again while I typed my frustrations.. here’s hoping that it will remain stabile from now on.. don’t like to miss out the only option for getting my favorite event RR on blu. 😉
Anyone have a take on the transfer quality of the silvervision tagged classic dvds. I just ordered Summerslams 98 and 99.
Joseph: Great set, the Tagged Classics SS 98-99.. regarding the transfer quality, it is okay..not mind blowing, but that figures, sinde it is standard definiton.. I only have a FULL HD tv and looks fine to me on both a DVD and blu-ray player. If you have a 4K tv you might perhaps have to adjust down the resolution.
What you actually get with the Tagged Classic edition of SummerSlam 1998 is almost 7 minutes more footage than on the WWE Network edition.. and Tagged Classics edition is actually even longer than the Anthology version, with close to 5 minutes longer. Remember what the Billionair Princess said at the launching of the Network: “…every PPV, uncut, unedited and in full length..”! 😉
To be fair, the Network also gives you the full live Sunday Night Heat pre-show from that night with the 3 bonus matches, which neither the VHS or DVD gives you.
LP 1: Pros and Cons to everything.. the Network on many levels is definitely a huge positive, but out of the in total 384 PPV’s/events that I own on DVD/bluray, 260 of them are running more on the clock on discs than Network..as much as over 15 minutes for Summerslam 1988 as an example.
113 PPV’s are longer on the Network.
11 events I still not have checked out.
The different runtimes – wheather it is discs editions or network editions – are between a few seconds and up to 15 minutes.
2013 is a year where the runtime for every PPV is longer on physical discs than on the Network.
I have yet to discover what have been cut..or added..or altered..for each PPV/event, since that obviously take a hell lot of a time, more than checking out and comparing the runtimes that I have done now, which in it self was a huge project. But, that will also be something I like to do start on when time allows it.
Might be a bit nerdy, but when Steph announced that it will all be uncut and unedited, I wanted to see if there was any truth to it.. turns out, as we have seen so many times in the past, that there is truths..and then there’s the McMahon’s truths.. 😉
Yeah, but a lot of the time I think you’ll find it’s Hotline ads, or ads for the next PPV or sponsors, or ‘Don’t Try This At Home’ stuff. Removing that kinda stuff doesn’t constitute an edit of the content as such for me. A whole sequence cut out of a match or a backstage segment, then yeah.
I doubt that the over 15 minutes that is appearing on the Anthology DVD editon of WrestleMania 21 is ads only, but I agree with you that ads definitely not make a difference.
Promos, commentaries and match segments however do for me at least.. point is, that WWE at launch of the Network in February 2014, promoted it heavy with the statement that every PPV would be uncut and unedited.. based on comparing runtimes for the versions of PPV’s that statement is not quite true..
Will be interesting to see where and what is altered/edited/added/cut..quite a huge project, but maybe some time.. 🙂
You took the unedited comment where too literally. They were talking about how the old WWF logo would no longer be blurred out and you’ll hear them say the letters WWF on old shows and things like that after a decade of ruining DVDs with all that nonsense.
I point to SummerSlam 2000 as an example, because it sticks out to me. Bubba Ray takes a brutal chair shot to the head, which is cut. At WrestleMania 2000, Bubba makes a comment to D’von during the triangle ladder match. “Let’s kill them.” he says. That has been cut from subsequent presentations of the match. What does the Mankind/Rock I Quit match from RR 99 look like on the Network?
All 10 viscious headshots are uncut on the Network in the RR’99 match.. PPV in full is however 2 minutes and 1 second shorter on the Network than the Anthology edition.
Regarding WM 2000 and SummerSlam 2000: both Network versions are actually over 7 minutes shorter than on DVD. The runtimes being so different can not just be ads like one suggested.
The hard chair shot and the “Let’s kill them” line are both from the same match at SummerSlam 2000 and both are unedited on the Network.
For me, it is the collector I have always been, but it is also about some sense of ownership. If I love the content enough, I want to purchase it, not rent it for $9.99 a month.
The Tagged Classic version of Summerslam ’98 does actually have some glitches during the main event where the original Silver Vision tape master was damaged; you see some funny VHS-like tracking lines at some point during Taker/Austin. The old Silver Vision VHS didn’t have this, but the Tagged Classic DVD does.
I find the picture quality on silvervision to be quite good
Ok well i think the site should now just close down and they should offer wrestlingstore uk the rights to sell wwe dvds. check them out if you in the UK as they sell ring of honor dvd the only other major company that really supports physical media.
Always nice to see the employees of WrestlingStore on here plugging their site, haha.
They’re shocking. I once had a package not arrive from them and after waiting patiently for 6 weeks for them to track it with Royal Mail, that Mark who works there made me feel like it was my fault it never arrived, purely ’cause he didn’t want to have to refund me and got all mardy about it. It was his issue to take up with Royal Mail! Very unprofessional.
Thank you guys. If it wasn’t for the persistence and determination of you DVD collectors,US would not be getting a 2 disc DVD for the Royal Rumble 2020 DVD. Ty ty ty. I’m so appreciative of the fans here making their voices heard.
For what it’s worth, the Amazon US is now up for preorder.
I see that the WWE is doing a Ruthless Aggression series seen here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaEB5wQ45A0 I am hoping the WWE does a DVD or blu ray release. I know it is wishful thinking but I think something like this would be a great release…
PPV DVDs only from 2020 onwards, so no, probably not.
Looks like an interesting Network series though. Bit odd to suddenly use the Ruthless Aggression name for the era though, when outside of the action figure toy line, the phrase was never uttered again after the first time Vince and Cena said it.
I really don’t remember anybody calling it the Ruthless Aggression during that time. It wasn’t until years later that I heard some people on this site refer to it as that. No idea why. Of all the phrases to use, they went with that one. I personally don’t get it, but anyway, my question is what exactly is the timeline of this so-called era? The Attitude Era has long been established as taking place from late 1997 through Mania 17. Does the Ruthless Aggression era begin immediately after with the Invasion storyline? And when does it end? According to the description, they mention the creation of Money In The Bank as taking place during that time, which would mean it lasted at least until Mania 21. So that’s 4 years right there and who knows how much longer.
Vince McMahon first said the phrase on TV in approx. mid-2002, saying he was starting a new era named ‘Ruthless Aggression’, so it started in 2002. The Invasion/nWo storylines seemed to just be from a short void period lost in the abyss between Attitude and R.A.
As for when the R.A. era is supposed to have ended? I would imagine WWE will say during 2008, when they went PG.
It’s all revisionist history anyway, as Vince and Cena each said the phrase ONCE on TV in 2002 and it was never said again (although the Ruthless Aggression toy action figure line ran until 2009).
That Vince promo happened in June 2002, but in the description of this new series they mention the planning of the original brand split draft as taking place during this era. So that would be March 2002.
Here’s another question, what is the name of the era that followed the Ruthless Aggression era? And how long did that era last? It’s funny cause I remember the Rock ‘N Wrestling era, the New Generation era and the Attitude era all having those names mentioned or shown on screen a lot during those times. You always heard Mean Gene and Hulk Hogan and everybody talking about the “Rock ‘N Wrestling Connection”saw the “New Generation” commercials all the time, you saw the phrase “WWF Attitude” everywhere. After that it becomes one big blur to me.
I guess the Ruthless Aggression era is a thing now. But I’m curious how WWE will look back at anything from 2005 and up.
Absolutely, it’s all nonsense. There haven’t really been defined eras since Attitude finished. I remember a few years ago it was supposed to be the Reality Era, then for some weird reason they said that the random, standard and uneventful PPV ‘Payback 2016’was the start of a new era (lol). Then there was the re-set button that Shane and Steph supposedly hit a year or two ago after that terrible Raw in Milwaukee. I just don’t know anymore.
I’ve heard people define eras by who the top guy was. Like I heard people mention the Brock era from 2002-2004, the Cena era from about 2005 until I guess whenever the Reigns era started, maybe 2015. But none of those are real eras, just fan terms. The only era that’s for sure is right now. We’re in the Undisputed Era. Bay Bay!
To be fair, the WWE can’t even decide when the Attitude Era started and ended, and that is their most successful and revered era. Various articles on WWE.com over the years have contradicted each other. It’s been said by WWE themselves that the Attitude Era started at either Austin’s 3.16 speech, the Montreal Screwjob, Vince’s speech before Raw about “good guys and bad guys”, Stone Cold’s defeat of Michaels at WrestleMania 14 when “The Austin Era” begun or when the New Generation Logo changed to the scratch logo; hell, the Attitude Era Vol. 3 DVD set features matches from April 1996 onwards, one featuring the Ultimate Warrior!
Then there is the question of when the Attitude Era finished. WrestleMania 17 is a popular choice, but an article on WWE.com did once say that it ended with the brand extension in 2002; another time they stated that it officially ended when ‘WWF’ became ‘WWE’.
So if WWE can’t even decide when that landmark era started and finished, it’s probably pointless discussing “eras” in general. We’ll never know 100%.
It would really be a treat to have a similar mammut release of the Ruthless Aggression era like the Attitude Era-themed Monday Night Wars 6-discs blu-ray, but that is unlikely to happen. But, one is allowed to have dreams about it.
In any event, gonna be interesting how this series play out, that’s for sure.. many hardcore subjects going on in that era much more than in the Attitude Era actually..
More bloody.. More sex.. More edgier.. The so called B-show Smackdown in several years was superiour to RAW regarding storylines, pushs of talents and wrestling product in general.
It has the potential to be one of the all time best WWE documentaries for sure. Time will tell..
Having Lesnar dominate almost half of the participants in the Rumble watered things down for me a bit as it was predictable. However, it was a better Rumble than most in the past as many of those were just a complete let down. This was one of the better Rumbles in a while, but I think that is mostly because fans wanted Drew to win and he did. That being said, this year’s Rumble was a nice package rather than the disappointing feeling I’ve had for the past few years.
Great cover and the addition of extras on the Blu Ray is a nice bonus for the overseas fans.
I get the criticism of the first half of the Rumble, especially if people had favourites in there that were basically buried (got to admit, I was a bit surprised John Morrison was sacrificed so early into his comeback and not put in the latter part of the match), but I will say that it made this Rumble stand-out. If it had been a nice, evenly paced match up where everyone looked on par with each other it would’ve just been like just about every other year. And I must admit, I was on the edge of my seat whenever somebody had a good showing against Brock (Big E, Keith Lee, Drew) and wondering who was gonna eliminate him.
Plus, if they hadn’t gone the way they did with the Rumble this year, we may never have gotten to see Brock Lesnar dancing to MVP’s theme song. I NEED that moment in my life.
I enjoyed a lot and thought it was one of the most interesting Rumble matches in years (if not even *the* most interesting one).
Great cover, IMO. All the top players are shown, along with solid mid-card guys. I like group shots on most covers, but it’s particularly relevant to the Rumble. I do think they went a bit overboard with the Summerslam 2018 group shot though.
1 more thing, when drew Mcintire claymored Brock out of the ‘ROYAL RUMBLE’ match, he officially made himself the ”MAYOR OF CLAYMORE CITY”.
I obviously did not pay close attention to the d.v.d cover. They also added Carmella, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, Dana Brooke and Selina Vega. The cover looks even better with them on there.
I don’t like the cover though. either do something interesting with the “group shot” (2005 or 2011) or focus on one wrestler or match.
but all these covers that are just an array of people (and it’s even worse for other ppvs, since with the Rumble at least there is the Rumble match itself which might justify doing such a style of artwork) is just bland and lazy.
I disagree tbh. When I take a DVD off the shelf to watch in future, I like to be reminded of all the key players that were involved in the event, not just a photo of somebody like Brock Lesnar with his mouth open. Covers like Royal Rumble 2004 (Cena) or Over the Limit 2012 (Orton) etc. etc. just annoy me.
…especially since it’s often a picture of a superstar that does nothing noteworthy at the event itself.
my fave covers always the ones where its two wrestlers sizing up to each other. why not bring that back! imagine a cover where daniel bryan and the fiend or reigns and corbin were just glaring at one another.
Royal Rumble has always been my favorite ppv of the year…yes, love it more than WrestleMania.. And this year was the best of the New Era..
Since I am a Brock-fan I obviously loved the Rumble match, especially the first half..it really showed how dominant and superiour The Beast is..even if he did not win it..
The way he conquered everyone up to the eventual winner was magnificent, and while I would ha.ve prefered the Mayor of Suplex City to go coast to coast, the winner was a way better pick than what I was afraid of they would have booked.
I still think however, that Brock is the one that looked best..like he does most times..because he is a charachter that never rely on help from others to get things done..like in this match, where the cooperation offer from a person of the past is very much declined by the Beast. Brock at the end of the day is his own man.
The eliminator of the Beast had to have “assistance” from another oponion to get rid of Brock finally..that to me says a lot more of what more superior charachter Brock is than rest of the roster.
And thank goodness that Vince finally seemed to realise what everybody else in the world has thought from the first time: that the horrible dark red light had to be eliminated and deleted for good,hopefully!
while I personally get every instance of the “big four”, I feel this Rumble show in particular very much “deserves” to get a proper release.
As you can see on the original poster, Sasha Banks is on there, however,because of her injuries, she was forced to miss the event. Therefore, on both the d.v.d and blu-ray covers, Bianca Belair was digitally added to take her place. This is STILL a great cover and the event rocked. I will pre-order my copy.