Revealed: First Trailer for WWE ‘True Story of ROYAL RUMBLE’ Blu-Ray, Verdict on Backlash DVD?

September 13, 2016 by Daniel Bee

WWF 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD & Blu-ray - Logo can now reveal the trailer for “The True Story of Royal Rumble”.

WWE’s highly anticipated DVD and Blu-ray is scheduled for December release and promises to include a documentary that gives a “behind the scenes look” at the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View through the years, a follow up to the 2011 Home Video “The True Story of WrestleMania”.

The first trailer (watch it exclusively below) shares a similar vibe with the intro to this year’s event and centers around Triple H’s victory in the 30-man Royal Rumble Match that night – “The Game’s” second Rumble win; this time capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Look out for the content listing and cover artwork which will no doubt follow soon!

Get your copy of WWE’s “True Story of ROYAL RUMBLE” DVD/Blu-ray…

UK/Europe: December 5th. Pre-order the new DVD or Blu-ray now here on

USA: December 6th. Pre-order the new DVD or Blu-ray soon here on

Australia: TBA. Look for your chance to pre-order a copy over at

WWE Battleground 2016 Blu-ray - UK Exclusive

You may recall that when the new Battleground 2016 DVD hit stores across the United States recently, there were no extras present on the disc.

That all changes next week with the release of the UK exclusive Blu-ray edition (available to pre-order now on Below we have a first look at the Blu-ray exclusives found on there and their runtimes:

The Highlight Reel w/ Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (12:42)
Monday Night RAW • June 27, 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Blu-ray Extra - Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn on The Highlight Reel

John Cena Finds Backup in “Certified G’s” (13:49)
Monday Night RAW • July 4, 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Blu-ray Extra - Enzo Amore & Big Cass Help Out John Cena

WWE Championship Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (14:23)
SmackDown Live • July 19, 2016

WWE Battleground 2016 Blu-ray Extra - Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins Title Match, SmackDown Live

WWE Home Video UK have given the verdict on whether or not there will be a Backlash 2016 DVD.

As you can tell from the updated statement, it appears that their hands were tied regarding the release – which will still not be happening – however, the situation looks positive for 2017 with the possibility of double packs which sees both RAW and SmackDown PPVs put out together.

Unfortunately there aren’t any plans to release this year’s SmackDown PPVs (Backlash and No Mercy). As they were added late to the PPV line up we haven’t been able to accommodate them in this year’s DVD release schedule.

The RAW PPVs however, replace the PPVs that were already scheduled (Clash of Champions replaces Night of Champions, for instance) which is why we’re still releasing those.

We’ll be looking at how to release all PPVs in 2017 and always endeavour to deliver for UK fans everything we possibly can.

WWE Backlash PPV Returns - 2016 Logo

“Guest Booker: The Outsiders Stay Inside” with Kevin Nash is out now! You can grab it on DVD, stream it instantly, or download it to your device for later via

The trailer for the new release, below, offers a look at 7 minutes of the interview:

EBAY WATCH: Today’s round-up of eBay goodies at WDN finds a copy of the rare, original print WrestleMania 17 DVD up for grabs TONIGHT! Add the ‘holy grail’ WWE DVD to your collection…

$30.00WWF WrestleMania X-Seven DVD

WWF WrestleMania 17 DVD - Original Release, Rare

If that’s too pricey, there’s a chance to grab the Daniel Bryan DVD for a steal-price…

$3.99Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! DVD (Sealed)

And all of these WWE Blu-rays too, starting at $3.99 each with FREE shipping…

$3.99You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
$3.99The History of WWE Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
$3.99Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
$3.99Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
$3.99Undertaker: The Streak 20-0 Blu-ray (Free Shipping)
$4.24DX: One Last Stand Blu-ray (Free Shipping)


New WWE DVDs on

11 Comments left on this article...

Leave Your Comments


  1. Cherie Smith says:

    As far as actual Rumble matches go I hope they include 92 94 96 05 11 and 16 for non-Rumble matches Bret/Diesel(95) Shawn/Taker(98) Rock/Foley (99) or Cena/Umaga(07) just to name a few

    • SCSA says:

      Hmm.. Interesting list, here’s mine;

      14 matches likely to be on ‘true story of wm’ blu-ray?

      My 14 wanted on ‘true story of Royal Rumble blu-ray (including Benoit matches that aren’t likely to be added).

      RR 92 match – Flair no.3
      RR 93 match – Yokozuna no.27
      RR 94 – Quebecers Vs Owen & Bret, Yokozuna Vs Untertaker – Casket match, Rumble Match – Luger & Bret co-winners
      RR 95 match – HBK no.1
      RR 98 – HBK Vs Undertaker – Casket match
      RR 99 – Mankind Vs The Rock – I Quit match
      RR 01 – Y2J Vs Benoit – IC Ladder match, 01 Rumble match – Austins return from injury
      RR 04 – Benoit – No.1

      That’s just around 11 at the moment though It’ll be good to see a Hogan victory matchup too from 1990 or 1991 too as well as a few more clips of all other winners winning the Rumbe match!

  2. SCSA says:

    That was a boring ROYAL RUMBLE Trailer! It should have included scenes from the ‘first 10 years’ of the WWF/E’s Royal Rumble Events to The ‘Attitude Era’ of Events & later to the ‘Current Era’ of Events!

  3. Bill says:

    Oh come on, that was an awesome ppv, they should release it

  4. RabidHeat says:

    I’ll be okay with this as long as at least AJ vs. Ambrose appears on the Greatest PPV Matches set.

  5. WWE PPV Collectors says:

    Still hoping to get the backlash 2016 ppv on dvd. Hopefully it might out on dvds one day.

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

    Judging from the clip, I really do *not* hope, the “True” History of my favorite event of the year is mostly about the recent rumble winners, Orton, Cena, Bootista, the Reigndeer and Trips.

    2004 will of course like always be something that happend in the Twilight Zone or have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle..

    I really hope the doc centres around the “smaller” cool details that have happend at that great event..stuff, that never before or after has happend at the other ppv’s:

    Kofi Kingstons “annual stunts” since the incredible 2012 walking on hands.. even more so, before Kofi, Carlito’s amazing springboard at 2009’s event and especially John Morrisons parkour skills expressed in 2011.

    Another focus point in the doc I also would like to see, is the opening entrances; ’89, 2005 and 2008 are the greatest no. 1 and 2 entrances.. funny and great stories in the mainstory.

    Besides the conceptmatch itself, I hope the release focus on some of the great “lower”-card matches that has happen at the event: Rockers vs Orient of the all time best tag matches ever (’91 event as a whole is a top 5 event for me anyway) – the 2004 event with its never before seen 4 mainevents..(included the Rumble match that got lost in the Bermuda Triangle) – 2007’s great LMS match between Cena and Umaga.. and so on.. and so on..

    can’t wait to see how they put this one together.. 😉

  7. Ryan W says:

    backlash is better than clash of champions.

  8. Morrris says:

    Backlash was terrible overall anyway no loss on the DVD. On the bright side future documentaries and match comp sets can feature these ppv matches without being repeats, that should give those sets a little more appeal.

More of the latest Wrestling DVD News...    

WWE Night of Champions 2023 DVD Cover Artwork, Five Never-Before-Seen Cover Design Shake-Ups!
Exclusive: WWE Backlash 2023 DVD Cover Artwork Revealed, Photos of WrestleMania 39 DVD/Blu-Ray
Match Listing for WWE ‘Best of Money in the Bank’, WrestleMania 39 DVD Released + Digipak Update
FULL ARTWORK for WWE WrestleMania 39 DVD & Blu-Ray – Including Cover for Exclusive 4-Disc Set!
EXTRA REVEALED for WWE WrestleMania 39 DVD & Blu-Ray in Official Content Listing
Exclusive: Full Match Listing for WWE ‘Best of UK Classics’, Final WrestleMania 39 DVD Cover Art!