RUMBLE WEEK: New Details & Runtime Confirmed for WWE ‘True Story of Royal Rumble’ Documentary

September 22, 2016 by Daniel Bee

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Today’s entry into RUMBLE WEEK confirms some important runtimes and a few tidbits on WWE’s incoming DVD and Blu-ray release — “The True Story of Royal Rumble”.

First up, the brand new documentary feature is slated to be approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes in length, however additional “documentary-like” segments are expected in the extras.

Speaking of extras, as we’ve been finding out this week there will be multiple full-length, 30-man Royal Rumble matches included in the compilation, accompanied by other match picks from the PPV’s history. Those combined with the documentary portion translate to a total DVD runtime of approx. 7 hours and 17 minutes, and a Blu-ray runtime close to 8 hours and 30 minutes.

A few of the topics the documentary will cover include how the Royal Rumble concept came to be, returns and surprises in the Rumble match, and controversies witnessed over the years.

One controversy unlikely to be given a mention in the documentary is Chris Benoit winning the match in 2004, and although Benoit will be seen in the extras (the full 2007 Royal Rumble match revealed yesterday of which he was a part), further inclusion of Benoit is not expected.


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Below is the finalized cover artwork for “Randy Orton – RKO Outta Nowhere” on DVD/Blu-ray, now updated in a higher quality than the first draft released this time last week.

The Orton Blu-ray will be November’s big WWE Home Video offering. You will notice it’s been set “currently available” here on (like others recently) but this should update soon.

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The next WWE DVD will be added to our collections in less than 2 weeks – SummerSlam 2016!

For those wondering, SummerSlam will be released on Blu-ray in the United States.

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  1. SCSA says:

    I’m starting to get the idea that the WWE should or may add a couple of Un-telvised Royal Rumble matches too which were both won in 1994 by ‘Owen Hart’ & by ‘The Undertaker’.
    – mentioned in the following link;
    Under ‘Non PPV Royal Rumble matches.

  2. Brad Attitude says:

    “One controversy unlikely to be given a mention in the documentary is Chris Benoit winning the match in 2004”

    I guess it won’t be the “true story” of the royal rumble then after all.

    • SCSA says:

      True say, it would be great if at least they mentioned Chris Benoit’s Royal Rumble 2004 victory in the documentary 🙂

  3. mememememe says:

    Hopefully there are more non-PPV Rumble related matches like HHH/Droese or the Smackdown Rumble. Matches where you win to get a certain spot in the Rumble, for instance, is the type of thing I am talking about. Also some of the non PPV Rumbles (yes there have been some) would be good choices. Some matches I am hoping for are:

    Tag team royal rumble from June 15, 1998 Raw
    Kane vs Rock vs Big Show from Jan 2000 Smackdown with all other participants for the 2000 Rumble as lumberjacks
    Fatal four way for the #30 spot in the 2001 Rumble – Kane vs Rock vs Undertaker vs Rikishi – Smackdown Jan 2001
    Loser gets number one spot match January 2003
    6 man battle royal for the #30 spot – January 2004
    Various qualifying matches
    Preshow/Free For All/Sunday Night Heat matches

    Hopefully the documentary has little things like guys drawing their numbers,The Rock saying even the camera man thinks he can win,etc

    • mememememe says:

      according to history of there was a 5 man royal rumble on smackdown september 1999 but wikipedia doesnt list it that would be interesting if it is shown here maybe bluray exclusives since there is lots of room there

  4. Cherie Smith says:

    Not really surprised about the Benoit information I of course do not condone what he was responsible for but as I’ve said since the incident rather than admit that they screwed up due to lack of information WWE would rather make their fans look stupid by pretty much saying that a man who we watched for nearly 10 to 15 years up to that point never existed they can take away video but they can never take away our memories

    Also somewhat disappointed to see no new match reveals today but that just makes me anticipate tomorrow’s release of the full content that much more that will be the deciding factor for me can’t wait to see it

    • SCSA says:

      I agree! I just hope it’s not just another 4 matches for the final content to be given tomorrow! Hopfully we’ll see up to 6-7 more including a few more Rumble matches from the early 90’s! (92/93/95 would be great)!

      Here’s a few more of my wanted matches;

      – RR98: Shawn Michaels Vs The Undertaker – WWF Title – Casket Match

      – RR99: Ken Shamrock Vs Billy Gunn – IC Title (Great for an Extra Blu-Ray match), The Royal Rumble 99 Match is likely to be added due to McMahon’s victory, however not such a wished match due to Vince not hardly being in most of the match

      – RR2000: Triple H Vs Cactus Jack – Street Fight for the WWE Championship (Another Great for an Extra Blu-Ray match).

      – RR2011 match is likely to be featured as it was ‘The very first 40 man rumble match – however I found the winner to be very boring – My wish was Diesel or Kane.

    • LP1 says:

      WWE is not taking away his videos or pretending he didn’t exist. His bio is included in every volume of the WWE Encyclopedia books and every one of his PPV matches is included on the WWE Network. They’re just not going to go out of their way to include him in places if they don’t have to.

      • SCSA says:

        Sorry, but I disagree with you that WWE isn’t pretending that ‘Benoit’ existed. For example, he was cut out of the ‘Mr Wrestlemania’ DVD/Blu-Ray set where it was HHH Vs HBK Vs Chris Benoit in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship at WMXX 🙁

        • LP1 says:

          Re-read what I wrote.

          • SCSA says:

            I re-read it, but didn’t think anything else. Though I’m sorry if I have offended your talk though in any way.

            • LP1 says:

              Not offended at all. Just wasn’t sure if you understood what I was saying. They’re not pretending he didn’t exist. If they were gonna do that, they would whitewash him completely. That means no trace of him anywhere on the Network, no mention of him at all in the Encyclopedia books or on in the Title history and PPV history sections, and they wouldn’t even include his matches on Anthology DVDs/BRs. If they did all of that then they would be pretending he didn’t exist.

  5. SCSA says:

    Interesting information given about the Royal Rumble set… Over an hours extra content for Blu-Ray which is good, though no more Benoit content likely to be added (there goes my 2004 Rumble wish) 🙁

    They could have given a few more match reveals though!

  6. Jordan B says:

    Anything on the Brock lesnar collector’s edition? It is getting real close to the release date.

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