Ahead of WWE’s new DVD and Blu-ray documentary release, The True Story of Royal Rumble, just scheduled for November is something new featuring every Rumble PPV in history.
Early word is that this will be achieved with two “Anthology-like” volumes that compile all 29 events; one a 14 disc set and the other a 15 disc set! The name being given to the updated box sets is the “Royal Rumble Ultimate Collection” and the first synopsis is ready to be revealed:
Let’s get ready to Rumble! The WWE Royal Rumble Ultimate Collection brings together the entirety of the storied history of one of WWE’s most exciting and long-running Pay-Per-View events.
The WWE Royal Rumble Ultimate Collection Volume 1 collects the first fourteen Royal Rumble Pay-Per-Views (1988-2001).
Volume 2 collects the latest fifteen Royal Rumble Pay-Per-Views (2002-2016).
That’s a combined total of nearly 83 hours of footage!
At this time we only have the box set confirmed for Australia, via Madman.com.au.
The original Royal Rumble Anthology was of course put out worldwide – it released first to fans in the United States back in 2007 and was later available in individual volumes (like shown in the image below), not too dissimilar to what’s being proposed with the new set.
2016’s offering will complete the collection with 9 more events and for earlier shows will most likely go back and fix any muting of “WWF” audible references and blurring of the “scratch” logo.
With the Hardcore DVD now in stores, the only other September WWE Home Video release is Battleground 2016 in the UK, so we have a slight wait on our hands for something new.
But fear not – in the meantime Kayfabe Commentaries will be releasing a new DVD and it’s out this coming Tuesday, September 13th. “Guest Booker: The Outsiders Stay Inside” will feature a sit-down interview with Kevin Nash as “Big Daddy Cool” fantasy books himself and Scott Hall had they remained with WWE in 1996 and not defected to the rival WCW, later forming the nWo.
The DVD cover artwork follows below. Hit up KayfabeCommentaries.com to get your copy.
In running WrestlingDVDNetwork.com this week, we’ve heard that the initial draft of the 2017 WWE Home Video schedule is being worked on; a tentative list of DVDs/Blu-rays planned for next year.
A source in the know has described one title on there as a “surprising” addition!
Recent WWE DVD Surveys revealed the following 40+ titles as contenders for next year:
30 Years of Survivor Series (Documentary)
Alberto Del Rio (Documentary)
Anoa’i Family (Documentary)
Best of 1997: The 20th Anniversary (Comp)
Black History (Comp)
Bruno Sammartino (Documentary)
CM Punk (Comp)
Epic Undercard (Comp)
Greatest Rivalries: Dreamer vs. Raven (Sit-down)
Greatest Rivalries: Taz vs. Sabu (Sit-down)
Greatest Rivalries: Vince vs. Bischoff (Sit-down)
Hart Foundation (Comp)
Health & Fitness (Workouts)
History of Tag Team Championships (Comp)
Iron Man Matches (Comp)
John Cena: Behind the Mic (Comp)
Kurt Angle (Comp)
Lex Luger (Documentary)
Live In [City] (Comp)
Mark Henry (Documentary)
Masters of the Mic (Documentary)
NXT Greatest Matches Vol. 2 (Comp)
Out of the Darkness – Two Decades of Kane (Documentary)
Rhodes Stories: The Sons of The Son of a Plumber (Documentary)
Rick Rude (Comp)
Rising Superstars (Comp)
Shawn Michaels: Unreleased Matches (Comp)
Stephanie McMahon (Documentary)
Survival Mode – The Early ’90s (Documentary)
Sycho Sid (Documentary)
Ted DiBiase (Comp)
The History of WWE (Box set)
The New Day (Comp)
The True Story of SummerSlam (Documentary)
Top 25 Celebrity Moments (Documentary)
Ultimate Warrior: Unreleased Matches (Comp)
Unreleased Matches 1986-1995 (Comp)
Women’s Revolution (Documentary)
WrestleMania III – 30 Years Later (Documentary)
Given that WWE just released Alberto Del Rio, we can safely rule out that particular DVD.
Cody Rhodes, while still with the company, made mention on Twitter (shown again below) of a new project on Dusty Rhodes titled “The Last Cowboy”. That turned out to be a book but we do know WWE has considered releasing “Rhodes Stories”, a DVD centered around Dusty with input from his sons, Cody and Goldust. With Cody now gone from WWE that would seem unlikely to happen unless filming has already completed or they go in a different route to focus only on Dusty.
CM Punk, Kurt Angle, Goldberg and a much-anticipated Undertaker documentary are a handful of DVDs in the above list that could fit the term “surprising”. For now we’ll leave you to speculate.
Official announcement & more details forthcoming…but here's something to get excited for
"The Last Cowboy" 2017 pic.twitter.com/yXmsVf5QU1
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) December 11, 2015
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Speaking of Anthologies earlier, there are 2 chances to grab the SummerSlam Anthology box set for a steal-price today. They’re coming up in these eBay auctions expiring very soon…
Joining those goodies in eBay auctions today are several rare WWFs DVDs, including this lot below with 3 hard-to-find titles that are still SEALED in their wrapped after all these years…
$15.00 – WWF Unforgiven 1998 & Rock Bottom 1998 DVDs
$18.00 – WWF Royal Rumble 2002 DVD (Sealed, Free Shipping)
$23.50 – WWF Judgment Day 2001 DVD (Sealed, Free Shipping)
$29.00 – WWF Backlash 2001 DVD (Sealed, Free Shipping)
And tomorrow, this copy of WWE’s brand new “History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7” DVD (right now only $4.99!) could be yours, so add it to your Watch List quick…