OUT NOW: WWE ‘The True Story of ROYAL RUMBLE’ DVD & Blu-Ray – First Look Photos of Both Editions

December 7, 2016 by Daniel Bee

In our best Howard Finkel voice: “Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for the Royal Rumble… documentary”!

WWE released “The True Story of Royal Rumble” on Home Video this week, beginning with the United Kingdom on Monday and following to the United States just yesterday. So, it’s about time we all got a first look at it with these new photos of both DVD and Blu-ray editions.

Grab your copy of the DVD from $16.93 here on Amazon.com, or the Blu-ray from $23.32 here.

WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Front Cover
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Back Cover

“The True Story of Royal Rumble” is WWE’s big 3 disc DVD and 2 disc Blu-ray release of December, featuring a documentary portion as its main feature. Preview it now by watching our exclusive sneak peek or catch 15 minutes of the documentary on the WWE Network.

The complete 8.5 hour set packs in that documentary (running around 1 hour and 5 minutes), “deleted” scenes from the documentary as extras, four full-length Royal Rumble matches, two non-PPV Royal Rumble matches, a compilation of historic singles matches picked out from the Rumble’s 30 year history, and an interview with Shawn Michaels conducted at last year’s event.

Thanks goes to WDN reader Matthew Tremble for sending in these pics after receiving his copy of the DVD early. You can find Matthew uploading WWE DVD-related videos daily on YouTube.

WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Inside Artwork
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - First Look Photos



For nearly 30 years, both WWE Superstars and WWE Universe members alike begin their road to WrestleMania at Royal Rumble, an over-the-top-rope, free-for-all battle where the winner is given a one-way ticket to the showcase of the immortals.

For the first time ever, WWE brings you behind-the-scenes to get the unique story of the monumental January event from those who created it and the Superstars who have competed in the Royal Rumble match.

Get all the history, get all the stories, and learn The True Story of the Royal Rumble.

WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Disc Artwork
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Disc Artwork
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos, Disc Artwork

Runtime Info (approx.)

DISC 1: 1 hour and 5 minutes.
DISC 2: 3 hours and 6 minutes.
DISC 3: 3 hours and 3 minutes.

The Blu-ray edition includes all of that content found on the DVD, plus 1 hour and 7 minutes of additional material on top! Check out a few snaps of that version below.

Complete Content Listing for WWE “True Story of Royal Rumble” on DVD & Blu-ray…


WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' Blu-ray - Photos
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' Blu-ray - Photos
WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' Blu-ray - Photos


Get your hands on WWE’s “True Story of Royal Rumble” DVD/Blu-ray…

USA: NOW! Get your “Rumble Story” DVD or Blu-ray now here on Amazon.com.

UK/Europe: NOW! Get your “Rumble Story” DVD or Blu-ray now here on Amazon.co.uk.

Australia: January 11th. Go pre-order your copy of the DVD over at Madman.com.au.

WWE 'The True Story of Royal Rumble' DVD - Photos

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  1. LP1 says:

    1 hour and 5 minutes on disc 1. That is pathetic. They could’ve put another 2 hours of extras on there. Also, I haven’t seen the documentary yet, but do they really not mention Hogan at all? I understand Benoit for obvious reasons, but I’m curious if they completely ignore Hogan’s 2 Rumble wins.

  2. mememememe says:

    Most of the pictures on the back cover aren’t even from the Rumble match itself. They are from singles matches on the show.

  3. Nicolas Hébert says:

    I liked the documentary. But only 65 minutes… not good. The Blu-Ray exclusive Droese vs HHH from the Free for all in 1996 is a waste of time! Very boring exclusive. But the Smackdown and RAW Royal Rumble from 2004 and 2011 is a very good thing as Blu-Ray exclusive. The Shawn Michael interview is only 4 minutes… I would like more from HBK.

    • Justin says:

      If you have Vol. 2 of the Rumble Anthology, look at the 96 event. The HHH/Droese match is listed on the chapters list in the dvd case but was not on the main show.

  4. Cherie Smith says:

    I was glad to see the 94 Rumble match and the Warrior/Slaughter title match Rumble 91 made the set but still disappointed that it’s missing the Rumble matches from 92 2011 and 2016 therefore still undecided on this one

  5. Paulie says:

    It’s not a true story if they’re not going to mention previous royal rumble winners like Hogan, Benoit or Del Rio.

    • SCSA says:

      True! I think every Rumble winner should have been mentioned individually, if not enough space on the discs, then at least do a quick mention from years 1988-2016!

  6. Vintage Simon says:

    Watched the documentary last night. Quite enjoyed the trip down memory lane and seeing some of the classic moments, but it wasn’t really a ‘True Story’ in the same vain as the ‘True Story of WrestleMania’ set from 2011 (nor was I expecting it to be, in truth).

    They did try to instigate some backstage controversy stories – such as Scott Hall being against the Goldust feud and match at the 1996 event – but it felt like they were clutching at straws. I personally could have listened to Pat Patterson a little more at the start, talking about why the concept was intially rejected and such like. I was also surprised that they skipped right past the first 30-man Rumble too.

    Won’t rant all day, but another couple of quick points. I did have to laugh at Michael Hayes’ (among others) refusal to accept the anti-Reigns reaction in 2015, sweeping the Philadelphia fanbase under the carpet and acting like an entire building of the company’s fans don’t speak for the fans. Quite insulting to those in attendance, and also shows the bubble / level of denial management lives in.

    Finally, was it my imagination, or did they start showing the annual ‘By the Numbers’ video package towards the end of the doc, only to abandon it after about a minute, never to return? Thought it was very odd.

    Made for an entertaining hour, but didn’t really learn anything new. Thumbs up nonetheless.

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

    Appearently, there’s no need to show the Rumble winners of the 1990+1991, 1994, 2004 and 2011 editions.

    I never understand why WWE some times makes artwork or write commentaries, that obviously are either wrong or is missing a details.

    So many ways to do cool artwork other than such obvious missing details crap.

    Hogan, del Rio and obvious Benoit, them all WWE has certain issues with, at least for the time being.. Bret Hart..well, bit on/off I guess.. but Lex..any grudge there??

    The complete anthology version of the respective years was awesome with the great statistics in the leaflets.. they should have done something similar with this True History of..

  8. SCSA says:

    I’ve been watching ‘The True Story of the Royal Rumble’ set on Blu-Ray & I must say that the Special Features is a waste of space! –

    Devil Hair – Hacksaw talking about Undertaker in past/present Rumbles.
    Pamela Anderson – not much to do with the Rumble, just about her.
    Mae Young – funny as she stripps n wins against other Divas in some contest!
    Ric Flair’s Return – kinda boring 🙁
    Batista Zipper – his boot unzipped in a match – wow?! 🙁
    Women in the Rumble – Divas talking about a women’s Royal Rumble 🙁

    They could have just added a better match-up like the Sid Vs Michaels which I must say is a 5star!

  9. Matthew Tremble says:

    Thanks man!! Glad I could help out