Ladies and Gentleman, it is now time for the ROYAL RUMBLE… WEEK!
Last week brought us the first trailer for “The True Story of Royal Rumble”, WWE’s brand new DVD and Blu-ray release that’s slated to include a documentary feature and 20 extras.
Now we’re going one better with RUMBLE WEEK! Join us at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com every day as we exclusively reveal content planned for this much-anticipated compilation.
This special week will culminate in the FULL listing being unveiled! Let’s kick if off with the first reveals – a match from one of the inaugural PPVs, a match from the pre-show to the 1996 Rumble, a 30-man Royal Rumble match (in its entirety), and a title match from this year’s event…
— The Rockers vs. The Orient Express
Royal Rumble • January 19, 1991
— Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Royal Rumble – Free For All • January 21, 1996
— Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble • January 21, 2001
— WWE Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Royal Rumble • January 24, 2016
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 Amazon.co.uk.
– USA: December 6th. Pre-order the new DVD or Blu-ray soon here on Amazon.com.
– Australia: TBA. Look for your chance to pre-order a copy over at Madman.com.au.
On the subject of the Rumble, we recently broke the news of new Royal Rumble box sets in the works; two big “Anthology-like” DVD volumes updated for 2016:
Breaking: New & Updated Royal Rumble Anthology Box Set This Year, First Update on 2017 WWE DVDs
We’re hearing that the cover artwork for them is not far from completion and the early drafts have been described to us as having a look and feel similar to the original Anthology titles, with more colour added and, given the larger size of the sets, more room for artwork and imagery.
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Vol. 3 of the Royal Rumble Anthology still eludes me. Why is it so hard to find?
There are a few Vol. 3s on Amazon but the lowest prices are $62 & fye.com has it for $50.98. Id try an FYE store near you (if possible) one might pop up there. I have seen Rumble Anthologies in store for $30. I found Volumes 2-4 of the SummerSlam Anthology for $4.99 brand new from FYE so its possible that Rumble volumes could pop in.
Thanks for the info. I found all the SS sets at FYE very cheap a few years ago and often find the other RR sets for $10 but I wonder if WWE produced fewer Vol. 3 than the others?
I have had good luck finding rare stuff at a Half Price Books in Dayton. They are not always in great shape but they do the job. You never know what will turn up at those used stores.
Rockers vs OE…one of my favorite tag team matches from Royal Rumble. Glad to see it made the cut.
HHH vs Droese…didn’t like it then. Haven’t seen it since.
2001 RR match….a good Rumble. Hardocre moments, Kane’s epic run, other big name or up and coming talent from that time. I wasn’t in favor of Rikishi being #30 or the push he got thinking while he was good for his size, should’ve went to someone like maybe Test or Albert.
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte….one of the best women’s matches of the revolution. Loved the pre-match video package, especially where it told Becky’s story.
If you have vol. 2 of the Rumble Anthology, the HHH vs Droese match actually has a chapter listing in the case for 1996 even though the match was on the preshow.
Yes I have all 4 volumes of the previous Anthology. When it came to 1996, I always skipped that match. I never watched that event in its entirety a 2nd time.
Happy to see the 2001 Rumble included on this list. For some reason it’s one of my favorite Rumbles of all time, most likely because of Kane’s epic performance in it as well as the fact that it went ‘hardcore’ for a good chunk of time.
I hope Bret & Owen Hart vs. Quebecers for the tag team championship or even the tables elimination between the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz.
Nice. I’d like to see them both make it.
20 extras only.. -:( should have made this a 3 disc Blu-ray and load it up with goodies.. but..as it is, pretty good start, minus the 2016-event match.
Love it, that the Rockers vs Orient Express match is brought to the table..awesome tag team match.
I wonder, if they really will show the entire Rumble matches, due to the length..it will likely be something I will skip watching if they edit in that concept match..its of course mainly the (hopefully) awesome doc that is the main focal point, but the extras, while very well known, should absolutely be in their entirety.
…and I stand corrected toward myself, since Daniel already has written that the 2001 Rumble match will be in its entirety. 😉
I’ve been waiting for this week for a long time. I’m surprised that the 2001 Rumble is one of the chosen Rumbles to be shown in full.
Why are you surprised?! The 2001 Rumble match is a great match to view in it’s entirety!
As for the
— The Rockers vs. The Orient Express – I’d say not bad since it has the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels 🙂
— Duke Droese vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley sounds very very boring! As well as the; — WWE Divas Championship Match of Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch which is just another waste of space!
Some matches I’d like to be on ‘true story of RR’ blu-ray include Benoit matches that aren’t likely to be added plus;
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 – THIS MADE IT 🙂
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!
Nice list of matches. Would also like to see
91 RR match
93 Bret Hart vs Razor Ramon – WWF Title
96 Taker vs Bret Hart – WWF Title
96 RR match
97 Taker vs Vader
98 RR match
2003 RR match
Due to disc space, I do’t know and probably doubt that the set will feature many Rumble matches in their entirety. I imagine due to historical purposes, the first ever Rumble will be there in its entirety, won by Duggan in 88.
I get what you say about the first Rumble in ’88 for historical purposes, but I wish they would pick the ’89 instead since historically it is the first Rumble on PPV..the first to be the “real” 30 men match..and it is just way better than the inagural TV-transmitted match..love the opening..”Partner vs Partner..perhaps even Brother vs Brother..” (quote: Gorilla Monsoon)
Of course! Triple H vs. Duke Droese is worth being on this set now is it?? Again, it proves that the people picking these matches just look for big names. I am willing to bet that Eddie Guerrero vs. Chavo Guerrero from Royal Rumble 2004 will make the cut, because we will have to have an Eddie match on this set!!
Not a bad pick if they put Eddie vs Chavo..an excellent story told up to and within the match..Love the 2004 event over all..absolute smashing..
Their 2004 match was slow and boring. Their feud and matches in WCW was a lot of entertaining than this atrocious beast.
Slow paced, maybe.. boring..never in a million years.. it was about telling a great story up to the match and in the squared circle..something that is completely omitted from todays product..
for me, the entertainment value is vanished today..when the only thing that really has been close to great the recent years is Brock Lesnar, then there is something rotten in denmark. Storytelling like the RR 2004 match between the Guerreros’ is the most important missing ingredient for me to care for the NOW-department of WWE.
Actually the Triple H/Droese match does have some significance to it as I recall this being the first time they ever had the entry numbers determined by a match instead of the random drawing which in this case the winner got #30 & loser was #1.
Speaking of Eddie, not that it’s a big deal or anything. But I’d like to see as extras, then adding the Eddie/Flair backstage segments from 2005 – the first where Flair yelled out Eddie stole his number, and the second where Teddy gets the number back from Eddie but Flair gets angry when he finds out Eddie also stole his wallet.
Hilarious backstage segments for sure..shows how much more organic the performers and charachters were back then..it is “small” segments like these that for me elovates a show from just good to being great..
and that Rumble match has one of the best openings with Eddie and Benoit going at each others..and then working together against Daniel Puder..
adding Hardcore Holly to the Chop-Swat Team to completely destroy the newcomer, and JR’s golden commentary: “Hardcore likes nobody..but he HATES rookies!”