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WWE -  Royal Rumble, The Complete Anthology
WWE - Royal Rumble The Complete Anthology
Actors: Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mick Foley
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2007     55hr 0min

January 28 2007 was the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Rumble. WWE fans have always loved this unique match and when a WrestleMania championship opportunity sweetened the winner s pot the Royal Rumble became one of the most...  more »


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Actors: Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mick Foley
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/13/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 55hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 20
SwapaDVD Credits: 20
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Audio problems, poor packaging, audio skipping, footage remo
(1 out of 5 stars)

"honestly...this is ridiculous. the audio for all the dvd's(every one)are nothing more than crappy mono(very poor)with the sound very low & the commentators very high?. where are the dolby digital 5.1 stereo surround sound wwe dvds we are use to getting everytime. the packaging sucks badly(why not do it as with the past wrestlemania anthology with a bottom & top lid), it splits even with being careful, a lot of footage is removed outta no where(most noteably the wwf superstar line segments), you can tell of this because of the splicing job they constantly do. the audio constantly skips(jumping) when wwf is verbally mentioned, the blurred logos are jittery & shake when theres frame movements. the blurred logo's look like garbage...the blurs look like heavy ice cube blocks on the everything especially the turnbuckles(they even go as far as to blur in-between the turnbuckles...for what?????). seriously i swear in this set they censor dozens of original themes filmed at the the time of the event when it took place(all this very annoying). 1 more thing...there are these awkward "picture motion"(also known as picture speed)frame distortions during the 1999 royal rumble...some examples during 1999 are @: 3:38-3:44, 5:11-5:16, 1:06:35-1:06:45, 2:10:34-2:10:39, 2:35:23-2:35:46, & 2:45:02-2:45:18. it does'nt look "live" at all. it looks like the picture motion(speed)movie companys use for their big motion picture movies & sitcoms. or even vcd(video compact disc)quality. this is truly unacceptable. no reason for this to be taking place. wwe needs to apoligize to their fans right now, recall this whole set, replace all these defective dvd disc's with some newly mastered of charge. i honestly don't get vince mcmahon & wwe alot of the times on the way they think when it comes to their dvd projects. the 1 star is strictly about the creation(product input) & overall final product at hand(the rumbles are 5 stars all the way). all i can say is how & why?????. know what your purchasing!!!!!."
Unwrapping the DVD set
Jon Cudo, Editor of | CLE USA | 04/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am still digging into the new boxed set, but I wanted to echo several comments about the packaging. It is indeed awkward, fragile, and ill-concieved. A piece of printed paper hold together two large heavy sides. I have pampered the case like a newborn baby and it's already about to tear. Normal wear and tear will have people buying new cases in the first month.

Beyond that....I can't wait to see all 56 hours.

If You Like The WrestleMania Anthology...You'll Love This On
D.P. | California | 03/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Royal Rumble is probably the second most anticipated event of the year due to the fact that this is the main PPV that starts the setup of storylines & begins the Road To WrestleMania. This anthology is really the perfect counterpiece to the WrestleMania anthology.

1988 - The Hogan/Andre II contract signing, Rude/Steamboat match & the Rumble won by Hacksaw Jim Duggan are worth watching.

1989 - The first PPV event as Big John Studd won. Highlights include Demolition members Ax & Smash drawing the first two numbers and confrontation between Hogan & Savage. Also check out the 2 out of 3 falls match between Hart Foundation/Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo/Rougeau Brothers on here.

1990 - The big story of this was the tease of Hogan vs. Warrior before Hogan would go on to win. One of the best Rumbles in history.

1991 - Hogan won this Royal Rumble. Sgt. Slaughter won the WWF Title from Ultimate Warrior...with help from Randy Savage. The Dusty/Dustin vs. Dibiase & Virgil match was just background to the long awaited Virgil turn against Dibiase. One of the best overall Rumble cards in history.

1992 - Ric Flair won this one & the WWF Title as this was one of the most entertaining Rumbles down to Bobby Heenan reacting to Flair's every move on commentary. The only memorable undercard match was Roddy Piper winning the Intercontinental Title from The Mountie.

1993 - Yokozuna won with the stupid ending of Randy Savage pinning him (in a battle royal?) but Yoko kicked out so strongly that Savage went over the top. WWF Champion Bret Hart fought Razor Ramon in a good match along with the long awaited Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty match.

1994 - This featured Owen Hart's turn against Bret Hart and Bret Hart & Lex Luger both ended up winning the Rumble match, and the Undertaker losing the casket match against Yokozuna.

1995 - Shawn Michaels became the first person to enter #1 & win. WWF Champion Diesel vs. Bret Hart saw Bret use a more aggressive style that anyone has seen from him leading to a great match that gets overshadowed by their Survivor Series match later in the year. Jeff Jarrett won the Intercontinental title against Razor Ramon and Lawerence Taylor was confronted by Bam Bam Bigelow.

1996 - Shawn Michaels second Rumble win featured Vader's debuted & dominating the match before his confrontation with Yokozuna and Jake "The Snake" Lawler returning. Goldust won the Intercontinental Title from Razor Ramon and the WWF Title match between Bret Hart & Undertaker was something to check out.

1997 - Shawn Michaels won back the WWF Title in his homestate from Sid. Austin would win the Rumble in a classic heel way putting over his character and also putting over Bret's current "you screwed me" character. The Rumble match itself also had various highlights such as Terry Funk's appearence, and Stone Cold's dominace, and Jerry Lawler setting a Rumble record. Other things to look out for on the undercard are the Goldust/HHH match and the Undertaker/Vader match.

1998 - The Rumble match was very entertaining with Mick Foley enterting under all three personas with Stone Cold winning in the end. HBK/Undertaker faced off in a casket match & delievered with Kane lighting the casket on fire set the stage for their WrestleMania match. Mike Tyson does make an appearence here as well.

1999 - The Rumble itself had Vince & Austin's first fight which started & ended the Rumble. The real highlight of this Rumble was the Rock vs. Mankind "I Quit" match as Foley took the most vicious chairshots. The rest of the card was very average to boring to just plain sad (Sable's strap match against Luna).

2000 - Tazz debuted, Dudleyz vs. Hardyz in the first tables match, and the Cactus Jack vs. HHH street fight were at this event. The Rumble itself had some funny moments such as Too Cool & Rikishi dancing during the middle of the match and Funaki being eliminated more times in a Rumble match than anyone else in history with The Rock winning at the end.

2001 - Stone Cold won this Rumble that featured a Drew Carey appearence, and Kane's dominate record of 11 men eliminated. The catfight between Stephanie McMahon & Trish Stratus, a classic ladder match between Jericho & Benoit, and a match between Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian are worth seeing.

2002 - The two best matches were Flair & McMahon's street fight and Jericho vs. The Rock. HHH won this Rumble but the real highlight was Maven eliminating Undertaker.

2003 - WWE Champion Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit wrestled in a classic match. The Rumble match had good moments like Jeff Hardy finally getting his hands on Matt Hardy & the storyline between Jericho & HBK. Lesnar would win it after having a good match with Big Show earlier.

2004 - Benoit drew #1 & won as other delevopments included Mick Foley's return, the first signs of the Undertaker returning to his "deadman" character, and the interaction between Brock & Goldberg. The other standout matches were HBK vs. HHH and Eddie Guerrero vs. Chavo Guerrero.

2005 - This included the HBK/Angle confrontation, Benoit & Holly having a chopping contest on Daniel Puder's chest, and the finish that results in Vince McMahon injuring his quad. HHH vs. Randy Orton, JBL vs. Show vs. Angle, Edge vs. HBK, and Undertaker vs. Heidenrich in a casket match are all worth checking out.

2006 - Rey Mysterio ended up winning the Rumble at the end. The only good match was the Cena vs. Edge match that was really a fun match to watch.

2007 - MNM vs. Hardyz was a good performance as was the Cena/Umaga "Last Man Standing" match. The Rumble match itself was fun to watch, as it was your average Rumble with the last 10 mins. really being something you wouldn't want to miss with Undertaker, HBK, and Rated RKO.
If you need to think about this purchase... You are not a fa
Demonizer | South of Heaven | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just got my set on Friday and let me say it is the SINGLE best purchase I have made in many months!! First and formeost the quality of this set is second to none including the Wrestlemania Box Set!! The box is very sturdy, it houses 4 individual sets(similar to the WM set), includes (4) film/photos each individualy numbered AND unlike the WM set each DVD is Labeled instead of the Mirror Finish DVD's.

I've watched 2 last sets this weekend and let me say I forgot just how many GREAT momemnts and matches happen at the RR. The RR is always remembered as the "Battle Royal" BUT there are some seriously GREAT matches here!! ALL the content is UnCensored(even the "Mae Young" skit which I swear had some moments that I did not remember while watching it live on PPV)However they due blank out the "Attitude Years" Logos which is to be expected and of course some music has been changed but, NO BIG DEAL!!!!

The sound is unlike any WWE/WWF DVD I have ever heard!! I played it on 2 DVD players and sound systems and let me say it shakes the ground!! The music is Thunderous and the Slams are Huge, it will give your Sub-Woofer a Work-Out!!!

All in All this is a MUST OWN and be forewarned it will be Limited!! If you wait you will LOSE!! The store I got mine from had a Total of 3 UNITS(Now down to 2 :) )and not one store this week even advertises it unlike previous releases of WWE/WWF DVD's!! The fact that they Number the Film/Photos cards also makes it a Collectors Item!!

Get it the minute you see it on the shelf, You Won't Regret It!!!!"