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|WWE Royal Rumble - The Complete Anthology Vol 3|
Actors: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vince McMahon, The Rock, Triple H
Genres: Television, Sports
Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 01/08/2008 Run time: 900 minutes
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The "Attitude Era" Of The Rumble
D.P. | California | 11/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1998 - The Rumble match was very entertaining with highlights being Mick Foley enterting under all three personas, the hardcore exchange between Terry "Chainsaw Charlie" Funk & Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley, the interaction between the members of the Nation Of Domination, what happened between Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart, and everyone gunning for Steve Austin thoughout the match. HBK/Undertaker faced off in a casket match that gave Shawn his injury that took him out of action until 2002 & the ending with Kane lighting the casket on fire set the stage for their WrestleMania match. Mike Tyson does make an appearence here as well with other matches including Vader vs. Artist Formely Known As Goldust, New Age Outlaws vs. Legion Of Doom, The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock, and a six man tag match with the midgets from Mexico with Sunny as the referee.
1999 - The Rumble itself had Vince & Austin's first fight which started & ended the Rumble, Chyna becoming the first woman to enter the Rumble, and everyone gunning for Austin to collect a bounty Vince put on his head. The real highlight of this Rumble was the Rock vs. Mankind "I Quit" match as Foley took the most vicious unprotected chairshots. The rest of the card was very average (Road Dogg vs. Big Boss Man, Mr. Ass vs. Shamrock) to boring (X-Pac vs. Gangrel) to just plain sad (Sable's strap match against Luna).
2000 - Tazz debuted & broke Kurt Angle's undefeated streak, Dudleyz vs. Hardyz in the first tables match, and the historic Cactus Jack vs. HHH street fight were at this event. Also on here was the Royal Rumble Bikini contest that included Mae Young pulling her "puppies" out & scaring Jerry Lawler to death, New Age Outlaws vs. Acolytes, and a triple threat match featuring Jericho vs. Chyna vs. Hardcore Holly. 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 WWE Title match between Kurt Angle vs. Triple H that was highlighted by the catfight between Stephanie McMahon & Trish Stratus, a classic ladder match between Jericho & Benoit, and a match between Dudleys vs. Edge & Christian are worth checking out on here as well.
2002 - This Royal Rumble was highlighted by the returns of Mr. Perfect, Goldust, Val Venis, and the Godfather (Ho Train included), and the winner in Triple H...but the real highlight was an "anything can happen in the WWE" moment as the then-rookie Maven eliminated the Undertaker. Also on here was a street fight between Ric Flair vs. Mr. McMahon, William Regal vs. Edge, Trish vs. Jazz, Spike Dudley & Tazz vs. Dudleys, and Undisputed Champion Chris Jericho vs. The Rock."
1998-2002: Attitude Era Of The Royal Rumble!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 02/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this along with Volume 4 recently and let me say it was worth the money! D.P. has already done an excellent description of the matches so I'll just highlight the reasons to get this one by the years on this volume.
Royal Rumble '98 - The Rumble match itself (which saw one of the first PPV face-offs between "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock) and the WWF/WWE title Casket Match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels where Shawn injures his lower back and was forced to retire until 2002. Also has a pretty good match between Ken Shamrock and The Rock for the I-C belt.
Royal Rumble '99 - Mankind Vs. The Rock in an "I Quit" WWF/WWE title match that saw Mick Foley (Mankind) take multiple chair shots from The Rock unprotected! The rest of the Rumble is okay with the worst match being a strap encounter between Sable and Luna Vachon.
Royal Rumble 2000 - One of my favorites to watch! A near perfect card and probably the most violent of all the Rumble's during the Attitude Era. Tazz makes his debut from ECW to break the undefeated streak of Kurt Angle. The Hardyz and The Dudley Boyz (Team 3-D) had an amazing Tables match that was one early predecessor to the TLC matches we see today. A three way battle for the I-C title which saw Co-Champs Chris Jericho and Chyna battle each other as well as Hardcore Holly for the belt. That one was okay as well as The APA Vs. The New Age Outlaws for the tag belts. The main reason to get this is the incredible street fight between Cactus Jack and HHH for the WWF/WWE title! While HHH says Hell In The Cell with Mick Foley is what put him over as a wrestler, I feel this match is what brought him respect in my view!
The Rumble itself was pretty good on this one too. It saw The Rock win.
Royal Rumble 2001 - Two main reasons to get this one is the ladder match between Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho for the I-C belt and the Rumble itself. The Rumble match is memorable for three reasons (at least for me):
1. Kane's near one hour performance - For man his size and stature, that's a feat to go one hour!
2. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Vs. The Rock - Another face-off between these two legendary performers.
3. Austin winning The Rumble for a third time! To this day, he's still the only 3-time winner of this match!
Royal Rumble 2002 - Another favorite Rumble card of mine. Here is how I break it down on this one:
Spike Dudley/TAZZ VS. The Dudley Boyz w/Stacy Kiebler (WWF/WWE Tag Team Championship) - Not a great bout but it doesn't suck either! Some very hard hitting spots that are very ECWsqe!
Edge Vs. William Regal (WWF/WWE I-C Title Match) - Probably the only stinker on the card. Edge and Regal are actually very good workers but this one wasn't as good their other encounters.
Trish Stratus Vs. Jazz (WWF/WWE Women's Title Match) - Surprisingly good match. Jazz was the superior wrestler and worker in this one because this was at the beginning of Trish's in-ring career! Still, you could see her give it her best effort even early on. Also, having Jackie in there as the special ref added some comedy to the bout.
"Nature Boy" Ric Flair Vs. Vince McMahon (Streetfight Match) - This was also another surprise. McMahon and Flair worked very well together!
Chris Jericho Vs. The Rock (WWF/WWE Undisputed Championship Match) - I have never seen their first encounter from No Mercy 2001 but if its anything like this match, then I am sure I'd love it! These two put on a great match! Probably the best between the two!
The Royal Rumble Match - Was very well paced and probably the strongest line up since The Royal Rumble 1992 at that point! While it was pretty obvious that HHH was going to win, it at least gave us some great action leading up to the end. I find it ironic since the best Royal Rumble took place in 1992, that we get another great one 10 years later! The moment of the match (for me) is when Kane picked up The Big Show in a bodyslam position and actually carried TBS to the top rope and dumped him out! I don't care if wrestling is fake, that takes some strength right there!
Overall, your $30 something bucks will not be wasted!"
Jimmy Whisperz | NJ | 02/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Personally, the Attitude Era was the greatest time for me to be a wrestling fan. All the great characters, the electric atmosphere, hell even the wrestling good. This set is filled with some great moments from the Attitude Era that will bring back so many memories. With this set you get some classic WWF title matches like the Casket Match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, the classic "I Quit Match" between Mankind and The Rock, the Street Fight between Triple H and Cactus Jack, and a very underrated contest from the '02 Rumble with Chris Jericho and The Rock. Then your going to get some good Royal Rumble matches like the 1998, 2000, 2001, & 2002 Royal Rumble matches.
If that's not enough to convince you to buy this set then let me just say your going to also get great filler matches like the 1998 Intercontinental Title Match with The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock, the 2000 Tag-Team Table Match between the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz, the 2001 Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title between Chris Jericho and Chris Beniot, and the 2000 debut of Tazz against Kurt Angle.
If you want in depth review of each Royal Rumble then see those DVD's individually but as a whole this set is great and should not be missed. In my opinion it was worth every cent."