Although this gives viewers a sense of the Royal Rumble over time, there have been better Rumble matches than 1994 and 2001. From the outset, the title of the release sets the tone for a collection of archive matches and contemporary interview excerpts which is not sure of just what it want to be. Help us to Stay Alive and make a donation,. Is there an alternate, unofficial version floating around out there? It is perhaps more intrigue than wanting to suspend disbelief that brings fans back every year. But others like The Rockers vs The Orient Express 1991 and Shawn Michaels vs Psycho Sid 1997 are essentailly padding and only worth a look out of nostalgia. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with these new rules as they have now become the official ruleset of the MechoPirate Site and are now being enforced.
His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. Violence Frequent scenes of moderate violence include hand-to-hand contact blows during wrestling bouts, including punches, kicks, slams and throws. With Batista winning, it was finally time for things to go somewhere new. There are infrequent mild sex references. Over the past 28 years we've seen matches covering the entire quality spectrum, from perfectly put together classics to forgettable dirges and everything in between.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. This work is made up of a number of separate components. You can buy it at the link below. It also seems to have an identity crisis, unable to decide whether it should be a 100% kayfabe piece, as numerous veterans refer to their time in the Rumble matches as legit, while those of more recent years openly discuss occasions on which the worked spots either failed to come off or were deliberately ignored. Knowing that it can often bring the lapsed fans out of the woodwork for the pop of seeing an old star make a one-night return, I wanted to also gain an understanding as to what people liked about the concept.
But how do the Rumbles stack up against each other? Get all the history, get all the stories, and learn The True Story of the Royal Rumble. There are also fleeting appearances in the form of talking heads from the late Roddy Piper to Jake Roberts and Kevin Nash. Other than the documentary feature, there is little here that is not already available for Network subscribers. Hi Guest, did you know MechoPirate is totally not-for-profit and relies on donations from members such as yourself to stay alive?. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Paul1970 from Good but not great features. Would like seen blu-ray edition with unreleased extras, not just pay-per-view matches. This contradiction makes it hard to digest the documentary, as the watcher is never sure whether to suspend disbelief or expect an insight into the real workings of the match. The Big Takeaway: With some interesting backstage insight on the documentary portion and some fun Royal Rumble matches, is worth a look. Do you like the Royal Rumble as a match concept? We wrap it up with a look at the cameo appearances with names such as Roddy Piper, Bob Backlund and Diesel getting the focus. Bought cause like concept, interesting doco, but too short some sections.
We can only hope that the 2016 edition will slot in somewhere towards the end of this list. While watching this collection, I took to Twitter in an effort to gather some opinion on this event. Shawn Michaels Royal Rumble — January 19, 1997 Disc 2: Tazz vs. Superstars like Randy Orton, Bautista, Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho have interesting accounts of their recent encounters with the event and give some backstage stories about how finishes and spots were received behind the curtain. That brings us back to one of the major draws: the surprise entrant with Chris Jericho in 2013 as the feature attraction. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read.
Is there a more iconic annual single match in professional wrestling than the Royal Rumble itself? Whether it is Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior having their first face to face, Shawn Michaels ousting a celebrating British Bulldog, a shocking John Cena return at number thirty or Santino Marella almost pulling off the greatest shock in professional wrestling history, the match brings on more nostalgia than most. There are infrequent scenes showing fighters with blood on their heads and faces. The actual Rumble matches included are chosen either for their historical importance i. Every year it acts as kickstarter for the year to come, setting off the stories that will make up WrestleMania and beyond, as 30 superstars head to the ring in an attempt to be the last man standing pointing at the WrestleMania sign. Members who constantly troll will not be considered, as mentioned before a certain level of maturity is required and as a moderator your view towards members will change drastically. The McMahon story is just gold though and I laugh at him every time. A whole lot of them have been somewhere in the middle of that too, relying on individual moments as opposed to the strength of the entire match.
That right there sums up so much of why the Rumble works. Overall pretty good, not greatest release, but certainly not worst release of this kind of doco. MechoPirate is totally non-profit and contains no pesky flickering banner ads, dodgy sponsorship logos, dubious tie-ins or dastardly pop-ups. Becky Lynch Royal Rumble — January 24, 2016 Winner Gets 30; Loser Gets 1 Duke Droese vs. Slaughter, Sycho Sid, Shawn Michaels, Tazz, Kurt Angle Cut This work was passed uncut. The ease with which veritable giants or those who are rarely beaten 1-on-1 are dispensed with — and in such a short amount of time — could be jarring. So here we are, 28 Royal Rumbles from worst to best.