With the WWE Network pushing out plenty of watchable documentaries and behind-the-scenes specials like The Monday Night War and WWE24, it seems odd the company is still releasing things like The True Story of the Royal Rumble on home video. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see all of your favourite superstars from past and present (and Roman Reigns) sit down and talk about, arguably, the second biggest show of the year, but is it worth your time to go out and buy it?
The documentary is split into two parts that overlap each other. One half is your standard talking heads WWE documentary inter-cut with clips (The Rise and Fall of ECW, The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior etc.) and the other half is a WWE24-esque behind-the-scenes look at Royal Rumble 2016, which saw Roman Reigns defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the Rumble itself. The True Story of Royal Rumble then uses moments from the WWE24 section of the video to bring up certain subjects about the history of the show. For example they talk about AJ Styles making his debut as a surprise entrant, which turns to the talking heads discussing other surprise entrants like Kevin Nash, The Honky Tonk Man and Drew Carey. It’s pretty seemless, and it flows nicely.
Written for Flickering Myth. Read the full review here.