The Royal Rumble is an annual event presented by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Amazingly now in its 26th year the event features the “Royal Rumble Match” which begins with two participants who are joined by another wrestler every 90 seconds. There are a total of 30 participants and the only way to eliminate an opponent is by throwing him over the top rope and onto the floor. The winner guarantees themselves a shot at the title at another prestigious event, Wrestlemania.
This release includes:
Big Show v Alberto Del Rio in a last man standing match.
A tag-team title match.
A championship match between reigning champion CM Punk and wrestler turned movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
With The Rock topping the bill the Rumble match is relegated to second top spot and it seems to come around rather quickly. The match itself is very entertaining and even features a few old-timers and novelty acts to keep old fans happy although the time reduction between entrants from 2 minutes to 90 seconds shortens the match too much.
Arguably the best annual WWE event, this will keep fans old and new entertained.
Royal Rumble 2013 is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK from 15th April 2013.
Ric’s Rating: Good.