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VINE VOICEon 18 September 2009
Is there a worse Royal Rumble match in history than 1995's version? Possibly, but this is definately one of the front runners for that accolade. By my reckoning there are four people out of thirty who are "over" to any great degree (Shawn Michaels, Davey Boy Smith, Lex Luger and Owen Hart), leaving 26 hopeless wastes of space to fill in the rest of the match. No wonder that the WWF cut the entry times down to one every sixty seconds in a vain attempt to inject some action into the match.
It doesn't help that the under-card is miserable too. Razor Ramon vs Jeff Jarret is boring, but it's still ten times better than the Undertaker/IRS match that follows it. Diesel/Bret Hart would have been decent if not for the offensive non-finish, booked presumably beacuse they didn't want Bret Hart to lose and the only memorable thing about the Tag Team Title Tournament final is Bam Bam Bigelow's angle with NFL legend Lawrence Taylor.
So really, unless you have a perverse need to see the likes of Mantaur, Well Dunn, Kwang and Duke Drose on a PPV, you steer clear of the '95 Rumble.

1996's Rumble match can't fail to be better than the previous year's and it definately has more "moments" to remember. Granted it's still dangerously low on star power, but as the fans had been programmed to want Shawn Michaels to win it this year (as opposed to his heel win the year before) there is more excitement on show.
The problems on the undercard are pretty similar to 95's effort though. Razor Ramon has another blah match, the tag team title match pays more attention to ringside valet Sunny than it does to the actual participants and anyone who expects ANYTHING from an Ahmed Johnson match doesn't know anything about professional wrestling.
The main even is a solid one, and has it's fair share of excitement, but just like in 1995, weak booking means a non-finish that's an insult to the paying customer.
The WWE put on some good shows in both 1995 and 1996. These aren't really two of them. If 1996 was available on it's own these days you could almost get away with reccommending that one, but as it is with the price tag and 1995's version, you're better off steering well clear of this set.
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on 11 March 2011
Royal Rumble is back for 1995 and 1996, with some great matches thrown in!
1995 gives us Diesel VS Bret 'Hit Man' Hart for the WWE Championship, the awesome 'bad-guy' Razor Ramon VS Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental title and my personal favourite, The Undertaker VS Irwin R. Schyster. These are great matches and are awesome to watch, all building up to the main event, which gives us WWF Superstars are such as British Bulldog, Lex Luger, the very devious Owen Hart, Bushwackers, Smoking Gunns, Doink and another favourite of mine Shaun Michaels fighting to be the last man in the squared circle! Brilliant Rumble, with an outcome that made me jump around the room in excitement!
Now go forward to the past for Rumble 1996, starting off with a rather surreal match between the always awesome Razor Ramon VS the super camp and very strange Goldust for the Intercontinental Title, and other matches such as Hunter Hearst-Helmsley VS Duke 'The Dumpster' Droese. Then afterwards we kick off into the Rumble, where again our favourite Superstars such as Shaun Michaels (I can't help but think he's ace!), Diesel, Yokozuna, Marty Jannetty, 1-2-3 Kid and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts get to wail on each other for yet another high-energy rumble!
What's so great about 1996 though, is that when the Rumble's over, we get an extra amazing bonus of The Undertaker VS Bret 'Hit Man' Hart; 2 great Legends fighting for the WWE Championship!! Who's side will you be on?! I chose Undertaker, obviously!
These Rumbles are great and a must have for any collection, but admittedly the earlier year Rumbles are better, and there's a lot of WW advertising in these, which are basically filler and I found a bit cheesy and pointless. Overall though, a great set!! Is Hulkamania Dead?!?!
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on 6 January 2009
The royal rumble matches on both these releases are nigh on essential,yes you see some of the worst wrestlers to ever lace up boots,barry horowitz anyone!regardless the two rumble matches are filled with all that makes this unique event such a legendary one,the undercard on both are very average at times,even the so title matches,the undertaker vs bret in 1996 was a match that we all wanted to see but the WWF overcooked it and the match went on for what felt like weeks,pretty much everything else is just watchable,just.2.5 stars.
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on 20 March 2016
Love this royal rumble I remember all the best wwe wrestling with brat hart the undetaker and so love it
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on 2 August 2014
If you're a Royal Rumble fan, or just a wrewstling fan in general then you'll love this DVD.
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on 24 May 2016
2 good rumbles, not the best out there but well worth a watch
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on 30 April 2006
Not sure why it's so dear, but Taker vs Bret is a must see and the two rumbles, and that's about it from this Tagged Classics collection. Razor Ramon has the same match twice on both PPVs (different opponents, but u get the drift), and Taker vs IRS was a shambles. Still, I'm all for nostalgia, and I still enjoy it because, it's awesome - these were good PPVs back in the day and there's still bits and bobs I like from various parts of the events. Still, its one of the better TC so I advise buying it.
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on 9 February 2015
Awsome dvd,s
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on 30 September 2015
Good ppv
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