Royal Rumble Opening Reimagines Epic Fight Night As Historical Spectacle

WWE’s newly rebranded Royal Rumble opening sequence reimagines the epic spectacle of fight night as a legend. Reimagining a storied history with grand moments from past events and those yet to take place.


Hyperrealistic statuettes of wrestling talent were hand sculpted and later shaded to look like marble in Maya.


An enormous and detailed tableau provides the backdrop and pays homage to the structures of ancient kings to those of robber barons during the industrial revolution. A leitmotif of ornamental detailing weaves itself throughout the piece creating a cohesion that culminates with the apex – a ring that all the competitors aspire to conquer.


For more on how the piece was made, check out the “making of video” video.


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