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.

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

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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.

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

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Creative Credits

Project: Royal Rumble Opening Sequence
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