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Pat Patterson, AJ Styles docs highlight WWE Network’s Royal Rumble 30 Day Countdown

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WWE Network presumably had success with their 30 Days of the Dead Man promotion leading into Survivor Series, because they’re doing something similar heading into Royal Rumble next month.

This time they won’t have Undertaker as a hook, but the Rumble event is a draw in and of itself. The quality of content looks to be just as high, too... and maybe even a but fresher than some of the Taker material the company’s repackaged repeatedly over the course of 2020.

Here are the details of the key projects included in Royal Rumble 30 Day Countdown, which includes the already announced Icons premiere and the recently reported Bayley interview on Broken Skull Sessions:

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions: Bayley
Sunday, Jan. 10

Former Raw, SmackDown and NXT Women’s Champion Bayley joins “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to discuss her remarkable career, including her experiences competing at the Royal Rumble.

WWE Untold: AJ Styles’ Royal Rumble Debut
Sunday, Jan. 17

The WWE landscape was forever changed at the 2016 Royal Rumble when AJ Styles made his shocking, unannounced entrance in the event’s namesake match. The Phenomenal One and others look back on Styles’ game-changing arrival to WWE on a new episode of WWE Untold.

The Best of WWE: Attitude Era Royal Rumble Matches*
Tuesday, Jan. 19

Matt Camp of WWE’s The Bump looks back at the Royal Rumble Matches that defined one of WWE’s most beloved eras, featuring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H and more.

WWE Playback: 2020 Royal Rumble Matches
Friday, Jan. 22

Competitors watch, relive and react to the 2020 Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble Matches — jaw-dropping surprises, painful eliminations and all.

Pat Patterson Documentary
Sunday, Jan. 24

If it wasn’t for Pat Patterson’s creative vision, there would be no Royal Rumble Match. Explore the late WWE Hall of Famer’s immense contributions to sports-entertainment, both in the ring and behind the scenes, in this new documentary.

WWE Chronicle: Bianca Belair
Sunday, Jan. 24

WWE Network cameras bring you behind the scenes with The EST of WWE in the weeks leading to Royal Rumble 2021.

The Best of WWE: Royal Rumble Matches of the 2010s*
Tuesday, Jan. 26

Matt Camp returns to host this compilation of the best Royal Rumble Matches of the past decade, from the first Rumble of the 2010s to last year’s 30-Superstar melee.

Roundtable: 1st Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Wednesday, Jan. 27

The glass ceiling was shattered in 2018 with the introduction of WWE’s first Women’s Royal Rumble Match. Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Nia Jax and Mickie James discuss the profound impact of that night.

WWE The Day Of: Royal Rumble 2014**
Friday, Jan. 29

Batista’s triumphant in-ring return at the 2014 Royal Rumble was an infamously polarizing moment in WWE history. Watch never-before-seen footage from that night as Batista is overcome by a wave of mixed emotions, from the jubilation of victory to disappointment over WWE fans’ hostile reaction.

WWE Icons: Yokozuna
Sunday, Jan. 31

WWE Network Documentaries’ new biographical series, WWE Icons, premieres with an in-depth look at two-time WWE Champion and 1993 Royal Rumble Match winner Yokozuna.

The asterisked items will be available on the Network’s free tier. WWE will also be dropping “new pieces of Royal Rumble-themed content will drop every day of the month.” In addition to the main attractions, that will include “daily full-length matches from past Royal Rumble events, as well as all-new episodes of WWE Playlist and Top 10, plus classic highlights and lots more surprises.”

Ready to start the countdown?