WWE has announced the first 5 competitors that will be involved in the Greatest Royal Rumble match that will take place later this month in Saudi Arabia. Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big Show, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt were the first names announced. It’s the first post-WrestleMania match announced for Bryan and first match announced for Big Show since he’s been out with a hip injury. Show is also expected to be at WrestleMania.
As we’ve noted several times before, this show is rumored to be airing live on the WWE Network. They are loading up this card because they need to fill up a stadium and because they are getting a ton of money as part of their 10-year TV deal in the country.
WWE issued the following press release:
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big Show, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt are the first of 50 Superstars to officially enter the Greatest Royal Rumble Match, which will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST. Tickets for this historic event will be available on Friday, April 13. The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.
In addition to the first-ever, 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match, the event will feature John Cena vs. Triple H as well as seven championship matches, including a Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro, and an Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe. A Ladder Match is when a championship title is suspended above the ring, and the first Superstar to climb to the top of a ladder and retrieve the title is the winner and champion.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman, His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invite the world to celebrate this signature event. The inaugural Greatest Royal Rumble will deliver live, family-friendly entertainment to passionate fans across the Middle East. It is the first event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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