The Greatest Royal Rumble Match ever will feature 50 Superstars and it will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27. WWE announced today that they are partnering with The Saudi General Sports Authority to present this event.
Fans are expected to see WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others. Ticket and broadcast information will be available in the coming weeks.
This Rumble Match is the first to be held outside of North America since a 1994 Rumble match held in Osaka, Japan featuring 18 competitors. The Undertaker won the match when he eliminated Bam Bam Bigelow. No word yet on if the event will stream on the WWE Network.
Vince McMahon and Triple H were in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last week to sign a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership deal in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program. This deal plans to hold wrestling events in the country for the next ten years.
“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” said Vince McMahon. “Our partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority reflects a long-term commitment to present WWE’s world-class entertainment to a global audience on a grander scale than ever before.”