The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Match is the first event produced as a result of a 10-year strategic multi-platform partnership deal between WWE and Saudi Arabia, in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.
The sold-out show will include the first Royal Rumble match 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.
When and where?
The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble takes place on Friday, April 27 at 5PM BST, from Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. A special kick-off pre-show will start at 4PM on WWE Network, and not on YouTube like as usual.
By special request of the promoters in Saudi Arabia, Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler will be the announcers of the show. They will work the Kickoff pre-show panel with Byron Saxton and Booker T.
All seven of the men’s belts will be on the line, plus the 50-Man Royal Rumble Match and a few other matches. No women matches are scheduled due to cultural and religious traditions. Here’s the card, as of Wednesday 8PM.
* WWE Universal Championship Steel Cage Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
* WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe
* WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Usos
* WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar ( Cesaro & Sheamus) vs. Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
* WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Kalisto
* US Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
* Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev
* Singles Match: Triple H vs. John Cena
* 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble: Are confirmed for the match Shane McMahon, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Elias, Baron Corbin, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, Sin Cara, Goldust, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho.
Are promoted to appear Randy Orton, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Bobby Roode, The Revival, The Miztourage, Big Cass, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Rey Mysterio and Bobby Lashley.
Zack Ryder is out due to a knee injury. One of the 8 winners of the multi-day try-out in Saudi Arabia will also be participating in the match.
So more than 10 spots are still available to surpise entrants, who could be Legends like wrestlers from NXT.
How to watch?
The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble will be aired on WWE Network. In UK, it will be available on PPV on Sky Sports Box Office. In France, it will be aired live on Cable TV channel AB1.