WWE has announced plans to hold The Greatest Royal Rumble ever Friday the 27th of April as part of a new deal to hold live events in Saudi Arabia. Triple H flew overseas to consumate a deal for more live events to be held in Saudi Arabia.
The event will be held at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, an outdoor stadium with a capacity of over 60,000. There is no word yet as to whether the event will stream on the WWE Network, whether live or via VOD, or not.
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The official statement on the Saudi Arabia Sports Authority reads:
“RIYADH, Saudi Arabia & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27. For the first time ever, the Royal Rumble match will feature 50 WWE Superstars. Ticket and broadcast information will be available in the coming weeks. This event is part of a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.”
As of now, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Triple H, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura are advertised to participate in the event.