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WWE today announced plans to hold The Greatest Royal Rumble, a 50 competitor iteration of that match on Friday 4/27 as part of a new deal to hold live events in Saudi Arabia, a deal that Triple H flew overseas to consummate last week.  

The event will be held at the King Abdullah Sports City just North of the city of Jeddah.  The outdoor stadium opened in 2014 and can hold upwards of 62,000 fans.   This would be the first ever pro wrestling event held in the venue.

This would also be the first Rumble bout held outside of North America since a 1994 Rumble match held in Osaka, Japan featuring 18 competitors, won by The Undertaker when he eliminated Bam Bam Bigelow.

There is no word yet as to whether the event will stream on the WWE Network, either live or via VOD.

“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “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.”

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Vince loves hisself some long ass matches these days...



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I hope the fiftieth person hits the ring in a robe, opens it and there's dynamite strapped around his waist. Everyone eliminates themselves trying to escape.

Of course the dynamite will be something else, and the winner will just lol and lol and lol...



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Triple H will enter at 50 and win. Known Saudi internet fan Abdullah Al-Kreitzer will blow himself up in retaliation.



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khawk wrote: I hope the fiftieth person hits the ring in a robe, opens it and there's dynamite strapped around his waist. Everyone eliminates themselves trying to escape.

Of course the dynamite will be something else, and the winner will just lol and lol and lol...

Ric Flair is retired.



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They huff and puff to get to 30.

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beejmi wrote: They huff and puff to get to 30.


They have a number of guys from the PC from the Middle East, so that's five or six taken care of. "Here you go, foreign fans, these unknown wrestlers are from YOUR COUNTRY, be happy! Cheer!"




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Kriss wrote: beejmi wrote: They huff and puff to get to 30.


They have a number of guys from the PC from the Middle East, so that's five or six taken care of. "Here you go, foreign fans, these unknown wrestlers are from YOUR COUNTRY, be happy! Cheer!"

I just saw a battle royal from 1984 with the likes of Ron Shaw, Terry Daniels, Jose Luis Rivera, Steve Lombardi, Charlie Fulton, and Rene Goulet in it.  WWE can figure it out.



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Word is that they're pulling out all the stops for this one and The Undertaker will appear, although it's not clear if he will wrestle.

No word yet on whether this will air on WWE Network or not.  You'd think they'd have to show it, but then we thought that about the reboot of Starrcade too.



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World Wrestling Entertainment touted last week that their 4/27 event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia would be the “Greatest Royal Rumble” and PWInsider.com has confirmed that the company intends on making the event a major, major priority following Wrestlemania 34.

The event, slated to feature the first 50-competitor Royal Rumble match, is being produced as part of a new ten-year pact with Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.

Sources within WWE have told PWInsider.com that WWE is making “every move possible” to ensure that the first event as part of that agreement is a “massive, impactful” show as the company is set for quite a nice payday over the next decade through producing the events.

PWInsider.com has been told that the company is already working on creative plans for the event, which include bringing over as many major names as possible.

WWE has already announced that John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura will be appearing.

PWInsider.com can also confirm that according to company sources, The Undertaker will be appearing in some fashion at the event, slated to be held at King Abdullah Sports City.

We are told the company is working on additional surprises for the event as well.

“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” Vince McMahon stated in a press release last week touting the event. “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.”

The event is expected to be broadcast, most likely on the WWE Network, although the company has not yet made that official. Tickets for the event will go on sale in the near-future.



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PWInsider now reporting that Chris Jericho has been contacted and will likely wrestle.



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khawk wrote: I hope the fiftieth person hits the ring in a robe, opens it and there's dynamite strapped around his waist. Everyone eliminates themselves trying to escape.

That sounds a bit like Incredibly Strange Wrestling.  HIV Boy would win all the battle royals by blading and everyone would jump over the top rope to escape the blood.



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WWE has now announced 7 title matches in addition to the 50-man Royal Rumble. Is this going to be a 10-hour show?



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kargol wrote: khawk wrote: I hope the fiftieth person hits the ring in a robe, opens it and there's dynamite strapped around his waist. Everyone eliminates themselves trying to escape.

That sounds a bit like Incredibly Strange Wrestling.  HIV Boy would win all the battle royals by blading and everyone would jump over the top rope to escape the blood.

One of the Japanese promotions ran a 150-man royal rumble a few years back and it was morbidly entertaining. Blow up dolls were entered, all sorts of stuff like that. 
I can't lie, it was entertaining to me.



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The WWE Network will be broadcasting The Greatest Royal Rumble, the first-ever WWE event streamed on the Network from Saudi Arabia.

WWE has in the past streamed live events from Great Britain, Japan, Canada and obviously, the United States.

Bill Merchant, a PWInsider.com reader, sent word overnight that he went to cancel his WWE Network subscription and when he did, a screen pointing out all of the future live programming that would be on the Network came up, including a listing for the Greatest Royal Rumble. This morning, I followed through with a cancellation attempt to see if it replicated his experience and sure enough, the event was listed between Wrestlemania 34 and the 2018 Backlash PPV event.

The event, slated to feature the first 50-competitor Royal Rumble match, is being produced as part of a new ten-year pact with Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program. Sources within WWE have told PWInsider.com that WWE is making “every move possible” to ensure that the first event as part of that agreement is a “massive, impactful” show as the company is set for quite a nice payday over the next decade through producing the events.

PWInsider.com had been told that the company is already working on creative plans for the event, which include bringing over as many major names as possible. WWE has already announced that John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura will be appearing and that there will be seven championship matches on the event, announcing every championship with the exception of the Raw and Smackdown Women's championship.

Tickets for the event will go on sale 3/31.



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