WWE Announces a 50-Man “Greatest Royal Rumble” Event in Saudi Arabia in April

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The biggest Royal Rumble match ever is set to take place this year, but it won’t be on American soil. It’s going to take place in Saudi Arabia. It was announced today that WWE will do a 50-Man Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27th at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which is an outdoor venue that opened in 2014 and holds over 62,000 people.

According to PWInsider, Triple H flew to Saudi Arabia this past week to finalize the deal. It is not known yet if the show and the match will be broadcast on WWE Network or some other platform. There also hasn’t been an announcement in terms of a prize for the winner of the match.

I’ve included the press release below. As you can see, it will feature Raw and Smackdown talent. Vince McMahon calls it “a spectacle of historic proportions.” It sure sounds like a nice treat for the fans in Saudi Arabia.

Here’s an official logo from as well:

Saudi Arabia to Host the Greatest Royal Rumble®

03/05/2018 – 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.

As part of this historic event, fans will 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 event is part of a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.

“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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