The first five names have been announced for WWE’s 50-man Royal Rumble match at the “Greatest Royal Rumble” event in Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27. Those five names are Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Kane and Braun Strowman.
It was also announced on WWE.com that the event will be carried on WWE Network, which was expected. The event has a local start time of 7pm AST, which means it would be 12pm Eastern Time, 9am Pacific Time and 5pm in the UK.
Here’s the update from WWE.com with a note on the other matches already announced for the event, which we have already covered.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big Show, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt are the first of 50 Superstars to officially enter the Greatest Royal Rumble Match, which will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST. Tickets for this historic event will be available on Friday, April 13. The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East with regional broadcast information forthcoming.
In addition to the first-ever, 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match, the event will feature John Cena vs. Triple H as well as seven championship matches, including a Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro, and an Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe. A Ladder Match is when a championship title is suspended above the ring, and the first Superstar to climb to the top of a ladder and retrieve the title is the winner and champion.
TJR Thoughts: Is it possible that Daniel Bryan will win this? He might. I think Braun Strowman is more likely as the winner, but you never know. If Roman Reigns is in the match and he’s the Universal Champion going into the show like most of us expect then he really doesn’t have to win. My pick at this point is Strowman, but if they go with Bryan that’s fine too.