A huge match has been announced for WWE’s next show in Saudi Arabia on Friday, June 7th. The event is called Super Showdown and it will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It’s the same venue as last year’s Greatest Royal Rumble event. The Super Show-Down name was used for WWE’s major Australia show last October.
The first match that WWE announced will see The Undertaker wrestle Goldberg in a singles match for the first time ever. The Undertaker is 54 years old while Goldberg is 52 years old, so while this isn’t as appealing of a match as it would have been 20 years ago, it certainly might interest people because it’s a first time ever match.
As you can see from the official WWE image above, other names expected to wrestle at the show include Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, AJ Styles, Universal Champion Seth Rollins and WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.
Here’s more info on the show from WWE.com:
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — The Saudi General Sports Authority will host WWE Super ShowDown at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, June 7, at 9 p.m. AST, and feature the first-ever match between WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg and Undertaker. In addition, the event will include Triple H vs. Randy Orton, as they create another chapter of their storied rivalry, and a 50-Man Battle Royal — the largest in WWE history.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar are also scheduled to compete at WWE Super ShowDown, which will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East.
Additional details on the event’s matches and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event is expected to air live on WWE Network and it’s the first of two WWE events that will take place in Saudi Arabia this year.
TJR Thoughts: The 9pm AST start time means 2pmET for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone in North America. Last year’s Saudi Arabia shows started one hour earlier, so I’m not sure if the 9pm AST time is right or if it’s supposed to be one hour earlier.
The Goldberg/Undertaker match is hopefully kept short around five minutes. There’s no need to have a longer match.
I think a 50-Man Battle Royal is a terrible idea. It’s too many people, but apparently, WWE thinks it’s something cool since they did a 50-Man Royal Rumble last year.
Triple H vs. Orton doesn’t interest me that much since I have reviewed their matches so many times. I guess it’s been a while since the last one, though, so WWE will consider it fresh.