WWE have announced a historic 50-man Royal Rumble will take place in Saudi Arabia.The biggest wrestling promotion in the world have partnered with The Saudi General Sports Authority to present the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
And it will see some of the company’s top superstars such as John Cena, Triple H and Roman Reigns take part in the biggest ever over-the-top-rope match on April 27.
Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO announced: “The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions.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 news comes after Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that a deal had been made with the Saudi General Sports Authority to host shows in the Middle Eastern Kindom.
WWE revealed the event is part of a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program, which sets out to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy.
Saudi Arabia will host the “Greatest Royal Rumble” at the King Abdullah Sports City on Friday, April 27! https://t.co/dRp66KLiKQ
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Royal Rumble matches in WWE usually have 30 competitors with only the 2011 showdown having 40.Saudi Arabia will host the “Greatest Royal Rumble” at the King Abdullah Sports City on Friday, April 27!.