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WWE RAMPING UP 'GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE' PLANS IN A MAJOR WAY

By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-12 10:40:00

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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