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WWE NETWORK TO BROADCAST GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-21 09:30:00

The WWE Network will be broadcasting The Greatest Royal Rumble, the first-ever WWE event streamed on the Network from Saudi Arabia.

WWE has in the past streamed live events from Great Britain, Japan, Canada and obviously, the United States.

Bill Merchant, a PWInsider.com reader, sent word overnight that he went to cancel his WWE Network subscription and when he did, a screen pointing out all of the future live programming that would be on the Network came up, including a listing for the Greatest Royal Rumble.   This morning, I followed through with a cancellation attempt to see if it replicated his experience and sure enough, the event was listed between Wrestlemania 34 and the 2018 Backlash PPV event.

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 had  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 and that there will be seven championship matches on the event, announcing every championship with the exception of the Raw and Smackdown Women's championship.

Tickets for the event will go on sale 3/31.

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