WWE is pulling out all the stops at their massive event, The Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27th. The Superstars of the WWE Universe will come together to put on one of the biggest events ever, both metaphorically and literally, with a 50-man Royal Rumble at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. With less than half of the entrants announced we have a lot to look forward to in the monster match. Though the Royal Rumble isn’t the only thing promised in this mid-day event, with every men’s title being put on the line and some exciting singles matches.
In the wake of the Superstar Shake-Up, a lot of things are in the air. How will this affect the title landscape of WWE? With members of opposite brand competing for two titles and monster rematches of four Wrestlemania matches, with a few extra surprises, there could be some major changes to the championship scene.
The tag team division has two very different styles of matches, one familiar, one between new foes. The Uso’s will be taking on the bruising duo of the Blugeon Brothers for the SmackDown Live Titles. Continuing a heated rivalry. The Raw Tag Team titles is an interesting situation. New duo Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt Take on The Bar. The interesting part? The Bar has been sent to SmackDown… will they cause drama and take the titles with them?
The mid-card has an exciting set of matches as well. Jinder Mahal will be trying to get his United States Title back from fan favorite Jeff Hardy after losing it on his first day on RAW. What’s even more puzzling is Hardy immediately went to SmackDown the next night, taking the title with him. Winner takes the title back to their brand. We get a rematch of the triple threat from Wrestlemania for the Intercontinental Title except for one major change. New SmackDown Live Superstar Samoa Joe will join The Miz, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor to make it an epic Fatal 4 Way.
To wrap up the event we also get a rematch of both brands flagship titles. Shinsuke Nakamura will get another shot at AJ Styles, this time firmly planted in the role of a low blow delivering heel. We also will see Roman Reigns take one more shot at The Beast Incarnate himself, Brock Lesnar. After a brutal beatdown at Wrestlemania, we all want to see how The Big Dog will respond.
There will also be a pair of matches that involve major WWE legends. The face of WWE, John Cena will be facing off against the companies COO himself Triple H. In a match that seems more at home 10 years ago we’ll see these two juggernauts of the industry face off. We also have the drama-filled saga of The Undertaker vs. Rusev. The two were originally booked to fight in a Casket Match before Rusev was pulled in favor of WWE legend Chris Jericho. Now the story on why is unclear, but WWE has since changed their mind and reinstated the Bulgarian Brute in the match. In story it is due to Lana — out of story it may be more political. Either way, this time last year we thought The Undertaker was done for good and now we have him facing off against one of WWE’s hottest properties.
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Viewing Details
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 P.M. EST/ 9:00 A.M. PST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
How To Watch WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
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Greatest Royal Rumble Card
John Cena vs. Triple H
Rusev vs. The Undertaker (Casket Match)
Cedric Alexander vs. Kalisto (Cruiserweight Championship)
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal (United States Championship)
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe (Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship)
The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Usos (SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships)
The Bar vs. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt (vacated Raw Tag Team Titles)
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE Championship)
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (Steel Cage Match for the Universal Championship
50-Man Royal Rumble)