In announcing official ticket information for April 27’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, WWE has unveiled some information about the match line-up for the planned event.
This is all very “card subject to change” type information, because if not, it would seem to spoil some plot developments for WrestleMania 34 and beyond. As it stands, it definitely confirms that a couple Superstars will be returning from injury sooner rather than later.
Also interesting to note how the announcement is written in a much more “explain-er” style directed at a Saudi market that doesn’t have much experience with wrestling product.
Check it out:
John Cena takes on Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble; tickets available this Saturday, March 31
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn. — For the first time since 2010, John Cena will go head-to-head with Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. AST. Tickets for this historic event are available this Saturday, March 31, at 12 midnight AST via ticketingboxoffice.com. Tickets will also be available at 10 a.m. AST at Virgin stores throughout Saudi Arabia. Ticket prices start at 20 SAR.
Additionally, the Greatest Royal Rumble event will feature an Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe, and a Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro. A Ladder Match is when a championship title is suspended above the ring, and the first Superstar to climb to the top of a ladder and retrieve the title is the winner and champion.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman, His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invite the world to celebrate this signature event, which includes the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match and seven championship matches.
Fans will also get to see WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others.
The inaugural Greatest Royal Rumble will deliver live family-friendly entertainment to passionate fans across the Middle East. It is the first event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Additional event details, including broadcast information, will be available in the coming weeks.
We’re still waiting to find out officially if WWE Network subscribers will be getting this one, which the card makes sound like a mega-house show that probably won’t be followed up on on television programs like Raw and SmackDown. But as one of the main eventers (who also happens to be a company executive) recently pointed out, the whole affair is a work in progress, so... we’ll see what happens between now and Friday, April 27.