Just last week, Triple H and Vince McMahon were in Saudi Arabia finalizing a deal for WWE to put on shows in the country.
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Today (Mar. 5), they’ve announced the first event under the arrangement, and it’s a big one.
The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a 50 man battle royal held at King Abdullah Sports City, a 62,000 seat stadium north of the city of Jeddah. This biggest ever Rumble will be the first wrestling show at the venue, and is being promoted with major stars including Triple H and John Cena.
No word on if this will be filmed for WWE Network, but the official press release below mentions “broadcast information” to follow, so it’s definitely a possibility:
SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE®
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2018 – The Saudi General Sports Authority in partnership with WWE will present the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27. For the first time ever, the Royal Rumble match will feature 50 WWE Superstars. As part of this historic event, fans will see WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others.
Ticket and broadcast information will be available in the coming weeks. This event is part of a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership in support of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.
“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “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.”