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41 of the 50 men in the Greatest Royal Rumble Match did not compete on the main card of WrestleMania

The main thought that crossed my mind while watching the 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble Match is that there were a ton of lower card guys in the match, as well as performers who are not on the WWE main roster. Of course that is inevitable when 50 spots need to be filled, but we know there were some bigger stars from the undercard who could have joined the match.

Afterwards I was going through the list of 50 names and realized that most of these guys did not perform on the main card of WrestleMania 34.

First, here are the 9 superstars from the rumble match who did compete on the main card of WrestleMania 34:

1. Daniel Bryan
2. Kofi Kingston
3. Kurt Angle
4. Bobby Roode
5. Big E
6. Randy Orton
7. Braun Strowman
8. Kevin Owens
9. Shane McMahon

Now here are the remaining 41 names, who I will break down into a few different categories:

WrestleMania 34 Pre-Show Battle Royal

1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Sin Cara
3. Curtis Axel
4. Mike Kanellis
5. Viktor
6. Dash Wilder
7. Primo
8. Bo Dallas
9. Scott Dawson
10. Goldust
11. Konnor
12. Luke Gallows
13. Rhyno
14. Fandango
15. Chad Gable
16. Mojo Rawley
17. Tyler Breeze
18. Karl Anderson
19. Apollo Crews
20. Heath Slater
21. Baron Corbin
22. Titus O’Neil
23. Tye Dillinger
24. Curt Hawkins
25. Shelton Benjamin

Superstar Shakeup Returns

1. Bobby Lashley
2. Big Cass

Past WWE Stars

1. Mark Henry
2. Hornswoggle
3. Rey Mysterio
4. The Great Khali
5. Chris Jericho


1. Hiroki Sumi
2. Tony Nese
3. Xavier Woods
4. Elias
5. Drew Gulak
6. Tucker Knight
7. Roderick Strong
8. Babatunde
9. Dan Matha

25 of the 30 men who competed in this year’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal returned to compete in the 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble match. The five Andre Battle Royal participants who did not return for the 50-Man match include Aiden English, Matt Hardy, Kane, R-Truth, and Zack Ryder.

Elias and Xavier Woods ended up in the “Other” category, but one could easily group them with the 9 stars who had a role on the main card of WrestleMania 34.

On the surface it might be easy to guess why Sami Zayn did not compete in this match, but didn’t he state on Raw that he would be there?

Was there enough star power in this 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble match to maintain your interest throughout, Cagesiders? Or do you think a few bigger names from the undercard such as Triple H, John Cena, Jeff Hardy, Jinder Mahal, Cesaro, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, and Woken Matt Hardy should have pulled double duty on this night?

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