The card for WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia is starting to take shape as three matches were announced this morning.
The three matches are John Cena vs. Triple H in their first singles meeting since 2010, a four-way Intercontinental Championship ladder match that features The Miz, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe, and Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus defending their titles against The Hardys. Both Jeff Hardy and Joe have yet to return from their respective injuries, but that’s considered to be imminent.
The Miz vs. Rollins vs. Balor at WrestleMania 34 will decide who enters the Greatest Royal Rumble as IC Champion. Braun Strowman and a partner will also be challenging for Cesaro and Sheamus’ titles at WrestleMania.
The Greatest Royal Rumble takes place at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27th (at noon Eastern time) and is the first event in WWE’s ten-year agreement with the Saudi General Sports Authority. A 50-man Royal Rumble match is the event’s marquee attraction, with all seven men’s titles also set to be defended.
WWE confirmed Sunday that there won’t be any women on the show. In a statement to David Bixenspan of Deadspin.com, a WWE spokesperson said, “Female WWE Superstars will not be performing at this year’s event.”
Female fans, however, are permitted to attend the event.
FWIW, when I was looking into doing an article about the show, WWE have me this statement:
“Women and children are allowed to attend.
Female WWE Superstars will not be performing at this year’s event.” https://t.co/pz38HJ0LB4
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) March 25, 2018
WWE still notes that broadcast information will be made available in the coming weeks, but Roman Reigns indicated that the Greatest Royal Rumble will be shown on the WWE Network. It’s already been announced to air live on Sky Box Office in the UK and Main Event in Australia.
During an appearance on The Jim and Sam Show on SiriusXM on Mar. 16, Reigns shared what he knows about WWE’s plans for the Greatest Royal Rumble.
“Hopefully, I’m not giving spoilers here,” Reigns said. “But I believe it’s going to be a huge Network special.”