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The Greatest Royal Rumble: Roman Reigns excited to be in Saudi Arabia

Dan Owen 27/04/2018
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Roman Reigns will battle Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title in Jeddah

Roman Reigns has been talking of his excitement to be in Saudi Arabia ahead of The Greatest Royal Rumble.

The event takes place tonight, with Reigns having the chance to take the Universal Title from Brock Lesnar inside a steel cage in Jeddah.

Reigns is on his first visit to The Kingdom and hopes the event can open the world’s eyes to Saudi Arabia.

“It’s the best feeling to be here in Saudi Arabia,” he said.  “Whenever you go to a new country for the first time and they see you for the first time, it really escalates that excitement, it makes it so special.

 “It’s unbelievable coming to Saudi Arabia. We are always trying to break new ground, to move forward, break new ground, we are always trying to do better. I think this is a great example.”

“We are trying to show Saudi Arabia to the world, that’s a big thing. We trying to be there for progress, to get better as human beings, to promote equality. Anything you can do on that level, it’s greater than you can do in the ring,” said Roman, at a press conference in Jeddah.

 “It’s so gratifying. There’s no real way to describe it, each time I get thrown down, any time I’m in pain, and I get that special energy and emotion back from the ground it makes it so worth it.

“I can’t wait to get to the stadium. When that curtain goes back and you see thousands of fans, when you hear that reaction, that emotion, that’s when you feel like superman.”

The Greatest Royal Rumble marks the start of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.   

 The event promises to be one of the biggest in WWE history, with a 50-man Royal Rumble, seven championship matches, and also John Cena v Triple H, along with Rusev v The Undertaker in a casket match.

The event, which is now sold out, will air live in the Middle East on MBC Action, KSA Sports 1, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 and Abu Dhabi Sports 6, as well as stream live on Dawri Plus.

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The Greatest Royal Rumble: Triple H speaks ahead of Jeddah showpiece

Dan Owen 26/04/2018
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Triple H will face John Cena in Saudi Arabia

Triple H has spoken about Saudi Arabia and the Greatest Royal Rumble on the eve of the event.

The show, which takes place in Jeddah on Friday night, looks set to be one of the biggest in WWE history with a 50-man Royal Rumble and seven championship matches just part of the bill.

Triple H himself will be taking on John Cena, and you can watch what he has to say about the event and Saudi Arabia here.


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The Greatest Royal Rumble: Full match list announced, major superstar returns

Dan Owen 25/04/2018
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We now know all the matches taking place at The Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah

Randy Orton, Shane McMahon, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and The Great Khali have all been added to the line-up for the Greatest Royal Rumble.

The latest announcement also included confirmation of the Cruiserweight Championship match which will be between current champ Cedric Alexander and Kalisto.

The full event listing is:

  • John Cena vs. Triple H
  • Casket match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev
  • Steel Cage Universal Championship match: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
  • WWE Championship match: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Intercontinental Championship Ladder match: Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Bálor
  • United States Championship match: Jeff Hardy vs. Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh
  • Raw Tag Team Championship match: Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship match: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Usos
  • Cruiserweight Championship match: Cedric Alexander vs. Kalisto

The event will air live in the Middle East on MBC Action, KSA Sports 1, Abu Dhabi Sports 1 and Abu Dhabi Sports 6, as well as stream live on Dawri Plus.

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