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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Two former WWE stars spotted in Saudi Arabia ahead of Greatest Royal Rumble 

4.61K   //    26 Apr 2018, 23:34 IST

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The event is shaping up to be of WrestleMania stature

What's the story?

As reported by PW Insider, two former stars have been spotted in Saudi Arabia, possibly for the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

The event features a 50-man Royal Rumble match, and WWE is sure to be contacting quite a few former Superstars to fill out the spots.

In case you didn’t know…

What started off as a special event in Saudi Arabia has now turned out to be one of the biggest events in WWE history.

Come Friday, seven Championships will be on the line, in addition to a casket match between The Undertaker and Rusev, a Singles match between Triple H and John Cena and the main event - the 50-man Royal Rumble match.

The heart of the matter

PWInsider has confirmed that two former WWE stars - Shawn Daivari and Hornswoggle have been spotted in Saudi Arabia for the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Daivari is best known in WWE for managing the controversial former Superstar Mohammed Hassan, and later working as a manager for The Great Khali and other Superstars, and his brief stint in the Cruiserweight Championship scene.

After his release in 2007, Daivari has worked for TNA and other independent promotions. His brother Ariya Daivari is a Superstar on WWE's 205 Live.

Hornswoggle had quite a run in WWE previously, most famous for being revealed as the anonymous Raw General Manager.

Another angle saw him being revealed as Vince McMahon's illegitimate son. He mostly provided comedic relief throughout his stint, until his release in 2016.


What's next?

Greatest Royal Rumble will take place on Friday, April 27th at King Abdullah Sports Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will air live on the WWE Network.

Author's take

WWE is probably having a tough time filling out the 50 spots if they are turning to smaller stars such as Daivari and Hornswoggle. That said, the event is certainly a must-watch and is sure to feature many a lot of surprise entrants.

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