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WWE News: Braun Strowman breaks the elimination record en route to winning the Greatest Royal Rumble Match

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Braun Strowman celebrating with the commemorative Greatest Royal Rumble championship belt

History was made in the historic Greatest Royal Rumble on Friday when Braun Strowman broke Roman Reigns' record for most eliminations in a single Rumble match on his way to winning the first ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble Match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Strowman tossed out an impressive 13 men over the top rope in the Greatest Royal Rumble Match including Bobby Lashley, Big E, Kevin Owens, Shane McMahon and his final elimination, Big Cass.

The record was held by Roman Reigns who threw 12 men over the top rope at the 2014 Royal Rumble breaking a 13-year record that was previously held by Kane.

This is the third time that Strowman has led the field with the most eliminations in a Royal Rumble Match. In 2016, he tied for the most eliminations with Roman Reigns with 5. In 2017, Strowman led the field by himself by throwing 7 men over the top rope.

Strowman did not compete in the 2018 Royal Rumble Match as he was involved in the triple threat match with Kane and Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship.

After winning the Greatest Royal Rumble Match on Friday, he was presented with a trophy and a special championship belt by Vince McMahon and presumably a Saudi Arabian dignitary. Take a look at that presentation below:

It is unknown what is next for Braun Strowman as he is not yet on the card for Backlash; which takes place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6th.

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