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WWE News: Daniel Bryan compares Greatest Royal Rumble to WrestleMania 34

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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1.12K   //    22 Mar 2018, 05:02 IST

Could he compete at the event?
Could he compete at the event?

What's the story?

Daniel Bryan has the chance to return to the ring for WrestleMania 34 in three weeks, but he may have more interest in the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Bryan was interviewed by Al Arabiya English two days before being cleared and said that the Greatest Royal Rumble event could be even greater than WrestleMania.

In case you didn't know

The Greatest Royal Rumble will feature a 50-man Royal Rumble match and seven championship matches – including the Intercontinental Championship, Cruiserweight Championship, United States Championship, Raw Tag Team Championships, SmackDown Tag Team Championships, Universal Championship and the WWE Championship.

The heart of the matter

Bryan said he was really excited about the Greatest Royal Rumble because it will show WWE's reach around the world.

Wrestlemania is a big event, the biggest event of the year for us, but I think, historically, the show on the 27th might end up being more important, if you look at where WWE’s trajectory goes and our influence on the region.

The title "Greatest Royal Rumble" evoked a powerful message to fans in Saudi Arabia that WWE is invested in producing a great show. If it's successful, they'll be more in the future, Bryan said.

You can tell that they’re not just doing a show in Saudi Arabia, it’s a 50-person Royal Rumble match that’s bringing every person from both brands. One it’s a huge expense but it also shows how much we’re putting into it, and how much Saudi Arabia is putting into it

The 50-man Royal Rumble will be the largest Rumble match in WWE history and will require the company to bring both the Raw and SmackDown rosters, Bryan said.

What's next?

The Greatest Royal Rumble will emanate from the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and will take place on Friday, April 27.

The show will be broadcast on the WWE Network and could feature the American Dragon back in action at the event.

Author's take

WrestleMania is a big deal for fans in the US who will get to attend, but the Greatest Royal Rumble will be huge for the Middle East.

Either way, what a time to be a wrestling fan.

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Simon Cotton
ANALYST
Multimedia Journalist, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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