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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Greatest Royal Rumble event to be six hours long

Daniel Wood
ANALYST
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2.64K   //    23 Apr 2018, 18:29 IST

The Greatest Royal Rumble is going to be quite some show!
The Greatest Royal Rumble is going to be quite some show!

What's the story?

The Greatest Royal Rumble is one of the biggest wrestling events in recent memory. It's taking place right after WWE's biggest PPV of the year, WrestleMania, and boasts a card as good, if not better, than 'Mania's. Now it looks set to be just as long as WrestleMania.

In case you didn't know...

The card for the Greatest Royal Rumble event is still being added to, but as of now, this is the current list of announced matches:

Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns - Universal Championship (Steel Cage Match) 

AJ Styles (c) vs Shinsuke Nakamura - WWE Championship

Seth Rollins (c) vs The Miz v. Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe vs Bobby Lashley - Intercontinental Championship (Ladder Match)

John Cena vs Triple H

The Undertaker vs Rusev (Casket Match): 

Jeff Hardy (c) vs Jinder Mahal - United States Championship

The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs The Usos - SmackDown Tag Team Championship

The Bar vs. Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt - Raw Tag Team Championship

Greatest Royal Rumble Match - 50 Man Royal Rumble

Cedric Alexander (c) vs TBD - Cruiserweight Championship

The heart of the matter

As you can see there are ten announced matches, including the largest ever Royal Rumble match. Given that we know each man will get an individual entrance in the Greatest Royal Rumble Match, and that there are nine other matches additionally, we can be fairly sure that it's going to be a long show. But just how long?

Postwrestling.com have reported that the WWE Network has scheduled the Greatest Royal Rumble event for a five-hour window, not including the pre-show, which will be another hour beforehand.

What's next?

The show is mere days away and there's still a lot we don't know. We don't know who exactly will be competing in the fifty-man Rumble Match. We don't know the match order, or which matches will be taking place on the pre-show.

The event will take place on April 27th at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Author's take

What's incredible about this is that for many people live in Saudi Arabia, this will be their first experience of professional wrestling and it's going to be this huge six hour long spectacle involving as many of WWE's iconic figures as possible.

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