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WWE News: Greatest Royal Rumble is officially a pay-per-view, start time revealed

Gary Cassidy
5.11K   //    22 Mar 2018, 19:11 IST

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What’s the story?

After news emerged yesterday that WWE plans to broadcast the Greatest Royal Rumble event on the WWE Network, it has been confirmed today that the event will not only be a Network special but a full-blown pay-per-view.

The news emerged as Sky Sports confirmed that the event will be available to purchase on Sky Sports Box Office, with the broadcasters also revealing what time the show will be broadcast.

In case you didn’t know...

WWE will make history this year when they have a third Royal Rumble this year, and the largest Royal Rumble Match ever.

The Greatest Royal Rumble will feature a 50-man Royal Rumble Match, and also seven championship matches.

The event will see the Intercontinental Championship, Cruiserweight Championship, United States Championship, Raw Tag Team Championships, SmackDown Tag Team Championships, Universal Championship and the WWE Championship defended in Saudi Arabia.

The heart of the matter

Well, news emerged yesterday that, while WWE hasn’t officially announced the show for WWE Network, it is advertised on the WWE Network webpage, being planned for April 27th.

Well, Roman Reigns confirmed on the most recent Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast that the event will be a huge WWE Network special, as was Beast in the East, but it has now been confirmed that the event will be a pay-per-view - as per WWE's UK broadcaster Sky Sports.

What’s Next?

The Greatest Royal Rumble will be shown both on WWE Network and Sky Sports Box Office (for UK fans) from the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27.


UK fans will be able to watch the show live on Sky Sports at 5 pm, which translates to 8 pm local time.

If you want to find out what time you'll be able to watch, click here and just change the first column to "20:00" and "Saudi Arabia" to check your local time.

Author’s take

Well, it seems like The Greatest Royal Rumble just keeps getting greater! With several current WWE Superstars already confirmed for the event and strong rumours of The Undertaker, Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan circulating, this could be absolutely massive.

The broadcasting deals suggest this will be treated as a huge pay-per-view. This is a must-watch show!

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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