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WWE News: Several new WWE Superstars and alumni confirmed for Greatest Royal Rumble Match

Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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2.38K   //    25 Apr 2018, 20:53 IST

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The Greatest Royal Rumble just got even bigger!

What's the story?

It seems that WWE is pulling out all the stops to make sure the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah on Friday truly lives up to its name, and today it has been confirmed that five more names have been added to the 50-man Royal Rumble Match - taking the confirmed number of participants up to 25.

In case you didn't know...

The Greatest Royal Rumble is already shaping to be a WrestleMania-calibre event with a plethora of Championship matches accompanying the 50-man Royal Rumble Match in Saudi Arabia.

It's expected that the 50 men will be made up of main roster stars, WWE legends and at least one wrestler from the Saudi Arabian tryouts.

In a rematch from WrestleMania, Roman Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship in a Cage Match, The Undertaker will face Rusev in a Casket Match and Triple H will go one on one with John Cena. Every male main roster championship will also be defended.

The heart of the matter

WWE.com officially confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Shane McMahon will all compete in the Greatest Royal Rumble Match.

The other 20 confirmed names are Daniel Bryan, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Kane, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle, all three members of The New Day, Elias, Baron Corbin, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley and Dolph Ziggler.

One man who will not compete in the match is Zack Ryder, who was removed from the event and did not travel due to injury.

WWE also announced that the Cruiserweight Championship match will see Cedric Alexander defend the title against Kalisto.

What's next?

The Greatest Royal Rumble will be shown live globally on WWE Network from the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27.

Author's take

I absolutely love the element of surprise that comes with Royal Rumble Matches, and I'd be completely fine with every other competitor being a surprise - but it is cool to see so many HUGE names in this match already.

I can't wait to watch on Friday!


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Gary Cassidy
SENIOR ANALYST
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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