Wrestling fans’ most favored freestyle wrestling show stars, WWE, have arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday ahead of the Greatest Royal Rumble wrestling event set to take place next week.
Organized by the Saudi General Sports Authority and in partnership with WWE, the event is set to take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on April 27.
Vince McMahon, WWE CEO, said that: “The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions.”
Tickets have been selling out fast, with prices starting from 10 Saudi Riyals, which pushed the General Sports Authority to increase the capacity meant for the individuals’ category at the stadium. The tickets will be available for sale on the wwe.sa and app.halayalla.com/wwe websites.
Other venues where the tickets can be purchased include the Saudi General Sports Authority in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. They can also be found at Red Sea Mall, al-Arab Mall, Salam Mall, WWE sales stalls and the General Sports Authority located at Jeddah Corniche.
Additionally, 15 WWE Superstars, including Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, 2016 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner Baron Corbin, four-time Tag Team Champions The New Day, and three-time World Heavyweight Champion and nine-time Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho have officially entered the first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match.
As part of this historic event, fans will see WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others.
Declared to be part of the Greatest Royal Rumble match are WWE Superstars Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley and Dolph Ziggler.
The Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Sport Authority (GSA), Turki al-Sheikh, signed an exclusive 10-year contract with the WWE to hold wrestling competitions in the kingdom. The deal comes in light of the kingdom and GSA’s efforts to increase sports initiatives and events.