On April 27, the WWE will head to Saudi Arabia and put on the first-ever 50-man Royal Rumble.
While it is unclear what the winner of the event will be rewarded with or whether it will appear on the WWE Network or not, the event has generated a buzz regardless.
“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historic proportions,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Our partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority reflects a long-term commitment to present WWE’s world-class entertainment to a global audience on a grander scale than ever before.”
Names like John Cena, Triple H, Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have already been confirmed and with the size of the show, plenty more big names are expected.
Much like the first-ever women's Royal Rumble back in January, the WWE are going to need to call on some legendary names to fill in the gaps.
Of course, they could use some of the top stars from NXT to make up the numbers too, but according to multiple reports, the WWE are going to bring in at least two star attractions.
According to PWInsider, Chris Jericho has been contacted about appearing in Saudi Arabia. It is not known at this time if it would be a one-off return for Y2J or if it would lead to something more permanent.
Just last December, the Ayatollah of Rock & Rolla said his focus lied elsewhere in 2018.
"I haven't been full-time with the WWE since 2010. That's something a lot of people don't realize, because when I come back there's always a good angle. And 2016 was one of the best years of my career, so people are always asking when I'm going back but there were no plans to go back."
The other name is the Undertaker. The Deadman is virtually a lock to face John Cena at WrestleMania 34 with their rivalry kicking into gear this week on Raw, but he has not competed since losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
The report suggests that 'Taker might just appear at the event rather than actually compete in the Royal Rumble, but he would be a huge attraction nonetheless.
We'll keep you posted as we learn more.
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