With the Greatest Royal Rumble upon us, the WWE has pulled out all the stop to make this event in Suadi Arabia a massive success.
We've seen the company ensure that mainstays like The Undertaker, John Cena and Chris Jericho make their returns for the event and they've even delved into their big black book to bring Rey Mysterio Jr and The Great Khali among others for the 50-man Royal Rumble.
One thing has become clear: this is going to be a long event that could rival the seven hours fans were forced to endure during WrestleMania.
We say endure, but you know what we mean. The Greatest Royal Rumble ever is likely to dominate close to two hours on it's own and then you have every male championship in the company on the line.
Furthermore, two almost exhibition matches are set to play out with John Cena and Triple H meeting for the first time in singles competition in eight years.
On top of that, The Undertaker will do battle with Rusev in a Casket Match, and all four men are likely to pull double duty and take part in the Rumble, too.
So how long will it be? Mike Johnson of PWInsider believes around 98 minutes at the very least.
“It’s going to be 98-minutes just with the entrances,” Johnson said. “We may actually end up with bell to bell with a match that lasts longer than the RAW gauntlet match that took place a couple months ago. We might be looking at the longest match in WWE history.”
If fans thought they were in it for the long haul, it gets worse. According to Dave Meltzer, there will be an hour intermission during the show so that fans in attendance can pray.
“It may be longer, by normal traditions there’s going to be an hour intermission because they have a prayer hour which would take place in the middle of the show,” Meltzer said via NoDQ.com.
Of course, the WWE have already folded to Saudi Arabia's customs by leaving their women off of the show, but the prayer intermission is sure to tip some fans over the edge.
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