Full List of Greatest Royal Rumble Match Participants

But Friday night's event in Jiddah included both women and children in attendance to watch the likes of WWE star John Cena and others. While the annual January Rumble features 30 entrants, this one will have a whopping 50.

The event culminated with the Inaugural "Greatest Royal Rumble [VIDEO]", which saw Braun Strowman put on a dominant performance. The "Yes!" Man will have an opportunity to get some retribution against the big man, though, when the two Superstars collide at WWE Backlash on Sunday, May 6 on WWE Network.

Saudi and expat fans, who came from across Saudi Arabia to sample the action, enjoyed the big night and were happy to see their WWE superstars such as Jon Cena, Triple H, Undertaker, Roman Reigns, Jericho, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Mark Henry. Reigns, going in as the underdog against Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, ate four German Suplexes as soon as the bell rang; he endured two F5s before mounting any kind of offence, but he retaliated with four superman punches and four spears for a couple of near counts. But Sami Zayn was not the only current male performer from the main roster who was absent from the Greatest Royal Rumble, thus explaining numerous "surprise" entries.

Another good night for the WWE's monster as he won the biggest ever Royal Rumble, throwing Big Cass over last to triumph. This is a further example that the WWE championship, despite all its lineage, now stands as the company's secondary title behind the Universal championship.

Viewers said the broadcast of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s "Greatest Royal Rumble" was cut off for a few moments as the images played.

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Women were permitted to attend the show, but only with male chaperones. It makes sense as WWE is a global business and they have to respect the host country's traditions, agreeable or not.

The authority said there were shots of women who were "indecent" and it also said it will not show matches involving female wrestlers.

Earlier rumors suggested that Zayn, who is a Canadian of Syrian descent, opted out of the event due to political issues between Saudi Arabia and his parents' home country, but more recent reports now hint that it was WWE that asked Sami to stay behind. If $0.12 is reported, WWE's profit will be $9.26 million for 83.96 P/E. -42.86 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $0.21 earnings per share was announced for previous quarter.

Mere weeks after returning to the ring following a three-year hiatus, the former WWE Champion set a record for the longest time spent in a Royal Rumble Match.

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