–The Initial WWE’Royal Rumble’ PPV was in 1988
–The’Greatest Royal Rumble’ will have an All-time high of 50 entrants
–The’Greatest Royal Rumble’ takes place on April 27, 2018, in the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Just a few weeks after”Wrestlemania 34″ that the WWE will present yet another massive series on April 27, this one known as the’Greatest Royal Rumble’. The whole backstory of the show as well as the booking is somewhat curious to the point that it’s tough to figure out exactly what’s happening. The show will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi media is calling it the country’s’most brash and brutal sporting occasion of 2018.’ It’ll be available live on the WWE Network or PPV depending on the nation. Because of the time difference the card begins at 12:00 Noon Eastern using a preshow beginning at 11:00 AM.
Just just how did the WWE end up in Saudi Arabia using a ridiculously stacked card just a few weeks following Wrestlemania? Would you think it is all about money? The series is part of a multiyear’venture’ between the wrestling promotion as well as the Saudi General Sports Authority. The venture is part of a wider initiative called Saudi Vision 2030 which hopes to bring about social and economic reforms in Saudi Arabia with the objective of lessening their dependence on oil exports. Tracy Lee of Newsweek describes it thusly:
The event reflects the Muslim country social and economic reforms aimed at changing Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, spearheaded a larger investment in sports in addition to an initiative dubbed the Vision 2030, which is supposed to reduce the nation’s reliance on petroleum.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was understandably thrilled:
“The Greatest Royal Rumble will be a spectacle of historical proportions. Our partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority reveals a long-term commitment to present WWE’s world-class entertainment to a worldwide audience on a grander scale than ever before.”
You’re no doubt wondering how an event of this proportion held in Saudi Arabia will mesh with the WWE’s open message of support for fans of all sexual orientations, not to mention the work they’ve put into revitalizing their women’s division? It is easy –the WWE will do exactly what they’re told. Here is the present condition of’reform’ in Saudi Arabia, once more in Newsweek’s Lee:
Only last October, the General Sports Authority said that women for the very first time ever will be permitted to visit sports events in chosen stadiums in ancient 2018. The city of Jeddah recently hosted the country’s first women-only cycling event.
It arrived a month after the nation decided to lift its ban on female drivers, which has long been viewed as a sign of the nation’s repression of women.
Translation–no women’s games on the card without a doubt it’ll be ixnay on the’LGBT approval’ talk.
ALL ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE
The bargain with the Saudi General Sports Authority is obviously lucrative enough for the WWE to do whatever they are asked as a way to make it happen. How lucrative? Lucrative enough to bring over near 100 wrestlers such as all of the big guns–Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Kane, The Undertaker as well as Chris Jericho and Triple H. The event is being held at a 65,000 seat stadium meaning a full house would not be that far away from a’Wrestlemania’ flat presence. Lucrative enough the promotion may have altered the reservation for what’s their’marquee event’ aka’Wrestlemania’ to beef up the card to the series at Saudi Arabia. Bryan Alverez of The Wrestling Observer summed it up:
“So now they’ve got this giant display in Saudi Arabia. Can you guys know just how much money WWE could potentially make through deals with Saudi Arabia? So, that’s the priority at the moment. Not WrestleMania that you bought your ticket for.”
There’s been some backlash about the lack of women’s games on the show but those inside the business have been mum on the subject, obviously realizing the WWE is coping with a huge payday herenow and in the future. Furthermore, they might create some of their fans mad by booking several big title changes here (including by all accounts a Global Championship triumph by Roman Reigns over Brock Lesnar) however, the WWE is confident it will not hurt their American viewers. At any rate, you will find enough chips at the table in the Middle East to ensure it is worth the danger.
Here are the SPORTS BETTING EXPERTS opening odds for the’Greatest Royal Rumble’. There are currently 8 games 9 matches confirmed for the series so there’ll likely be additional ones added to the card. Below you’ll find the odds on the supported matches. Look for an odds update as conditions warrant. We will also be adding some prop bets on the’Greatest Royal Rumble’ the week prior to the event.
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