WWE has announced that “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will defend his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia on April 27th. This will be their WrestleMania 34 rematch (where Styles won fair & square).
We noted earlier that Old School WWF Legend Kane has been removed from the 50 man Royal Rumble match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. While no official reason has been given, it should be noted that Kane has his Knox County mayor election on May 1st.
Another announced name that has been removed from the Royal Rumble match is Bray Wyatt, as he’ll be competing in the RAW Tag Team Title match that night.
With The Undertaker vs. Rusev back on, Chris Jericho has been added back to the 50 man Royal Rumble match.
Below are the 18 names that have been confirmed for the Royal Rumble match so far:
– Chris Jericho
– Kurt Angle
– Big Show
– Braun Strowman
– Daniel Bryan
– Baron Corbin
– Kofi Kingston
– Big E
– Xavier Woods
– Apollo Crews
– Titus O’Neil
– Shelton Benjamin
– Chad Gable
– Sin Cara
– Mojo Rawley
– Dolph Ziggler
All matches have been confirmed for the Greatest Royal Rumble now, except one – the Cruiserweight Championship match.
Buddy Murphy could’ve challenged Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship at this event, but he failed to make the 205 lbs weight limit. You can watch it below:
EXCLUSIVE: @WWE_Murphy's hopes of challenging @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion @CedricAlexander for his title at #WWEGRR are dashed after he fails his mandatory weigh-in! #205Live pic.twitter.com/Towq3tzOgl
— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2018
Below is the updated match-card:
– Steel Cage Match For The Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
– Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rusev
– 50 Man Royal Rumble Match
– Triple H vs. John Cena
– WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
– Ladder Match For The Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
– United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
– Match For The Vacant Raw Tag Team Championship: The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs. WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. The Usos
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander (c) vs. TBA