• Mark Henry Says He’s In The 50 Man Royal Rumble Match To Win It, Not To Be In It To Look Pretty
During a recent interview with The National, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry talked about the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event, being a part of the 50 man Royal Rumble match, winning the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Randy Orton & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why the Greatest Royal Rumble is as special as WrestleMania:
“You have a a lot of guys who have not wrestled in a long time in the WWE competing. Great Khali, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Rey Mysterio and myself and many others. It is an unbelievable thing. You also have the Undertaker up against Rusev. Triple H against John Cena. This is special. It is like WrestleMania in some of the special events we have going on here.”
On entering the 50 man Royal Rumble match:
“If I am in it I want to win it. I am not here to look pretty. It is a historic event and if I win it my name will be immortalised in the record books so it is something that I am aiming for.”
On having respect for Randy Orton:
“Randy Orton is one of the people in the industry I respect the most. Not many people can be as smooth and polished in the ring as Randy is, and still be over with the fans, and he is one of the very best in the industry. For me to able to win over him twice in a row was one of the biggest things in my career as I have so much respect for him.”
• Photo of The Undertaker Working Out With Elias
It looks like The Undertaker is ready to walk with Elias!
Below is a photo of The Undertaker working out with RAW Superstar Elias in Saudi Arabia ahead of the Greatest Royal Rumble:
• Greatest Royal Rumble To Feature 15 Minute Intermission For Prayer
It looks like there’s going to be a 15 minute intermission (which was previously thought to be 1 hour) for the Islamic prayer at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
During a recent interview with CBS Sports, Chris Jericho confirmed that there was a prayer break in between their WWE Live Event the last time they were in Saudi Arabia.
Below is what Jericho said:
“Last time we were there, the show started at 5 pm and we had to stop at 6 pm so the entire audience — who were all made up of males, by the way, there were no women allowed in the show — could go out and pray at 6 pm. So that was kind of weird.”
The prayer isn’t expected to air on the WWE Network and WWE will most likely air promos for other matches or go to the kickoff show panel during the intermission.