Greatest Royal Rumble Event Results (04/27): Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff Show opens live from the King Abdullah Sports City’s King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Byron Saxton welcomes us to the show. He is joined by WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Booker T. We see fans entering the huge stadium and filling it up as the panel hypes the show and goes over the card for today’s PPV. They discuss the WWE Intercontinental Title Fatal Four Way Ladder Match and go backstage to a pre-recorded promo by The Miz. The Miz says that his daughter will be watching tonight and she will cry if her dad loses. He then asks what kind of degenerate would make a baby girl cry. Booker T says that he believes that Seth Rollins will retain the Intercontinental Title while Jerry Lawler says that he believes that The Miz will take the Intercontinental Title.
We get a video package for the Casket Match between The Undertaker and Rusev. The panel picks The Undertaker to bury Rusev. We go backstage to Mike Rome, Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh. Jinder cuts a promo on getting the WWE United States Title back and Booker T says that Jinder made him believe that he will indeed be getting the United States Title back. The panel then discusses the match for the vacant RAW Tag Team Titles. Lawler believes that Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy will defeat The Bar and win the RAW Tag Team Titles. We get a backstage promo pre-recorded by Sheamus and Cesaro. They take shots at The Woken Warriors and Lawler changes his mind on who will win. The panel then talks about the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match. We go to a break.
We head back to the panel and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has joined Byron Saxton, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. They discuss the WWE Cruiserweight Title Match and JR chooses Kalisto to win. Booker T picks Cedric Alexander to retain. JR then sends us to a video package about the WWE Title Match. We come back and AJ Styles is backstage to take some social media question from the panel. Booker T picks AJ to retain and JR agrees, as does Lawler. We get a promo for the WWE Universal Title Match. We come back to the panel and Paul Heyman interrupts them. Heyman cuts a promo about how his client will destroy Roman Reigns. Heyman leaves and the panel discusses the show more. We get a look at the trophy for the 50-Man Royal Rumble winner. We get backstage videos to hype the match. We get hype videos from Braun Strowman and The New Day. JR picks Braun Strowman to win the match. The panel then talks more about today’s matches. We then get a promo for the Triple H vs. John Cena Match. JR and Lawler picks Triple H to win the match while Booker T picks Cena to win the match. WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble Event Kickoff Show comes to a close.
The Main Show for WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble Event opens live from the King Abdullah Sports City’s King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Mike Rome welcomes us to today’s show. They perform the National Anthems for both the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We then cut to an opening video package about today’s Greatest Royal Rumble Event.
The pyro goes off inside and outside of the stadium as the music plays. Michael Cole welcomes us to the largest televised event in WWE history. The stadium is sold out. Cole is joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. The announcers hype the show and call it a historic night.
We then go to the ring for the opening contest of today’s event which is Triple H vs John Cena.
Triple H vs. John Cena: The opening bell sounds and Cena and Triple H start off with some tests of strength. Triple H drops Cena and mocks his “you can’t see me” taunt. Cena tries to mount some offense but Triple H controls the pace for several moments. Triple H puts Cena in a sleeper, until Cena fights free and fires back with some running shoulder blocks. Cena looks for the AA but Triple H grabs the ropes to block it. Cena connects with a back suplex, then looks for a Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Triple H blocks it. Triple H mocks Cena again, and they brawl back and forth. Cena fires up and looks for a dropkick off the top, but Triple H side-steps him and slams Cena down out of the air. Triple H pins for a two count, and both men are down now. Triple H and Cena trade right hands in the middle of the ring now until Cena trips him and locks in the STF. Triple H fights out, but Cena drops him again for a two count and Cena can’t believe it. After some back and forth, Cena finally hits the AA on Triple H for the three count. Winner: John Cena
Another AA means 1??2??3?? as @JohnCena picks up the victory over @TripleH to kick off @WWE Greatest Royal Rumble! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/WXJ1EAys3P
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Cena stands tall as his music hits. Cena hits the corners to pose as we go to replays. Cena takes the mic and says that it is an honor and a privilege to be there in Saudi Arabia. He then says that regardless of what’s going on in his world, he was not going to miss this event. Cena thanks the Kingdom for their hospitality that extends far past today. He thanks everyone again for allowing him to be a part of something special. Cena tells everyone to enjoy the rest of the show and leaves as his music hits.
We then get a video package promoting our next PPV Backlash for being a dual-branded PPV.
We head back to ringside for our next match which is for the WWE Cruiserweight Title.
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Kalisto: The WWE Cruiserweight Title is on the line in this one. Cedric and Kalisto trade moves early on to a stalemate. Kalisto hits a hurricanrana on Cedric, then sends the Champion out to the ringside floor. Kalisto hits a springboard suicide dive on Cedric, then takes things back in the ring. Cole points out on commentary that there’s a different setup at ringside today because that area is reserved for the Saudi Royal Family. Cedric fires up and hits a big dropkick to the head of the challenger. Kalisto hits a kick to the head of his own, and then a headscissor takedown and a tornado DDT. Cedric comes back with a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Cedric goes up top but Kalisto stops him with a kick to the head. They fight on the turnbuckle until Kalisto hits a Spanish Fly. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring now until Cedric stuns Kalisto with an elbow to the head. Kalisto botches a hurricanrana, and Cedric comes back with the Lumbar Check for the three count. Winner & Still Cruiserweight Champion: Cedric Alexander
Here is your winner, and STILL @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion, @CedricAlexander!#LumbarCheck #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/WuVBiyS0kf
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Cedric clutches the title and recovers as his music hits. We go to replays. Cedric hits the corner to pose and raises the title.
Commentary talks about how Braun Strowman and Nicholas relinquishes the RAW Tag Team Titles after WrestleMania 34 and what led to today’s matchup for the vacant RAW Tag Team Titles.
We head back to ringside for our next match which is for the RAW Tag Team Titles.
The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs. “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt: The Vacant RAW Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. Matt and Bray start off strong, but The Bar starts trading frequent tags and double teaming Bray. Bray fires back with a lariat then tags in Matt to double team Sheamus. Matt follows up with a splash on Sheamus in the corner and a neckbreaker for a two count. Cesaro gets the tag and starts taking control over Matt. Bray gets the tag and starts cleaning house. Sheamus misses a big boot on Bray, and Bray connects with the Sister Abigail on Sheamus. Matt tags in now and they do the double team Twist of Fate on Sheamus for the three count after a fairly short match. Winners & New RAW Tag Team Champions: “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
The EXPEDEEEETION of GOLD is COMPLETE for @MATTHARDYBRAND & @WWEBrayWyatt…your NEW #RAW #TagTeamChampions! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/3sOfjtxit7
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Wyatt and Hardy pose with the titles as the music hits.
We get a video package looking at Jinder Mahal’s time on RAW so far and what led to his United States Title Match with Jeff Hardy at today’s event.
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal: The WWE United States Title is on the line in this one. Jinder starts off strong and backs Jeff into the corner with strikes. Jeff comes back with a shot on Jinder on the apron, and then Jeff gets distracted by Sunil Singh, which leads to Jinder hitting a cheap shot on Jeff. Jinder repeatedly drops knees on Jeff Hardy on the mat now as he wears down the U.S. Champion. Jinder follows up with a neckbreaker and a flying knee for a two count. Jinder tries to keep Hardy grounded, but Jeff fights his way up to his feet. Jinder looks for a gutbuster and misses, which leads to Hardy hitting an inverted atomic drop and a leg drop for a pin attempt. Jeff looks for the Twist of Fate, but Jinder shoves him away. Jeff goes up top for the Whisper In the Wind and misses, but Jinder sells it and Hardy pins for two. Jeff whips Jinder into the corner and hits a dropkick, then he looks for the Swanton Bomb. Sunil gets on the apron for the distraction, which leads to Jinder attacking from behind. Jeff escapes the Khallas and hits the Twist of Fate. Jeff goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb for the three count. Winner & Still United States Champion: Jeff Hardy
#AndStill YOUR #USChampion… @JEFFHARDYBRAND!
The #CharismaticEnigma has SWANTON’D his way to victory at #WWEGRR! pic.twitter.com/1nWhJrTAqa
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Jeff grabs the title and celebrates as his music hits. We go to replays. Hardy celebrates and gets a standing ovation from the crowd.
We get a John Cena Make-A-Wish Foundation Ad.
We head back to the Kickoff Show panel of Byron Saxton, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Jim Ross, and Booker T to recap what we have seen on the show so far.
We then get a video package about how great Saudi Arabia is.
We head backstage where Chris Jericho is being interviewed about how happy he is to be competing in the Greatest Royal Rumble with all the returning superstars and big names and also Mojo Rawley. Jericho insists that the man who’s interviewing him is Tom Phillips and not Mike Rome and does a sketch that ends with Mike Rome getting put on the List. As well as the sound guy, Ed Koskey, and all the other men in the Greatest Royal Rumble.
We head back to the panel. They run down the rest of the card for today’s show before tossing to another backstage interview. This time Daniel Bryan is the one being interviewed. He says that not being able to compete for so long was tough, but it just made him realize how much he loved wrestling and how much privilege he gets when he gets to wrestle every day. He then says that he’s not just winning any Royal Rumble match, but the biggest one in WWE history.
We head back to ringside for our next match which is for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles.
The Bludgeon Brothers (Rowan & Harper) (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso): The SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. Jey and Rowan start off, and Rowan drops Jey Uso with a big dropkick. Harper tags in now and continues the beating on Jey. Rowan is back in now for a pump-handle backbreaker on Jey, and then a running splash for a two count. Harper and Rowan now take turns beating on Jey, until Jey dodges a couple of shots and tags in Jimmy. Jimmy hits a suicide dive on Harper, and then one on Rowan on the other side of the ring. Back in the ring, Jimmy boots Harper in the head and then hits a flying cross body for a one count. Jimmy Uso hits another kick to the head and Harper is down. Jimmy Uso hits the running butt bump in the corner, but then Harper comes back with a splash of his own. Harper looks for a powerbomb, but Jimmy escapes and tags in Jey. The Usos double team Harper with kicks to the head. They hit double superkicks on Rowan and Harper, then Jey hits the Uso splash off the top for a two count on Harper. Jimmy and Jey both go up top now, but Rowan yanks one of them down and boots him in the head, and Harper takes the other Uso down. Harper and Rowan double team Jimmy now with a splash and a powerbomb for the three count. Winners & Still SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan)
Another DOMINANT performance by your reigning #SDLive #TagTeamChampions… The BLUDGEON BROTHERS! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/XvGJGo8ckw
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Rowan and Harper stand tall with their titles as we go to replays. They pose over Jimmy with the titles in the air as a referee checks on him.
We then get a video package for our next match which is the Fatal Four Way Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title.
Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (Fatal Four Way Ladder Match): The WWE Intercontinental Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and all four men start going at it. Balor hits a double Blockbuster early on onto Joe and Miz. Rollins sends Balor outside and then hits a suicide dive on him. Rollins slides in the ring and then flies right back out, this time with a suicide dive on Miz. Joe grabs the ladder and hits Rollins with it, then starts double teaming him with Miz. Balor comes out and hits a suicide dive on to Joe and Miz. Back in the ring, Rollins and Joe go at it with strikes until Joe drops Rollins face-first into a ladder laying on the mat. Joe takes Balor in to the corner and lays into him with chops and head-butts. Balor drops Joe onto the ladder, and then Miz runs in and boots Balor in the face. Miz starts climbing the ladder, but Rollins pulls him down and slams Miz’s face into the ladder. Rollins and Balor now fight over the ladder, until Joe and Miz run in and shove them off the ladder.
Joe now turns on Miz and shoulder-blocks him down. Joe sets up the ladder in the corner and goes to throw Finn into it, but the ladder falls down, so Joe suplexes Finn onto the ladder instead. Joe picks up the ladder and uses it as a weapon now to send The Miz falling out of the ring. Balor now fires up and dropkicks Joe into a ladder in the corner. The ladder falls on top of Joe, and Balor goes up top. Rollins runs up and grabs Balor in the superplex position, then Joe powerbombs Rollins down for the powerbomb-superplex combo. Joe grabs another ladder from ringside and throws it in the ring. Miz runs up behind Joe and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Joe on top of the ladder. The Miz fights off Rollins and then hits a reverse DDT on Balor. Rollins runs back in and Miz plants him with a DDT too.
The Miz grabs a ladder as a weapon now and starts dropping anyone who comes near him. Balor manages to drop Miz, and then lays him on top of a ladder on the mat. Balor goes up top for the Coup De Grace and connects on Miz. Joe runs in now and exchanges strikes with Balor. Balor drops Joe with a kick to the head, then he starts climbing towards the belt. Joe stops him and puts Balor in the Coquina Clutch. Balor escapes and stomps on Joe, then Balor starts climbing again. Balor has fought off Joe and Miz, but now Rollins comes flying off the top rope onto the other side of the ladder. Rollins quickly climbs up the ladder and reaches up and grabs the Intercontinental Title before Balor can. Balor is in disbelief at how quickly Rollins grabbed the Title belt, as Rollins is declared the winner. Winner & Still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins
What a VICTORY for @WWERollins at @WWE Greatest Royal Rumble!#WWEGRR #AndStill pic.twitter.com/Yi0NZAqM3D
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 27, 2018
After the match, Balor is left on top of the ladder, looking shocked at how Rollins came out of nowhere to grab the title. Joe backs up the ramp while Miz is down on the floor. We go to replays. We come back to Rollins celebrating as his music plays. Balor is bleeding from above his eye.
We then get a video package about the tryouts that WWE held in Saudi Arabia.
We head back to the ring where we see the four athletes from the tryouts WWE held in Saudi Arabia. Nassar, Hussein, Monsoour, and Fisal. Hussein talks about how he never expected WWE to come to Saudi Arabia and that he has been waiting more than 20 years, but now we have four Saudi WWE Superstars. He speaks Arabic for a bit for the crowd. Monsoour then says that they grew up just Saudi kids with a dream but today that dream came true and they stand before us hoping to represent their country as the first WWE Superstars from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Shawn and Ariya Daivari interrupts and makes their way down to the ring. Ariya runs the athletes down and asks them if that is what they call athletes in Saudi Arabia. Ariya then calls them pathetic, nothing, trainees and wannabes. Ariya then says that real athletes like the Daivari brothers come from the strongest nation in the world, Iran. Shawn cuts a promo on them in Farsi and Ariya gets in Monsoour’s face, shoving him.
Monsoour shoves him back and knocks him down, and Fisal lays Shawn out with a roundhouse kick. Scoop and a slam from Nassar. Hussein draws the elder Daivari up and plays to the crowd before dumping him out of the ring. The Saudi athletes raise each other’s hands for the crowd.
From there we toss into an ad for Something Else To Wrestle with Bruce Prichard on the WWE Network.
We then get a video package for the next match which is for the WWE Title.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: The WWE Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and the two men trade holds until Nakamura slides outside for a breather. Back in the ring, Nakamura hits a knee to the midsection, and AJ answers with a dropkick. AJ takes Nakamura into the corner and hits him with chops and kicks. Nakamura answers with some kicks of his own then stomps on AJ’s head. Nakamura hits some knees to the head then chokes AJ in the corner. AJ escapes a slam attempt and hits a facebuster on Nakamura. AJ fires up and hits some kicks and a running forearm to the face. AJ hits a splash in the corner, and then a fireman’s carry into a neckbreaker. Nakamura starts fighting back and hits a knee to the body for a one count. AJ drops Nakamura’s face on the turnbuckle and they start exchanging strikes now. Nakamura looks for an armbar, but AJ escapes and hits the Pele kick. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Nakamura ducks. AJ almost crashes into the referee but he stops, and Nakamura low-blows AJ from behind. The referee didn’t see it, and Nakamura now takes control of the match. Nakamura looks for the Kinshasa, but AJ blocks it with a punch to the face. AJ and Nakamura fight out to ringside, and AJ spears Nakamura onto the Saudi announce table. AJ and Nakamura continues to fight around ringside, and the referee counts to ten, making this one a double count-out. Winner: The Match Goes To A Double Count-Out Decision Which Means That AJ Styles Is Still The WWE Champion
#AndStill YOUR @WWE Champion… @AJStylesOrg!#WWEGRR #WWEChampionship pic.twitter.com/0G1ydNw3UK
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 27, 2018
After the match, AJ continues beating on Nakamura at ringside. AJ charges and crashes into Nakamura, sending them both over the barrier at the timekeeper’s area. AJ with a steel chair shot to the back of Nakamura. AJ brings Nakamura back into the ring but Nakamura rolls right back out the other side. Fans boo. AJ springboards from the ring to the floor, taking Nakamura down again. AJ’s music hits as he looks on from the ramp. A referee checks on Nakamura as AJ returns to the ring to raise the title while his music plays.
After the double count-out, it’s clear that @AJStylesOrg only cares about HURTING @ShinsukeN tonight! #WWEGRR #WWEChampionship pic.twitter.com/NWA4FJVtXf
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
We then get a video package for the return of The Undertaker.
We head back to the ring and see the casket at ringside as they go over the rules of the match. Aiden English is out first and he sings about how this is The Undertaker’s final day and how they will celebrate because it’s Rusev Day. Rusev makes his way down to the ring. The Undertaker makes his way down to the ring next.
The Undertaker vs. Rusev (Casket Match): The opening bell sounds and Rusev rolls outside early on. The Undertaker chases down Rusev at ringside and they fight back into the ring. The Undertaker walks the top rope and nails Rusev with the Old School early on. The Undertaker throws Rusev out of the ring over the casket, and Rusev takes a breather on the ramp with English. Rusev pulls Undertaker out of the ring and starts brawling with the Dead Man at ringside. Undertaker fights back and whips Rusev into the fan barricade, and then slams his head on the announce table. Undertaker lays Rusev on the ring apron and hits a running leg drop on him. Undertaker calls for the casket to be opened and he rolls Rusev into it, but English blocks the lid from being closed. The Undertaker gets distracted by English, and Rusev rolls back into the ring. Undertaker gets back in the ring and Rusev drops him with a kick to the head. Rusev lays into Undertaker with strikes in the corner now. The Undertaker fights out of the corner and drops Rusev with a right hand. The Undertaker picks up Rusev and hits a headbutt, but he allows Rusev some time to recover. Rusev comes back with a spinning heel kick and then some elbow drops. Rusev puts The Undertaker in the Accolade, and Undertaker appears to be out. Rusev releases the hold and walks over to the casket, and then Undertaker sits right up. Undertaker looks for a chokeslam, but Rusev escapes and they start trading punches. Undertaker ducks a clothesline and hits a chokeslam. Undertaker throws Rusev in the casket and goes to close it, but English distracts him. Undertaker chokeslams Aiden, then hits a Tombstone on him. Undertaker throws English in the casket too and closes the lid for the win. Winner: The Undertaker
Business, taken care of.
The #Undertaker closes the lid on @RusevBUL AND @WWEDramaKing in his first #CasketMatch in almost a DECADE! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/q8ZZeT1xu2
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, The Undertaker stands tall as his music hits. Undertaker looks around the crowd as we go to replays. We come back and the lights are dimmed out. Undertaker poses in the middle of the ring as pyro goes off around the stadium. The Undertaker exits the ring and stops to look at the casket before marching up the ramp. Undertaker stops on the stage and looks back at the ring. He turns back around and raises his fist in the air as the lighting strikes.
We then get a video package for the next match which is a Steel Cage Match for the WWE Universal Title.
We go to the ring and we see the Steel Cage being lowered. Roman Reigns makes his way down to the ring first as pyro goes off. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way down to the ring next with Paul Heyman right behind him. Lesnar also gets some pyro for his entrance. Lesnar smirks at Reigns as he walks around the cage and checks things out. They stare each other down as Lesnar enters the cage. We get formal ring introductions. Heyman interrupts the introduction of Lesnar and does his own grand introduction for Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (Steel Cage Match): The WWE Universal Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds, and Reigns and Lesnar circle each other. Reigns looks for a Superman punch early on, but Lesnar side-steps it and suplexes Reigns down. Brock follows up with two more German suplexes. Brock follows up with an F-5 on Reigns. Brock takes a breather and then goes for another F-5, but Reigns escapes this one. Reigns hits a couple Superman punches, but he misses the spear. Reigns starts climbing the cage, but Lesnar grabs him and pulls him down. They fight on the top rope now until Lesnar elbows Reigns down. Lesnar climbs the cage until Reigns grabs him and pulls him down. Reigns gets under Lesnar in the corner and powerbombs Lesnar down. Samoa Joe is shown backstage watching on a monitor. Reigns throws Lesnar into the cage wall a few times, and Lesnar is down. Reigns follows up with a spear, and then a second spear. Reigns runs the ropes and hits a third spear. Reigns pins and Brock gets the shoulder up at 2. Reigns goes to walk out the cage door, but Heyman runs by and slams it in Reigns’ face. Lesnar grabs Reigns and hits the F-5 for a two count. Heyman throws a steel chair in the ring. Brock takes his gloves off and picks up the chair. Lesnar goes to swing the chair, but Reigns stops him with a spear for a two count. Reigns has the steel chair now and smashes it across Lesnar’s back a few times. Reigns looks for the Superman punch and he connects with it. Reigns hits a spear on Lesnar up against the cage wall, and they crash right through the cage wall down to the ringside floor. Lesnar hits the floor first, and he is declared the winner. Winner & Still Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
A devastating SPEAR THROUGH THE CAGE means @BrockLesnar…is STILL #UniversalChampion! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/oyhoGl7DAy
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, everyone is shocked at the finish. Both men are still down on the outside as Heyman looks on with the title. We go to replays of the spear and Lesnar did hit the ground first. Heyman checks on Lesnar but he and Reigns are still down. We go to more replays. We come back to Lesnar and Heyman marching up the ramp. Lesnar stops to look back at the carnage.
Commentary hypes up the card for our next PPV which is Backlash.
This is followed by a promo for the WWE Network.
We head back to the ring and we get the rules for our main event which is the 50-Man Royal Rumble Match. We see the trophy and championship title that the winner will receive.
50-Man Royal Rumble Match: Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler are #1 and #2 in the first-ever 50-man Royal Rumble match. Ziggler starts off strong with a dropkick, and then Sin Cara enters at #3. Cara hits the ring and hits a springboard moonsault on both Bryan and Ziggler. Cara follows up with a swanton bomb on Bryan, but then Ziggler eliminates Cara. Curtis Axel is in at #4 and starts brawling with Ziggler and Bryan. Entry #5 is Mark Henry and he starts going at it with Axel. Henry drops Axel on the apron and then headbutts him down to the floor for the elimination. Entry #6 is Mike Kanellis, and Mark Henry immediately clotheslines him outside for the elimination as soon as Mike gets in the ring. Mark starts fighting with Bryan in the corner now, then he goes at it with Ziggler. Entry #7 is sumo wrestler Hiroki Sumi. Sumi and Henry come face to face and have a test of strength, then Mark immediately eliminates Sumi. Ziggler and Bryan run up behind Henry and eliminate him too. Viktor is in at #8 and he starts brawling with Ziggler. Viktor hits a flying knee to the face off the middle rope, then a running elbow on Ziggler. Bryan eliminates Viktor, then starts trading strikes with Ziggler. Kofi Kingston is in at #9 and he immediately hits a rolling thunder double clothesline on Ziggler and Bryan. Kofi tries to eliminate Bryan but doesn’t have any luck as Bryan catches him with a kick to the face. Tony Nese is in at #10 and he immediately starts going at it with Kofi. Dash Wilder is in at #11 and he immediately hits a big backbreaker on Nese. Hornswoggle is in at #12 and he helps eliminate Dash Wilder. Hornswoggle hits sweet shin music on Kofi and then a Samoan drop. Hornswoggle goes up top, but Ziggler stops him with a kick to the face. Ziggler tries to eliminate Hornswoggle but he bites Ziggler’s hand. Nese knees Hornswoggle in the face to eliminate him, and then Primo enters at #13. Entry #14 is Xavier Woods, who comes in and gives Kofi some backup. Woods and Kingston start dancing with Nese and then eliminate him. Entry #15 is Bo Dallas who hits the ring and starts fighting with Kofi and Xavier. Kurt Angle enters at #16.
Kurt hits the ring and hands out German suplexes to anyone who comes near him. Kurt eliminates Dallas and Primo, then Ziggler superkicks Kurt. Ziggler charges at Kurt, but Kurt catches him and eliminates him with a belly to belly overhead suplex to the outside. Scott Dawson is in at #17, and Goldust enters at #18. Bryan hits a flying knee of the middle rope on Kofi, and then Goldust tries to eliminate Bryan but doesn’t have any luck. Konnor comes in at #19 and joins the fight. Kofi tries to take-down Kurt, but Kurt drops him and grinds him into the mat. Elias enters at #20 and has the crowd do his “walk with Elias” catch phrase. Elias runs in an eliminates Kofi, Xavier and Konnor all at once. Luke Gallows is in at #21 and he starts going at it with Dawson. On the other side of the ring, Kurt and Daniel go at it back and forth until Kurt hits the Angle Slam. Kurt takes the shoulder straps down, but then Elias eliminates Kurt from behind. Gallows starts booting people in the face, and then Rhyno comes in at #22. Drew Gulak is out next at #23, and Tucker Knight is out at #24. Tucker starts dropping people until Gulak gets him in a sleeper. Tucker throws Gulak outside for the elimination. Bobby Roode is in at #25 and hits a spinebuster on Dawson. Roode hits a blockbuster off the middle rope on Elias, then he starts fighting with Goldust. Roode eliminates Goldust and then Dawson. Fandango is in next at #26 and he starts fighting with Tucker. Chad Gable is in at #27. Gable drops Tucker and then starts fighting with Daniel Bryan in the corner. Rey Mysterio is in next at #28 and he eliminates Gallows with a hurricanrana. Rey looks for the 619 on Roode, but Fandango intercepts and kicks Rey. Fandango throws Rey at Gable, and Rey hits a tornado DDT on Gable. Mojo Rawley is in at #29 and he eliminates Fandango.
Entry #30 is Tyler Breeze. Breeze tries to eliminate Mojo, but Mojo eliminates Breeze instead. Tucker hits a Thesz Press on Gable, then Bryan grabs Tucker and lays into him with kicks. Big E is entry #31 and he hits the Big Ending on Tucker before throwing him outside for the elimination. Karl Anderson enters at #32 and he starts going at it with Daniel Bryan. Anderson hits a spinebuster on Roode, then Big E shuts him down with a clothesline. Rey connects with a 619 on Roode in the ring. Apollo Crews is in at #33 and he hits a standing moonsault on Gable then eliminates him. Roderick Strong is in at #34 and he hits backbreakers on Roode, Anderson and Rey. Strong eliminates Rhyno next with a flying knee to the face. Randy Orton is in at #35 to a big pop from the crowd. Crews looks for a moonsault on Orton, but Orton catches him in an RKO in mid-air. Orton eliminates Anderson, Mojo, and Crews. Heath Slater is in at #36 as Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan go at it in the corner. Slater hits the ring and drops people with kicks and knees to the face. Babatunde is in at #37 and he starts dropping everyone in his path. Baron Corbin is in at #38. Corbin pulls Elias under the bottom rope and throws him into the ring steps. Corbin gets in the ring now and starts fighting with Rey until he hits the Deep Six on him. Corbin eliminates Roode and Strong, then he starts fighting with Babatunde. Titus O’Neil is in at #39. Titus trips on his way in the ring and falls right under the ring. Titus finally gets in the ring, as the announcers laugh at Titus’ fall. Dan Matha is in at #40.
Braun Strowman is in at #41. Braun and Babatunde come face to face and Strowman eliminates him. Strowman eliminates Dan next, then Heath, and he kicks down anyone who comes near him. Tye Dillinger is in at #42. Everyone in the ring now is trying to eliminate Strowman, but they don’t have any luck. Strowman eliminates Titus and Tye. Orton dropkicks Strowman, which leads to Rey hitting the 619 on Strowman. Orton then hits an RKO on Strowman. Corbin eliminates Rey, then Orton eliminates Corbin. Elias comes from behind and eliminates Orton. Strowman chokeslams Elias down, and then Curt Hawkins comes in at #43. Hawkins tries to run away up the ramp, but Braun catches him and hauls him back to the ring. Braun drops Daniel and Elias at ringside, then he gets back in the ring and eliminates Hawkins. Bobby Lashley comes out at #44 and gets some fireworks for his entrance. Lashley works over Elias now and looks for a suplex, but Elias stops it with a knee to the face. Lashley tosses Elias down to the mat, then eliminates him. Strowman and Lashley now go at it in the ring, exchanging big strikes. Daniel Bryan runs in and starts hitting both of them with running dropkicks. The Great Khali is in at #45. Khali drops Daniel and Bobby, then Strowman hits Khali from behind. Strowman and Lashley team up to eliminate Khali. Lashley and Strowman clothesline each other down. Daniel Bryan’s chest is extremely red from chops. Kevin Owens is in at #46 and he starts hitting cannonball splashes on everyone in the corners.
Owens and Bryan start going at it and Owens hits a Pop Up Powerbomb. Shane McMahon is in at #47. Shane goes at it with Kevin and hits a flying elbow to the face. Shane boots Kevin in the face and hits a DDT. Shane and Daniel come face to face now. Daniel Bryan’s bicep is also very red from strikes. Daniel and Shane take turns kicking Owens now. Shelton Benjamin is in at #48. Shelton spears Shane and starts pummeling on him. Shelton tackles Bryan next, then hits a spinning heel kick on Shane. Shelton hits a knee to the face of Lashley, then Strowman slams Shelton down. Kevin tries to convince the other wrestlers to join him in taking out Strowman. Strowman fights them all off as Big Cass enters at #49. Cass goes right after Bryan, then boots Strowman in the face. Shelton and Lashley follow up with strikes on Strowman, then Shane goes up top an hits the coast to coast dropkick on Strowman. Lashley takes out Shelton in the corner, and then Cass slams Lashley down. Chris Jericho comes out at #50 and gets a big pop. Jericho hits the ring and immediately starts brawling with Owens. Jericho hits the Lion-sault on Owens, then a springboard dropkick on Cass. Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Shelton and eliminates him. Jericho puts Owens in the Walls of Jericho, then Big Cass boots Jericho in the face. Lashley goes for his stalling vertical suplex on Cass, but Cass can’t stay straight up and Lashley drops him into a brainbuster. Bryan hits some dropkicks on Owens in the corner. Shane goes up top, but Strowman throws Shane off the top rope down through the table at ringside for the elimination. Lashley looks for a cross body on Strowman, but Strowman catches him and throws him outside. Strowman eliminates Jericho next, then Bryan tries to eliminate Strowman. Cass boots Bryan in the face then eliminates him. Cass talks trash to Bryan on the floor, then turns around into Strowman. Cass and Strowman trade punches and clotheslines until Strowman crotches Cass on the top rope then bumps him off for the elimination. Winner Of The Greatest Royal Rumble Match: Braun Strowman
The #MonsterAmongMen @BraunStrowman ELIMINATES @BigCassWWE to WIN the 50-MAN Greatest Royal Rumble Match! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/S55lCNCrEy
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
After the match, Braun stands tall as we go to replays. We come back to the ring and Vince McMahon is in the ring with a local Saudi official and Braun. They present the large trophy and the GRR Title belt to Strowman. Strowman raises the title in the air as Vince cheers him on. Braun stands tall as local music plays and the pyro goes off in and around the stadium. The Greatest Royal Rumble event goes off the air.
The celebration is ON for @BraunStrowman, the WINNER of the Greatest Royal Rumble Match!#WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/rY9bwGvARG
— WWE (@WWE) April 27, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to @BraunStrowman on making history as the WINNER of the first-ever Greatest Royal Rumble Match! #WWEGRR pic.twitter.com/X3gEmMqNRl
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 27, 2018