Missed Opportunities from WWE Greatest Royal Rumble

Calvin Saunders
April 30, 2018

However, with the work they have put into the women's evolution, it is a setback.

Brad Shepard of Bodyslam.net reported Sami Zayn was absent from the Saudi Arabian show because they didn't want a Syrian Muslim on the show due to the risk of upsetting their hosts. The WWE has pulled out all of the stops to impress the Saudi audience, bringing in some huge names and booking several marquee matches, but could the event deliver on the night? They were pumped up and high-fiving him.

While the anger towards this statement is understandable, as Triple H said, nothing can be forced upon a country that has only very recently started to embrace a cultural change.

After the fight, John Cena grabbed the microphone and said: " It is an honor and a privilege to be apart of an event like today.

Commentator Corey Graves kept up with the matches really well and even commented on the diverse platform and progress of Saudi Arabia.

It makes for a good story going forward, with Cass and Bryan meeting at Backlash on May 6, but also underlines that Bryan is as good in the ring as he was before his hiatus. They were Nassar, Hussein, Monsour, and Faisal.

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That is not necessarily a bad thing, but the show was specifically created to attract a new audience in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the viewers were along for the ride. We now move forward to Backlash in May, which will focus more sharply on WWE's full-time talent. Hussein spoke in his native tongue, and the crowd applauded. Obviously this was just one of those things that happens occasionally, and I'm glad to hear that everyone had a sense of humor about it! They're hoping to represent their country as the first WWE Superstars from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At one point the show ran a bit in which two Iranian-American wrestlers, the Daivari Brothers, confronted a group of four amateur Saudi wrestlers who were plucked from tryouts earlier in the week. We also saw Undertaker beat Rusev and John Cena defeated Triple H. However, the main event of the evening was a 50 man Royal Rumble.

"It was a dream come true to see our heroes live in Jeddah".

The athleticism and agility that Babatunde Aiyegbusi showed during his preseason stint with the Minnesota Vikings were on display and his WWE television debut should have fans of sports entertainment excited about the future of another former member of the purple and gold.

He continued, "Oooh it was an incredible night and would not have missed it". The WWE wrestler made history in Saudi Arabia - but not in the best way.

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