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Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle set for WWE Greatest Royal Rumble


The build to the Greatest Royal Rumble has picked up now that WrestleMania weekend has come to an end.

WWE announced today that Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle will both be taking part in the 50-man Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. All three members of the New Day, Baron Corbin, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, Sin Cara, Elias, Goldust, Titus O'Neil, Mojo Rawley, and Dolph Ziggler have also been confirmed for the match.

Though he briefly appeared on Raw's 25th anniversary episode earlier this year, this will be the first time Jericho has wrestled for WWE since last July. He faced Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome for New Japan Pro Wrestling in January and set up a future match against Tetsuya Naito the next night, but that has yet to be followed up on.

The 15 new additions join Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Kane, Braun Strowman, and Bray Wyatt as entrants in the Royal Rumble match.

New Raw Tag Team Champions will be crowned at the Greatest Royal Rumble as well. Braun Strowman & Nicholas vacated the titles last night, with Angle announcing that Cesaro & Sheamus would face the winners of a tag team eliminator tournament to decide the next champions. Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt will take on The Revival next week in the finals of the mini tournament.

Brock Lesnar defending the Universal Championship against Roman Reigns in a steel cage match, John Cena vs. Triple H, and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins defending against The Miz, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe in a ladder match have also been announced for the Greatest Royal Rumble. All seven men's titles will be defended, but no women's wrestlers will be on the show.

The Greatest Royal Rumble will stream live on the WWE Network at noon Eastern time on Friday, April 27th.