WWE’s ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’ Will Be Interrupted for Muslim Prayer

Fifteen-minute intermission will break up Friday’s pay-per-view

Last Updated: April 27, 2018 @ 2:32 PM

WWE rings the start bell on its “Greatest Royal Rumble” pay-per-view from Saudi Arabia today, with a 50-man battle royal anchoring the show. Do to the geographical location and the sheer length of the titular contest, the event will be interrupted by an intermission for Muslim prayer, the pro wrestling organization told TheWrap.

“The break will not impact the television viewing audience,” a WWE spokesman said. “We are working with the GSA and expect it to be approximately 15 minutes.”

The GSA or General Sports Authority is the government body responsible for sport in Saudi Arabia.

The following Superstars are confirmed to be in the actual Greatest Royal Rumble Match:
Daniel Bryan
Braun Strowman
Kurt Angle
Shane McMahon
Chris Jericho
Mark Henry
Rey Mysterio
Kevin Owens
The Great Khali
Bobby Roode
​Baron Corbin
Big E
Kofi Kingston
Xavier Woods
Apollo Crews
Shelton Benjamin
Sin Cara
Chad Gable
Titus O’Neil
Mojo Rawley
Dolph Ziggler

The prayer will not breakup that mega 50-man contest.

In addition to the Greatest Royal Rumble Match, Friday’s show will include seven title defenses, a Casket Match featuring The Undertaker, and John Cena vs. Triple H.

Per Saudi Arabia law, there will be no women’s matches on the card.

The “Greatest Royal Rumble,” which takes place in the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, airs live on WWE Network beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT today.