In light of the WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble (GRR) show in Saudi Arabia this week, the wrestling union said on Tuesday that eight individuals have passed ongoing auditions to take part in the event set to be held on Friday, April 27.
The GRR is set to be the first show of its kind in the Middle East and will be held at King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Stadium.
The winners, who will be taking part in the show, were announced via the WWE’s official Twitter account. They are, Hussain al-Dagal, Mansour al-Shuhail, Faisal Kurdi, Nasser Bawzeer, Khalid al-Hazli, Abdullah al-Maghrebi, Faisal al-Labboudy and Asaad al-Shareef.
The goosebumps... the emotions... the opportunity.— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2018
Hear #KSATryout athletes' authentic response as they find out that they will receive further training from @WWE coaches and potentially compete in this Friday's #WWEGRR! pic.twitter.com/iQGG3FzCQC
WWE also said that one of these young wrestling enthusiasts will receive a historic opportunity to participate in first-ever 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match. The wrestler will be selected based on exercises the selected eight will be undergoing in the next few days.