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The Grapevine (4/27/18): Here's To The Greatest (Greatest) Royal Rumble Match

Good morning, and this is the Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the founded and unfounded rumors abound the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed over the evening.

Some spoilers for tonight's Greatest Royal Rumble:
  • As always, there are surprise entrants for the 50-man Royal Rumble match, including Shawn Daivari and Hornswoggle. There are still 26 open spots for the match, so expect them to be filled by both unannounced roster members and other surprise entrants. (Source: PWInsider)
We say: Let's hope they brought along some NXT guys too.
  • Shawn Michaels turned down an offer to be a part of the Royal Rumble match. According to Sean Waltman on his podcast, there's a lot of money being offered to Superstars such as Chris Jericho in order to appear on the Saudi show. Shawn declined as he has no interest in competing anymore. (Source: X-Pac 1,2,360, Wrestling Inc)
We say: A wise decision by the Heartbreak Kid. It's going to break some hearts for sure, but kudos to him for staying retired.

  • The rumored one-hour prayer intermission at the Greatest Royal Rumble will only be for 15 minutes. The one-hour intermission is actually the norm for wrestling and other sporting events held in Saudi Arabia, but it seems as they will be making an exception for WWE. (Source: F4WOnline)
Let us know what you think of today's news in the comments!

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