- As noted, there was a segment at WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble event that featured Mike Rome in the ring with 4 prospects from the recent WWE tryouts in Jeddah - Nessar, Hussein, Mansoour, and Faisal. They were interrupted by WWE 205 Live Superstar Ariya Daivari and his brother, former WWE Superstar Shawn Daivari, who were representing Iran to play off the Iran vs. Saudi rivalry. The segment ended with the prospects clearing the ring of The Daivari Brothers.
Above is post-segment video of the prospects talking about what it meant to represent Saudi Arabia in front of the world, working with the WWE coaches at the recent tryouts and more. It was noted that they did not like WWE Head Coach Matt Bloom at first because he was tough on them but he was working hard and had to be tough on them so they would be prepared for what they did in the ring.
- Greatest Royal Rumble winner Braun Strowman set a record of 13 eliminations in a Royal Rumble match for his big win. The previous record of 12 eliminations was set by Roman Reigns in the 2014 Rumble match. WWE announced the following to congratulate The Monster Among Men:
Braun Strowman breaks record for most Royal Rumble Match eliminations
Braun Strowman made history in more ways than one at the first-ever Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Not only did The Monster Among Men outlast 49 other Superstars to become the Greatest Royal Rumble Champion, but he also set a Royal Rumble Match record by eliminating 13 Superstars in a single bout.
Strowman's list of victims is as follows:
2. Dan Matha
3. Big E
4. Heath Slater
5. Tye Dillinger
6. Titus O'Neil
7. Curt Hawkins
8. Great Khali
9. Shane McMahon
10. Bobby Lashley
11. Chris Jericho
12. Kevin Owens
13. Big Cass
Braun broke the record previously held by Roman Reigns, who eliminated 12 Superstars in the 2014 Royal Rumble Match.
Of course, Reigns' Rumble bout included only 30 Superstars while Strowman had a whopping 50, but who's going to quibble with The Monster Among Men?
- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin took to Twitter during WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble event and wrote the following on Shinsuke Nakamura working as a heel. As noted, Nakamura vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles ended in a double count out.
Shinsuke so much better as a heel. AJ is off the charts good. #WGRR— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) April 27, 2018