WWE released a promo for this week’s SmackDown Live from Montreal which features Shinsuke Nakamura looking forward to an apology from WWE Champion AJ Styles regarding what happened during their match at the Greatest Royal Rumble on April 27, 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Styles vs. Nakamura has been confirmed for Sunday’s co-branded Pay-Per-View event, WWE Backlash.
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WWE Cruiserweight Star Drew Gulak sent out a challenge to Kalisto on Twitter as the two Superstars will battle each other on this week’s WWE 205 Live.
WWE released a video following Monday Night RAW on April 30, 2018 which features Mike Rome delivering some good news to Mike Kanellis. Rome tells Kanellis that the latter has not broken the record for the quickest Royal Rumble elimination at Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2018 WWE Hall of Famer and the World’s Strongest man, Mark Henry eliminated Kanellis from the match at the Greatest Royal Rumble. It turns out that Kanellis was in the ring for 2.49 seconds thus indicating that the record set by Santino Marella still holds the record for the shortest Royal Rumble run from 2009’s Royal Rumble with 1.9 seconds. However, Kanellis somehow sees this as being on the same level as Daniel Bryan who made history that night by breaking the record for longest Royal Rumble run at 1 hour 16 minutes, breaking Rey Mysterio’s 2006 Royal Rumble record of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
It is to be noted that Mysterio won the 2006 Royal Rumble match while Bryan would be eliminated after reaching the final three in the first-ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble match.