Dubai: As Saudi Arabia prepares to host its most brutal sporting event of the year, The Greatest Royal Rumble, tomorrow (Friday) in King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, WWE superstars have been seen walking around the city mixing with people.
The event will see John Cena and Triple H, the Undertaker and Chris Jericho, put their wrestling wits against each other, while Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are set to do battle in an iron cage fight for the WWE Universal Championship.
One of the WWE fighters, Mojo Rawley invited this week, residents from Jeddah to come train with him in an open workout at the Fitness Arena. The video posted by WWE showed Rowley leading a challenging intense workout for an hour with Saudi youth and pushing them to finish the workout.
In other pictures see Rawley with Mark Henry who is another WWE fighter, explore the cultural sites in Jeddah, such as Al Balad which is an UNESCO World heritage site. And enjoying the desert with dune bashing and camel riding.
For Mark Henry “The World’s Strongest Man” it was the Kingdom’s hospitality that impressed him the most. “Ever since I got off the plane everyone has welcomed me warmly. Sometimes we don’t get that back home.” Henry told Saudi Media.
Both stars also sat with 30 school children from a non-profit organization and shared stories. They introduced an anti-bullying campaign they are starting – “Be a Star”.
The Greatest Royal Rumble marks the start of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. WWE fans will also see John Cena vs Triple H, The Undertaker vs. Rusev and Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Universal Championship match.