At least one attendee from WWE’s tryouts in Saudi Arabia this week will be taking part in the Greatest Royal Rumble show.
WWE revealed eight winners from the tryouts, with them moving on to receive more intensive training over the next five days. One or more of them will be participating in Friday’s event in “some to-be-determined way,” though them entering the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match would appear to be a possibility.
The tryouts took place at King Abdullah Sports City Sports Hall in Jeddah and began this past Wednesday.
King Abdullah Sports City Stadium will be hosting the Greatest Royal Rumble on Friday, which is part of WWE’s 10-year agreement with the Saudi General Sports Authority. It’s airing live on the WWE Network and is listed as running from noon Eastern to 5 p.m. There will also be an hour-long pre-show starting at 11 a.m.
Here are the winners from the tryouts in Saudi Arabia, along with information that WWE has given about their backgrounds:
Hussain Aldagal (6-foot-3, 215-pounds, experience in volleyball and bodybuilding)
Mansoor Al-Shehail (6-foot, 175-pounds, has trained with Dory Funk Jr.)
Faisal Kurdi (5-foot-9, 180-pounds, has done MMA fighting, amateur grappling, and Muay Thai boxing)
Nasser Bawazir (6-foot-3, 250-pounds, background in boxing, MMA, and aikido)
Khalid Alhothali (has competed in bodybuilding, boxing, and jiu-jitsu)
Abdullah Almagrabi (225-pounds, has experience in karate and as a boxing trainer)
Faisal Allabboudy (23 years old, has done competitive swimming, boxing, and bodybuilding)
Asaad Alshareef (23 years old, has participated in Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling and trained in some martial arts)