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Baron Corbin talks WWE Greatest Royal Rumble, Bruno, Kane, Undertaker, NFL, XFL, more

Baron Corbin is one of the favorites in the historic WWE 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match on Friday, April 27 streaming live on WWE Network from the 63,000-seat King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Baron Corbin is one of the favorites in the historic WWE 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match on Friday, April 27 streaming live on WWE Network from the 63,000-seat King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo Courtesy WWE

If history tells us anything, WWE Superstar Baron Corbin is one of the favorites to make history in the inaugural WWE 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match.

The landmark match — within a stacked show — occurs at the 63,000-seat King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.

Bell time is noon, streaming live on WWE Network.

Being a part of the match is historic in itself, but to win it, even better.

Of the 50 participants in the Greatest Royal Rumble, the 6-8, 285-pound Corbin knows how to survive and thrive in a battle royal setting. He won the 2016 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (eliminating Kane last) at WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas.

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Corbin, a Kansas native, was runner-up in the 2018 version earlier this month in New Orleans. BTW, he again eliminated Kane during that encounter. He was also a Top 10 finalist in the 2017 Royal Rumble (this time eliminated by Kane's brother The Undertaker).

Carbin talks about those moments with legends Kane and Undertaker in the ring as well, noting another legend in the recent passing of WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino.

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Quite the ride so far. Since debuting in 2012, the 33-year-old is also a former WWE United States Champ and a Money in the Bank winner.

Baron Corbin is now a member of the Raw roster. Photo By Jim Varsallone

Currently, Corbin is one of the newest members of WWE Raw (8 p.m. Mondays on USA Network), being swapped from SmackDown Live in the Superstar Shake-Up. He is looking forward to the challenges on Raw and the Greatest Royal Rumble.

The NXT alum talks Greatest Royal Rumble, kings, animals and his college football playing days.

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Corbin is a former top collegiate offensive lineman who had some practice stints in the NFL. He also was a Golden Gloves boxer.

The Lone Wolf talks making the transition from pro football to pro wrestling/sports entertainment. He also discusses the NFL rule changes and the rebirth of the XFL.

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About the Greatest Royal Rumble

WWE Superstars, including Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, four-time tag team champs The New Day (Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi Kingston), three-time World Heavyweight champ and nine-time Intercontinental champ Chris Jericho and Corbin have officially entered the first WWE 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match, occurring at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27.

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The event streams live on the award-winning WWE Network with a tune-in time of Noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and with a special, one-hour Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff starting at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

The Greatest Royal Rumble will also be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East.

WWE Superstars Apollo, Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley, Braun Strowman, and Dolph Ziggler have also declared for the first Greatest Royal Rumble match. More TBA.

Additionally, the mega-event includes:

John Cena vs. Triple H.

The Undertaker vs. Rusev in a casket match.

Universal Champ Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage for the title.

WWE Champ A.J. Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the title.

Intercontinental Champ Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Samoa Joe in a ladder match for the title.

U.S. Champ Jeff Hardy vs. Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh).

The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the Raw tag team titles.

SmackDown Tag Team Champs The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) vs. The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)

WWE Cruiserweight Champ Cedric Alexander vs. TBD.

General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invite the world to celebrate this signature event. It is the first event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Because of strict laws in the country, no women will wrestle.

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