By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE has announced that the Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff Show will be hosted by Byron Saxton. The panel for the Kickoff Show will feature Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T, according to WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: Lawler previously indicated that he and Ross would be working the event. I was hoping that the plan was for the legendary duo to actually call the show, but instead they will appear on the Kickoff Show. I assume that Saxton is in the host chair in place of Renee Young because WWE isn’t bringing their female talent to the event. Join me for live coverage of the Greatest Royal Rumble event on Friday morning beginning with the Kickoff Show at 10CT/11ET. Note that we will avoid putting any spoilers in our headlines on Friday and Saturday for the benefit of those of you who will be watching the show on delay.
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