By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
-The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble event takes place today in in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. The show features the 50-man Royal Rumble, Undertaker vs. Rusev in a casket match, Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns in a cage match for the WWE Universal Championship, and more. Join me for live coverage this morning beginning with the Kickoff Show at 10CT/11ET and of the actual event that begins at 11CT/12ET. Members will also hear my exclusive audio review. We will avoid running any Greatest Royal Rumble spoilers in our headlines this weekend for those of you who can’t watch the show live.
-We are looking for reports from the following ROH live events and the NXT live events that we listed on Thursday. If you are attending an upcoming show and want to help, send your report (or basic results) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-There are no WWE live events this weekend aside from today’s Greatest Royal Rumble. Raw and Smackdown will both be held next week in Montreal, Quebec at the Bell Centre.
-ROH is in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach County Convention Center tonight with the following advertised matches: Dalton Castle vs. Flip Gordon in a Proving Ground match, Cody vs. Punishment Martinez, Scorpio Sky vs. Jay Lethal, The Kingdom vs. Adam Page and The Young Bucks, The Briscoes vs. Motor City Machine Guns for the ROH Tag Titles, Coast 2 Coast vs. The Dawgs vs. The Addiction vs. Silas Young and Beer City Bruiser.
-ROH is in Lakeland, Florida at RP Funding Center on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Dalton Castle, The Briscoes, and Silas Young vs. Cody, the Young Bucks, and Marty Scurll, Punishment Martinez vs. Adam Page, Jay Lethal vs. Josh Woods, and SoCal Uncensored vs. The Kingdom.
-The Evolve 104 and 105 events will be held on May 19 in Summit, Illinois and May 20 in Livonia, Michigan.
-Impact Wrestling is holding a show with the Wrestling Revolver promotion on May 5 in West Des Moines, Iowa at Val Air Ballroom.
Birthdays and Notables
-Vladimir Kozlov (Oleg Prudius) is 39.
-Lacey is 35.
-Legendary wrestler and promoter Verne Gagne died on April 27, 2015 at age 89.
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