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Braun Strowman Celebrates Four-Year Championship Reign

Braun Strowman

Braun Strowman might not be with WWE anymore but he remains the Greatest Ever Royal Rumble Champion!

On April 27th 2018, WWE headed to Saudi Arabia for the first in a series of shows in the kingdom. The event saw John Cena take on Triple H, The Undertaker defeat Rusev and Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns go to war in a Cage Match for the Universal Championship.

The event titled The Greatest Royal Rumble also featured a match of the same name. The bout would take place in the same format as a normal Royal Rumble, but there would be 50 entrants instead of the usual 30.

In some circles the match is best remembered for the entrance of Titus O’Neil’s entrance. After sprinting down the entrance ramp, O’Neil tripped on the padding around the ringside area and slid straight under the ring.

Away from O’Neil’s unfortunate stumble, the match was eventually won by Braun Strowman who was awarded a championship belt and a trophy to mark his achievement.

Taking to social media on the fourth anniversary of the match, Strowman shared a photo of himself holding the title, joking that he was still the champion.

Braun Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, remained with WWE for a further three years where he went on to win the Universal Championship. However, the star was released from his contract in June 2021.

Since leaving WWE, Scherr has joined with EC3 to create the Control Your Narrative promotion.

WWE ran their first event in Saudi Arabia in April 2014, hosting a series of house shows in Riyadh. This was followed by similar shows in October 2015 and November 2016. However, the company embarked upon a new decade-long agreement with the kingdom in 2018, which would see pay-per-view events take place in Saudi Arabia twice a year.

The most recent show to take place in Saudi Arabia was Elimination Chamber in February 2022. It has since been reported that WWE will be heading back to the kingdom in September.