John Gaburick back working with WWE
John Gaburick, who recently finished up with Impact Wrestling at the end of 2017, is now back in a new role with WWE according to a report by PWInsider.com.
Gaburick is reportedly in Saudi Arabia right now working on pre-production for the WWE’s upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble special taking place next Friday.
Gaburick was a big part of the early years of the “Tough Enough” series and would later take on a production role with TNA/Impact Wrestling. His responsibilities with the company would increase, including a role with talent relations and then taking on bigger management role after the Anthem purchase and parting ways with Jeff Jarrett.
Update on local advertising for Greatest Royal Rumble
The Great Khali is expected to take part in the 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble match next Friday in Saudi Arabia. Khali was featured in advertising on the WWE Network.
Local advertising is listing Bobby Lashley for the previously announced ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Unless plans change, it is likely that match will now become a five way involving Lashley, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz and Samoa Joe.
The updated card for next Friday is as follows:
WWE Universal Championship
Steel Cage Match
Brock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
50-Man Royal Rumble Match
Names confirmed: Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Apollo, Shelton Benjamin, Sin Cara, Elias, Chad Gable, Goldust, Titus O’Neil, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, The Big Show and Braun Strowman
The Undertaker vs. Rusev
John Cena vs. Triple H
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins (c) vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
WWE United States Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
RAW Tag Team Championships
The Bar vs. “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt
Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. The Usos
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Winner of Gauntlet Match on 205 Live next week