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WWE returning to Saudi Arabia on May 3rd

WWE Saudi Arabia

So far, the WWE has had two PPV events take place in Saudi Arabia since signing their deal back in 2018. Reportedly worth $450 million, the deal would allow Saudi Arabia to host multiple WWE events over a decade.

Last year, the WWE held the Greatest Royal Rumble in April and Crown Jewel in November. The company received some serious criticism from fans, critics, and even members of the United States Government in regards to their deal and decision to continue with the Crown Jewel event despite the Saudi government’s involvement in the disappearance and death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Now, they will be heading back to Saudi Arabia this May. Fightful has learned that the company’s next event will be held there on May 3rd. It was reported by the Wrestling Observer that the company already had dates booked for May and November of 2019.

It’s unknown if this will be another Greatest Royal Rumble event, or if the WWE will bring in a new gimmick altogether.


  • Soulshroude

    The correct opinion? That is a huge contradiction. There is no “correct” opinion, because that’s what an opinion is… SPECULATION.

  • Soulshroude

    Was never about anything but the “money”… it buys politics.

  • KillswitchTheBiitch

    The correct opinion is this is a great thing. I encourage you to mock and ridicule anyone who dares say otherwise, for I have spoken! I am tolerant, I am KillswitchTheBiitch!

  • Darrin Tyler

    Ugh

  • CC

    It is not worth people arguing should they are should they not, because it is gonna happen regardless.
    Yes from a moral standpoint they should not go, but from a legal standpoint they either go and meet their obligations or do not go and risk severe financial repercussions.
    People can argue for either side until they are blue in the face, and nobody is going to agree.

    The simple solution is, either watch it or don’t. That is the clearest way to get your point across.

    I am not sure what is in this contract with Saudi, but if the deal does not necessitate broadcasting the shows, maybe the better idea is to treat them like the glorified house shows they are, and not put them on the network at all, and stop hyping the shows on RAW and Smackdown.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It a big payday for the WWE and it wrestlers.