Report: WWE Superstars were possibly kept in Saudi Arabia owing to disagreement between Vince McMahon and the Prince

WWE Crown Jewel was shown entirely for those who watched on the WWE Network, but those in Saudi Arabia were unable to watch it as the feed was cut off.



Several WWE Superstars were stuck in Saudi Arabia after their planes experienced ”mechanical issues.” It seems there is much more to this story.

According to a report by Brad Shepard, WWE has not received payment for the last Saudi Arabian Shows. Here is what he said:

I have the real story they don’t want you to know on the WWE/Saudi Arabia flight delay. Get ready…

According to a high level source in #WWE, the outward reason being given for the extensive delay returning to the US from Saudi Arabia is the plane having mechanical issues. I’m told some WWE employees were able to get on separate rented planes and leave.

As of a few hours ago, making it to Buffalo for showtime was not a guarantee, so we’ll see. I’m told internally that many question the validity of the mechanical issue. I’m told Saudi Arabia owes #WWE money for previous events – I don’t know how much they owe.

Everyone is mad about this. I’m told people were skeptical of the trip to begin with due to #SmackDownOnFox being the next day. I’m told people in WWE were already frustrated to begin with, before the show began, and this only added to it.

According to a source in #WWE, Vince McMahon said they won’t be returning to Saudi Arabia until they get their money owed.

The Saudi Arabian Sports Authority has to understand how WWE functions and if they have not been paid, then it is unlikely Vince McMahon will ever go back.

Following Shepard’s report, Hugo Savinovich added that WWE has not been paid for the last two Saudi Arabian shows and the company is owed between $300 and $500 million. This is possibly why Vince McMahon ordered the feed for WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia be cut. It was reported earlier that McMahon had a disagreement with Saudi Arabia.

The Prince was apparently very upset at McMahon’s actions and ordered that the Superstars be taken off their flights before they left Saudi Arabia.

We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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