Welcome back? WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and as a result, they are going to have their hands in as many different areas as anyone else. That opens up a lot of doors for the promotion and they have walked through most of them. As a result, WWE has been able to expand internationally. Now we know when they are heading somewhere else again.
According to Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast, WWE is planning to return to Saudi Arabia at some point in October, with Thursday October 21 as a possible date. This is assuming that there are no travel restrictions between the United States and Saudi Arabia in October. There is no word on the name of the show, though the company has traditionally presented Crown Jewel around this time of the year. No announcement has been made about any show in the country.
WWE began running events in Saudi Arabia in 2018 as part of a ten year agreement with the Kingdom. The company would run two shows a year in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom handling ticket sales and advertising. WWE has mainly run events under the Crown Jewel and Super Showdown banners, along with the Greatest Royal Rumble. The events have not been well received, mainly due to low match quality.
Hearing from source:
WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia in October.
(If there are no restrictions at that time)
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) July 26, 2021
The Saudi Arabia shows have been different. Check out some of their moments:
Opinion: I’m not sure what the Saudi Arabian show is going to mean but you knew that WWE was going to head back there eventually. There is way too much money for the company to earn by running the shows, which mostly come and go without much changing in the main WWE storylines. They aren’t very good most of the time but at least they don’t last very long.
What do you think of the show? What will the card look like? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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