That isn’t something everyone gets to do. Last year, WWE announced a series of shows that would be taking place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the course of the next ten years. So far three of what seems to be twenty such shows have aired and they have not exactly been popular to say the least. The shows have not been well received with various matches being seen as some of the worst in recent memory. WWE certainly seems happy with their financial impact though and that’s why they’re back early.
It isn’t something you see every day. Check out the Undertaker on parade:
Earlier this week, a parade was held in Saudi Arabia to commemorate Riyadh Season, one of many festivals in a series called Saudi Seasons. One of the major floats in the parade had a WWE theme and included the Undertaker himself as part of the display. The Undertaker has performed on each of the previous three Saudi Arabia shows, though he is not scheduled to appear on this month’s Crown Jewel event, as the show is seen as having enough star power without him.
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that not a lot of wrestlers are going to be allowed to do and it’s pretty cool that Undertaker got to be a part of it. That being said, there isn’t much that can be done to make these shows feel more important or even that good in the first place, as the quality just isn’t there. The entire relationship between WWE and Saudi Arabia has never been the most popular and that isn’t exactly shocking. The Kingdom has been rather infamous in recent months and unless that gets better, the relationship isn’t likely to feel much better.
What do you expect from Crown Jewel? Will there be any surprises? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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