Some people might be happy. WWE can do a lot of things that rub fans the wrong way and that is something that they have done for years. However, one of the least popular things that they do today are their shows in Saudi Arabia. It makes sense for fans to not be pleased with them as they are rarely of the highest quality on top of all of the political aspects to them. Fans who aren’t happy with them might be in for some good news though.
It’s pretty easy to understand why WWE keeps running these events. There is no secret to the fact that WWE makes a fortune from each show they run in Saudi Arabia and they would be crazy to turn down that kind of money. Saudi Arabia can certainly afford to run the shows and for all intent and purpose, WWE can’t afford to not agree to them. This time around though, they might be able to have a better deal.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, Vince McMahon spoke about the Saudi Arabian shows during Thursday’s quarter one conference call. WWE does have plans to return to Saudi Arabia in 2020 with a target date of November or December. However, should they not be able to have the event take place, WWE will still receive their scheduled revenue from this year, with the event just being tacked onto the end of their ten year agreement. This would in essence just postpone the show and add one more event to their contract with Saudi Arabia.
There have been some big moments in Saudi Arabia. Check out some of the series’ history:
Opinion: I’m sure WWE is relieved that they will still be receiving their revenue from the show as that is something that is needed to keep them going at this point. Other than that though, it is probably quite the relief to some of the wrestlers who were not too happy with the idea of going back for another event. I’m sure some of them won’t be pleased with the lack of a major payday, but WWE must be rather pleased by the whole thing.
What have you thought of the Saudi Arabian shows? Will WWE be back in the kingdom this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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