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WWE Rumors: WWE's return to Saudi Arabia confirmed

WWE will return to Saudi Arabia this year
WWE will return to Saudi Arabia this year
Gary Cassidy
Modified 06 Feb 2019, 01:08 IST

What's the story?

After the Greatest Royal Rumble and the highly controversial Crown Jewel event, WWE will return to Saudi Arabia for another special event in the coming months, Fightful has reported.

WWE's third Saudi Arabian special will take place on May 3rd, 13 months after the first event that marked the beginning of a ten-year partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority.

In case you didn't know...

In 2018, WWE signed a 10-year partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority to bring WWE events, at least annually, to Saudi Arabia in support of Saudi Vision 2030 - Saudi Arabia's social and economic reform program.

Last year saw two such events - the first event, Greatest Royal Rumble was held on April 27th, 2018, and saw the first ever 50-man Royal Rumble, with dream matches like John Cena vs Triple H, Undertaker vs Rusev in a Casket Match, Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar in a Cage Match for the WWE Universal Championship also on the card.

The second event, WWE Crown Jewel, took place on November 2nd amidst controversy after it was reported that the Saudi government was involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The event, though, took place after much rumour to the contrary, and involved Shawn Michaels' in-ring return when he teamed with Triple H to face off against Undertaker and Kane. You can see a recap of the event below.

The heart of the matter


Fightful broke the news today of WWE's next event in Saudi Arabia - reporting that it will take place on Friday, May 3rd.

The event follows WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel events which both aired on Fridays on the WWE Network, in April and November respectively.

The event signals the one-year mark of WWE's ten-year partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority as part of Saudi Vision 2030.

What's next?

So far, we only know the date and country where the event will be - so lots more to learn! I guess we'll find out shortly more details with regards to the event name, specific location and what matches we can expect to see!

What do you think about WWE's return to Saudi Arabia? Did you enjoy the previous shows? Let us know in the comments.

Published 06 Feb 2019, 01:08 IST
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