According to PWInsider, WWE’s next event in Saudi Arabia as part of their decade long deal will take place on October 31st from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh. This is WWE’s fourth event in the country after Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel in 2018, and Super ShowDown earlier this year.
WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia has irked many fans, and many have voiced their opinions on hosting events in a country known for its human rights violations. Daniel Bryan and John Cena are two superstars who have straight-up refused to participate in the Saudi Arabia events.
There were talks of WWE hosting an all-female SmackDown for November 1st, as SmackDown Live will be airing on Friday nights on FOX from October. It remains to be seen if WWE goes ahead with that plan since all the male wrestlers will be busy with the Saudi Arabia show the previous night.
Several live events in Europe were reshuffled due to this show, which is rumored to be titled as “Crown Jewel 2019”. WWE has brought out several legends for Saudi Arabia shows in the past, with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Goldberg and Undertaker among the big names.
WWE is yet to make any official announcement regarding the show, and it will most likely be held back until after SummerSlam. WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia is also contrasting to their stance on Women’s Revolution.
Last year, WWE hosted the first-ever all Women’s PPV a week before the Crown Jewel event. According to several reports, WWE is not keen on doing another Evolution show without Ronda Rousey.
It remains to be seen which legends will be brought back for this edition of Saudi PPV. The Undertaker recently wrestled at Extreme Rules against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, and there were talks of Undertaker wrestling McIntyre at SummerSlam. The match could take place in Saudi Arabia at the Crown Jewel PPV.