WWE Returning To Saudi Arabia For Crown Jewel This October

WWE's return to Saudi Arabia reportedly now finally set in stone.

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Following previous rumblings, it looks as though WWE is indeed heading back to Saudi Arabia this coming October.

As per Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE is planning to hold Crown Jewel 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday 21 October. This will be the third edition of the Crown Jewel event, following in the footsteps of shows in 2018 and 2019.

While the official decision on this date was reportedly made last week, Mat Men's Andrew Zarian had speculated several weeks prior that just such a Saudi return was being looked at for that date. Zarian also more recently noted that this show will also see the finals of both the next King of the Ring tournament and the first ever Queen of the Ring tourney.

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The last time WWE ran a show in Saudi Arabia was February 2020's Super ShowDown special which saw Goldberg defeat 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt in less than three minutes to become the new Universal Champion.

WWE has a ten-year deal in place to run two events a year in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, although those plans have obviously been hit by the travel restrictions in place across the past 16 months or so. Due to this, that ten-year deal is believed to have been extended to tack-on the shows that should've taken place since Super ShowDown.

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