WWE have confirmed the Saudi Arabia venue for next month’s pay-per-view Crown Jewel.
The event will emanate from the Mohammed Abdo Arena in the capital city of Riyadh on Thursday, October 21 at 5pm BST.
This show will mark the first time Crown Jewel has been hosted since 2019 and the first time since February 2020 that WWE are hosting an event in the Middle Eastern country.
Two titanic matches have already been announced, as Roman Reigns will defend his Universal title against the returning Brock Lesnar.
‘The Beast’ made his presence felt when he got in the face of the ‘Tribal Chief’ following his successful title defence against John Cena at SummerSlam.
The former WWE champion, who made his first WWE appearance since last April at WrestleMania 36, then proceeded to deliver two devastating german suplexes to the leader of the Cenation, before hitting him with a devastating F5.
This match is an intriguing one for a number of reasons, especially regarding the allegiance of Paul Heyman, Brock’s former manager who is now the special counsel to Reigns.
The latest match confirmed to take place is an epic triple threat match between Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
‘The Boss’ made a return to WWE TV for the first time since August at Extreme Rules on Sunday, interrupting Lynch’s and Belair’s championship match and laying them both out in the middle of the ring.
Banks is still seething after losing the strap to the ‘EST’ in their captivating and historic main event on night one of WrestleMania back in April.
They were due to contest a rematch at SummerSlam, but the match was changed after it was announced Banks was unable to compete.
Lynch made a shocking return and dispatched Belair in just 26 seconds to become the new champion.
This will be the third WWE women’s match to take place in Saudi Arabia, following Natalya and Lacey Evans’ historic bout in 2019 and Bayley and Naomi’s title match last year.
WWE are taking full advantage of being able to travel again following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
The company embarked on a short UK tour last month and due to popular demand, will be returning to British shores as early as next month and will be hitting more cities this time around.
The first event will be held in Brighton on November 3 and the next shows take place in Sheffield and Birmingham on November 4 and 5 respectively.
WWE superstars will then perform at Wembley Arena in London on November 6 before traveling to Liverpool the next day, before rounding off the tour at Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester on November 8, 9 and 10 respectively.
Tickets are available for the final WWE Live UK shows of 2021 here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/wwe-live-tickets/artist/1848807
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