It’s been widely reported that WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia was coming up, and today (Fri., Sept. 27), the company has officially announced it. Well, they’re announced it on their Arabic website & social media channels anyway.
Here’s Undertaker & Hulk Hogan announcing Crown Jewel 2 for Oct. 31 in an advertisement aired in Riyadh:
wwe ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sVLgAu1cij— TURKI ALALSHIKH (@Turki_alalshikh) September 27, 2019
The “Riyadh Season” both Superstars mention is a two month period where the Saudis hold numerous festivals in the city to boost domestic and international tourism in the country. Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, Roman Reigns, Big E, Xavier Woods, Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and Mansoor are also advertised. PWInsider says Ric Flair will be there.
Tickets go on sale for the show at King Fahd International Stadium on Monday (Sept. 30). No broadcast information is included, but this will presumably air on WWE Network like the previous three Saudi shows.
Halloween falls on a Thursday, and the Nov. 1 SmackDown will be in Buffalo, New York. We’ll see which, if any, of the advertised names WWE tries to get back from the Middle East for Fox.