As expected, WWE announced their next Saudi Arabia show for Thurs., Feb. 27. As usual, they did it in relatively low key fashion, with it being mentioned on the Royal Rumble broadcast last night (Jan. 26), but not promoted via any of their online outlets.
No details on who’s going or what the card for Super ShowDown 2020 will look like, although Brock Lesnar and a returning Legend or two seem like safe bets. Tom Phillips commentary and the graphic shown on WWE Network gave us the broad strokes about the event. It comes our way from Riyadh, and will air at noon Eastern.
This will be the first show of WWE’s “expanded partnership” with the Saudi Sports Authority put it in writing that there will be two events each year for the duration of their ten year contract. That expansion was confirmed in the midst of controversy surrounding travel delays talent dealt with leaving Riyadh after last October’s Crown Jewel.
After that experience, some wrestlers tweeted they would not return to the Kingdom. Names like Kevin Owens, John Cena, and Daniel Bryan already skip WWE’s shows in Saudi Arabia.
We’ll see who makes the trip this time, and keep our fingers crossed its safe & drama-free for those who do.