Backstage News On WWE Premium Live Event Heading To Saudi Arabia

WWE Saudi Arabia

WWE is reportedly bringing a much-anticipated Premium Live Event to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As part of its partnership with the country’s General Authority for Entertainment, WWE has held at least one major event in Saudi Arabia every year since 2018.

The shows are notable for their marquee matches which have included The Undertaker taking on Goldberg, Tyson Fury clashing with Braun Strowman, and Roman Reigns defending the Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar.

Infamously, the company’s 2018 trip to Riyadh saw Shawn Michaels come out of retirement to reform D-Generation X with Triple H one more time. The pair took on The Brothers of Destruction – Kane and The Undertaker – in a match that was named worst of the year by the likes of the Wrestling Observer and CBS.

Now, PWInsider has revealed that the next event to hit Saudi Arabia will be the revival of the King of the Ring, now rebranded as King and Queen of the Ring, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 27th.

This will be the second time the King of the Ring tournament has been seen in Saudi Arabia as Xavier Woods won the title at Crown Jewel in 2021. At the same event, Zelina Vega won the Queen’s Crown tournament.

King of the Ring has a storied history in WWE

The first-ever King of the Ring tournament was held back in 1985 and was won by WWE Hall of Famer Don Muraco. As the tournament grew in popularity it eventually became a standalone event in 1993.

From here the show became an annual event until it was taken off the calendar for 2003. During this period the tournament was won by the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Edge, and Brock Lesnar.

The tournament has returned occasionally since 2003, with William Regal, Sheamus, and Baron Corbin all having won the title on special episodes of Raw, while Booker T became King Booker at Judgment Day in 2006.