Earlier this month, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) held their Crown Jewel Premium Live Event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but before they went overseas for the show, they were warned about a “imminent attack” threat in the country.
Obviously, the show would go on, and WWE would put on a highly-rated Premium Live Event for the citizens of Saudi Arabia, with a smooth process the whole way through. WWE was on alert during their time in Riyadh, but fortunately, nothing happened in the form of a possible attack.
Michael Cole Recently Addressed The Threat In Saudi Arabia
Last Thursday, WWE Friday Night SmackDown commentator Michael Cole appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” for an interview with his colleague, who is currently on a break from SmackDown to cover college football for ESPN. During the interview, Michael Cole was asked by McAfee about the threat in Saudi Arabia, and whether or not he was worried.
“Not at all. There was a threat, but we were in the capital city of Riyadh. We had assurance from a number of different places including the State Department.”
Michael Cole also spoke about McAfee taking a break from WWE to do ESPN’s “College Gameday.”
“When we had that phone call that night, I was incredibly excited for you because obviously GameDay is GameDay. I hung up that night and it was like I got kicked in my gut because we had developed this amazing chemistry.
Then I thought about it for a little bit and I actually called my wife and she’s like, ‘You’re being incredibly selfish here to feel like that.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah. Pat’s my buddy and he’s a real close friend of mine and this is incredible for him.’ Then obviously we had the talk 24 hours later and we moved on and life is good and hopefully, we’ll see you back soon.”