It was confirmed during SummerSlam that WWE will be returning to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel in October.
The show will be WWE’s first in the Kingdom since Super ShowDown in February 2020. The show was main evented by the clash between Goldberg and ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship.
It had earlier been reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, that the finals of both the King and the newly created Queen of the Ring would be held in Saudi Arabia.
Plans for Queen of the Ring were first reported back in July.
The King Of The Ring tournament was originally created back in the late 1980’s. The tournaments were held at regular house show events and went untelevised. During this spell, winners included Randy Savage and Harley Race.
The tournament later became a special show in it’s own right in 1993, with Bret Hart triumphing in the final. The show was then broadcast annually until 2002. Notable winners include Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. The tournament was revived in 2005, but took place mainly across WWE’s regular programming.
The King Of The Ring pay-per-view was briefly brought back in 2015, which saw the crowning of “King Barrett,” but has not not appeared since. The last recognised King Of The Ring winner was Baron Corbin who was crowned king on the September 16th 2019 episode of Monday Night RAW.
Baron Corbin retained the ‘King’ name until a recent episode of SmackDown where he lost to Shinsuke Nakamura.