WWE are reportedly set to return to Saudi Arabia in October.
The company haven’t run a show in the country since Super ShowDown in February 2020.
The report from Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, says that WWE will return to Saudi Arabia in October as long as travel restrictions allow.
The show is speculatively pencilled in for October 21st, although Zarian notes that this has not yet been “double confirmed.”
Hearing from source:
WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia in October.
(If there are no restrictions at that time)
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) July 26, 2021
While WWE ran house-shows in Saudi Arabia in 2014, 15 and 16, the first WWE special to take place in the country was the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018. This was followed by Crown Jewel later the same year, which was headlined by DX vs. The Brothers of Destruction.
At Crown Jewel in 2019, Natalya and Lacey Evans met in the first women’s match to take place in the Kingdom.
At Super ShowDown 2020, Goldberg defeated ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in the main event to claim the Universal Title. He would later lose the championship to Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 36. Also on the card, Brock Lesnar defeated Ricochet and Bayley overcame Naomi.
The show also saw WWE’s first Saudi Arabian Superstar Mansoor pick up a win over Dolph Ziggler. Mansoor has recently arrived on Monday Night RAW following an impressive winning streak across 205 Live and Main Event.
Mansoor last competed on RAW on July 5th where he was defeated by Mustafa Ali. However, he quickly bounced back defeating Shelton Benjamin on Main Event.