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WWE Reportedly Returning To Saudi Arabia In September

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A new report has indicated that WWE will be taking another Premium Live Event to Saudi Arabia in September.

Writing for Figure Four Online, Andrew Zarian has reported that the event will likely be Tables, Ladders and Chairs [TLC]. At time of writing there is no news on the exact date of the show. However, Zarian notes that this news comes from the same source that revealed Elimination Chamber would be held in the kingdom in February.

Zarian adds that the widely-reported event set to take place in the United Kingdom on Labour Day weekend (September 3rd) is still very much happening.

With regard to TLC, an event in 2022 would be the first show run under that particular banner since 2020. On that occasion, the event was held inside the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field, with no fans in attendance. The show, which took place that December was headlined by the Firefly Inferno Match between The Fiend Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton.

The broadcast memorably ended with Randy Orton posing, while The Fiend was ablaze in the middle of the ring.

Elsewhere on the card, Roman Reigns retained his Universal Championship with a win over Kevin Owens, while Drew McIntyre saw off AJ Styles and The Miz to retain his WWE crown.

WWE ran their first event in Saudi Arabia in April 2014, hosting a series of house shows in Riyadh. This was followed by similar shows in October 2015 and November 2016. However, the company embarked upon a new decade-long agreement with the kingdom in 2018, which would see pay-per-view events take place in Saudi Arabia twice a year.

The first of these events was the Greatest Royal Rumble in April which was followed by the first-ever Crown Jewel event in November.

The most recent even to take place in the kingdom was Elimination Chamber on February 19th.

September’s event will be the eighth WWE show to be held in Saudi Arabia