WWE confirms that Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns will headline the Pay-Per-View
event, which will take place at the Mohammed Abdo Arena in Riyadh on October 21.
This marks the wrestling giants’ first show in Saudi Arabia in almost two years
following the coronavirus pandemic, which restricted Vince McMahon’s promotion
from touring around the globe.
The events always attract star power as the likes of Tyson Fury, Cain Velasquez, The
Undertaker, Goldberg, Chris Jericho, John Cena, and Triple H have previously
However, WWE’s multi-million dollar deal with the kingdom’s government has
sparked controversy as the country initially didn’t allow women’s matches.
The Middle Eastern nation’s poor human rights record also led to criticism.
That led to WWE stars Cena and Bryan Danielson [formerly known as Daniel Bryan]
pulling out of Crown Jewel that year.
WWE also announced another UK tour scheduled to take place in November.
The first event will emanate in Brighton on November 3 and the next shows take
place in Sheffield and Birmingham on November 4 and 5 respectively.
WWE superstars will then perform at Wembley Arena in London on November 6
before traveling to Liverpool the next day.
Leeds, Nottingham, and Manchester are the next stops on November 8, 9 and 10
The tour is expected to be led by Scottish superstar Drew McIntyre, who made history
at WrestleMania 36 when he became the first-ever British WWE world champion by
beating Lesnar in the main event