Michael Cole has commented on why he wasn’t worried about reports of a threat in Saudi Arabia ahead of WWE’s Crown Jewel event.
The WWE Crown Jewel Premium Live Event took place on November 5th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Logan Paul. Reigns went on to have a spectacular match with Logan, who was in just his third WWE match and had the support of his brother Jake, who took out The Usos during the match. In the end, Reigns found a way to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Title to continue his dominant reign which is now over 800 days.
Going into Crown Jewel, there were numerous stories about concerns that there was going to be an “imminent attack” on Saudi Arabia from Iran following a Wall Street Journal story. There were also stories about WWE potentially having contingency plans for the show.
The lead WWE announcer, Michael Cole, addressed these stories while appearing on the Pat McAfee show on Youtube. Cole was asked about if he was worried about the threat near Saudi Arabia.
“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.”
Cole has worked for WWE for 25 years and also spoke about how everything has been great in WWE since Vince McMahon retired this past July.