Now just one day before WWE Crown Jewel, Iranian officials have outright refuted reports that they’re planning an attack on Saudi Arabia.
It was initially reported on Tuesday, November 1 that Iran was planning an “imminent” attack on Saudi Arabia, placing both the Middle Eastern country and the United States on high alert. WWE officials have been monitoring the situation ever since.
As of the latest update, it was noted that plans for the premium live event were still going ahead. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer and PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported as such, whereas it’s also been confirmed that all WWE personnel required for the event have landed safely in Saudi Arabia.
Per a Wall Street Journal article, it appears that Iran is not currently planning an attack on the nation of Saudi Arabia. Nasser Kanaani, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, classed the reports as “baseless”, with claims that relations between the two countries have actually improved as of late.
Crown Jewel 2022 will mark the fourth event under the name for WWE, beginning in 2018 as part of WWE’s agreement to host a series of Saudi Arabian supercards over several years. This agreement began with April 2018’s Greatest Royal Rumble.
This year’s instalment is set to be headlined by Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Logan Paul. The full card can be found below:
- Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match
- Bianca Belair vs. Bayley – WWE Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing match
- The Usos’ Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso vs. The Brawling Brutes’ Butch and Ridge Holland – Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships match
- Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Damage CTRL’s Dakota Kai and IYO SKY – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships match
- Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
- Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross – Steel Cage match
- Braun Strowman vs. Omos
- The Judgement Day’s Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, and Finn Balor vs. The OC’s AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows