A new report details the communication between WWE and Saudi Arabia ahead of WWE Crown Jewel.
On November 1st, the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States government had received word from Saudi Arabia that there was an imminent threat to the Kingdom. A National Security Council spokesperson had this to say:
“We are concerned about the threat picture, and we remain in constant contact through military and intelligence channels with the Saudis. We will not hesitate to act in the defense of our interests and partners in the region.”
After reports of the threat became public, PWInsider reported that WWE was still planning to go ahead with its planned WWE Crown Jewel show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 5th. According to the report, WWE has security protocols and contingency plans in place in case any issues arise, including private security firms that could be employed. Everyone in the company remains positive about the situation.
Now, a further report from PWInsider sheds more light on the situation, stating that WWE have been in regular contact with the State Department ahead of WWE Crown Jewel. Sources within the company indicated to PWInsider that the threat of danger is not expected to be anywhere near Riyadh. Many within the company are monitoring the situation, which is said to be a big topic of conversation Stateside.
The report also made note of the fact that both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are expected to be in Riyadh overseeing the show. Titus O’Neil is already in Saudi Arabia promoting the show, and there is a press conference scheduled for Friday, though it is unknown if that conference will be made available in the United States.
The main event of WWE Crown Jewel is set to see Roman Reigns defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Logan Paul. Along with the contests signed for the event, it has also recently been confirmed that Bray Wyatt will be in attendance following his return to WWE.