An internal memo has provided some insight into WWE’s business partnership leading to their major shows in Saudi Arabia.
Crown Jewel was a mostly back-loaded show with most of the card being average, but the final two matches being impressive. Most praise has gone to Logan Paul for doing way better than expected in the ring and for bringing more non-wrestling fans to the show as new viewers.
But the happiest people in all of this – aside from Roman Reigns, who is still the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion – are WWE’s executives. According to Fightful Select, an internal memo was circulated that highlighted just how successful Crown Jewel was:
“WWE seems happy with how Crown Jewel ended up. A memo today to executives detailed that Crown Jewel surpassed Clash at the Castle to become the most-viewed international PLE in company history.”
Fightful also provided a ranking of global audience figures for WWE shows in Saudi Arabia:
1) Crown Jewel 2022
2) Greatest Royal Rumble 2018
3) Elimination Chamber 2022
4) Crown Jewel 2021
5) Super ShowDown 2019
It was also noted that WWE also touted 7-figure viewership for the show on Peacock in the US, which would mean an audience in the millions.
The report went on to indicate that the company plans on returning to Saudi Arabia as early as May 2023 to continue this trend of big-money events where they do Saudi Arabia events per year.