Report: 2021 WWE Event In Saudi Arabia A Possibility
A super-event in Saudi Arabia is reportedly on the cards for this year
WWE are yet to welcome back fans to their product on a regular basis but it appears the company is already planning its next trip to Saudi Arabia.
WrestleVotes is reporting that a WWE event in Saudi Arabia before the end of 2021 is very much on the table for the company, something they have clarified with two separate sources within the promotion.
WWE have held five Pay-Per-View events in Saudi Arabia since April 2018, the most recent of which saw Goldberg defeat 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship last February. The COVID-19 Pandemic has stopped the company from returning.
A number of WWE talent and fans alike have expressed issue with the company's relationship with the Saudi monarchy, in the wake of criticisms over suppression of women's rights, human rights abuse and curtailment of LGBT equality.
The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018 also led to severe criticism of WWE's endeavours in Saudi Arabia. The likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Aleister Black have all allegedly refused to work the shows going forward, while a host more are believed to have no interest in returning to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the travel issues that plagued the company in October 2019, following the Crown Jewel event.