Report: WWE Returning To Saudi Arabia In October

Their first card in the country since February 2020

WWE's next Saudi Arabia event appears to be set for October, according to a report from Andrew Zarian of Mat Men.

Zarian wrote on Twitter, "WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia in October. (If there are no restrictions at that time) ... Heard 10/21 but have not double confirmed."

October 21 would be a Thursday, theoretically allowing for SmackDown talents to get back to the States in time for a Friday night taping.

No word on what the card would be called, but based on patterns, Crown Jewel seems most likely.

Beginning in 2018, WWE embarked on a ten-year deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to run pay-per-view-caliber events in the country twice a year. The partnership began with Greatest Royal Rumble in April 2018, followed by Crown Jewel that November. In 2019, WWE ran Super Show-Down in June, followed by Crown Jewel at the end of October.

For 2020, WWE held Super Show-Down in February, weeks before the pandemic altered the course of everything. Due to the obvious travel restrictions since the start of the pandemic, WWE has not held any international events since (though they've announced a UK tour for this September).

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