The Crown Jewel PPV from Saudi Arabia is over in the WWE calendar which was yet another historic edition. We have seen the very first women’s division matchup in the middle-eastern country that was a revolutionary step.
Also, we have seen the debut of two mainstream superstars Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury in two separate matches. But these arrangements did not save the event from controversy.
WWE superstars had to wait for more than 24 hours before they could board the return flight to the United States due to some ‘mechanical’ issue. They were very upset about this situation that appeared to be hostage-like to many of them. So most of them have denied going back to Saudi Arabia country, ever. Despite this, the company decided to expand their business relationship.
With that being said, plans for the next Saudi Arabia PPV is on among the WWE creative team. If the latest reports are any indications then WWE will head back to the country much earlier than expected in 2020.
Brad Shepard reported on the Oh, You Didn’t Know Patreon that the initial date is set to host the PPV which falls in February which is not confirmed at this point,
“There are already plans to return to Saudi Arabia in February – no hard date is planned yet. The situation remains a point of contention for many, so it will be interesting to see who volunteers to make the trip in just several months.”
The course also gave a significant update on the announced deal of WWE with Saudi Arabia. It specifically stated that WWE will be having a second show, per year which led the fans to believe whether there would be a new Saudi season to be added on the schedule.
Shepard noted that WWE is contractually obligated to conduct at least one show, per year in Saudi Arabia. Now the clause mandatorily requires the second show which they are already hosting. So, there won’t be any additional shows in Saudi Arabia apart from the two yearly shows,
“I’m told they were only contractually obligated to do a minimum of one per year, so this was just making the two shows they already do official.”