The charter company responsible for the delay of WWE Superstars returning home from Saudi Arabia is now apologizing.
Atlas Air issued the following statement through WWE to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet. In the statement, they apologize for the delay and say that the aircraft is being repaired and will be inspected and certified before returning to transport the superstars to their final destination.
“A chartered WWE passenger flight operated by Atlas Air is currently delayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia due to a mechanical issue. The flight was scheduled to depart at 0300 local time on November 1. Our top priority is always to ensure our passengers arrive safely and on time at their destination. The aircraft is being repaired and will be inspected and certified before returning to service to transport our passengers to their final destination. We regret that operational disruptions delayed the flight and apologize to our passengers who were inconvenienced.”
As a solution for SmackDown being compromised due to the travel issues, WWE is now promoting a Women’s Championship match for tonight between Bayley and Nikki Cross, as well as a ton of other surprises.
Fightful will have play-by-play coverage of SmackDown beginning tonight at 8 PM Eastern and we will continue to report any and all updates on this situation.