Report: WWE Will Return To Saudi Arabia On October 31

Return date set.

Mike Johnson at PWInsider reports that WWE will return to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Oct. 31 for "Crown Jewel 2019." That date and name of the event have yet to be confirmed by WWE. The show will reportedly be held in Riyadh at the King Saud University Stadium. WWE previously held Crown Jewel on Nov. 2, 2018, from the King Saud University Stadium. 

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This will mark the fourth WWE event in Saudi Arabia as part of WWE's ten-year deal with the Saudi General Sports Authority. 

WWE is still scheduled to hold SmackDown Live on Nov. 1. The company canceled tour dates in Italy for Sunday, November 3 in Florence and Monday, November 4 in Milan after previously canceling dates in England on November 5  in Nottingham, November 6 in Birmingham, November 8 in London, and November 9 event in Minehead. 

WWE events in Saudi Arabia have come with much scrutiny due to Saudi suppressing women's rights and the Saudi government being linked to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Despite the controversies and backlash, WWE continues their partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority. 


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