Saudi GEA Chairman Says They Are Talking About Bringing WWE Royal Rumble To Saudi Arabia In 2026-27

An update on WWE Royal Rumble potentially going to Saudi Arabia.

Turki Alalshikh, the chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority, told Mike Coppinger of ESPN earlier this month that an enhancement of Saudi Arabia's current agreement with WWE will be announced later in the month and that they were looking to bring WrestleMania or Royal Rumble to Saudi Arabia.

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Appearing on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Alalshikh was asked if the 2025 Royal Rumble was a possibility, noting that WrestleMania 41 would be ruled out as it's been announced as taking place in Las Vegas.

Alalshikh said, "We are talking around 26-27."

In March 2018, WWE and Saudi agreed to a ten-year partnership. WWE has annually hosted multiple events per year in Saudi Arabia as part of the agreement.

WWE will return to Saudi Arabia on May 24 for WWE SmackDown and May 25 for WWE King and Queen of the Ring.

WWE President Nick Khan previously stated that the Big Four WWE Events, which includes Royal Rumble and WrestleMania, are not expected to be hosted outside of North America. You can find Khan comments by clicking here.

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