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According to a report from Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, a charter plane which had WWE creative staff, production members, and entering superstars, touched down in New York City this afternoon following multiple delays and travel issues after going to Saudi Arabia for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view that occurred on Thursday.
Fightful Select broke the original story about the delays and since then the charter company that was supposed to bring WWE back to America, Atlas Air, issued a statement of apology for the mechanical issues that caused the delays.
“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.”
Due to the delays, last night SmackDown was hit with a load of surprises and an invasion by the NXT brand.
In the main event, Adam Cole successfully defended his NXT Championship against Daniel Bryan and the night would draw to a close with Triple H and the NXT roster in the ring cutting a promo hyping the battle for brand supremacy at the 2019 WWE Survivor Series.