In recent years, WWE has managed to close a very prolific agreement with the principality that heads Saudi Arabia, bringing the shows of the Stamford-based federation also to the West Asian country, which also saw the first historic female match, during a show held in 2019, when Lacey Evans and Natalya stepped into a Saudi nation ring for the first time.
Over the last few years, obviously before the world pandemic, the WWE had also managed, thanks to the large amount of money put on the plate by the Arabs, to bring back on stage great champions of the history of its federation, such as The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Bill Goldberg and Shawn Michaels, who had also come out of retirement to get back in the game in a DX match against the Brothers of Destruction.
WWE looking to return to Saudi Arabia this year
According to what was stated by the well-known site Wrestle Votes, two sources inside the WWE would have confirmed that the intention of the management of the company is to return to planning a show in Saudi soil during this year and therefore to bring back its entire roster.
in Arabia after the problems that had involved a large part of the crew in one of the last shows. According to reports from overseas journalists, in fact: "Two WWE internal sources indicate that an event in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2021 is a viable plan that is already on the table and could be discussed shortly." After the numerous problems the WWE crew encountered with the 2019 Crown Jewel, where the Saudi government had literally held several of the company's athletes hostage for over 24 hours, due to problems between the Saudi government that had not yet paid the McMahons and the same Chairman of the WWE, who had cut the broadcasts on Arab land, with the principality thus putting in serious difficulty the airing of the episode of Friday Night Smackdown that week, the WWE may have decided to return once again to the land.
Saudi Arabia, to bring the best wrestling in the world back to its rings, pandemic and other problems permitting. Though it's been more than a year since WWE made their way to Saudi Arabia, the company has always planned to make a return.
Now, according to recent reports, they may be looking to do that sooner rather than later. WrestleVotes reported on Twitter today that WWE is debating whether or not they'll be making the trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year.