Crown Jewel is set to take place in Saudi Arabia – even though WWE is not mentioning this event on social media. Recently the company removed this event from their website’s calendar of events. The company removing both the link to purchase tickets and its location.
UPDATE: WWE has noted that Crown Jewel should be listed on their schedule. https://t.co/iQw4LjE7QF
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) October 14, 2018
WWE is uncomfortable with this event apparently and has not made any official statement about the show yet, which is set for action on 2 November in Riyadh.
Crown Jewel PPV is the second event in a 10 years deal between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority. In April 2018, The Greatest Royal Rumble was held in Jeddah and that event was viewed by 60,000 people in the arena. The event resulted in a dominant victory of Bruan Strowman in 50-member Royal Rumble match. Brock Lesnar also walked out as victorious in this event.
After making a massive and surprise debut in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with The Greatest Royal Rumble, the WWE was planning to rapidly grow into the kingdom with Crown Jewel, a PPV event set to take place in Riyadh in November.
Speaking on the conditions of the kingdom, multiple superstars of the WWE have expressed discomfort with the plan and idea of performing in Saudi Arabia, especially given the nation’s poor record with human rights.
Brock Lesnar will also be a part of this huge event to regain the Universal Title from Roman Reigns in a triple threat match that also includes Braun Strowman.