How much money WWE could lose by cancelling Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

first_imgAdvertisementDespite the recent ongoings that involved the killing of Washington Post journalist and Saudi national, Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey earlier this month, WWE looks set to go ahead with Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 2.WWE has remained silent in the aftermath of Khashoggi’s reported murder and instead, it seems highly likely that the green signal will be given for the event rather than WWE taking the risk of incurring a huge financial catastrophe.In case you didn’t know, WWE joined forces with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his Saudi Vision Plan 2030 earlier this year and as per the deal, multiple events and shows will be hosted in the Middle East for the next 10 years. If Crown Jewel was to be cancelled then WWE will be hit with a massive loss of $12-16 million in operating income. However, the PPV appears to be headed in the desired direction after last week’s episodes of Monday Night RAW and SmackDown 1000 respectively.Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Rey Mysterio all punched their tickets to the WWE World Cup at Crown Jewel after successfully registering victories in singles competitions last week and completed the playing field for the eight-man tournament.The field has been rounded out for the #WWEWorldCup Tournament at #WWECrownJewel! https://t.co/ecP9b5EkrV— WWE (@WWE) October 17, 2018Similarly, Roman Reigns will defend his Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar while Daniel Bryan will lock horns with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Meanwhile, Shawn Michaels will make his much-anticipated return as he reunites with Triple H to take on Kane and The Undertaker.Advertisementlast_img

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