WWE Crown Jewel which is set to take place on November 2 at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is still reportedly very much up in the air, with sources such as Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggesting it is in “very much in jeopardy”, more so now than it has ever been.
WWE has avoided any mention of Saudi on their television broadcasts, although they are still promoting the event and matches. The belief is that there is a backup plan in place should they decide not to host the show in Saudi but they are playing it down to the wire.
Tickets for the event were meant to go on sale on Friday but nobody has heard anything since.
Vince McMahon was apparently adamant that he would not cancel the show unless the government or Donald Trump told him not to do so, but now according to Meltzer “outside forces” are now having a bearing on McMahon.
Yesterday, Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox reported that John Cena and Daniel Bryan were refusing to go to Saudi, Meltzer has also corroborated that creative has been told Cena won’t be on the show, but he couldn’t speak for Bryan.