WWE confirms Saudi Arabia return for Crown Jewel

May 23, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

WWE has officially announced their return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It was announced during tonight’s RAW that the 2022 WWE Crown Jewel Premium Live Event will be held on Saturday, November 5 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

There’s no word yet on what venue will host Crown Jewel this year, but WWE has ran three different venues in Riyadh in the past – King Saud University Stadium, King Fahd International Stadium, and Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard.

It was previously reported that WWE would be returning to the Kingdom in September, but that date was up in the air and never confirmed. It was also reported that WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia would be the 2022 TLC Premium Live Event, but they have decided on Crown Jewel to be held in November.

WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority announced in 2018 that they were entering into a 10-year strategic multi-platform partnership to support the Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, which is the Kingdom’s social and economic reform program. The deal called for two events to be held per year, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced delays in 2020 and 2021. WWE visited Saudi Arabia for Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel in 2018, Super ShowDown and Crown Jewel in 2019, Super ShowDown in 2020, Crown Jewel in 2021, and Elimination Chamber in 2022 so far.

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