WWE has finally confirmed/admitted that it will return to Saudi Arabia on June 7 for an event at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. A statement on WWE.com says information regarding tickets, matches and “regional broadcast information” will be announced soon.
The show does not yet have a name but I am sure we can expect something fairly wacky. Last year’s controversial events in Saudi Arabia were both concept shows, with The Greatest Royal Rumble in April featuring a 50-man Royal Rumble match and Crown Jewel in September playing host to a rotten World Cup tournament and the return of Shawn Michaels in the headliner.
June’s card will be similarly stacked with legends and top stars, with WWE confirming that Bill Goldberg, The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will all be featured on the event.
Goldberg has not appeared on WWE television since his Hall Of Fame induction in 2018 and has not wrestled for the promotion since his defeat to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. Although not confirmed that he will be wrestling in Saudi it certainly seems likely that this will be the case.
Lesnar being part of the show is also very interesting. He recently announced that he had retired from MMA and it seems inevitable that he will sign a new contract with WWE, if indeed he has not already. The Undertaker was widely expected to be part of the Saudi show and had all been confirmed for the event anyway. He is expected to wrestle on the card.
Other names confirmed in the WWE.com announcement were Roman Reigns (who missed Crown Jewel when he was diagnosed with leukaemia but was expected to pull out of the event anyway, so this is an interesting one), Kofi Kingston, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.