It was reported in the early hours of yesterday morning that the majority of the roster who flew to Saudi Arabia for yesterday’s Crown Jewel show would be unable to make it home for Smackdown.
As a result, WWE brought in a whole host of NXT stars to invade last night’s Friday Night Smackdown. The show was well-received by fans, and this translated in the ratings.
On the matter, Bryan Alvarez said that WWE could be covering up a more serious issue with the story of mechanical issues.
Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live yesterday that there are several people in Saudi Arabia who do not believe that the plane didn’t take off due to mechanical issues.
Basically what happened was everyone got on the plane and then they were told to get off the plane.”
“All I know is that there are people there who have insisted that there is no mechanical issue, that’s not why the flight did not take off. That fact that several people left that people left, they got off that and chartered a second flight and now that one is also not going to make it back in time. I mean we would have to believe that that flight that flight also just happened to have mechanical issues.”
“I also know that the talent last night was told you’re probably not going to take off for another twelve to fourteen hours. Now I have been on flights before where there were mechanical issues and the issues weren’t going to be cleared up for several hours and we were just taken off the plane and put on another flight and we left so it’s a very strange story here. There is obviously more than we’ve been told and I presume that we are going to hear more of that over the next twenty four to forty eight hours.”
It has been reported that despite Crown Jewel finishing nearly 48 hours ago, the majority of the WWE roster has just returned home.
It should be noted that nothing is being reported right now and this is purely speculation. Stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for the latest.