Close to WWE Crown Jewel, Vince McMahon Praises Saudi Arabia on “Delving Into the Superior Aspects” of Sports Entertainment

Published 10/30/2023, 3:00 AM EDT

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WWE has been taking pay-per-view events to Saudi Arabia for a few years now. The 2018 Royal Rumble was the first large-scale show organized in the country following a strategic deal between Saudi Arabia and WWE. As part of the ten-year contract between the two, WWE has been going back to Saudi Arabian venues several times. It was done as a part of their agenda of focusing on the overall exposure of entertainment sports in the country.

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Now, in advance of another Saudi Arabian PLE, Crown Jewel, WWE bigwigs Vince McMahon and The Undertaker have taken time to put their thoughts out to the public regarding the ever-expanding dynamic between WWE and Saudi Arabia.

Vince McMahon and The Undertaker weigh in on Saudi Arabia’s effort to elevate entertainment sports

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The WWE duo were in Saudi Arabia ahead of the big show not to check on the wrestling ground, but to enjoy the high-voltage MMA fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou.

The Deadman and Mr. McMahon also attended a media scrum afterward where they reflected on a wide range of topics. Speaking about the mutual efforts of WWE and Saudi Arabia to elevate entertainment sports in the country, McMahon noted, ”Well I think they’re doing so much. I mean they’re delving into the superior aspects of all of sports and entertainment. Everything that’s the best in the world is going to be here.”

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Seconding him, The Undertaker added, ”You know they’re awesome. And it’s just a commitment that you can tell that they are making to bring the absolute most outstanding sporting events and entertainment. They are trying to bring it here and they’re doing everything possible to make it happen.”

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However, this year’s Crown Jewel is all set to bring a lumpsum monetary gain to WWE’s table as promised in the deal.

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Crown Jewel 2023 will make part of a massive financial promise by Saudi Arabia to WWE

The Crown Jewel 2023 card looks all stacked up with a lot of bigwigs like Roman Reigns, Rhea Ripley, and Seth Rollins set to take part. The hype around the event already seems to reach up to the level of WrestleMania if not more. That said, WWE didn’t build the tension for nothing.

A report has suggested that WWE garnered more money from the controversial Saudi Arabian deal than they ever earned from WrestleMania PLEs. Now, WWE’s decision to keep on hyping the Saudi Arabian event despite the massive backlash makes sense.

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What’s your take on Vince McMahon and The Undertaker acknowledging Saudi Arabia’s sincere efforts in investing in entertainment sports? Let us know in the comments

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Shreya Nag is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, whose love for the sport began when she saw Becky Lynch win the Royal Rumble in 2019. Since then, she has been an ardent fan of Lynch and the world of pro wrestling. Shreya's writing combines her passion for the sport with her writing abilities, which she uses to provide readers with a nuanced analysis of WWE superstars.
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