The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has already returned to the Kingdom, more specifically in Riyadh and are ready for tomorrow’s (Friday) Crown Jewel event.
Some of its biggest stars, such as Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and even Rey Mysterio have already arrived in Riyadh and met with the media and some of its fans.
The excitement keeps drawing near for wrestling fans in Saudi after its last event ‘The Greatest Royal Rumble’ show last April in Jeddah.
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Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre: “Overwhelmed by the red-carpet welcome in Riyadh”
Two of WWE’s biggest wrestlers, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, told Arab News on Wednesday that they had been ‘overwhelmed by the red-carpet welcome in Riyadh’ and that meeting their fans was a delight.
“The fans are really excited to see us, we have a big tournament and the World Cup featuring some of the biggest names in the game. I am looking forward to trying to be the best in the world,” Ziggler added.
— Arsal Mehmood (@mehmood_arsal) November 1, 2018
Shawn Michaels returns to the ring in Riyadh after coming out of retirement
The news of 53-year-old Michaels coming back to WWE has surprised wrestling fans around the world but has also resulted in excitement.
Michaels retired from wrestling for the second time in his career back in 2010 and will return to the ring after an 8-year hiatus.
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) September 21, 2018
Bobby Lashley even surprised a couple of peeps by stopping at a Fitness First in the Kingdom’s capital
Oh, yesss indeed.
Bobby Lashley fans should be very envious to know that their favorite wrestler even worked out in Riyadh’s Fitness First at the Arga Club.
بداية موفقة ليومنا! بوبي لاشلي من WWE يتمرن في فيتنس فيرست عرقة قبل فعالية ضخمة في الرياض #ترند_السعودية #فيتنس_فرست
What a great start to the day! Thank you to Bobby Lashley from WWE for stopping by our Arga Club for a workout before a huge event in Riyadh#FitnessFirstME #WWE pic.twitter.com/CcKSsvUXca
— Fitness First (@FitnessFirstsa) November 1, 2018
Tickets to the event have already been sold out (just a few hours after they were put up)
The second largest WWE pay-per-view event in the Kingdom sold out within a matter of a few hours, prior to the event’s actual date on November 2.
Goes to show just how many WWE fans there are in Saudi Arabia.
The match was intended to be a triple-threat match but Roman Reigns announced in October of his health issues with leukemia, and that he has since retired.
The match will take place at the King Saud University Stadium
Viewers of the event can expect to see Seth Rollins, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, the Master of the 619 Rey Mysterio, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and Bobby Lashley at the King Saud University Stadium on Friday evening.