WWE delivers Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for Saudi Arabia show, announces UK tour
UNIVERSAL CHAMPION Roman Reigns will stake his title against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
This is the wrestling giants’ first show in Saudi Arabia after nearly two years after the coronavirus pandemic, which prevented Vince McMahon’s promotion from touring the world.
Events always attract the power of stars like Tyson Fury, Cain Velasquez, The Undertaker, Goldberg, Chris Jericho, John Cena and Triple H have already competed.
However, WWEThe multi-million dollar deal with the kingdom’s government has already sparked controversy as the country initially did not allow women’s matches.
The Middle Eastern nation’s poor human rights record has also drawn criticism, especially after the brutal death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was critical of the Saudi government, in 2018.
This led to WWE stars Cena and Bryan Danielson [formerly known as Daniel Bryan] withdraw from the crown jewel This year.
WWE also announced another UK tour scheduled for November.
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The first event will take place in Brighton on November 3rd and the next shows will take place in Sheffield and Birmingham on November 4th and 5th respectively.
The WWE Superstars will next perform at Wembley Arena in London on November 6 before traveling to Liverpool the next day.
Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester will be the next stops on November 8, 9 and 10 respectively.
The tour is expected to be led by Scottish superstar Drew McIntyre, who made history at WrestleMania 36 when he became the first-ever British WWE World Champion by defeating Lesnar in the main event.