By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE issued the following press release on Monday to announce the expansion of their live event partnership with Saudi General Entertainment Authority.
STAMFORD, CONN. and RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, November 4, 2019 – Following the historic Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have expanded their live event partnership through 2027 to include a second annual large-scale event. WWE and GEA also continue to work towards the completion of a media agreement in the MENA region.
This long-term partnership demonstrates WWE and GEA’s commitment to bring sports entertainment to the region and supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
Powell’s POV: It’s astonishing that this press release was issued today given the events that unfolded at and coming out of WWE Crown Jewel. I am now officially convinced that if Vince McMahon would run a WWE event in Hell if it paid well. I wonder what changed since Thursday when WWE Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson were hesitant to comment on future WWE events in Saudi Arabia shortly before the Crown Jewel event took place.
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