WWE is bringing their roster back to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel on October 31st. It will be yet another Saudi pay-per-view at 1:00 PM, but how does the WWE roster feel about it?
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Corey Graves revealed how the WWE locker room feels about their trips to Saudi Arabia. He said the trip is grueling, but the pay day is very good. It is also interesting to be able to book one of a kind matches.
“It’s a long, grueling trip over there, but most of the talent like it because it’s a pretty good pay day,” Graves said. “To me, it’s super exciting to have these totally unusual attractions like Cain Velasquez-Brock Strowman and Tyson Fury-Braun Strowman. If you take any sort of political feeling out of the equation, aren’t you, as a fan of WWE, aren’t you curious and excited to watch these attractions?”
“It is what it is. This is not about politics for the talent, it’s about doing what we do best on the planet all over the planet. Everyone that works for any company has things they love and things they don’t love, but what we’re all focused on is having to fly back to SmackDown in Buffalo the next day.”
WWE is ending their second of a ten year deal with Saudi Arabia. This won’t be the last time WWE Superstars are going to take a trip to Saudi Arabia either. It will be especially grueling for them this year because WWE is chartering a flight to get them to Buffalo for SmackDown the next day.