WWE talents are facing a changing schedule that will be a little more strenuous than what they’re used to. Recent news of WWE moving to brand-specific house shows as well as the upcoming Crown Jewel show will have WWE talent scrambling.
Tonight’s Raw takes place in Sacramento, California. From there, many WWE wrestlers and staffers will climb aboard a chartered flight to Saudi Arabia. They will fly there, work the show, and then return for the following SmackDown.
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported the details of the grueling trip. The talent travelling to Saudi Arabia will have to jump through some hoops to get there.
The chartered flight will depart after Raw. A commercial flight of this distance would typically take over 20 hours. Every person making the trip must take and pass a PCR COVID-19 test before boarding the plane.
It is believed that all talent will also have to have received a COVID vaccination. After Crown Jewel, the return flight to the United States will take approximately 18 hours. The wrestlers and crew would arrive in Wichita, Kansas for SmackDown.
The controversial Crown Jewel takes place on October 21. It will be streamed live on Peacock and the WWE Network. The main event of the card features a Universal Title bout between Brock Lesnar and champion Roman Reigns. The show will be WWE’s first return to Saudi Arabia since the start of the pandemic.
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