WWE is bringing one of its premium live events to Saudi Arabia. News broke earlier that the company planned to do an Elimination Chamber match at the February 19th event. Details were scarce and nothing was confirmed at the time.
WWE has now confirmed the news. In a release on their website, the promotion announced that WWE and the General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia will present the Elimination Chamber premium live event from Jeddah on February 19th. There had been speculation of a name change due to the sensitive area of the show, but that has now been debunked.
“The General Entertainment Authority, in cooperation with WWE, has announced that the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event will be held at the world’s largest pillarless superdome in Jeddah, on Saturday, Feb.19, 2022. More details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Elimination Chamber show complements the commitment of the General Entertainment Authority to provide the most famous international events and entertainment shows. This show was preceded by several previous partnerships with WWE to present international shows in the kingdom, which achieved remarkable local and international success, including the recent WWE Crown Jewel show in Riyadh Season 2021 and WWE Super ShowDown in the previous Riyadh Season in early 2020.”
WWE last visited Saudi Arabia in October for Crown Jewel. The event was headlined by Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. Zelina Vega and Xavier Woods won the Queen’s Crown and King of the Ring tournaments, respectively.
This will mark the first time a regular annual named event will take place in Saudi Arabia. Previous shows had been given names specific to the market. Elimination Chamber has been a favorite of the WWE Universe since its inception in 2002. Time will tell how fans receive the controversial location of this year’s event.
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