WWE is set to put on Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia this weekend. There are a lot of expectations from the show all over the world, as Crown Jewel is one of the biggest WWE events on the schedule. However, it appears there is a major threat to Saudi Arabia.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Saudi Arabia received a word of warning from the U.S. The U.S. intelligence warned them to brace for an “imminent attack” from Iran. Saudi officials are saying that Tehran could carry out the attacks as a distraction for its public. Iran is facing domestic protests since September.

The report adds that Saudi Arabia, the U.S. as well as other states close to the Kingdom have raised military alertness. It’s unclear whether Saudi Arabia is taking offensive countermeasures or not. However, the National Security Council says that the U.S. is ready with its own response should it come to it.

Crown Jewel is planned for November 5th in Riyadh. According to PW Insider, many WWE sources said that the show is still set to go as scheduled. Given the scale of the event, it’s unlikely it’ll be canceled unless it’s absolutely necessary.


Dave Meltzer also noted that WWE is monitoring the situation at this time. “The best term regarding Saudi Arabia would be monitoring the situation. All plans are for the show at this moment, but you can’t control the real world.”

There are still security protocols and contingency plans to be followed. The expectation is that things are likely going to go fine, but in case of any issues, the protocols will hold.

We will continue monitoring this ongoing story right here at Ringside News!

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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