WWE’s decade-long deal with Saudi Arabia is still going strong. Don’t forget, any show that was cancelled due to the pandemic will be tacked onto the end of their agreement, so they have even more time left. These events are high-profile events for a reason, and now we have new details.

Ringside News exclusively reported in October, 2022 that WWE made a change to the first Saudi Arabian event in 2023. We reported that May was the new destination month, and now we have a precise date.

PW Insider reports that WWE will hold their WWE King and Queen of the Ring show in May 27th. This event will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Saturday 5/27 WWE King and Queen of the Ring event will emanate from Saudi Arabia, the latest event there as part of WWE’s long term contract with that country.  We are told the working plan is for the event to take place in Riyadh, although that could change.


WWE announced in November 2019 that it had “expanded” its partnership with the General Authority for Entertainment through 2027.

WWE always brings big events to Saudi Arabia, because the controversial country pays a ton for those events. Since WWE has a larger budget, they can bring in huge names, like Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. No name has been confirmed for this year’s Saudi Arabian show, but fans should expect another massive showing.

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Felix Upton

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