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After making a surprise debut in Saudi Arabia in April with The Greatest Royal Rumble, the WWE is returning to the rapidly modernizing kingdom with Crown Jewel, a PPV event set to take place in Riyadh in November.
Headlining the event will be a Universal Championship triple threat match featuring WWE’s top talents Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. The event will also feature the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament.
The event will be available live on the WWE network as well as pay-per-view channels outside the Middle East.
Crown Jewel is the second event in a long-term deal between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority. In April, The Greatest Royal Rumble was held in Jeddah and was witnessed by 60,000 people.
The wrestling boom in the country follows a recent partial liberalization of entertainment in the famously conservative kingdom. Also in April, the country held its first public theatrical screening in 35 years with a showing of Marvel’s Black Panther.
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