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WWE book Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for Saudi Arabia show and announce UK tour

WWE book Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for Saudi Arabia show and announce UK tour

UNIVERSAL CHAMPION Roman Reigns will put his title on the line against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
WWE announced that Reigns and Lesnar will headline the Pay-Per-View event, which will take place at the Mohammed Abdo Arena in Riyadh on October 21.

WWE superstar Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar will headline Crown Jewel in Saudi ArabiaCredit: WWE

This marks the wrestling giants’ first show in Saudi Arabia after almost two years following the coronavirus pandemic, which restricted Vince McMahon’s promotion from touring around the globe.

The events always attract star power as the likes of Tyson Fury, Cain Velasquez, The Undertaker, Goldberg, Chris Jericho, John Cena and Triple H have previously competed.

However, WWE‘s multi-million dollar deal with the kingdom’s government has previously sparked controversy as the country initially didn’t allow women’s matches.

The Middle Eastern nation’s poor human rights record also led to criticism, especially after the brutal death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was a critic of the Saudi government, in 2018.

That led to WWE stars Cena and Bryan Danielson [formerly known as Daniel Bryan] pulling out of Crown Jewel that year.

WWE also announced another UK tour scheduled to take place in November.

The first event will emanate in Brighton on November 3 and the next shows take place in Sheffield and Birmingham on November 4 and 5 respectively.

WWE superstars will then perform at Wembley Arena in London on November 6 before traveling to Liverpool the next day.

Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester are the next stops on November 8, 9 and 10 respectively.

The tour is expected to be led by Scottish superstar Drew McIntyre, who made history at WrestleMania 36 when he became the first ever British WWE world champion by beating Lesnar in the main event.

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