As you probably are aware of by now, there was a scary incident in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the majority of the WWE Roster and Staff on the trip, as their plane was detained and kept in the country for an extra day.
It has since been reported that the incident was a result of an altercation between Vince McMahon and the Prince of Saudi Arabia over a large amount of money that is said to be owed to the company. This in turn caused Vince to order that the Saudi Arabian live feed for the Crown Jewel PPV be cut off in the middle of the show.
In an update, Brad Shepard, who was the first to report that there was an incident with Vince and The Prince over money, has posted an update saying that the amount of money owed to WWE could be as much as seven figures.
When I asked a source in the company if #WWE would return to Saudi Arabia if the money owed was paid, I was told “100%.” I am now being told the money owed to WWE by GSA is seven figures. #WWECrownJewel #SmackdownOnFOX
— Brad Shepard of ProSportsExtra.com (@TheBradShepard) November 1, 2019
…in Saudi Arabia, which led to them holding up the talent and crew. A lot of his report confirmed my original report, such as Saudi Arabia owing WWE money. I was once again told the amount is in the ballpark of seven figures, not close to the $300-$500 that Hugo reported.
— Brad Shepard of ProSportsExtra.com (@TheBradShepard) November 3, 2019
We earlier reported that many on the WWE roster have said to have felt like they were held against their will in Saudi Arabia as a type of “power play” from the Prince and Saudi Government. We also reported that there have been WWE Superstars who have stated that they will never go back to Saudi Arabia again following the incident last week.
We will keep you updated as this story continues to unfold.
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