WWE has confirmed that another event will be held in Saudi Arabia this summer, with the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium set to host a show in Jeddah on June 7.
Per an announcement via their website on Wednesday, the promotion also listed the likes of Roman Reigns, Undertaker, Kofi Kingston, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Goldberg, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar as stars who will feature at the event, which will be streamed live on WWE Network.
Goldberg hasn't returned to active wrestling since losing the Universal title to Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 two years ago, while The Beast Incarnate has been dormant since dropping said title to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35 last month.
"The Saudi General Sports Authority, in partnership with WWE, will host an event at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. AST. The event will feature WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Undertaker, Kofi Kingston, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Goldberg, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar, and stream live on WWE Network.
"Additional details on the event’s matches, ticket availability and pricing, and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks."
Despite the controversy and calls for WWE to halt activity in Saudi Arabia, the company appears set to have an event over there every year. Two shows were held in the Middle Eastern state in 2018, with the Greatest Royal Rumble and Crown Jewel taking place amid incessant protest.
The killing of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi is mostly responsible for the calls to have the company steer clear of Saudi Arabia but it doesn't look like they will deviate from their plans to continue having shows therein.
What This Means
WWE looks to have a model in place in which legends and part-time stars are used for shows being held in Saudi Arabia.
Crown Jewel saw the return of Shawn Michaels after eight years, while Hulk Hogan opened the show with a promo.
The event this year will be no different, with one veteran star already confirmed.