The Undertaker and Vince McMahon have been spotted in Saudi Arabia, presumably ironing out the details ahead of Crown Jewel.
Crown Jewel is around a week and a half away and the card is well and truly taking shape. Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt will compete in a rematch, and Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez will make their respective WWE debuts. Plus, following this week's SmackDown, there is now only one spot left to fill in the Team Flair versus Team Hogan match.
What's most notable by its absence on the Crown Jewel card is a veteran Superstar. The first three WWE super shows in Saudi Arabia have been built around older stars, presumably on the orders of the country's Prince. However, none of those matches have gone particularly well. The last main event between Goldberg and The Undertaker might well have been the low point that prompted change.
However, it seems as if Saudi Arabian fans were not deterred by the match. Wrestling Club, an Arabic language wrestling Twitter account, recently reported that Middle Eastern fans started up a hashtag in response to The Deadman not being booked on Crown Jewel, #WeWantUndertakerInRiyadh. Should the right people ask for it, it seems very likely that The Phenom will find himself in a match come October 31, 2019.
صورة من تواجد الظاهرة اندرتيكر وفينس مكمان في مدينة الرياض. pic.twitter.com/AO2BMuw5ii— Wrestling Club (@WrestlinClub) October 19, 2019
A more recent revelation by Wrestling Club is that Undertaker and Vince McMahon are in Saudi Arabia right now, or at least they were. A photo of the pair of them leaked online, and Undertaker was also featured on a WWE-themed float at a parade in Riyadh, the city in which Crown Jewel will take place next week. Our guess is that means one of two things.
One possibility is that The Undertaker doesn't want to or simply can't wrestle at Crown Jewel next week. To make good with Saudi fans, he and McMahon have gone their this week instead. The other alternative is that Undertaker will be in a match at Crown Jewel and he and the chairman are hashing out the details, as well as paying a visit to the Middle East ahead of next week.