WWE/SAUDI ARABIA: WWE stars to travel to Saudi for Gamers8 convention

Posted on 8/01/122 by Colin Vassallo

PWinsider.com is reporting that several WWE
Superstars, including former champions AJ
Styles and Rey Mysterio, will be traveling
to Saudi Arabia next week to promote WWE at

Gamers8 is the biggest event for electronic
sports and games in the world and is
currently being held in Riyadh over 8 weeks,
running through September 8. The event is
organized by the Saudi Esports Federation
and focuses on professional esports and
gaming, entertainment events, concerts and
“The Next World Summit”, which will bring
together sector leaders and experts from
around the world.

WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia later
this year for Crown Jewel in Riyadh which
will be held on November 5. The Kingdom is
an important financial matter for WWE as
each event they hold there is worth $50
million irrespective of how many people show
up and how much gate money the show makes.
The company travels to Saudi twice a year as
part of a 10-year deal struck between WWE
and the Saudi General Sport Authority.

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