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WWE News: Crown Jewel Venue Moved To Smaller Stadium

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Now that WWE Super Show-Down is in the books, there’s not much rest for the company’s roster as Evolution is now three weeks away, immediately followed by Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia just five days later.

Originally, the plans for Crown Jewel were for the event to take place at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh which seats just over 68,000. While the event will remain in Riyadh, WWE’s announcement of the Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles match for the WWE Championship has revealed that Crown Jewel has been moved t King Saud University Stadium, a smaller venue, that seats around 25,000. At this time, it’s not known why there was a venue change:

WWE® CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SET FOR CROWN JEWEL

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 6, 2018 – The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2.

Additionally, Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.

General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East. Ticket availability will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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