WWE’s upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view appeared to be in jeopardy this week following a Wall Street Journal report that revealed Saudi Arabia had shared intelligence with the United States about a possible attack. impending Iran. Saudi Arabia, the United States and their allies have thus raised their level of alert.
In an update, the Associated press reported that an official revealed there was a credible threat of an attack in Saudi Arabia “soon or within 48 hours”. However, no US embassy or consulate in the region has issued an alert to Americans in Saudi Arabia.
WWE still plans to run the Crown Jewel pay-per-view on Saturday, November 5, with reports indicating the company already has safety protocols and contingency plans in place. PWInsider have since noted that WWE is in regular contact with the US State Department and the company has been advised that any attack from Iran would be nowhere near Riyadh, where Crown Jewel will be held.
Iran has denied planning an attack on Saudi Arabia, issuing the following statement: “Western and Zionist regimes have disseminated biased information aimed at creating a negative mood towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and destroying the current positive trends with countries in the region.”