– Here’s the official announcement for WWE’s debut in Saudi Arabia next year:
WWE(R) LIVE Comes to Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 15, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE today announced that it will bring WWE LIVE(TM) to The Green Halls Stadium, Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Games Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the first time ever with three shows from Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15, 2014. Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:00pm KSA.
Fans attending WWE LIVE(TM) will be able to see their favorite Superstars, including current World Heavyweight Champion John Cena(TM), WWE Champion Randy Orton(TM), Daniel Bryan(TM), Mark Henry(TM), Ryback(TM), Kofi Kingston(TM) and many more.**
WWE currently has a strong TV presence in Saudi Arabia with its flagship weekly shows, WWE Raw(R) and WWE SmackDown(R). WWE Raw is broadcasted on MBC and the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and WWE SmackDown can be seen on Orbit Showtime Network.
“Holding three live events in Saudi Arabia for the first time is a testament to the growing demand for WWE’s brand in this region,” said Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. “We are very excited to be returning to the Middle East with events in a debut market after successful shows in Abu Dhabi and Qatar earlier this year.”
The event also represents a significant milestone for FLASH Entertainment headquartered in Abu Dhabi who, alongside their local Saudi partners Time Events, has worked with WWE to bring WWE LIVE(TM) events to the Middle East.
“As the region’s premier event organization we are delighted to be partnering with WWE and Time Events on this historic event,” said John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment. “WWE is one of the most popular brands in the world, and we are all hugely excited to be bringing it to the people of Saudi Arabia.”
“TIME Events is all about making a difference and adding to life. We would like to thank FLASH Entertainment and WWE for giving us the opportunity to work side-by-side in bringing WWE to Saudi Arabia for the very first time,” said Ahmed Mashhadi, Managing Director of Time Events. “It plans to be a memorable occasion and one that will be enjoyed by WWE fans across Saudi Arabia.”
Tickets for the three shows will go on sale Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:00pm KSA time and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ae .