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WWE have made a shocking change to the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2018-10-07 23:20:15

Fresh off the heels of the 70,000-attended Super Show-Down in Australia, WWE superstars will get on an aeroplane again in just-over three weeks time for their next special event.

WWE Evolution comes first of course, the first-ever all-women pay-per-view in the company's history - but under Saudi ruling the female roster aren't allowed to compete in their country.

So Crown Jewel is the next big show for the majority of the superstars, with Survivor Series coming 16 days after.

That's a lot of air miles for an already-strained roster, but there's no denying that the Saudi shows make Vince McMahon a lot of money.

That's why a huge Triple Threat bout between Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar has been made, but some fans aren't too happy.

Some are voicing the opinion that the big stadium shows in Melbourne and the Middle-East are tarnishing the legacy of WrestleMania by having matches of such a magnitude.

Nevertheless Crown Jewel is set to have a huge card, and was set to be held inside the near-70,000 capacity King Fahd Stadium in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

However a statement was released yesterday stating there would be an arena change, and it's a massive downgrade.

Part of the press release stated: "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."

The King Saud University Stadium holds 25,000 people - a measly figure compared to the 45,000 more that the Fahd Stadium can host.

There could be one of two reasons for the switch - either the Fahd Stadium has been double-booked, or what is more likely to be the case is that not enough tickets have been sold to meet the demand of such a big venue, hence the move.

That would be disappointing considering how much the Saudi government have paid to host the company twice a year, but maybe this proves bringing back old legends doesn't sell tickets after all.

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