Majority Of WWE Talent Stuck In Saudi Arabia After Crown Jewel, SmackDown Facing Issues
Dave Meltzer is reporting that as of about 5:00 AM EST, most of the stars that went to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel have been unable to leave the country and there is time ticking as when it could be feasible for said talent to make it back to Buffalo, NY in time for Friday Night SmackDown.
According to Meltzer, about 12 wrestlers made it out of the country and the reasons as to why there is such a major delay are currently unknown. The trip from Saudi Arabia is a 14-hour trip so for talent and crew to make it back to Buffalo in time is just about closed as of this writing. The impression Meltzer got from his report was that talent were asked to leave the plane after boarding and that it would be awhile until they would be able to take flight. Meltzer also states that he was under the impression that talent would not make it out in time and them leaving the plane wasn’t in relation to any mechanical issues or impending weather in Buffalo.
Meltzer also reports that Vince McMahon is no longer in Saudi Arabia. We at WrestleZone will keep you updated on the report as this story develops.