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2018 Flashback: Saudi Arabia Prince Willing To Pay $7 Billion To Buy WWE

Vince McMahon WWE Crown Jewel PPV Saudi Arabia 2018


On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Prime’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & segments, building storylines on the road to the upcoming ‘WCW Starrcade 1995’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

[Hosted by: Dusty Rhodes (as Santa Claus) and Chris Cruise]

1. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Sweet Brown Sugar

2. One Man Gang vs. Cobra

3. Ohtani vs. Mr. JL

4. Starrcade Control Center

5. Lex Luger interview

6. Super Assassins vs. State Patrol

7. Eddie Guerrero vs. Otis Apollo

8. Prime Cut “Moo Match” of the Week: “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff vs. Disco Inferno

• 2018 Flashback: Saudi Arabia Prince Willing To Pay $7 Billion To Buy WWE

2018 is coming to an end. We’ll now be taking a look back at some of the most interesting articles that we posted this year.

Right now, let’s take a look at the following masterpiece:

According to Dirty Sheets, the main reason why WWE decided to go ahead with the WWE Crown Jewel PPV is to avoid being in breach of their 10 year contract with Saudi Arabia and be in huge debt (and being in debt to people from Saudi Arabia isn’t something one would want).

The 10 year deal is worth more than $500 million and Saudi Arabia is expected to pay about $800 million after costs (pyro, talent, marketing, travel and to get huge names like The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels).

An interesting thing that should be noted is that Saudi officials have requested to add a clause in the deal which is: If Vince McMahon opts to sell WWE during this 10 year deal, then Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Arabia Prince) will be offered the first refusal, as he’s willing to pay approximately $7 Billion to buy WWE.

This means if Vince McMahon plans to sell WWE before 2028, then Mohammed bin Salman is the front-runner to be the next owner of WWE (ahead of companies like Disney).

Saudi officials are very keen on using WWE’s worldwide reach to showcase the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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