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Multiple Wrestlers Thought About Leaving WWE When The Saudi Arabia Rumors Came Out

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• Multiple Wrestlers Thought About Leaving WWE When The Saudi Arabia Rumors Came Out

In updates from this morning, Jon Alba reports that the rumors of WWE being sold to the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund are false:

“Well, finally got something much more firm.

A high-ranking WWE source with knowledge of the situation tells me reports of a sale or agreement to sell at this moment are ‘completely false’.”

Ariel Helwani also reported the same:

“Contrary to reports stating otherwise last night, there is no deal in place at this precise moment for WWE to be sold to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund or any entity, sources say.

The organization is still exploring all options, I’m told. Developing.

Worth noting that the original tweet stating it was a done deal has since been deleted.”

Brandon Thurston added:

“I asked someone at WWE, who would know, who said the story that took hold of Twitter last night, about WWE and Saudi Arabia being near a deal to take the company private, is untrue.”

When these sale rumors came out last night, they caused real panic backstage in WWE.

According to multiple sources, there was an incredible amount of concern among talent and staff backstage after Stephanie McMahon resigned and Vince was elected as the Chairman.

The concerns raised to another level when the Saudi Arabia rumors came out. Here’s what Sean Ross Sapp reported:

“There have been multiple wrestlers who have told me they’d leave WWE if the company ends up being Saudi Arabia-led.”

Some of the wrestlers that fans thought would leave were Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, as they don’t work the Saudi Arabia shows.

But everything is good, for now.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 11, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR *Corporate Royal Rumble*

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1999’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

No.1 Contenders Match (Tag Titles): Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart vs. New Age Outlaws

Luna vs. Gillberg

WWF European Title: X-Pac vs. Al Snow

WWF World Heavyweight Title: Mankind vs. Kane

Triple H vs. Edge

D’Lo Brown vs. Mark Henry

“Corporate Royal Rumble” Battle Royal for the # 30 Spot in the Royal Rumble

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