The Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Sport Authority (GSA), Turki al-Sheikh, signed an exclusive 10-year contract with the WWE to hold wrestling competitions in the kingdom.
The GSA announced the news on their official Twitter account, where al-Sheikh is seen shaking hands with WWE’s CEO, Vince McMahon, and the executive vice president of talent, Paul Levesque, popularly known as Triple H.
The agreement means that Saudi wrestling fans will enjoy a number of WWE events, include their famous “Royal Rumble” and “Raw title” events.
The deal comes in light of the kingdom and GSA’s efforts to increase sports initiatives and events.
The kingdom will also be relaunching the sports channel KSA Sports, according to the GSA who tweeted that an agreement was signed in this regard between al-Sheikh and the executive director of the Radio and Television Corporation, Dawood al-Sherian, on Monday.
Saudi Arabia is also preparing to host the Grand Prix and the Super World Boxing Cup final in Jeddah in May.